Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 vs. 4 review

Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 offers stability and support in a well-cushioned package. Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 has undergone several improvements to deliver more comfort and support.

The Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 is the updated version of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3, which is a stability running shoe for moderate to severe overpronators.

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The upper of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com has undergone some improvements compared to that of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3.

While the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com comes with stitches around the heel in its ISOFIT overlays, the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 only has stitches in the saddle, but the overlays extend a bit more towards the forefoot than in the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3, while still keeping the bunion window free from overlays.

Both the upper of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 and that of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 can be adjusted through the laces, but because the overlays in the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 cover a bit more surface and consist of three loops instead of two like in the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3, the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 provides a much better fit.

The Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 has two loops as underlays at the bottom of the saddle, while the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 has only one and thus delivers most of the support where it needs to while reducing pressure at the front.

Both the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 and the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 have a no-sew toecap, but the toecap of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 runs a bit shorter towards the midfoot so opens up room for the big and little toes.

There are also differences to be noted at the back, where the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 has a Support Frame that wraps mostly the top of the heel and that of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 cups the entire heel.

Both the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 and the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 make use of engineered mesh to reduce the need for overlays and increase comfort, especially in the forefoot.

All in all, the upper of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 provides a bit more support around the midfoot and the heel while not sacrificing the amount of comfort in the toe box.

The Saucony Hurricane ISO is one of those stability running shoes that delivers both stability and a soft ride. This has not changed with the arrival of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4.

The main difference between the midsole of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 and that of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 is that the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 now comes with a full-length EVERUN midsole in addition to an EVERUN topsole.

The Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 has EVERUN only as a topsole and in its landing zone under the heel.

Therefore, you can expect to get a somewhat softer ride from the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4.

What has also changed in the midsole is the medial post. While the medial post is long in both running shoes, it runs higher in the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 than it does in the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3, and it stays consistently high over a long distance.

Therefore, the degree of pronation control is also expected to be a bit stronger in the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 than in the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3.

The final change can be found in the outsole, which is a total overhaul. The layout of the rubber compartments is completely different in the two running shoes.

The Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 tends to have deep flex grooves horizontally, while the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 has them vertically in the forefoot.

While there are still horizontal cuts in the rubber in the forefoot of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4, they are not as deep as those in the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3.

The crash zone under the heel has also changed a bit and is more separated in the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 than it is in the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4.

Traditionally, the Saucony Hurricane ISO is known to be a stiff running shoe, according to running shoe lab tests.

Saucony claims that the new outsole under the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 should decrease stiffness and thus have the running shoe deliver a more flexible ride, but ultimately, that will be for runners to decide.

The women's version of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 weighs approximately 9.7 oz (275 grams), and the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 for women weighs 9.9 oz (281 grams).

The men's versions of the running shoes weigh 10.9 oz (309 grams) and 11.2 oz (318 grams), respectively, with the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 being the lighter one.

The Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 has put on a bit of weight compared to the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3, but it is not a hugely significant amount that you will feel the difference.

The Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 is a nice update of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3. It has seen many improvements compared to the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3. The only negative thing is that the manufacturer's suggested retail price has also gone up a bit.

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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