Saucony Omni 14 vs. Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 review

Saucony Omni 14 provides a very stable and comfortable ride in a lightweight package. Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 offers lots of stability, support, and a soft ride to overpronators.

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The Saucony Omni 14 and the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 are stability running shoes with Saucony placing the Saucony Omni 14 at the higher end of the stability category and the Saucony Hurricane ISO somewhere in the middle.

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Both the Saucony Omni 14 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com and the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 have uppers that contain stitches in their overlays, but the Saucony Omni 14 has more stitches than the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2.

In addition, the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 has a broad overlay that wraps the midfoot on both sides and continues to the back around the heel. This makes the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com a very supportive running shoe.

The Saucony Omni 14, on the other hand, provides most of its support on the medial side where overpronators tend to need it most. And like the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2, those sturdy overlays also wrap the heel.

The main difference in the upper is that the Saucony Omni 14 has a forefoot that is more open and free than that of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2, because most of the sturdier overlays have been pulled back. This should increase the comfort provided by the Saucony Omni 14 in the toe box.

And finally, both Saucony running shoes provide a good amount of support behind the heel and a similar amount of support overall.

The Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 and the Saucony Omni 14 provide heel-to-toe cushioning through their midsoles, but the cushioning of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 is intended to be more plush than that of the Saucony Omni 14.

Running shoe lab tests confirm this. While both the Saucony Omni 14 and the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 have a similar amount of forefoot cushioning, the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 excels in the amount of heel cushioning provided.

The amount of heel cushioning provided by the Saucony Omni 14 is average so should not feel too soft nor too firm.

Both running shoes have a crash pad or landing zone under the heel that extends toward the midfoot to provide you with a soft landing and smooth transition to toe-off thereafter.

The landing zone of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 is slightly different than the crash pad of the Saucony Omni 14. The landing zone is more like a piece of softer foam sandwiched between midsole foam, while the crash pad of the Saucony Omni 14 touches the ground. Both should get the job done, though.

The main purpose of the two running shoes is to provide pronation control, stability, and support. They do this through the use of a piece of firmer foam on the medial side of the midsole.

This medial post is long in both running shoes, but it runs further toward the back in the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 than it does in the Saucony Omni 14.

However, the medial post of the Saucony Omni 14 runs higher than that of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2.

So all in all, the differences might cancel out each other and have the medial posts provide a similar degree of pronation control and support.

Both also touch the ground under the arch to allow the running shoes to provide full ground contact and thereby increase stability as well as the smoothness of your ride.

The rubber outsole of the Saucony Omni 14 differs greatly from that of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2, which has a zigzag pattern going on in its forefoot.

The amount of rubber seems to be more plentiful under the Saucony Omni 14 than it is under the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2, which should increase the durability of the shoe.

They both also have a good amount of flex grooves, but due to the amount of forefoot cushioning they both provide, they may turn out to be stiff.

And indeed, running shoe lab tests confirm that both running shoes are quite stiff for women. However, the Saucony Omni 14 displays a bit more flexibility than the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 for men.

The women's version of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 weighs approximately 9.0 oz (255 grams) and the Saucony Omni 14 also weighs approximately 8.7 oz (247 grams).

The men's version of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 weighs about 10.9 oz (309 grams), and the Saucony Omni 14 for men weighs 10.5 oz (298 grams).

If you are looking for tons of stability and support from a running shoe, you could go with either the Saucony Omni 14 or the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2, since both are very stable running shoes.

However, if you also want an overall very soft ride, the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 might do a better job than the Saucony Omni 14.

And if you are looking for more comfort and room in the forefoot area in addition to something less heavy on your feet, then the Saucony Omni 14 would fit the bill.

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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