I've had a few runs in the Salomon Sense Pro 2 W now and it's a great shoe. The first thing you notice is how lightweight it is, it feels like a racing flat built for the trails. But even though it is light it is surprisingly comfortable. It has a low profile, 6mm drop from heel to forefoot and a firm yet cushioned ride which I love. The midsole has two densities of "EnergyCell+" , soft under the forefoot and firmer under your heel, perfect for trail running. And because it has 23mm of midsole at the heel and 17mm at the forefoot, it's low profile means you never feel like you are too far away from the trail. Good for ankle stability!!
The Salomon "QUICKLACE" one -pull tightening lace system takes a while to dial in ( I found myself slipping at the heel initially) but once you get the feel for them they make putting your shoes on a breeze! Underneath the midsole foam there's a thin, “Profeel Film” that Salomon suggests "engages during the transition phase to support the foot and improve the overall rolling of the shoes during toe off " . I reckon it gives some added protection from rocks on the trail, always handy especially on Magnetic Island! I also love the re-inforced toe bumper that the Sense Pro has, it just makes sense on a trail shoe and firm heel counter is a winner.
All in all it is an awesome shoe that just makes me want to go for a run!!