Salomon Aero Volt review

9 expert score
0 user's score
As editorial policy, we do not accept free samples. We purchased this pair at Running Warehouse with our own money.
Review written on 26th May by Paul Soriano Paul Soriano is an avid runner who enjoys racing and meeting fellow runners.
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Salomon Aero Volt Verdict

The Salomon Aero Volt is a great all around daily trainer. It is so comfortable and light weight that you can utilize this shoe in so many paces without any discomfort.

The pros

  • Versatile shoe that can take on any pace and distance
  • Lightweight
  • Breathable upper
  • Durable outsole
  • Comfortable midsole

The cons

  • Shoe laces are way too long

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Rating breakdown

Comfort
8.0
Build quality
9.0
Upper
8.0
Sole unit
8.0
Landing
8.0
Transition
8.0
Toe-off
7.0
Traction
8.0
Durability
8.0
Value / Price
8.0

Facts / Specs

Brand
Model
Aero Volt
Weight
7.7 oz (218 g)
MSRP
$150.00

Heel
32.5 mm.
Toe
24.5 mm.
Heel drop
8 mm.
Carbon plate
No plate

Size/Fit

Sizing
True to size
Heel fit
Normal
Midfoot fit
Normal
Toebox fit
Normal

Cushioning & ride

Type of cushioning
Balanced
Amount of cushioning
Medium cushioning
Stability
Some stability
Flexibility
Flexible

Usage

Racing
Speedwork  
Daily training  
Long distance racing
Ultra distance racing

Who should buy the Salomon Aero Volt ?

Someone who is in search for a shoe that can be used for everything. It’s lightweight to handle both fast paces and slow paces.

Who should not buy the Salomon Aero Volt ?

People who don’t want to spend $150 USD on a daily trainer as there are other options on the market that are much cheaper. And also for runners that are looking for more protection and cushion.

Salomon Aero Volt Introduction

Picture of Salomon Aero Volt

The Salomon Aero Volt is a lightweight daily trainer that is more than that.

The shoe is very versatile and can handle both easy paces and fast paces.

The shoes upper and sole units are so light that that the shoe is only 7.7 ounces for a men’s US size 9.

Although the sole units feel significantly different on foot, both the Brooks Revel and the Salomon Aero Volt are comparable shoes that can be utilized in many different ways.

At $150 USD the Salomon Aero Volt can be used as your everyday shoe if you are on a tight budget.

Salomon Aero Volt First Impressions

Picture of Salomon Aero Volt

When I first opened the box and picked them up I couldn’t believe how light they were.

I was fairly impressed and wondered how I would use this shoe as this shoe was labeled as a daily trainer.

When I first put them on both my feet I knew this shoe was more than just a daily trainer.

I went out for my first run and I really enjoyed testing different paces with the shoes. The shoe felt great for me at any pace.

Salomon Aero Volt Upper

Picture of Salomon Aero Volt

I wear a shoe size US 11.5 and the fit was true to size. The upper uses a single layer mesh that is very breathable and translucent.

The underlays, which they call the Sensifit, are designed to keep the shoe structured and secured around your feet.

Picture of Salomon Aero Volt


The toe box area had enough room for my toes as there was no irritations of any sorts during any of my runs. The tongue is very thin and is not gusseted. It has very little padding but just enough to protect the top of your feet.

The shoe laces are far too long. So long that I had to weave the rest of the laces through the eyelets. And finally, the heel counter has some serious structure to it. Very little padding but you feel your heel and ankles locked in.

Salomon Aero Volt Sole Unit

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The midsole unit uses what is called ENERGYFOAM, which is a material that combines using both EVA and Olefin (OBC).

The feel of midsole on your feet does not feel bottom heavy whatsoever. It feels light to where you feel like you have a pep to your step. The ride of the midsole is neither soft nor firm, just a neutral feel.

Picture of Salomon Aero Volt

The outsole uses what is called their Contagrip, which are really wide and thin lugs that cover almost the entire unit. The outsole grips very well and is very durable as I was to run comfortably on wet and slippery surfaces during one of my runs .

Another feature with the outsole are the cutouts that makes the sole unit even lighter.

Salomon Aero Volt Conclusions

Picture of Salomon Aero Volt

The Salomon Aero Volt would be a shoe I would buy again. If you are in search for an everyday shoe that you can use for anything, such as your daily runs and/or workouts, this could be the shoe for you.

I have ran over 120 plus miles so far and I find myself picking up this shoe over and over again.

It’s great for any weather conditions and so far the outsole hasn’t had any noticeable wear and tear on them.

How does the Aero Volt compare?

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 40
Salomon Aero Volt
Asics Dynablast 3
Expert score
7
9
8
User score
Retail price
US$130
US$149.95
US$99.95
Weight
9.4 oz
7.7 oz
9.2 oz
Heel Drop
10 mm
8 mm
8 mm
Recommended for
Daily training
Speedwork, daily training
Speedwork, daily training, long distance racing
Cushioning type
balanced
balanced
responsive/balanced
Cushioning amount
Medium cushioning
Medium cushioning
Medium cushioning
Flexibility
flexible
flexible
flexible
Stability
very stable
some stability
not particularly stable
Sizing
true to size
true to size
buy half size smaller

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As editorial policy, we do not accept free samples from companies.
We purchased this pair of Salomon at Running Warehouse  with our own money.

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Reviewed by Paul

This review was written by Paul Soriano on 26th May.
Paul Soriano is an avid runner who enjoys racing and meeting fellow runners. Paul started running back in late 2017 as just a hobby that can keep him active and healthy. As he kept running his race times improved. A few years later he would debut in his first marathon and Boston qualify. Paul loves running shoes and is obsessed with finding the best shoes out in the market. He’s tried out a variety of brands from Nike to domestic brands such as Xtep.

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