S-Lab Sense 7 Trail Running Shoe
It's hard enough darting over rocks and navigating sharp switchbacks at high speeds—it's even harder when you're trying to crank that speed up a notch to catch that guy in front of you. For lightweight performance and a competitive edge in all of your races, get the Salomon S-Lab Sense 7 Trail Running Shoe. Updated for a lighter design with the same trusted performance as its predecessor, this shoe will help you take on race day with confidence.
With the Sense 7s you've got all of the bells and whistles you'd expect from Salomon, at an insanely low weight that's on par with most road racers. A breathable and quick drying upper helps keep your temperature comfortable, and stays supportive with Sensifit technology giving you a firm, custom-like fit. In the midsole you've got responsive EnergyCell + cushioning providing the comfortable and energized ride you need to stay in the race after lots of hard mileage. The outsole is equipped with trusted Premium Wet Traction Contragrip rubber for dependable traction and hold no matter what the conditions are when the gun goes off.
- A lightweight trail shoe ideal for quicker workouts and races
- Breathable upper keeps you cool when the race heats up
- Sensifit technology provides a supportive and custom-like fit
- Responsive midsole gives you comfortable cushion and energy return
- High traction outsole grips on any surface in wet or dry conditions
- An integrated sockliner provides added comfort
- Item #SAL01AZ
What do you think about this product?
February 21, 2020
The shoe is simply amazing! It in my opinion is simple an incredible shoe hard to believe how durable and comfortable I have had multiple pairs in the 7 sg and fg. I think the the new heel counter which is minimal but with forefoot striking which this shoe is designed exclusively for agility and locks the foot down better than the 6. Also my mind was blown by how durable they are had 600+ miles on a pair and have used for 50 mile distance without any issue. Weâre so durable had to replace the quick laces. The shoe is meant for forefoot striking and a lighter runner though I weigh 150 lbs and had no issue whatsoever but being said if you make poor foot contact behind the forefoot you will feel it but in doing so allows for agility, greater ground feel, and a faster shoe compared to the 6 also is highly hydrophobic upper with increased durability I was able to use the 7 roughly twice as much as the 6. Also this shoe is minimal but it does way 7 oz with most of the upper is see through except the where the film overlays the mesh. So itâs not like there is no protection like a cross country spike finally the new upper allows for a more precise fit. Truly an amazing shoe, the people who designed it should be proud.
October 6, 2019
What did you do?
I have literally thousands of miles on S/Lab Sense 6 shoes. It was time for a new pair, so I got the S/Lab Sense 7. I took my first 4 steps and felt shooting pains along the arches in my feet. Repeated this twice more and it was getting worse. Took them off in my driveway and walked to the house. Put on my old pair of “6s” and happily enjoyed 7 miles of trail running. How could this new shoe be SO different?
December 11, 2019
How is this review useful? Give them a chance and run in them!
November 30, 2018
Good, but not as good as the 6
I have run in every generation of the s-lab sense. This generation is good, offers great protection and in general is fast and light. The only drawback is the heel cup which is unsupported compared to previous generations . Overall a good shoe.
November 18, 2018
Bought a second pair
Bought a second pair from backcountry, so here’s a second review. I still give these five stars but have a couple things that should be mentioned. By the way, I’ve put about 150 mostly trail miles on the first pair, CO Front Range. Mostly dry trails, occasionally some street sections, recently some snow and ice as well. They seem to be about 1/6th to 1/8th used up, and even then there should still be plenty of shoe left to walk around town with... which is pretty darn good. If i don’t get 800-1000 miles out of these shoes, it’ll be because a specific area fails, such as a lace loop. Those do worry me. Anyways, I am a light runner for sure, but I do also put a fair amount of stress on my shoes on occasion. The new “lace garage” design makes it very difficult to gain access to the top portions of the laces, which is needed to really get a precise and exact fit. A person can’t just yank on the laces from the top and expect a good fit, by any means. And that’s fine; I love the lacing system and know I still need to work my way up the laces when putting the shoes on, snugging them up for precise hold yet comfort. The new design blocks good access to the top laces, and that's really not cool. However... still a hands down 5 star shoe. As some mention, the upper has less protection that previous versions. For sure. I would like a slightly more substantial toe cap, but honestly I haven’t had any big hits yet. So far it’s okay and actually loving the new soft heel cup. Will I trust myself in these shoes, up in the mountains, though? Up to a point, but on technical rocky stuff, not so much. The midsole still feels more rubbery, dense, and strong than the last two versions which are all I‘ve tried. Love it. Someone was doubting the durability with this new version, but that midsole feels great to me and like it is ready to deliver for many many miles... better than previous versions or really any other shoe I‘ve tried. It seems like the new sole actually might be a heavier weight compound in the forefoot, and that the significant weight savings were made in the upper. Personally I would be happy to add a fraction of an ounce to the toe cap and a hair more substance to the lugs, keep that great, great midsole and new narrow heel, and call it real good shoe. Oh, and it really could use just a slight bit more midsole/protection under the big toe... though I’ve always thought that about previous versions as well. Go ahead Salomon, make it weigh just a liiitle bit more in the right places...
November 25, 2018
Japhy, thank you so much for reviewing these shoes! So happy we were able to get you the second pair! I am so happy to hear you like the shoes so much! Feel free to reach out anytime if you need anything!
June 14, 2019
Japhy, does your comment still remain true from your post in September about Pike's Peak being the only 14er you'd want these on? I'm going to be doing a few this summer and am looking to ditch the big boots for something lighter and faster.
October 22, 2018
Best Trail Shoe Ever?
I had a previous version of the sense a few years ago and am very happy with the major upgrades to the sense. This shoe is meant to tread fast, light, and carefully. Designed for racing and speed training, this isnt your normal trail running training shoe that weights a ton and is built to kick rocks down the trail all day. My size 11 weighs in at under 8 ounces, which feels like a racing flat for track work! The sense 7 is a stripped down no frills shoe, built to get you to the finish line or to that PR or CR at your best! The sense doesnt have much protection, there is no toe cap so you have to be careful on more technical trails, but that keeps you moving quick right. The firm cushioning feels great under foot, the longest run I have had in them is 18 miles but would be confident that a trail marathon would be ideal in the sense 7 as well. The fit is secure and snug, with just the right amount of room in the toe box. I feel confident and ready to go fast with the sense! UPDATE I just ran a 50k ultra in these and was really blown away! The firm EVA is the perfect amount of minimal cushion. The sense 7's are so light you can really push the speed. If you have any specific Salomon questions feel free to call or email me!
September 21, 2018
What did you go and do...
Break ups are hard. I've used the Sense 4, 5 and 6 for thousands of miles, many thousands of feet of vertical and on many mountains and sadly returned the 7's very quickly. There is much less protection than previous versions. It's really hard to explain, but these have a very very different feel underfoot. So different it wasn't worth trying them too long. I also quickly had a problem with them rubbing my ankle on the inside, as they lace higher than previous versions. Interestingly, I did not have the same problem with the new Sense Pro 3 that also laces higher. I do agree with the other reviewer that they may be good for speed work. But personally for me that would be it. I've tried to stock up on the Sense 6's but the world seems to be out of them.
September 18, 2018
Best version yet, by far
Wow... simply amazing shoes and the best update I could have imagined. The outsole is now much narrower in the heel, so there is far less of a platform back there; the feel and performance, to me, is greatly improved. The upper is quite thin and soft, yet very secure and it feels quite strong and durable as previous versions were. The heel cup of the upper no longer has any ridgity; it is soft and flexible. Exceptionally comfortable and secure, although there is now very little protection in that area from rocks that you might encounter on rugged routes. The toe cap is also much thinner than before, so these shoes are best for speed on trails that are not exceptionally rugged or technical. I will be wearing them up and down Pikes Peak, but those are just about the most difficult trails I would trust these for; many other 14er’s with more sharp rocky trails might be a no-go in these. However, with that said, they serve their purpose so far very well. I will also mention that the forefoot midsole feels like something new as opposed to previous versions; quite dense and springy, as if it has some extra rubber mixed it. Feels like it’s going to last for a long, long time. Sweet shoes. I will follow up in 400 miles or so. Placing an order or another pair shortly...