Saucony Guide ISO vs. Saucony Omni 16 review

Saucony Guide ISO provides lots of stability and support to overpronators. Saucony Omni 16 provides a very stable and supportive running experience...

The Saucony Guide ISO and the Saucony Omni 16 fall in the same category of stability running shoes and are for overpronators.

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The uppers of the Saucony Guide ISO The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com and the Saucony Omni 16 differ in that the Saucony Guide ISO comes with ISOFIT and the Saucony Omni 16 comes with SAUC-FIT in its upper.

Both provide a good wrap around the midfoot with no-sew overlays, but the overlays on the Saucony Omni 16 are broader and cover a larger area of the upper than those on the Saucony Guide ISO.

The forefoot of the two running shoes have a minimum amount of overlays on them, with the Saucony Omni 16 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com having less overlays and providing perhaps a little bit more comfort and room to the small toe; the bunion window has a similar opening on both running shoes.

One last difference is that the Saucony Omni 16 comes with a Support Frame that wraps around the heel, while the Saucony Guide ISO provides mostly no-sew overlays at the back for extra support.

All in all, one could say that both the Saucony Guide ISO and the Saucony Omni 16 deliver a good amount of support through their uppers and an amount that is suitable for overpronators, but the Saucony Omni 16 delivers just a tad more support than the Saucony Guide ISO.

Both the Saucony Omni 16 and the Saucony Guide ISO come with an EVERUN topsole construction that provides heel-to-toe cushioning.

Saucony lists both the Saucony Guide ISO and the Saucony Omni 16 as providing plush cushioning, but the Saucony Omni 16 is placed two notches above the Saucony Guide ISO.

Running shoe lab test results agree with the placement by Saucony.

Both the Saucony Guide ISO and the Saucony Omni 16 have a cushy forefoot for both men and women, but the Saucony Omni 16 delivers just a bit more forefoot cushioning than the Saucony Guide ISO.

Both running shoes also have a somewhat firm heel for men, with the Saucony Omni 16 delivering just a tiny bit more heel cushioning than the Saucony Guide ISO.

Women also get a somewhat firm heel from the Saucony Guide ISO, but the Saucony Omni 16 provides an above average amount of heel cushioning to women.

The conclusion is that there isn't a huge difference between the cushioning profiles of the two running shoes for men, but women should be able to get an overall cushier ride from the Saucony Omni 16 than from the Saucony Guide ISO.

Both the Saucony Guide ISO and the Saucony Omni 16 are stability running shoes and come with a medial post to control overpronation.

The medial post runs high in both running shoes but is longer in the midsole of the Saucony Omni 16 as a good indication that the Saucony Omni 16 is supposed to deliver more stability and support than the Saucony Guide ISO.

Saucony places the Saucony Omni 16 close to motion control, while the Saucony Guide ISO is on the lower end of the stability scale and provides light stability.

Running shoe lab tests have rated the Saucony Guide ISO as delivering a lot of stability and support, but the Saucony Omni 16 has been rated as delivering almost a maximum amount of stability and support.

The rubber outsoles of the two running shoes look quite similar, although the grooves under the Saucony Guide ISO are broader than those under the Saucony Omni 16.

Running shoe lab tests have found both running shoes to be on the stiff side for both men and women, but the Saucony Omni 16 is somewhat stiffer for men, and the Saucony Guide ISO is somewhat stiffer for women.

The women's version of the Saucony Guide ISO weighs approximately 8.9 oz (253 grams), and the Saucony Omni 16 for women weighs 8.4 oz (238 grams).

The men's versions of the running shoes weigh 10.5 oz (298 grams) and 10.1 oz (286 grams), respectively, with the Saucony Omni 16 being the lighter one.

If you are a moderate overpronator who is looking for a good amount of stability and support, you could choose either the Saucony Guide ISO or the Saucony Omni 16.

If you are a severe overpronator, you may want to look into the Saucony Omni 16 before you consider the Saucony Guide ISO.

The Saucony Guide ISO and the Saucony Omni 16 are very similar in what they provide to runners, but the Saucony Omni 16 delivers just a bit more cushioning and stability than the Saucony Guide ISO.

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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