Saucony Hurricane ISO vs. Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 review

Saucony Hurricane ISO offers lots of stability and support to overpronators in a lightweight package. Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 adds comfort and cushioning to that list of properties.

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The Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 is the updated version of the Saucony Hurricane ISO, which is a stability running shoe that is known to deliver tons of stability and support.

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The first change in the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 compared to the Saucony Hurricane ISO can be found in the upper where the ISOFIT overlays have been redesigned a bit.

The overlays in the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 still wrap the midfoot and heel well like they do in the Saucony Hurricane ISO.

However, the sharp curve at front of the Saucony Hurricane ISO has been straighten a bit in the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com and pulled back to allow your big and little toes to have more room.

In addition, the overlays of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 have more openings to let more air through, which makes the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 slightly more breathable than the Saucony Hurricane ISO.

While the design pattern in the ISOFIT overlays on the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 has changed a bit and they cover a shorter length along the midsole than the overlays in the Saucony Hurricane ISO, the difference in amount of support delivered, should not be that big.

The position and direction of the light welded-on overlays on the toe box have also changed in the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2. They now run more directly over the big and little toes than they do in the Saucony Hurricane ISO, which could cause some tightness in that area.

All in all, though, both the Saucony Hurricane ISO and the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 have very supportive uppers, and the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 comes with changes that may increase your comfort.

Both the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 and the Saucony Hurricane ISO deliver heel-to-toe cushioning through their midsoles with the difference that the mdisole of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 now consists of a topsole that provides extra softness.

The traditional crash pad under the Saucony Hurricane ISO has also been replaced by what Saucony calls a landing zone. It has the same purpose, though, which is to soften your landings to start the process of pronation control.

Running shoe lab tests have shown that both the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 and the Saucony Hurricane ISO have an equally cushy forefoot.

However, the heel of the Saucony Hurricane ISO used to be on the firm side. This has changed now in the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2, which comes with a cushy heel. The difference should be noticeable, especially for women.

The second stage of pronation control is executed by a piece of firmer foam on the medial side of the midsole. This medial post has a similar length in both running shoes.

However, it has become a bit more squarish at its rear end in the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2, compared to the Saucony Hurricane ISO. This means that the degree of pronation control has been increased a bit towards the back of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2.

Both running shoes provide a great deal of pronation control. It would just be matter of figuring out how your foot rolls inward to determine whether the Saucony Hurricane ISO or the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 is better for you.

If you need more support towards the back, the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 may be more suitable than the Saucony Hurricane ISO. Otherwise, the Saucony Hurricane ISO would do just fine.

The next major update has been to the outsole of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2, which has a zigzag pattern in its forefoot.

The pattern under the heel has also changed as far as the rubber compartments and flex grooves go, but all in all, it has a good amount of separation and caters for an out-in movement as opposed to a back-front movement as in the Saucony Hurricane ISO.

The fan-shaped flex groove pattern in the Saucony Hurricane ISO does not encourage much flexibility. However, running shoe lab tests have shown that it is the more flexible running shoe for women.

For men, both running shoes turn out to be almost equally stiff, with the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 being stiff for both genders.

The women's version of the Saucony Hurricane ISO weighs approximately 8.7 oz (247 grams), while the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 weighs approximately 9.0 oz (255 grams).

The men's version of the Saucony Hurricane ISO weighs about 10.6 oz (301 grams), and the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 for men weighs 10.9 oz (309 grams).

While the weight of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 has increased a bit compared to that of the Saucony Hurricane ISO, you get a more cushy and comfortable running shoe in return.

Both the Saucony Hurricane ISO and the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 are running shoes that deliver tons of stability and support at a relatively light weight, so theoretically speaking, you could go with either running shoe as an overpronator.

But if you are a heel-striker, definitely consider the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 above the Saucony Hurricane 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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