Salomon Fellraiser

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Salomon’s Fellraiser is a good option to have in mind if you are looking for a pair of trail running shoes that are durable and provide enough protection to your feet while running up and down mountains and hills. The Fellraiser offer a real hybrid and low profile trail shoes, that put you close enough to the terrain while providing an incredible grip. They will bring a responsive feel of the terrain underneath your feet with an amazing grip, making you feel confident and comfortable when descending hills on all kind of surfaces.

Salomon’s Fellraiser trail running shoes are all about digging into the ground and ripping off fast times. With the deep lugs they will hold strong on steep and/or loose surfaces (mud, grass, loose rocks), the protective upper will keep your feet intact while running on nasty terrain, and a rigid heel counter locks your foot down while on slanted surfaces.

Pros
  • Grip/Traction good on mud, mostly dirt, or small rock trails
  • Most comfortable shoes, incredibly supportive
  • Laces stayed tight
  • The shoe is light weight
  • Durability seems excellent so far
Cons
  • Lack of drainage
  • Less shock absorption
Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

The Fellraiser trail runnerss incorporate the ContaGrip outsole technology that bring a deep and aggressive looking 8mm lugs that work in a multidirectional way in wet or dry conditions providing great traction. The outsole also has strategically placed carbon rubber areas in the high abrasion points giving it a superior durability. Think more about the trail and your body now that you don't have to think about your shoes.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

Salomon’s Fellraiser come with a compression moulded full-length injected EVA midsole foam that provides a very comfortable underfoot cushioning. The cushioning provided by the midsole not only provides the comfort but also helps to attenuate shock while providing energy efficiency to ensure a smooth transition from heel to toe on off-road surfaces.
Upper
Upper

Upper

The Salomon’s Fellraiser come with a SensiFit upper which provides a secure fit and a sock-like feeling. The running shoes also have an open mesh that makes the shoe dry quicker even when you’re running, the breathability of this shoe is very good. It also has a gusseted tongue that gives you even more comfort and protection.

The Salomon Speed lacing technology incorporated in the Fellraiser gives you an easy shoe entry and exit while providing a great fit. It also incorporates lace pockets that help you keeping the laces out of the way while you are having your run.
Weight
Weight

Weight

The Salomon Fellraiser trail runners are among the best lightweight trail running shoes available out there. They are often chosen by long distance runners for their comfort and lightweight. The weight of the men’s version is 290 grams, and for the women’s version it is 250 grams. Be aware that when the shoes get wet, they absorb water and can weight significantly more.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

Salomon claims that the shoe's breathable mesh is also water-repellent and quick-drying. However, according to some reviews of the Fellraiser, these shoes do not keep mud and water out and they are not really fast drying. They incorporate the Ortholite Sockliner technology made of anti-bacterial material, that helps to avoid bad smell from sweat, mud and water, filtered in the shoes.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

The Salomon Fellraiser are some of the most comfortable running shoes, made for the trail, from the brand. The extra cushioning and the speed lacing system, with the lace pockets, create the perfect fitting. These shoes perform outstandingly even when used for long runs. Some reviewers have positioned the Fellraiser within the top trail running shoes for long runs in uneven terrain.

The full-length EVA midsole provides extra comfort and support when you need it the most while running up and down on steeped hills.
Style
Style

Style

The Salomon Fellraiser come in three colors for men: Dark Cloud/Black/Yellow Gold, Nile Green/Iguana Green/Corylus Green, and Black/Methil Blue/Quick; and 6 colors for women: Topaz Blue, Black, Aluminium/Moorea Blue/Cane, Papaya-b/Lotus Pink/Black, and Beep Blue/Blue Gum/Antartic-x. The design and look of the shoes makes them look aggressive and protective. You will not only feel prepared for the next adventure int he hills, you will look you are prepared for any terrain and climate conditions.
Durability
Durability

Durability

The Salomon Fellrasier trail shoes are meant to be extra durable, the quality of the materials used is outstanding. The upper mesh is not only water resistant, it is all-terrain resistant. One if the strongest features of these shoes, according to the reviews, is the extra durability.

The outsole with an 8mm lug and strategically placed carbon rubber areas in the high abrasion points, give the Fellraiser a big advantage compared to other trail running shoes, regarding durability. The nubs on the outside of the shoe are a thicker than usual, and the treads are made with a slightly more rugged rubber, not only helping with grip, but also extending the life of the shoe as well.
Protection
Protection

Protection

With the Salomon Fellraiser you can feel protected from the toe to the heel as well as from the outsole to the upper. The shoes incorporate very resistant materials in every section of the shoe, making your feet as comfortable and protected as they deserve.

The heel height of these shoes is 28 mm, the forefoot height is 20 mm, and they have also a wide toe box. All those features together provide the protection required for trail running. The mesh uppers have an excellent toe guard for when you start kicking rocks in the path as you become tired.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

The outsole and midsole technology used in the Salomon Fellraiser make the shoes as responsive as you can expect from very well-made train running shoes. The shoes trail shoes provide excellent control when used on uneven terrain. They can handle uphill and downhill running as well as runs on rainy days and wet trail. The shape of the shoe and the really good fit that the speed lacing system provide give you the best support in al the right places at the right time.
Support
Support

Support

Make sure to check your running mechanics before you choose a running shoe, there are some things you need to know about your body that can help you when deciding what type of shoe you should wear. If you have pronation, over-pronation or under-pronation when you run, can affect the kind of shoe you need to wear while running off-road.

The Salomon Fellraiser have great arch support and a wide tow box, which makes them great as prologued trail running and hiking shoes. The extra cushioning brought by the midsoles becomes definitely a plus if you are looking for support.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

The Salomon Fellraiser will provide the best performance when running on trails. It does not matter if you are running on wet or dry surfaces, the traction and support from these shoes are really good. Mud in the way? That is not a problem for the Fellraiser. With these trail running shoes, you can give your best trait running performance, especially that of long distances. The spikes on the outsoles, facing in different directions, give you excellent grip on the surface. They are well-suited to gripping the ground deeply, whether you're going up or downhill. Salomon’s Fellraiser shoe really performs great over multiple types of challenging terrains.
Price
Price

Price

With an average price of $100 USD the Salomon Fellraiser are below the average of price for their category of “fell” running/trail shoes. With prices going from $80 USD to +$300USD in their category. these shoes can be found in Amazon website from $50 USD, depending on the size, color and if they are for men or women. You'll definitely get bang for you buck with these shoes.
Traction
Traction

Traction

The traction of the Salomon Fellraiser is outstanding, they are amongst the best shoes performing in harsh conditions while going up and down hill as well as in the dirt, grass, rocks and muddy conditions. The aggressive outsole pattern and the 8mm lug provide you the great traction for running on trail conditions. The ContaGrip outsole technology and the strategically places carbon rubber areas on the outsole, create a great combination that will not let you slip while you run, even in the harshest terrain conditions.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

The Salomon Fellrasier are flexible enough to provide their best performance when you are running off-road, therefore they are not the most flexible shoes out there. As they are meant to provide great protection and comfort for you to run over harsh terrain, they have tick outsoles and tick EVA midsoles, making them less flexible than the regular track running shoes. Have in mind that the Fellraiser are built to last and keep you safe from slipping on muddy grounds, as well than in loose rock terrain. They are lightweight, which brings them a great smooth feeling while running.
Stability
Stability

Stability

The Fellraisers have a lower drop and more stable base than other trail running models. They keep you grounded in a great way while you run down and up hill. However, they don’t have many stability features, meaning the transition from heel to toe is not fixed, therefore if you indeed need highly stable shoes, these may not be the best choice for you.
Drop
Drop

Drop

The Salomon Fellraiser features a 8 mm drop. The shoe's heel height is 28mm and the forefoot height is 20mm off the ground. They are really good trail running performance shoes.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

•Excellent grip and traction

•Speed lace system

•Full length EVA midsole

•Durable materials

•ContaGrip outsole technology
Bottom line
Bottom line

Bottom line

The Salomon Fellraiser shoes are really well made, built to last and very comfortable. The price is not bad at all as well. Really lightweight but still ver efficient in reducing the impact of running, thanks to their midsole and outsole technologies. These shoes are meant to be the perfect running companion for people that prefer good support and grip when running over harsh conditions. The speed lacing system is a plus, but it only works well as long as you ensure it is tight and secure when you set off.

The Fellraiser are perfect for intense and long trail runs. You can wear them as well during your most intense workouts when you need enough cushioning. They are not very flexible, so have in mind they don't perform well if you are looking for speed running. Also, if you require special shoes because you, we suggest to to check with the a shoe specialist in your nearest store, to make sure the Salomon Fellraiser are the best shoes for you.