Saucony Omni 13 vs. Saucony Hurricane ISO review

Saucony Omni 13 and Saucony Hurricane ISO offer lots of stability and support to overpronators in lightweight packages. They are very similar, yet different. Learn how...

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The Saucony Omni 13 and the Saucony Hurricane ISO are stability running shoes with the Saucony Hurricane ISO implementing newer running shoe technologies than the Saucony Omni 13, and the Saucony Omni 13 meant to provide more stability and support than the Saucony Hurricane ISO.

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The biggest difference between the Saucony Omni 13 and the Saucony Hurricane ISO The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com is in the upper where the Saucony Hurricane ISO implements an ISOFIT upper for a more secure fit, but also an upper that adapts to your foot.

But don't think that the Saucony Omni 13 is any less secure, since it has Arch-Lock on the medial side that should also give you a snugger fit around the midfoot.

Other than that, both running shoes have a Support Frame at the back to really lock your heel down on the platform during the gait cycle, and light no-sew overlays running over the toe box to provide structure there.

Another difference can be found in the midsole where the Saucony Hurricane ISO implements a newer version of the PowerGrid midsole of the Saucony Omni 13 and that is supposed to provide 20% more cushioning.

But despite the Saucony Hurricane ISO having a slightly thicker midsole in some areas, it still turns out to be the firmer running shoe of the two.

Both the Saucony Hurricane ISO and the Saucony Omni 13 have a very cushy forefoot, but the Saucony Omni 13 wins in the heel cushioning department.

The Saucony Omni 13 and the Saucony Hurricane ISO are both very supportive running shoes. This is mainly due to the medial post that they have in their midsoles.

The medial post is fairly long in both the Saucony Hurricane ISO and the Saucony Omni 13, but it runs higher in the Saucony Omni 13 than in the Saucony Hurricane ISO.

So you can expect the Saucony Hurricane ISO to be just a tad more supportive when it comes to stopping your foot from rolling too far inward after heel-strike.

For softening the landing at heel-strike, both running shoes provide a crash pad that runs from the back of the shoe under the heel, around the lateral side of the shoe, till the midfoot.

The joining of the rearfoot and the forefoot is more seamless in the Saucony Hurricane ISO than it is in the Saucony Omni 13, but this should not affect the smooth heel-to-toe transition that both running shoes should deliver to you.

One last similarity between the Saucony Hurricane ISO and the Saucony Omni 13 is the amount of ground contact that each running shoe provides.

They both touch the ground at the midfoot to give you good arch support, and offer a fairly broad base to stand on, so are suitable for runners who have wide feet.

And while the rubber compartments in the outsole of the Saucony Omni 13 differs somewhat from those in the Saucony Hurricane ISO, with the Saucony Hurricane ISO having somewhat larger rubber lugs in the forefoot, the general layout of the outsole is the same.

Both Saucony running shoes should provide good lateral flexibility in the forefoot due to the fan-shaped flex grooves there.

While it is difficult to say which running shoe is more flexible, running shoe lab tests have shown that the Saucony Omni 13 is much more flexible than the Saucony Hurricane ISO for men, but that the Saucony Hurricane ISO is somewhat more flexible than the Saucony Omni 13 for women.

They are both above average stiff running shoes, but heavier runners tend to appreciate such stiffness in running shoes.

The women's version of the Saucony Hurricane ISO weighs approximately 8.7 oz (247 grams), while the Saucony Omni 13 weighs approximately 8.5 oz (241 grams).

The men's version of the Saucony Hurricane ISO weighs about 10.6 oz (301 grams), and the Saucony Omni 13 for men weighs 10.4 oz (295 grams).

The Saucony Hurricane ISO and the Saucony Omni 13 resemble each other a lot in the features they provide and both are very stable and supportive running shoes. Choosing one over the other will be gender-specific and a matter of preference.

For heel cushioning, the Saucony Omni 13 wins for both men and women. And if flexibility is what you are after, the Saucony Omni 13 would be the one to go with if you are a man, and the Saucony Hurricane ISO if you are a women.

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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