The versatile Salomon Sense Mantra 3 is one of the most popular among what is called "city trail", a hybrid between a trail and road running shoe. It works weel when running on dirt tracks but grip goes away on muddy terrain. With minimal construction, low profile and just 6 mm drop make it perfect for natural running.
Upper from Sense Mantra 3 is quite simple and based on breathable mesh with overlays to provide a more consistent structure. Like in many other models from the french brand, Quicklace™ lacing system guarantees a perfect fit and excess can be stored in own lace pocket to prevent snagging. Internal fit sleeve (Endofit™) wraps the foot for better comfort and also prevents slippage combined with OrthoLite® insoles.
Cushioning relies on double density midsole with injected EVA in the forefoot for improved comfort. Although the Sense Mantra 3 is not intended for technical terrains (aka rocks) it keeps the TPU layer "ProFeel Film" to protect against external sharp objects. Contagrip outsole has been completely redesigned to enhance traction but definitely not working fine on mud. The OS Tendon™ is there for smoother transition.