Salomon Predict RA $160
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 surprising 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.
“Firm but comfortably cushioned ride. Nice smooth fit, just disappears on the foot. Durable enough for daily training and fit nicely into my rotation.”Testers
Sizes: Men 7–13, 14; Women 5–11, 12
Weight: 10.9 oz. (men’s 11); 8.7 oz. (women’s 8)
Construction: Strobel slip-lasted
Geometry: Full Contact