Pro Review – Salomon Fellraiser


Pro Reviewer:
Stuart is co-owner and buying director at Facewest. Stuart has 20 years experience of mountain and endurance sports. He is now in the very fortunate position of being offered lots of kit to test from a host of brands. Although he does not often test the long term durability of many products, having a high turnover of kit allows some great comparisons (like changing jacket mid run to compare breathability and comfort). The ultimate accolade for any product is that stays an everyday item long after it has been fully tested.

The Salomon Fellraiser is an off road / soft ground fell shoe. It can be used as a one shoe does all off roader or as a perfect training shoe to complement a racing shoe.

The Fellraiser has a 45 well spaced lugs on the sole giving great grip on wet grass and mud. A reasonably thick midsole for a fell shoe to give plenty of cushioning with a 6mm drop from toe to heel. The Fellrasier uses the Salomon Quicklace system which features a cord lock and little pocket on the tongue to stuff your lace into one done up, which I think is excellent. Weight wise the Fellraiser is 335g for a size 10, about 10% heavier than the FellCross. The Salomon website lists the weight as 290g (lighter than FellCross) but that’s just plain wrong. The Fellraiser features a reasonable amount of padding as you would expect, both in the tongue and heel cup areas, the upper is a breathable and fast draining mesh. There is a fairly protective rand and toe box, not as protective as the FellCross but more so than the X-Talon. The fit is very middle of the road which suited me well. Definitely a wider last than the S-Lab shoes and very much like an inov8.

The FellRaiser is a good everyday fell running shoe. It balances grip, weight, protection, comfort and durability nicely to give a shoe that you are happy to wear everyday and won’t fall apart in 3 months. For the less obsessed competitor it would be fine for races but does make a great combo with the S-Lab FellCross.

Salomon Fellraiser

  • Open mesh upper
  • Protective toe cap
  • Sensifit
  • Quicklace system
  • Fell running last
  • Lace pocket
  • Tongue cover
  • Injected EVA midsole
  • EVA shaped footbed

Colour: Black / Methyl Blue
Weight: 330g

Full Salomon Fellraiser description here.

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