Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 vs. 3 review

Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 offers lots of stability, support,and cushioning to overpronators. Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 delivers the same but then in a more comfortable package.

The Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 is the updated version of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2, which is a stability running shoe that can be worn by moderate to severe overpronators.

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The first noticeable change between the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 and the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 can be found in the upper, where the ISOFIT overlays have been cut and moved back on the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com.

This opens up the forefoot for comfort and less constriction as is possible in the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com, where the overlays come far forward over the midfoot.

The overlays on the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 have some stitches near the midsole but the front part of the overlay has been kept pretty free of stitches. This again is to reduce the chance of irritation.

So the forefoot is more open and free in the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 than it is in the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2, where there are light welded-on overlays running at the sides of the toe box.

While the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 does come with some bands that run under the mesh to be able to lace up, the bunion window is more open and free in the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 so good for runners who have big bunions.

The mesh is also different in the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 compared to the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2. It has a structure and is a bit more open and breathable in the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3.

At the back, the external heel counter has changed. In the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 it is more of a cup, while it is more of a hook in the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3. In any case, both should be able to provide you with extra support behind and at the sides of the heel.

All in all, one could say that the amount of support has decreased a bit in the upper of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3, but in return you get a more open, breathable, and comfortable running shoe than the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2.

The Saucony Hurricane ISO is known as a running shoe that provides quite a bit of stability and support to overpronators.

It does so through the use of a long post on the medial side of the midsole.

This post is long in both the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 and the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3.

The difference lies in the shape of the post. The post goes higher at the back and front of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2, while in the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 it starts low at the back, elevates under the midfoot, and then decreases again at the front.

This means that most of the support and stopping of the foot rolling inward will be right under the midfoot in the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3.

It depends on how your foot tends to roll inward that should decide which running shoe you choose. The Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 is good for runners where overpronation starts under the heel.

The initial part of pronation control starts with shock absorption at heel-strike. For this, both running shoes come with a landing zone under the heel that consists of somewhat cushy material.

This landing zone has changed a bit in the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 and is more integrated into the midsole than it is in the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2.

The Saucony Hurricane ISO is known as a running shoe that has a very cushy forefoot and provides a large amount of cushioning to overpronators.

Both the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 and the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 come with an EVERUN topsole that is an additional layer of cushioning right under the sockliner, so you can expect to get a soft running experience from either running shoe.

What has not changed much is the rubber outsole of the running Saucony Hurricane ISO 3.

While there are some structural differences under the heel, the medial post, and in the size of the rubber compartments, the overall look is more or less still the same.

The Saucony Hurricane ISO is not known to be a very flexible running shoe, but this is okay for heavier runners who prefer such running shoes and who need the extra stability and support that a somewhat stiffer running shoe would offer.

The women's version of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 is 0.3 oz (9 grams) lighter than the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 for women.

The men's versions of the shoes differ by 0.1 oz (3 grams), with the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 being the lighter one.

If you are a moderate to severe overpronator who is looking for a very supportive and stable running shoe that also delivers a soft and smooth ride, you can look into either the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 or the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3.

While Saucony did cut down on some of the support in the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3, the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 is a nice update and much less constrictive and thus more comfortable than the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2.

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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