Connor Brusonwrote a review of Salomon Fellraiser Trail Running Shoe - Men's on January 2, 2015
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
My last pair of Salomons were the XT Wings 2. Since then, I have tried transitioning into very minimal Inov-8 shoes as well as Brooks PureFlow for road, but they never felt right, and I couldn't run more than a few miles in them. The Salomon Fellraiser strikes the perfect balance of offset that I was looking for (6mm), and has such great traction it is perfect all year round!
I just took these out for a short run in a few inches of fresh snow. My feet never got wet thanks to the mud guard halfway up the shoe. Whenever I got snow on the toe area, it never went past the rubber toe guard. The traction was great, even up and down steep climbs in the snow, and the drop seems to be great for my running style so far. The shoes are noticeably lighter and quicker-feeling than the 12mm drop XT Wings.
This shoe seems to be the best balance of price, weight, drop, and traction from Salomon. I was considering the Sense or the Sense Ultra, but the Fellraiser seemed better in every way for my purposes.
I'm looking forward to taking these on longer and more technical runs... I think they will do great!