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Salomon Sonic RA Pro

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The Draw: Road Performance from the Trail

As a performance trainer, the Sonic RA Pro shows that a trail brand—after years of trying—has finally figured out how to make a road-worthy shoe with great improvement over prior versions. The Sonic RA Pro uses a traditional lace instead of Salomon’s speed lacing, and the upper offered plenty of foot hold. The lightweight, neutral shoe had exceptional traction and—thanks in part to a decoupled outsole—it cornered with élan, as one might expect from Salomon.

$130; 6mm drop; W 7.2 oz/M 8.4 oz

Review by Adam Chase