Salomon Sense Ride 4 Review:Table of Contents

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Salomon Sense Ride 4

Salomon Sense Ride 4

The updated Sense Ride 4 is just as comfy and responsive as the Sense Ride 3. The upper effortlessly optimizes your foothold, particularly around the heel, and features a really resistant, anti-debris mesh for added protection. Very excited about the Sense Ride 4 – I owned 3 pairs of the previous model.

A great all-round shoe that can adapt easily on a variety of hard to medium terrains. In very muddy conditions it will lack the grip required. Very durable, expect to get many miles out of  the Sense Ride 4.

Features & Specifications

  • Anti Debris Mesh – Gives ventilation, feet will feel cool and fresh.
  • Sensifit System – Works to cradle the foot by giving an accurate and reliable fit.
  • Quick Lacing System – Gives a one-pull tightening operation.
  • Lace Pocket – Stowed away, lessening the risk of snagging.
  • Optivibe Midsole – Ensures an ultra-smooth and responsive ride.
  • Contagrip MA – Guarantees adhesion on various terrains.
  • Deep Lugs – Distributed lugs patterning to help promote responsiveness and magnified grip.
  • Profeel Film – Guards the feet from sharp objects.
  • Heel Height – 27mm.
  • Forefoot Height – 19mm.
  • Drop – 8mm.
  • Weight – 290g.
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Women’s Version

Men’s Version

Salomon Sense Ride 4 Full Review

The new Salomon Sense Ride 4 is the latest version of Salomon’s most versatile shoe; suitable for a wide range of trail runners who cover varied terrains and long runs. Available in 4 colourways in the women’s version and 3 colourways for the men’s version.

Colours For The Women's Sense Ride 4

Colours For The Men's Sense Ride 4

Fit & Comfort

The new Salomon Sense Ride 4 maintains their road runner trainer feel with a comfortable fit and lightweight design. Also featuring the Sensifit System that works to cradle the foot by giving a precise and secure fit. Ride 4 has a comfy fit and safe feeling in the upper – thanks to the one-pull lace tightening system. Makes the shoe ideal for both short, fast trail running or longer easy runs at the weekend.

The Upper

The Upper Salomon Sense Ride 4 Review

The significant changes in the 4th edition can be found in the upper. The Salomon Sense Ride 4 features better ventilation, keeping your feet cool and comfortable. The mesh on the upper offers sufficient flex, yet ensures your foot is stable inside thanks to the Sensifit System mentioned earlier. Also, the mesh design prevents debris from getting inside the shoe on those trail runs.


From the midsole, you’ll get an ultra-smooth and responsive ride, thanks to Optivibe compound in the heel cushion. Consequently, the Salomon Sense Ride 4 will deliver sufficient cushioning and comfort needed to run for hours. And to top it off, the nicely padded Ortholite insole remains in this model. 

Outsole & Grip

Outersole And Grip Sense Ride 4

The Sense Ride 4 keeps the Contagrip MA outsole present on Sense Ride 3, which I think was a really versatile sole. I got through 3 pairs; using them on road, gravel, grass, fields and rock. This versatility makes the shoe a genuine multi-terrain running shoe. I got well over 920km out of each of my shoes – that’s good value for money when the ballpark figure for trainer milage is 650km.

For those medium to long-distance runs on the trail, there is no doubt in my mind, that a multi-terrain sole is the best option because not many trail routes only feature one specific type of terrain, they’re a mix of 2, 3 or 4. The Ride 4 will work best on light to medium mixed trail terrain, on super soft, boggy mud it will struggle as the sole wears down.


The Salomon Sense Ride 4 is a lightweight and versatile shoe, that like its predecessor will continue to appeal to a wide range of runners. Both the competition runner wants a training shoe that can handle big miles and ultras, and the more casual trail runner needs a highly versatile shoe will find the Sense Ride 4 appealing.

Who Will Like The Sense Ride 4

  • Runners who cover big distances on the trail.
  • Multi-Terrain runners looking for a versatile shoe.
  • Heavier runners who want a more cushioned and responsive trainer.
  • Those who need a one shoe fits all scenarios.

Still not sure? Please take a look at our guide to the Best Lightweight Trail Running Shoes for more options. Each trainer on the list has a mini-review, and some have a link to a more comprehensive full review.

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