The Sense Pro hit a great sweet spot for many runners in that it gave the fit and feel of the S-Lab Sense with a little more protection, cushion and without the extra $50 price tag. I essentially see the Sense Pro 2 and Sense 5 as very similar shoes with just slightly different leanings so many of my thoughts on [url=http://www.dannywinstanley.co.uk/adidas-zx-flux-c-27/adidas-zx-flux-womens-c-27_29/]Adidas ZX Flux Womens[/url] the Sense 5 (see #4 below) apply here. However, some things different and stand out in the process. First, the 6mm offset, in the case of these two shoes is by far preferable since the shoe has a much better flow and transition from midfoot to toeoff. The Sense 5 is really flat from the midfoot forward, which, while fine when going uphill, feels like it is fighting toe off just a bit on the flats and downhills. I’ve seen in places where even Salomon team [url=http://www.joomlas.co.uk/nike-air-max-zero-c-33/nike-air-max-zero-womens-c-33_35/]Nike Air Max Zero Womens[/url] runners like Max King have mentioned this about the Sense 5. Second, the Sense Pro 2 has a little more stack height and a slightly (relative to the Sense 5) softer midsole feel that gives the shoe a more forgiving ride. Granted in the scope of all shoes on the market, the Sense Pro 2 is still quite firm. Lastly, I feel the last on the Sense Pro 2 is just a bit more [url=http://www.pierrerobyr.ch/adidas-stan-smith-c-10/adidas-stan-smith-damen-c-10_11/]Adidas Stan Smith Damen[/url] accommodating fit wise and is more comfortable overall. All of this combined with the more normal price tag makes choosing between the two shoes an easy decision in favor of the Sense Pro 2.The S-Lab Sense is quite the iconic shoe. Having been originally developed for Kilian Jornet’s winning run at the 2011 Western States 100, the shoe has seen quite a few iterations since then (5 in fact, go figure) with the shoe generally getting more substantial with each version. The Sense 4 was nearly 8.5 oz and had a fairly well lugged outsole, but, and this is the kicker, on the same midsole mold as the original. So essentially you have a midsole design meant for a 7.0 oz racing shoe that is still being used on 8+ ounce models. Version 5 does head the other direction to bring the shoe back under 8 oz by removing some of the lug and [url=http://www.joomlas.co.uk/nike-air-max-90-c-16/nike-air-max-90-womens-black-c-16_17/]Nike Air Max 90 Womens Black[/url] using a very thin and open mesh on the upper. Overall I think they’ve basically fine tuned this platform to the utmost in the Sense 5 and it is a nice light trail shoe, but I still honestly find the shoe lacking in some areas that I wish it was just better. In a way, it would still be best suited as a 7.0 oz trail racing flat, but instead Salomon has firmed up the foam to try to make it more protective and durable.. Problem is, it still has all those midsole/outsole cutouts which reduce protection and durability. This results in a semi-harsh ride without any durability or protection benefits because of all the cutouts and narrow racing design. The cutouts made sense on a shoe trying to shave every gram, but don’t on a shoe that is trying to be more well rounded. The construction and quality is top notch but the design needs [url=http://www.dannywinstanley.co.uk/adidas-ultra-boost-c-39/adidas-ultra-boost-womens-c-39_41/]Adidas Ultra Boost Womens[/url] an overhaul and is basically 5 years old at this point.
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