Salomon Sonic Pro

8.4
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How much willpower will be needed to take on the task of setting up a sports equipment manufacturing company? Maybe we would have chosen relaxing, or a night out on the weekends, but François Salomon along with his family decided to start a sports equipment manufacturing company, and In 1947 they founded Salomon.

In their varied range of sports equipment and shoes, Salomon sonic pro shoes are the newest and perhaps the most prestigious addition.

Pros
  • Comfortable sock liner
  • The sides of the shoes automatically adjust with your feet’s structure.
  • Ventilated mesh helps your feet remain dry.
  • The ‘contra grip rubber’ helps protect your feet from injury
  • The heel cup area is very well padded.
  • 3D Ride Technology in the midsole absorbs and minimizes impact
Cons
  • In comparison with the previous models, this shoe is slightly overweight.
  • To some people, the fit is too narrow.
  • The heel cup has been reported to be too much stiff.
Support
Support

Support

When the question is of support, the trekkers and the hill climbers are the most reliable to get answers from. Many professional hill climbers have certified it perfect, just perfect. They did not feel the need to change the shoe while climbing the hills. One more thing that has been pointed out in this regard is that this range of shoe brilliantly adjusts with the changing temperature, thus does not at all create any problem with the support. You can expect the same kind of support from the Merrell All Out Peak.
Weight
Weight

Weight

This series of shoe weights M: 240g | W: 190g, which has seemed to be overweight to some users.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

Thanks to the Endofit and Sensifit technology in the upper, the shoe has a snug, but comfortable fit. Runners agree that this shoe is comfortable without taking away from responsiveness. The flexible forefoot allows for natural movement. Though common, the standard full length EVA midsole is a tried and true material that aids in comfort. The EVA as well as their own Energy Cell+ foam midsole absorbs shock, keeping joints cushioned and helps reduce the chance of injury.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

The first thing that deserves appreciation regarding breathability is the flimsy ‘single-layer mesh’. This brilliantly keeps the feet ventilated for a pretty long time as claimed and along with, its anti-sweating technology, this shoe has exceeded the expectation of the users by keeping the feet entirely sweat free even in extremely humid and warm weather. While the rearfoot of the shoe has the adequate quantity of energy cells which increases the breathability and softness level, the midfoot and the forefoot have been featured with ‘Energy cell +’ that works as an escalator of the stability, firmness and rebound. The energy from ‘Energy cell +’ returns to the moderate average level and remains consistent after a heavy time period of running for this series of shoes. The Mizuno Wave Rider 17 can be a worthy competitor of this shoe range in this regard.
Durability
Durability

Durability

A bonded Sensifit construction’ has been added which increases the durability of the outsole and the heel area. No review has been received so far complaining about its damaging. Even after a long trekking, the shoe remained in its mint condition.
Drop
Drop

Drop

The stack height of this particular series of the shoe has been much increased from the previous series, especially from the S-Lab X shoes, with which it has been repetitively compared to. The thick part of the stack height provides a lot more comfort while running a long distance. The Heel to toe drop is M: 8mm | W: 8mm and the heel height is M: 24mm | W: 24mm. The forefoot height is 16mm | W: 16mm.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

The basic terrain is the road, but it is clearly capable of handling every kind of trail, be it hilly trails or muddy ways, sand, dirty meadow. So, you may call it an all-terrain shoe. Be it your best buddy’s bachelor party or a strenuous trail run, you are on the go with this shoe.
Style
Style

Style

When the question is of style and appearance, Solomon has always kept its signature and the Salomon Sonic Pro shoe is no exception. This newly marketed shoe range from Salomon can be availed in different color options for men, women and kids. Midnight/Spark, neon green-black, ash-bottle green, purple-neon yellow are some uncommon color combinations that will definitely help your shoe rack in catching your guest’s eye. Black, tomato red, blue, sea green are some unicolor options to choose from. 361 Degrees Strata is also a shoe range which delivers such a variety of color options.
Size
Size

Size

Now, we have discussed the excellent fit, reliable support and unmatched comfort. But, these things, you can only enjoy when the shoe is of perfect size. A little bigger or smaller sized shoe, how well shaped it may be, can cause great discomfort, especially when the question is of running shoes. Salomon sonic pro shoes have brought to you such a varied range of size options for each of the shoes. You can be assured that either one or the other size will definitely be your perfect fit. The Newton Gravity V can be compared with this shoe range in this regard.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

You can often hear people using Salomon sonic pro shoes tattling regarding the ‘duel density midsole’ of the company’s newly launched high quality, feather-like EVA- the ‘energy Cell’, as it is being called by the content users.

While most of the features keep Salomon sonic pro shoes ahead of its previous contemporary models, the weight issue is one of those few which, in comparison with the previous race models, especially with the Sonic Pro, users have kept those ahead of it. But, Salomon sonic pro is not in any way too much heavier to voyage for a long safari.
Protection
Protection

Protection

‘Quick lace fastening system’, another consistent feature that can be found in the other shoes from Salomon, carries an ambiguous review with it. Some people have certified it for providing a superior level of protection while as per some others, be they very less in number, found it discomforting, especially when for long time wearing. An attenuated, fine seam connects the upper forefoot portion to the heel cup area. The outsole has one more feature that extraordinarily grips with protection from sudden injury and that is the ‘contagrip rubber’. This feature has been applauded by many of the users, but, at the same time, some of them, especially the pronators have complained that the ‘contagrip rubber’ is not expanded through the entire outsole but is limited to the ‘medial forefoot’ and the ‘lateral heel’ area. This treats a serious hindrance to the midfoot striker.
Stability
Stability

Stability

The heel cup area is so very well padded that it renders the feel of being extremely cushioned, as reported by satisfied users. It also bestows unmatched protection while working out and wearing it for a long time. Some users have raised a concern regarding the heel cup. They found it much too stiff and that somehow irritates the consistent comfort. But, most of them also added that after a couple of uses, the stiffness has minimised to a great extent.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

At first, when mentioning anything about the flexibility, the forefoot comes first in the list. It brilliantly helps in the easy and comforting movement of heel to toe. In the midsole, the ‘3D Ride Technology’- a three-layer construction with high-quality materials absorb and minimises the impact, and keep the feet in place without much of accumulated feeling in the stance phase. Let me share one more unique feature of Salomon, you may call it a signature specification of this enterprise; ‘energy cell’, that has been talked about in the ‘Breathability’ section, transfers the energy from rearfoot to the forefoot area while allowing flexibility.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

•Sensifit diagonal overlays’

•‘Endofit internal sleeve’

•‘single-layer mesh’

•The presence rear foot

•The forefoot featured with ‘Energy cell +’

•The ‘duel density midsole’

•A bonded Sensifit construction’

•The increased stack height

•Feather-like EVA- the ‘energy Cell’

•The ‘contra grip rubber’

•The very well padded heel cup area

•The ‘3D Ride Technology’- a three-layer construction in the midsole

•Movement of the heel to toe.

•Neutral arch support
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

So, has this detailed review made you perplexed or determined? To wrap it up, if you are looking for a shoe with a professional athletic use that includes advanced ‘3D Ride Technology’ based flexibility, ‘Sensifit diagonal overlays’, ‘duel density midsole’ and ‘contagrip rubber’ and you are ready to pay some extra dollar in return for supercilious quality, then don’t strain your eyes and start waiting for the estimated delivery date.