have been eyeing these shoes for quite some time but had always been scared off by the price tag. I love to get out in the mountains as often as possible but could never fully understand why a shoe could possibly cost so much. Well, after a few runs in the shoe I am kicking myself for not buying them sooner.
The Salomon Sense Ultra 5's offer a good minimal like feel but with plenty of protection when you are running on rougher trails. Their low weight makes them effortless while dancing up or down rocky sections of the trail. I find myself smiling every time I run down a technical section, like a kid at play.
The lacing system and fit are perfect where the heel and arch are nice and snug. The toebox is plenty wide to allow your toes to spread a bit without feeling sloppy. The rock plate in the forefoot adds a nice amount of protection without ruining the ground feel.
Overall, I am blown away by the quality and feel of these shoes. I tend to gravitate towards minimal shoes and these are the perfect combination of lightweight, snug fit, ground feel, and protection.