Saucony Omni 14 vs. 15 review

Saucony Omni 14 provides a very stable and comfortable ride to overpronators. Saucony Omni 15 increases support in the upper and midsole and provides a cushier ride...

The Saucony Omni 15 is the updated version of the Saucony Omni 14, which falls at the upper end of the stability category of running shoes, so can also be worn by runners who need a little bit of motion control; they are for moderate to severe overpronators.

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The uppers of the Saucony Omni 14 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com and the Saucony Omni 15 differ a bit.

Both come with light no-sew overlays on the toe box to provide comfort, but the sturdier overlays are more pulled-back on the Saucony Omni 14 than on the Saucony Omni 15, which opens up the forefoot a bit more on the Saucony Omni 14.

Another difference is that the Saucony Omni 15 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com has stitched-on overlays on both sides of the upper and these overlays form a good triangular shape to really strap you in.

The Saucony Omni 14 has stitched-on overlays on the medial side of the shoe and no-sew overlays on the lateral side, except for an overlay that wraps around the heel and can also be found on the lateral side.

So you should get a more uniform amount of support from the Saucony Omni 15 around the midfoot than you would get from the Saucony Omni 14.

Both running shoes finish off with a Support Frame at the back of the shoe to keep your heel in place. This Support Frame runs a bit higher and wraps the heel better in the Saucony Omni 14 than it does in the Saucony Omni 15, but the amount of support you get at the sides of the heel is about the same.

The uppers of the Saucony Omni 14 and the Saucony Omni 15 are both very supportive and should feel quite comfortable.

While the Saucony Omni 15 and the Saucony Omni 14 are stability running shoes, they still provide a good amount of cushioning.

The main difference between the midsoles of the two running shoes is the addition of EVERUN to the Saucony Omni 15.

This softer layer of foam just under the sockliner softens your ride more in both the heel and the forefoot.

This is also evident from running shoe lab tests, which have shown that while both running shoes have about the same amount of forefoot cushioning, the heel of the Saucony Omni 15 is much more cushy than that of the Saucony Omni 14.

The Saucony Omni 14 provides an average amount of cushioning in the heel to both men and women, while it has a very cushy forefoot.

The Saucony Omni 15, on the other hand, has a very cushy forefoot, but its heel is also quite cushy, so the Saucony Omni 15 displays more balance between the amount of forefoot and heel cushioning that it provides.

What has also changed a bit is the firmer piece of foam on the medial side of the midsole that provides pronation control to stop your foot from rolling too far inward.

While the length of the medial post is about the same in both running shoes, the medial post has an elevated section just under the arch in the Saucony Omni 15. This increases the amount of support it provides a bit.

Both running shoes have a crash pad under the heel to soften your landings. This crash pad joins the forefoot at the midfoot in both running shoes so should provide you with a smooth transition from heel to toe.

Note that the crash pad runs a bit further into the forefoot of the Saucony Omni 15 than it does into that of the Saucony Omni 14, so the Saucony Omni 15 should provide better transitions.

The outsole of the Saucony Omni 15 has also changed compared to that of the Saucony Omni 14.

The outsole of the Saucony Omni 15 provides a bit more ground contact and has a different configuration and layout with more flex grooves in the forefoot.

The increased amount of segmentation in the outsole of the Saucony Omni 15 should help with shock absorption and the flex grooves with flexibility.

Running shoe lab tests show that this is indeed the case for women. The Saucony Omni 14 turns out to be quite stiff for women, while the Saucony Omni 15 displays a bit more flexibility.

For men, the differences in flexibility are not that big with the Saucony Omni 14 turning out to be just a tiny bit more flexible than the Saucony Omni 15.

Both the Saucony Omni 14 and the Saucony Omni 15 are on the stiffer end of the spectrum. Such stiffness can be handled by heavier runners and also help to keep the running shoes more stable.

The women's version of the Saucony Omni 14 weighs approximately 8.7 oz (247 grams), while the Saucony Omni 15 weighs approximately 9.0 oz (255 grams).

The men's version of the Saucony Omni 14 weighs about 10.5 oz (298 grams), and the Saucony Omni 15 for men weighs 10.6 oz (301 grams).

While the Saucony Omni 15 has increased a tiny bit in weight compared to the Saucony Omni 14, you get a lot in return for that small weight increase.

The Saucony Omni 15 is a very nice update of the Saucony Omni 14. It has an increased amount of support in both its upper and its midsole. In addition, it provides an overall much softer ride than the Saucony Omni 14.

However, if you are looking for a stability running shoe that is not too heavy and that provides tons of stability, you could go with either the Saucony Omni 14 or the Saucony Omni 15.

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.

The two links above will take you to Amazon.com where you can read more about the running shoes.


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