Salomon Sense Mantra : Salomon Sense Mantra door-to-trail training shoes are lightweight and deliver the perfect amount of natural motion for midfoot strikers. Built to handle your most versatile adventures, these shoes provide neutral cushioning and protection for high mileage. The subtle and complementary design will appeal to a large number of trail runners. Upper: Breathable open mesh delivers enhanced air flow. Seamless Sensifit™ cradles the foot for a precise and secure fit. Minimalistic Quick Lace™ offers one-pull tightening. Padded heel collar enhances instep comfort. Low-cut profile gives freedom of movement. A lace pocket provides easy storage for the Quick Fit lacing system. Tongue protection from mud and debris. Midsole: An internal EndoFit™ sleeve hugs the foot in the right places and improves feedback and footwrapping. OS Tendon flexes to provide stretch and balance. ProFeel Film provides midfoot protection without sacrificing ground feel. Removable insole. Outsole: Non Marking Contragrip® delivers optimal traction on varied surfaces. Dynamic Traction uses offset lugs to deliver enhanced grip on a variety of surfaces. Runner's World Best DebutApril 2013The Sense Mantra is a Door-to-Trail version of the S-Lab Sense, a minimal shoe custom made for Salomon's elite trail runner Kilian Jornet. Basically, there's a bit more shoe underfoot so that it will work for many more runners, especially those who run a mile or two on the roads between their home and the trailhead. The Sense mantra features a 7mm heel-to-toe drop—lower than average, so runners may adjust to the flatter platform more quickly than in more minimal footwear. Yet while the shoe puts your foot closer to the ground than an average trail shoe, it offers plenty of protection from rocks and sticks. A flexible, puncture-proof material replaces the traditional stone shield, guarding against trail debris, but wear-testers said the shoe still rides a bit stiff.