At the center of Salomon’s trail running footwear range, the Sense Ride shoe is a do-it-all performer that combines the design comforts of road running shoes with Salomon’s trail expertise. That combination makes it a versatile choice for those who alter their runs from day-to-day—whether on mellow trails near home or more technical mountain terrain.
Salomon’s Vibe Technology cushioning system is a midsole combination of Energy Cell Plus, EVA and Opal. Together they dampen vibrations and reduce fatigue, which can reduce injuries. The shoe’s rocker geometry helps deliver a smooth ride and a natural transition from heel to toe, and the decoupled bottom unit flexes the shoe where your foot flexes when you need it to flex. Sensifit construction keeps the foot secure for control on steep descents, while premium Wet Traction Contagrip offers a sticky and durable grab, even on slick terrain.
“We are making a point to target road runners that have the desire to run on trails, with the idea of first mixing their running routines with off-road sessions,” says Marion Blache, Head of Brand – Running & Outdoor at Salomon. “Because they are attracted by nature, once they try, they are hooked.”
Salomon’s trail running footwear, apparel and gear have also been designed to appeal to the growing number of people interested in entering the sport, but who are unsure where to begin.
“Once we are able to draw road runners to the sport, we want to deliver the advice they need on where to run, what to wear and even certain techniques that will help improve the experience,” says Blache.
“From a product standpoint, we want to deliver the best road running benefits—ride, comfort, fit and style—with the most important trail running features like grip, protection and weather management, with no compromise in either of those areas.”
Be seen with Sense Ride Nocturne
The comfortable Sense Ride is also available in an after-hours Nocturne version. The Sense Ride Nocturne has a 360-degree reflective detail that will help you be seen in the early morning and evening hours during the seasons when daylight is in short supply.
Performance-wise, the Sense Ride Nocturne has the same great cushioning with Vibe technology, and Salomon’s renowned fit makes the shoe comfortable from the first step to the finish line. The decoupled midsole and outsole help the shoe adapt to varying terrain, while Contagrip™ with Premium Wet Traction rubber offers great traction on wet, soft or loose surfaces.