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 ShoeCategory
Saucony Kinvara 9Neutral
Saucony Freedom ISONeutral
Saucony Ride 10Neutral
Saucony Zealot ISO 3Neutral
Saucony Triumph ISO 4Neutral
Saucony Guide ISOSupport
Saucony Hurricane ISO 4Support
Saucony Omni 16Support
Saucony RedeemerMax Support

Saucony Kinvara 9

Category: Neutral Cushioning

Saucony Kinvara 9 is a running shoe that is meant to feel light and responsive on your feet so that you can run faster or even use it to run a race. It is also meant to bring you closer to a neutral running plane.

Therefore, the entire running shoe has been kept light. This includes an upper that exposes lots of mesh from forefoot to midfoot.

The area that runs from midfoot to heel has some light no-sew overlays and a structure that is more closed around the heel to provide some support.

The outsole of the Saucony Kinvara 9 does not carry much rubber, which is again to keep the weight of the running shoe down. There is only some rubber under the heel and under the forefoot so mostly in high-wear areas.

The Saucony Kinvara 9 comes with a topsole construction to deliver extra heel-to-toe cushioning and energy return.

Despite having a goal of needing to feel responsive, the Saucony Kinvara 9 does deliver a good amount of cushioning to keep you comfortable on the road.

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Saucony Freedom ISO

Category: Neutral Cushioning

Saucony Freedom ISO is Saucony's first neutral running shoe to offer a full midsole of EVERUN cushioning, so besides having a topsole of heel-to-toe EVERUN cushioning like other Saucony running shoes, its entire midsole consists of that material.

The Saucony Freedom ISO is meant to deliver plush cushioning yet feel responsive and give you lots of energy return.

The Saucony Freedom ISO is also a running shoe that brings you closer to a neutral plane with its relatively low heel-to-toe drop, and it also brings you closer to the ground compared to other Saucony neutral running shoes such as the Saucony Ride and the Saucony Triumph.

Its upper has been kept very light with a minimum amount of overlays, but it provides a good wrap around the midfoot due to its ISOFIT upper that can be personalized to fit your foot more snugly.

It also comes with a stability feature in the external heel counter that wraps around the upper part of your heel to lock your heel in and minimize heel rotation.

The Saucony Freedom ISO is a relatively light running shoe that should help you go faster while getting a good amount of continuous cushioning.

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Saucony Ride 10

Category: Neutral Cushioning

Saucony Ride 10 is a lightweight neutral running shoe that offers a good amount of forefoot cushioning and heel cushioning, so you can expect to get an overall soft ride from this running shoe.

The Saucony Ride 10 is moderately flexible for both men and women and has an upper that delivers a good amount of comfort.

The forefoot of the Saucony Ride 10 has been kept pretty wide, open, and free from overlays, while most of the support is located around the midfoot and the heel.

It also has some stability features in the full ground contact that it provides, so you get a bit of stability in addition to smooth heel-to-toe transitions.

However, because the Saucony Ride 10 is for neutral runners, you should not expect to get the amount of stability and support you would get from a true stability running shoe.

But then again, neutral runners do not need any stability and support, which is the category of runners that the Saucony Ride 10 targets.

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Saucony Zealot ISO 3

Category: Neutral Cushioning

Saucony Zealot ISO 3 sits between the Saucony Kinvara and the Saucony Triumph.

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 3 has an ISOFIT upper to give you a good amount of support around the midfoot and a more custom fit.

The Saucony Zealot ISO 3 has a very cushy heel and forefoot, so you should be able to get an overall very soft ride from this running shoe.

Where the Saucony Zealot ISO 3 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 4

Category: Neutral Cushioning

Saucony Triumph ISO 4 is to heavier runners what Saucony Ride is to lighter runners.

The Saucony Triumph ISO 4 comes with an ISOFIT upper that wraps your midfoot and provides a custom fit.

The Saucony Triumph ISO 4 comes with a topsole construction that is meant to enhance energy return and heel-to-toe softness.

The goal of the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 is to deliver a plush feeling underfoot, and it does so by delivering a good amount of heel and forefoot cushioning.

The Saucony Triumph ISO 4 provides a fairly 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 good amount of ground contact also helps in achieving smoother heel-to-toe transitions.

The Saucony Triumph ISO 4 is suitable for heavier runners and runners who are looking for a very soft ride.

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Saucony Guide ISO

Category: Stability and Support

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

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

Stability comes in the form of the good amount of ground contact that it provides, which is also good to get smoother heel-to-toe transitions, and a medial post.

When your foot rolls inward, the medial post, which a piece of firmer foam on the medial side of the midsole, prevents your foot from rolling too far inward.

The Saucony Guide ISO does not go overboard on heel cushioning, so it might be less suitable for heel-strikers.

The Saucony Guide ISO comes with an ISOFIT upper that can be customized through individual eyelets in the saddle.

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Saucony Hurricane ISO 4

Category: Stability and Support

Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 is to heavier runners what Saucony Guide is to lighter runners.

The Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 is a running shoe that provides a lot of stability and support.

The Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 comes with an ISOFIT upper that can be customized through the saddle and that has a structure that is more closed around the midfoot and the heel to increase the amount of support you get in that area.

Stability and support comes in the form of a long medial post in its midsole to control pronation and a good amount of ground contact for stable footing.

The ground contact provided by the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 should also allow you to experience a smoother ride while getting stability throughout the gait cycle.

The Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 is meant to deliver a plush ride with a little bit more stability and support than the Saucony Guide.

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Saucony Omni 16

Category: Stability and Support

The Saucony Omni 16 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 good amount of ground contact of the Saucony Omni 16 should help you to achieve smoother transition as well as get some extra stability from this running shoe.

The Saucony Omni 16 has a Support Frame at the back that provides some extra support around the heel and the broad overlays that wrap the midfoot and the heel should give you a good amount of support as an overpronator.

The Saucony Omni 16 delivers a lot of stability and support for a running shoe that is so light, and it is also meant to deliver a plush ride as a stability running shoe.

You can see the Saucony Omni 16 as a step down from the Saucony Redeemer, but it lies above all of Saucony's other stability running shoes such as the Saucony Guide and the Saucony Hurricane.

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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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