Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 vs. Saucony Guide 10 review

Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 offers stability and support in a well-cushioned package. Saucony Guide 10 provides a very cushy, smooth, and comfortable ride to overpronators...

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The Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 and the Saucony Guide 10 are stability running shoes for runners who moderately overpronate, although the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 is placed higher in the stability category than the Saucony Guide 10.

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Differences start in the upper, where the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 has ISOFIT, but the Saucony Guide 10 does not.

However, the Saucony Guide 10 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com still has a good amount of no-sew overlays that cover the midfoot and the heel to give you a good amount of support in those areas where it is needed most.

The Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com also covers the area from the midfoot to the heel well and adds additional support at the back in the form of a Support Frame that cups the heel.

At the front, the bunion window of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 seems to be a bit more open than that of the Saucony Guide 10, because the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 does not have overlays running along the upper edge of the midsole like the Saucony Guide 10 does.

All in all, you should be able to get a good amount of support from either running shoe, with the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 delivering just a tad more than the Saucony Guide 10.

Both the Saucony Guide 10 and the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 come with a topsole of EVERUN cushioning, and they are both meant to deliver a good amount of softness to runners.

The difference is that the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 also has a full-length EVERUN midsole, while the Saucony Guide 10 does not.

Saucony lists the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 as delivering plush cushioning and lists it high on the scale, while the Saucony Guide 10 is also listed as delivering plush cushioning but is lower on the scale.

Traditionally, Saucony running shoes tend to have a cushy forefoot, but the amount of heel cushioning might lag a bit behind the amount of forefoot cushioning.

Both running shoes provide a good amount of ground contact for stability and smoother heel-to-toe transitions.

Because they are stability running shoes, they also come with a medial post to help stop the feet of overpronators from rolling too far inward.

The medial post runs high in both running shoes but is slightly longer in the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 as a good indication that the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 is meant to deliver somewhat more stability and support.

Saucony lists the Saucony Guide 10 as delivering light stability, while the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 lies at the beginning of the stability scale, about two notches above the Saucony Guide 10.

However, because the Saucony Guide 10 is at the top of the light stability scale, it is not that far away from the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 in the amount of stability and support delivered.

Lab tests have also generally given the Saucony Guide good marks for stability and support, and sometimes higher marks than the Saucony Hurricane ISO.

The conclusion is that both running shoes are good for moderate overpronators but if you are on the mild side, the Saucony Guide 10 might suit you better than the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4.

The rubber outsoles of the two running shoes have a similar zigzag pattern in the forefoot, but whereas the Saucony Guide 10 has wide flex grooves that run from side to side, the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 comes with a few narrow flex grooves that run from back to front.

The setup of the Saucony Guide 10 would generally benefit flexibility, while that of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 generally results in a stiff running shoe.

Lab tests have indicated that the Saucony Guide 10 delivers a moderate amount of flexibility.

The women's version of the Saucony Guide 10 weighs approximately 8.4 oz (238 grams), and the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 for women weighs 9.9 oz (281 grams).

The men's versions of the running shoes weigh 10.1 oz (287 grams) and 11.2 oz (318 grams), respectively, with the Saucony Guide 10 being the lighter one.

If you are a runner who requires a moderate amount of stability and support in addition to a soft ride, you could choose either the Saucony Guide 10 or the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4.

The Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 is good for bigger runners, while the Saucony Guide 10 is good for lighter runners and runners who require a mild to moderate amount of stability and support.

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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