Saucony running shoes reviews

Reviews of Saucony neutral, stability, and motion control runnings shoes with how they compare against ASICS, Brooks, Mizuno, and New Balance.

Running ShoeCategoryWeightMSRP
Saucony Ride 8Neutral8.2 oz (W) | 9.7 oz (M)$120
Saucony Zealot ISO 2Neutral8.4 oz (W) | 9.7 oz (M)$140
Saucony Triumph ISO 2Neutral8.6 oz (W) | 10.4 oz (M)$150
Saucony Guide 9Support8.2 oz (W) | 10.0 oz (M)$120
Saucony Hurricane ISO 2Support9.0 oz (W) | 10.9 oz (M)$160
Saucony Omni 14Support8.7 oz (W) | 10.5 oz (M)$130
Saucony RedeemerMax Support10.7 oz (W) | 12.7 oz (M)$150
Saucony Stabil CS3Max Support9.9 oz (W) | 11.9 oz (M)$130

Saucony Ride 8

Category: Neutral Cushioning

Saucony Ride 8 is a lightweight neutral running shoe that offers lots of forefoot cushioning, so you can expect to get a very soft ride from this shoe.

However, lots of forefoot cushioning can also make a shoe stiff. The Saucony Ride 8 has an average amount of flexibility in the forefoot and remains much more flexible than, for example, the Saucony Triumph.

The Saucony Ride 8 is not all about cushioning, though. It also has some stability features in the full ground contact that it provides and a crash pad under the heel that joins the midfoot on the lateral side to soften your landings as well as provide you with a smoother transition from heel-strike to toe-off.

And because of the full ground contact under the midfoot, you can expect to get good arch support from the Saucony Ride 8. However, do not expect to get the amount of stability and support you would get from a true stability running shoe.

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Saucony Zealot ISO 2

Category: Neutral Cushioning

Saucony Zealot ISO 2 sits between the Saucony Kinvara and the Saucony Triumph ISO. It has a lot of the features and characteristics of the Saucony Triumph ISO but then at a lighter weight and sits lower on the ground and has a lower heel-to-toe drop like the Saucony Kinvara.

Just like the Saucony Triumph ISO, the Saucony Zealot ISO 2 has an ISOFIT upper to give you a good amount of support around the midfoot.

The Saucony Zealot ISO 2 also delivers almost as much cushioning in the forefoot and in the heel as the Saucony Triumph ISO, but women will still get overall a bit more cushioning from the Saucony Triumph ISO.

Where the Saucony Zealot ISO 2 really excels is in its weight, in its profile height (low to the ground), and in the fact that it brings you closer to a neutral plane.

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Saucony Triumph ISO 2

Category: Neutral Cushioning

Saucony Triumph ISO 2 is to heavier runners what Saucony Ride is to lighter runners.

The Saucony Triumph ISO 2 comes with an ISOFIT upper that wraps your midfoot and provides you with a secure fit.

The Saucony Triumph ISO 2 has a landing zone under the heel on the lateral side of the shoe that connects well to the midfoot. So you can expect to not only get a good amount of shock absorption at heel-strike but also a smooth transition from heel-strike to toe-off.

The Saucony Triumph ISO 2 is an extremely cushy running shoe and one of the few running shoes that offers almost a maximum amount of cushioning in both the forefoot and the heel.

The Saucony Triumph ISO 2 provides a stable platform to stand on although it is not a stability running shoe. This is mainly due to the good amount of ground contact and the stiffness of the midsole.

The Saucony Triumph ISO 2 is suitable for heavier runners and runners who are looking for a very soft ride.

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Saucony Guide 9

Category: Stability and Support

Saucony Guide 9 provides a good balance between stability, cushioning, and value. It particularly boasts a very cushy forefoot.

The strength of the Saucony Guide 9 is that it is a relatively light running shoe that provides a lot of stability and support.

Stability comes in the form of a crash pad under the heel that should take care of the initial shock absorption and slowing down of the foot after heel-strike and before pronation control starts.

And then when your foot rolls inward, there is a piece of firmer foam on the medial side to prevent your foot from rolling too far inward.

Finally, the Saucony Guide 9 provides a good amount of ground contact throughout its outsole that adds stability but also provides a smoother ride.

The forefoot consists of blown rubber in the outsole for extra cushioning and flexibility. The Saucony Guide 9 displays an overall very balanced cushioning profile with a cushy forefoot and heel for both men and women.

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Saucony Hurricane ISO 2

Category: Stability and Support

Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 is to heavier runners what Saucony Guide is to lighter runners.

The Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 is relatively light for a running shoe that provides a lot of stability and support.

Stability and support comes in the form of ISOFIT overlays in its upper, a long medial post in its midsole to control pronation, full ground contact for stable footing, and a landing zone for shock absorption at heel strike.

The full ground contact provided by the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 should also allow you to experience a smoother ride while getting stability throughout the gait cycle.

The Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 delivers a plush ride – especially in the forefoot – with boatloads of stability to heavier runners who are overpronators.

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Saucony Omni 14

Category: Stability and Support

The Saucony Omni 14 is a lightweight stability running shoe that provides tons of stability and support. It has a wide base, provides full ground contact, and has a long medial post for pronation control.

The Saucony Omni 14 also comes with a crash pad under the heel that is rounded and beveled to absorb shock at heel-strike and provide a smoother transition toward leveling your foot and then toeing-off thereafter.

The Support Frame at the back of the shoe provides a good lockdown of the heel and the stitched-on overlays especially on the medial side of the upper should provide you with the necessary support to keep your foot stable on the platform.

The Saucony Omni 14 has lots of motion-controlling features at a pretty light weight, so you should feel fast in this shoe yet still get the amount of stability and support you require. You can see the Saucony Omni 14 as a step down from the Saucony Redeemer.

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Saucony Redeemer

Category: Maximum Support

Saucony Redeemer is Saucony's newest motion control running shoe that replaces the older motion control running shoe of Saucony, the Saucony Stabil CS3.

However, it is not a clone of the Saucony Stabil CS3 but rather something completely new and different.

An important feature of the Saucony Redeemer is its huge and long post on the medial side of the midsole that is reinforced with plastic pillars that hook into the foam from the outsole. This feature should be able to give you the ultimate in motion control.

Another stability feature includes a crash pad that runs till the midfoot to not only provide you with a soft landing but also a smooth transition to toe-off thereafter.

In the upper, the Saucony Redeemer provides sturdy ISOFIT overlays that wrap the midfoot and the heel.

And to top things off, the Saucony Redeemer comes with a Support Frame at the back of the shoe to really lock your heel down.

The Saucony Redeemer was built with plushness in mind, so you should be able to get a very soft ride from this super supportive running shoe.

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Saucony Stabil CS3

Category: Maximum Support

Saucony Stabil CS3 is Saucony's one and only (old) motion control running shoe. It provides lots of support and stability, lots of cushioning for a shoe of its type, and looks very sleek.

While the Saucony Omni 13 sits on the edge of being a motion control running shoe, the Saucony Stabil CS3 is actually one.

You cannot miss the huge medial post in the midsole that controls overpronation, because it is what distinguishes the Saucony Stabil CS3 most from all of Saucony's other running shoes.

Support continues in the upper that consists of broad and supportive overlays, especially on the medial side of the shoe, and a sturdy support frame at the back of the shoe to help keep your heel in place.

What is also distinctive about the Saucony Stabil CS3 is the very wide platform it is based on. Both the heel and the forefoot provide maximum stability.

The Saucony Stabil CS3 has a segmented and beveled crash pad to provide good shock absorption at heel-strike. And with the full ground contact of the Saucony Stabil CS3, you should be able to experience a very smooth ride.

While the Saucony Stabil CS3 is somewhat stiffer than for example the Brooks Addiction 11, it provides way more forefoot and heel cushioning. In fact, the forefoot of the Saucony Stabil CS3 is even softer than that of the Saucony Omni 13.

The Saucony Stabil CS3 delivers a very cushy ride with lots of protection from the road and the amount of stability that severe overpronators require.

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