The Sense from Salomon has been an athlete favourite ever since its inception in 2012. It’s a shoe with relatively minimal lugs, paired with a slim midsole and an extremely lightweight upper.
Salomon’s aim with it was to offer a trail running shoe that’s lightning-quick over short-mid distances and that can keep up with the demands of the likes of Kilian Jornet and whatever ludicrous high level traverse he can throw their way.
The formula has clearly stood the test of time (even following the recent surge in highly cushioned runners), having remained at the pinnacle of Salomon’s performance focused ‘S/Lab’ range.
But how does the latest version, the Sense 8 perform on the typical trails we get here in the UK? Can it hack long rocky miles in Snowdonia or extended periods through a classic Lakeland bog minefield? We here at Outdoors Magic had so many questions before slipping into these featherweight runners.