Source: bought it new
Price Paid: 110 CDN
Raise a little fell with this newest entry from Salomon. If you're a forefoot trail runner and you're looking for a responsive shoe to tackle the most technical trails with a whole lotta comfort, then look no further. Bomb down steep technical terrain with confidence in these shoes.
- Construction. Perfect heel drop for midfoot runners.
- Traction. Great lug system allows you to tackle terrain with confidence
- Comfort. Unlike most shoes from Salomon, these shoes are soft yet responsive.
- Water resistance. Easy in. Easy out.
- Lacing. What's not to love. Quicklace says it all. Load, lock, and go.
- Hard surface traction. A little slippery over wood.
Took the Fellraisers out for an inaugural 45 minute run. The terrain was a mix of grass and leaf covered ski hills and some muddy single track. It was raining while we were out so conditions were slick. But that didn't stop me or my Fellies.
My first impressions were how flippin' comfy these shoes were. While the run was short, I have a feeling my feet would still be smiling at the 2hr mark.
On the whole, the shoes handles well no matter what I threw at them. Tearing down slopes was a breeze, that's how confident I was with their grip. The lug system is phenomenal.
The only moment of pause was scampering over some tree downfall. These shoes are built for soft slippery terrain. So wasn't too surprised that they tended to loose traction on certain surfaces. I'd be curious to see how they handle damp or moss covered rock. I'd anticipate something similar.
So basically, I'm one happy trail runner. I'm a fusspot when it comes to trail shoes: they're either not comfortable at long distances, lack grip, laces don't stay tied, blah, blah. But there is little I could fault these shoes.
My Fellraisers will be my go-to trail and adventure running shoe. I've historically not been a fan of Salomon shoes, primarily due to the higher heel-to-toe drops and stiffer platforms. But with these? I'm a convert.
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The Salomon Fellraiser trail-running shoes boast a lightweight chassis, weather- and muck-resistant uppers and aggressive outsoles for trail races and training in wet and muddy conditions. Water-resistant, tightly woven nylon mesh uppers with are lightweight, flexible, quick drying and highly breathable for race-ready performance. Synthetic thermoplastic urethane overlays and heel slings cradle feet for a precise, supportive fit; abrasion-resistant toe caps protect uppers and keep toes safe from bumps. Quicklace(TM) lacing system ensures a secure and customized fit: just pull, lock the toggle and go; pockets on tongues store laces out of the way. Polyester mesh linings enhance comfort and wick moisture away from feet. Removable Ortholite(R) footbeds enhance comfort by adding shock absorption; antimicrobial treatment deters odors. Midsole design offers EVA padding for excellent stability, cushioning and rebound throughout your stride; lowered ride in heel enhances natural stability. Salomon Fellraiser trail-running shoes have low-profile, nonmarking Contagrip(R) rubber outsoles with multidirectional lugs and sticky rubber for great traction in mud.
In the lightweight, low, fast-drying Salomon Women's Fell Raiser Trail Running Shoe, you'll move through the dirt and mud with quickness, efficiency, and agility and feel like a kid on those long training runs. A breathable open-mesh upper keeps you dry and cool, while the foot-wrapping Sensifit efficiently transfers energy. Durable, lightweight injected EVA midsole provides supportive comfort, and an Ortholite sockliner and debris-defying tongue cover give you that extra comfort on long hauls. Even gearing up is fast with the Quicklace closure and tidy lace pocket.
Free Shipping. Salomon Women's Fellraiser Shoe FEATURES of the Salomon Women's Fellraiser Shoe Upper: Breathable Open Mesh Protective TPU Toe Cap Sensifit Quicklace Lace Pocket Tongue Cover Outsole: Low Profile Non Marking Contagrip Sockliner: EVA Shaped Footbed Molded EVA Ortholite Midsole: Injected EVA SPECIFICATIONS of the Salomon Women's Fellraiser Shoe Weight: 8.47 oz / 240 g Midsole Height: 12mm / 6mm