The Salomon Sense Mantra 2 is a versatile trail running shoe designed for a neutral foot motion, ideal for everyday training on hard-packed surfaces or technical terrain.


Important Shipping Note: U.S. sales only.


Low profile design meets trail-ready protection in the Salomon Sense Mantra 2. This neutral trail shoe features a moderate offset platform to promote a nimble stride, while underfoot cushioning and a thin rock plate keep you going over hazards on the trail.  A seamless, second-skin fit keeps your foot locked in for a confident and comfortable run.

Model Number:

Weight: 9.5 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: 21mm (Heel), 15mm (Forefoot)

Available Widths: D=Medium

How It Fits (based on width D)

  • Sizing: Fits large, purchase 1/2 size smaller than standard running shoe size
  • Heel: Medium  to narrow
  • Mid-foot: Medium volume
  • Forefoot: Medium to wide
  • Toe-Box height: Medium to low
  • Arch Structure: Medium
  • Shoe Shape: Semi- Curved


  • LT Muscle is a lightweight EVA cushioning compound that helps absorb impact forces.
  • Compressed EVA runs the length of the shoe for underfoot cushion.
  • Injected EVA runs the length of the shoe for underfoot cushion.
  • Propriotection provides a individualized feel while protecting your feet from rocks and debris.
  • ProFeel Film a thin TPU film in the midsole providing midfoot protection without losing ground feel.
  • Contagrip is a uniquely designed outsole of differing densities, providing durable traction over varying terrains.
  • Dynamic Traction uses offset lugs to provide unparalleled grip on hard, wet, and loose surfaces.
  • OS Tendon system acts like a real tendon by flexing to provide stretch and balance during the heel-to-toe transition.
  • Open Mesh throughout the upper is breathable and quick drying.
  • Sensifit overlays on the upper wrap the foot for a close, secure fit.
  • Endofit a sock like upper that yields unmatched comfort and fit.
  • Gusseted Tongue keeps shoe free from debris.
  • Quicklace made from durable Kevlar fibers provides easy shoe entry and exit and a secure fit.
  • Lace Pocket tucks laces out of the way while running.
  • OrthoLite Sockliner is composed of anti-bacterial material for reduced odor and moisture while adding cushion directly underfoot.
  • Strobel Last with the upper stitched to full length fabric for a comfortable underfoot feel.

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

  • Neutral
    • Min
    • Mod
  • Support
    • Min
    • Mod
    • Max
  • Motion Control
    • Mod
    • Max

Heel-Toe Offset (mm): What's This?

  • 0
  • 1-2
  • 3-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-8
  • 9-10
  • 11+

Stack Height:

  • Barefoot
  • Minimal
  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
  • Maximal


  • Road
  • Road-Trail
  • Hard Trail
  • Varied Trail
  • Soft Trail

Shoe Type:

  • Premium
  • Standard
  • Performance
  • Racing

Customer Reviews

Comments: While I have had great success with other Salomon trail shoes (5 pairs of one model and had a gortex pair for years for snow). The Sense Mantra 2 are terrible shoes. The big issue I had was the right and left shoes felt like different models, my left foot pronated so much that I began experiencing left tibial/knee pain within 2o minutes. Also on my right foot (which is smaller) my little toe and 2nd to little toe went numb due to compression from the toe box. The other issue was the outsole felt very slippery - skidded off a damp root, slipped on some damp stones. I am a midfoot striker and practice both Chi running and the Pose method so I don't push off aggressively. So to see if I was having a bad day I slipped off my shoes and socks and "ran" barefoot for about 10 minutes - no issues, tibial pain vanished and my toes were no longer numb. The trail was a little too muddy and slippery for barefooting it for me anyway. So shoes back on and hiked back to my car.
From: Pete, Fairfield, OH, USA. July 21st 2014

Comments: This shoe runs a 1/2 size large.
From: Kevin, GA. 2/4/14