Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Salomon Sonic 3 Balance Initial Video Review: What a Ride!

Article by Sam Winebaum

Salomon Sonic 3 Balance ($130)

Stats
Estimated Weight: 9.9 oz / 281 g US M9
Stack Height: 28mm heel / 20 mm forefoot, 8 mm drop
Available Spring 2020
Launching Spring 2020, the Sonic 3 Balance features an Optivibe midsole which combines a very lively energy returning Infuse olefin main midsole with a JPAD super shock and vibration reducing heel insert.  The ride here has been sublime for me in its energy "return", cushion, shock and vibration absorption, and smoothness of transitions.  It runs way lighter than its weight!
WATCH OUR INITIAL VIDEO REVIEW

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey Sam! I'm running the Predict RA as my daily trainer and i love it. I overpronate less in it then in any stability shoe i tried. The only downside is the lack of "energy return" compared to other modern foams. How does the Sonic 3 compare to the Predict? Or do you know if there is a Predict RA 2 on the horizon with a more lively foam underneath?

Best regards
Nils

Sam Winebaum said...

HI Nils,
You will find Sonic 3 Balance and I imagine the more support oriented Sonic 3 Confidence to have much more rebound than Predict RA. I agree Predict RA has an old school foam. I have no information on a potential Predict RA 2,
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Gijs said...

Happy to see they changed the laces from round to flat. The round laces on my sonic RA2 kept getting loose (changed them to Nathan Run Laces).