Salomon Aero Blaze Shoe Review

Salomon Aero Blaze Shoe Review

The Salomon Aero Blaze is designed to be a lightweight, firm daily trainer. I was excited to try more Salomon running shoes. Salomon is very well known for their trail running shoes, but in the last few months, they’ve made great strides in their road running shoes. Are Salomon road running shoes good? Well, let’s see!

Salomon Aero Blaze Shoe Review

Salomon Aero Blaze Quick Facts:

Weight: 7.5 oz
Heel to Toe Drop: 7.5 oz
Price: $140

Salomon Aero Blaze Intro:

As mentioned, the Salomon Aero Blaze is designed as a lightweight and firm trainer. If you are looking for a simple and uncomplicated trainer to get things done, it’s an excellent option. It features the newly updated Energy Foam. It has a firmer platform and fits slightly longer and narrower than many other Salomon shoes.

Finally, and very exciting, 25% of the shoe’s weight is made from recycled materials. I have found that many shoes made with recycled materials are more firm, which seems to be the case with the Salomon Aero Blaze.

Salomon Aero Blaze Upper:

I’ll probably have the most to say about the Salomon Aero Blaze. Most Salomon shoes fit either wider or more true to size, but I found the Aero Blaze to work more narrow. It’s not terrible, and I didn’t need to adjust the size, but it is a much more narrow fit and there isn’t much stretch in the material. You’ll likely need to go up a half size if you have a wider foot.

The engineered mesh upper uses the “internal Sensifit,” which cradles the foot from the midsole to the laces to help with an excellent midfoot fit. I found it to fit a little narrow. My foot felt like it was secure, but for my wide-ish foot, it was slightly too thin. Not thin enough that my feet couldn’t breathe, and I was never uncomfortable but it fits narrow.

The thick tongue is not gusseted but stays secure and doesn’t move around. The heel counter felt nice, and locked my heel into place. The best-running shoe uppers disappear off your feet and for the most part, the Salomon Aero Blaze does that.

I wear a women’s size 10-11 wide in running shoes. I found size 11 to fit the best. I would likely go up a half size if you have bunions or wider feet.

Salomon Aero Blaze Shoe Review

Salomon Aero Blaze Ride:

The Salomon Aero Blaze is designed as a lightweight daily trainer on the firmer side. It has an 8 mm heel-to-toe drop, but it feels much lower. You do feel the rocker, which Salomon calls the “reverse camber,” but for the most part, the Salomon Aero Blaze feels like a traditional trainer.

Regarding the cushioning, the Salomon Aero Blaze uses “energy foam” cushioning, which Salomon claims is light, cushioned, and high on energy return. The outsole has geometric decoupling, which helps to propel you forward.

Durability and Traction: Salmon uses the contagrip outsole rubber in its road shoes…well, an adapted road version. It makes it one of the most durable and best with traction. I’ve taken the Salomon Aero Blaze out on rainy days, inclement weather days, and on the desert trails with no issues. I think the Aero Blaze has better traction than many trail shoes.

Salomon Aero Blaze Shoe Review

I had no idea where the Salomon Aero Blaze would be in my rotation. Would it be an easy-run shoe? Fast shoe? Long run shoe? It is marketed as a daily trainer, so I took it out as that. I usually prefer some softness in their everyday trainers (especially recovery shoes), but I’ve found it to be a great daily trainer. I also appreciate how much traction it has, and I have taken it out on the trails occasionally. It’s a shoe I take out when I have no idea what kind of run I will do and it can handle most things. Obviously, if I’m doing track work or fast intervals, I want something designed for speed, but for daily running it’s great.

Salomon Aero Blaze Conclusion:

I’m a big fan of the Aero Blaze and its firmness. I appreciate the traction can take you almost anywhere. I hope they widen up the next version so it fits my feet better (LOL and I think it could use some width because people with bunions or super wide feet won’t be happy). In all, it’s quickly become one of my favorite daily trainers especially in the desert. If you are looking for a simple, uncomplicated shoe it’s a great option.

Who should buy the Salomon Aero Blaze? If you are looking for a firm daily trainer that handles the trails well. Or if you have narrow feet!

Who should not buy the Salomon Aero Blaze? If you have wide feet or bunions. If you prefer something much softer or feel like a marshmallow. Or if you are looking for a speedwork shoe.

Salomon Aero Blaze Shoe Review

My Current Shoe Rotation:

Easy/Daily Runs: Salomon Aero Blaze, Antepes Muscle Runners, Tracksmith Eliot Runner, New Balance 1080v12, Newton Gravity 12, 361 Degrees CentauriASICS Superblast 

Speed Work: Hoka Solimar, Altra Vanish Carbon, 361 Flame, Nike Tempo Next%, Reebok Float Ride Run fast Pro, Nike ZoomX Streakfly

Long Runs: ASICS Superblast

Trail Running/Hiking: 361 Futura, Brooks Caldera 6Hoka Tecton X2 Shoe Review Speedland SL: PDX

Races: Nike ZoomX Streakfly, New Balance Fuelcell 5280,   Reebok Run fast Pro, Nike Vaporfly 3 Hoka Rocket X 2 ASICS Metaspeed Edge+

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Questions for you:

Have you tried Salomon running shoes?

What is your favorite daily trainer?