Salomon Predict RA

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The Predict RA is the apex of the Solomon running shoe line. Because of its appearance and fit, it has the feel of an up-tempo shoe, but is more than equal to the task of daily running. The upper features a closed mesh fabric with welded overlays providing support, a little extra welding supports and shapes the forefoot, keeping material clear of the toes. The heel features the smooth shaping and structure provided by a manufacturing partner which specializes in bras, so the rearfoot fit is particularly good. The tongue conforms well to the foot, allowing a secure and effective fit, enhanced by the articulated lacing. While appearing a bit spare on material, they are comfortable and testers didn’t notice any hot spots or discomfort. The midsole is a single  density compression molded EVA, shaped for articulation, which is firm but surprisingly resilient and protective. The outersole is blown rubber in the mid-foot and forefoot, with carbon rubber in the heel. The end product is a high-quality running shoe which stands up to high mileage and offers good comfort.

Testers: “Firm but comfortably cushioned ride. Nice smooth fit, just disappears on the foot. Durable enough for daily training and fit nicely into my rotation.”

Price: $160

Sizes: Men 7–13, 14; Women 5–11, 12

Weight: 10.9 oz. (men’s 11); 8.7 oz. (women’s 8)

Shape: semi-curved

Construction: Strobel slip-lasted

Geometry: Full Contact