Saucony Guide 10 vs. Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 review

Saucony Guide 10 provides a very cushy, smooth, and comfortable ride to overpronators. Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 delivers top-notch stability and a well-cushioned ride...

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The Saucony Guide 10 and the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 are stability running shoes with the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 lying at the higher end of the stability and support category than the Saucony Guide 10.

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The uppers of the Saucony Guide 10 and the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com differ quite a bit due to the sturdy ISOFIT overlays that the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 has.

The upper of the Saucony Guide 10 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com does not contain any visible stitches, while the overlays on the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 are kept in place with stitches.

Due to the overlays and also the heel counter at the back of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2, you can expect to get a more secure fit as well as more support from the upper of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2.

The overlays have been kept very light on the toe box of both running shoes, but the Saucony Guide 10 provide more room to runners who have big bunions.

Due to the construction of the uppers, the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 would be able to accommodate heavier runners or runners who have large feet better than the Saucony Guide 10 would be able to.

The mesh in the Saucony Guide 10 is more open than that in the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2, and it has a structure that helps keep things together.

All in all, the Saucony Guide 10 was built with comfort in mind, while the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 is more concerned with keeping your foot in place.

The Saucony Hurricane ISO 2, while being a stability running shoes, is also meant to provide quite a bit of cushioning to overpronators.

Both running shoes implement an EVERUN topsole for increased softness just under the sockliner.

They both also have a crash zone under the heel to provide cushioning at heel-strike although the crash zones look a bit different.

The crash zone in the heel of the Saucony Guide 10 is better integrated into the midsole than that of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2.

In terms of cushioning, both the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 and the Saucony Guide 10 provide almost a maximum of forefoot cushioning to both men and women.

However, there are differences to be noted in the amount of heel cushioning provided by the two running shoes.

According to running shoe lab tests, the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 provides much more heel cushioning than the Saucony Guide 10 for women.

While the Saucony Guide 10 provides an above average amount of cushioning to women, the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 provides almost a maximum amount of heel cushioning.

All in all, the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 is a very cushy running shoe for women.

For men, it is the other way around, with the Saucony Guide 10 providing a bit more heel cushioning than the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2.

Both running shoes provide an above average amount of heel cushioning to men, but the Saucony Guide 10 just does a better job, according to running shoe lab tests.

Both the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 and the Saucony Guide 10 are meant to provide pronation control to overpronators and do so by implementing a long post on the medial side of the midsole.

Running shoe lab tests show that both running shoes are quite stable running shoes but rate the Saucony Guide 10 to be just a tiny bit more stable than the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2, which is quite surprising.

The main difference between the medial posts is their location and form. The post of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 is a bit longer and covers more of the back of the shoe, while that of the Saucony Guide 10 goes higher toward the foot and covers part of the forefoot a bit better.

Choosing one or the other will really depend on how your feet roll in. If you are more of a forefoot roller, the Saucony Guide 10 might help a bit better with pronation control than the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2, while the latter might provide a more gradual control from heel to a little past midfoot.

Both running shoes provide a good amount of ground contact, which should not only increase their stability a bit but also help you achieve smoother heel-to-toe transitions.

The outsoles have a similar rubber pattern in the forefoot but differ a bit in the heel.

What is also visible in the outsole is that the medial post of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 has a more uniform thickness than that of the Saucony Guide 10.

While there aren't that many differences in the outsole, running shoe lab tests rate the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 as being quite stiff for both men and women, while the Saucony Guide 10 is shown to be very flexible.

The women's version of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 weighs approximately 9.0 oz (255 grams), and the Saucony Guide 10 for women weighs 8.4 oz (238 grams).

The men's versions of the running shoes weigh 10.9 oz (309 grams) and 10.1 oz (286 grams), respectively, with the Saucony Guide 10 being the lightest.

If you are an overpronator who is looking for a large amount of stability and support, you could go with either the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 or the Saucony Guide 10.

The Saucony Guide 10 is good for lighter runners looking for stability and a soft ride, while the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 would suit larger and heavier runners better.

Note: The weight of a running shoe depends on the size of the running shoe, so any weights mentioned in this review may differ from the weight of the running shoe you choose to wear. Running shoes of the same size were compared for this review.

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