Saucony Guide ISO 2 vs. Saucony Omni ISO review

Saucony Guide ISO 2 provides a custom fit and a responsive ride to overpronators. Saucony Omni ISO delivers lots of stability and support to moderate to severe overpronators...

The Saucony Guide ISO 2 and the Saucony Omni ISO are stability running shoes from Saucony, but the Saucony Guide ISO 2 is listed as being for moderate pronation, while the Saucony Omni ISO is listed as being for moderate to severe pronation.

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Therefore, the Saucony Omni ISO The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com is expected to be a much more stable and supportive running shoe than the Saucony Guide ISO 2.

The difference in stability and support between the two running shoes is immediately visible in the upper.

While both the Saucony Guide ISO 2 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com and the Saucony Omni ISO can be customized through individual eyelets in the saddle, the Saucony Omni ISO comes with no-sew overlays that connect the saddle to the midsole and cover a large area around the midfoot.

The Saucony Guide ISO 2 has one such overlay on the medial side, but most of its overlays remain concentrated around the eyelets in the saddle and do not reach the midsole.

However, the area running from halfway midfoot towards the heel has a different structure and is more closed than the area that runs from the forefoot to the midfoot in the Saucony Guide ISO 2.

Therefore, the Saucony Guide ISO 2 increases its amount of support from midfoot to heel, with the most support being located around the heel.

Speaking of heel, the Saucony Omni ISO comes with an external heel counter that locks the heel in and that connects well to the overlays around the midfoot.

Both running shoes have a toe box that is quite open and free from overlays, so runners who have wide feet or big bunions should be able to get lots of room and comfort in the toe box.

However, because the overlays around the midfoot of the Saucony Omni ISO do come a bit forward, the Saucony Guide ISO 2 might deliver a more unobstructed fit than the Saucony Omni ISO.

All in all, you should be able to get enough comfort and support from the upper of either running shoe, but the Saucony Omni ISO delivers much more support around the midfoot and the heel compared to the Saucony Guide ISO 2.

The Saucony Guide ISO 2 and the Saucony Omni ISO make use of the same type of midsole material and have an EVERUN topsole construction for extra bounce and energy return.

Therefore, it is not surprising that their cushioning profiles do not differ that much.

Both the Saucony Omni ISO and the Saucony Guide ISO 2 have been found to deliver a moderate amount of heel cushioning to both men and women.

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The main difference lies in the amount of forefoot cushioning delivered to men. Women get a cushy forefoot from both running shoes, but the Saucony Omni ISO gives men more forefoot cushioning than the Saucony Guide ISO 2.

This is in line with how Saucony has always placed these two running shoe models, that is, the Saucony Omni lies a couple of notches above the Saucony Guide in terms of cushioning, but both are meant to deliver a plush but not too plush of a ride.

Where the Saucony Guide ISO 2 and the Saucony Omni ISO are also similar is that they both come with a post on the medial side of their midsoles that is meant to help stop the feet of overpronators from rolling too far inward.

This post has almost a similar length in the two running shoes and run all the way up to the foot, so you can expect to get a good degree of pronation control.

The difference lies in the fact that the post of the Saucony Omni ISO is a bit longer under the heel, which means that the Saucony Omni ISO expands the area of support compared to the Saucony Guide ISO 2, which covers a more general area that suits the average overpronator.

The midsoles of both the Saucony Omni ISO and the Saucony Guide ISO 2 deliver a good amount of ground contact, so you should be able to get a smooth ride from either running shoe.

The outsoles of the Saucony Guide ISO 2 and the Saucony Omni ISO display a similar pattern under the heel and under the forefoot, but the separation seems to be more plentiful under the Saucony Guide ISO 2 than it is under the Saucony Omni ISO.

The area under the medial post does not display any separation in the Saucony Omni ISO, and the crash section under the heel is a bit longer in the Saucony Omni ISO.

While both running shoes have a good amount of deep flex grooves in the forefoot, they still turn out to be stiff running shoes. This might be due to the fact that they do deliver a good amount of forefoot cushioning.

The Saucony Guide ISO 2 is lighter than the Saucony Omni ISO for both men and women.

If you are a mild to moderate overpronator, you might want to look into the Saucony Guide ISO 2 first before you turn to the Saucony Omni ISO.

If you are a moderate to severe overpronator, you could consider either running shoe, thereby keeping in mind that if you are more on the severe side of overpronation, you might want to look into the Saucony Omni ISO before you consider the Saucony Guide ISO 2.

The Saucony Guide ISO 2 and the Saucony Omni ISO offer a lot of the same things to runners, but you can see the Saucony Guide ISO 2 as a lightweight version of the Saucony Omni ISO than can serve the average overpronator. The Saucony Omni ISO is for those wanting and needing much more support than what the Saucony Guide ISO 2 offers.

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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