Saucony Omni 15 vs. Saucony Omni 16 review

Saucony Omni 15 provides a very stable and supportive ride with a good amount of cushioning. Saucony Omni 16 delivers stability and support with an increase in comfort.

The Saucony Omni 16 is the updated version the Saucony Omni 15, which is a stability running shoe for moderate to severe overpronators.

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The Saucony Omni 16 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com has dropped quite a few stitches from its upper compared to the Saucony Omni 15.

Whereas the Saucony Omni 15 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com comes with stitched-on overlays around its midfoot, the Saucony Omni 16 comes with no-sew overlays.

However, the overlays on the Saucony Omni 16 are broad and provide good coverage, so you should still be able to get a lot of support around the midfoot, just like you would get from the Saucony Omni 15.

The stitched-on toecap at the front of the Saucony Omni 15 has also been replaced by a no-sew toecap at the front of the Saucony Omni 16.

What has also changed is the Support Frame at the back of the shoe. The external heel counter provided more support at the sides of the heel in the Saucony Omni 15, while the external heel counter of the Saucony Omni 16 wraps the entire heel and provides support at the sides too.

However, the Saucony Omni 15 has sturdy stitched-on overlays at the back to provide extra support, so all in all, you might get a similar amount of support anyway.

The Saucony Omni 15 has thin no-sew overlays running on its toe box. These have been replaced by structure in engineered mesh in the toe box of the Saucony Omni 16.

The bunion window also seems to be more open in the Saucony Omni 16 than it is in the Saucony Omni 15.

All in all, you should be able to get a similar amount of support from the upper of either running shoe, with the Saucony Omni 16 increasing the amount of comfort in the forefoot area.

The midsoles of the two running shoes have also changed somewhat compared to each other.

The Saucony Omni 15 comes with a crash pad under the heel that connects well to the forefoot. This crash pad has been more or less integrated into the midsole of the Saucony Omni 16 to provide a more seamless progression from heel to forefoot. This benefits the smoothness of you ride.

Both the Saucony Omni 15 and the Saucony Omni 16 have a long post on the medial side to help stop the feet of overpronators from rolling too far inward.

This post differs slightly in the two running shoes. The medial post of the Saucony Omni 15 seems to be a bit more elevated under the midfoot than that of the Saucony Omni 16.

However, running shoe lab tests rate both running shoes to be equally stable.

Where the two running shoes seem to differ is in the amount of cushioning they provide.

The Saucony Omni 15 is overall cushier and provides an overall softer ride than the Saucony Omni 16.

The Saucony Omni 16 seems to differ quite a bit in the amount of heel cushioning it provides. This might have to do with the removal of an explicit crash pad under the heel.

Women will get a slightly above average amount of heel cushioning from the Saucony Omni 16, while men will get a moderate amount.

Men will also get a bit less forefoot cushioning from the Saucony Omni 16 than they will from the Saucony Omni 15.

The amount of forefoot cushioning in the two running shoes is about the same for women.

The rubber pattern in the outsole has also changed a bit in the Saucony Omni 16. It seems to have somewhat broader rubber pods under the forefoot and a slightly straighter platform than the Saucony Omni 15.

The changes in the outsole have somewhat affected the flexibility of the Saucony Omni 16.

For men, the Saucony Omni 16 is a bit more flexible than the Saucony Omni 15, while the Saucony Omni 15 is a bit more flexible than the Saucony Omni 16 for women.

The differences are minor, though, and both the Saucony Omni 15 and the Saucony Omni 16 are running shoes that are on the stiffer end of the spectrum.

The women's version of the Saucony Omni 16 weighs approximately 8.4 oz (238 grams), while the Saucony Omni 15 for women weighs approximately 9.0 oz (255 grams).

The men's version of the Saucony Omni 16 weighs about 10.1 oz (286 grams), and the Saucony Omni 15 for men weighs about 10.6 oz (301 grams).

The Saucony Omni 16 has changed quite a bit compared to the Saucony Omni 15, but what has not changed much is the large amount of stability and support you should be able to get from either running shoe.

However, if you want an overall very soft ride in addition to all of that stability and support, the Saucony Omni 15 might still do a better job than the Saucony Omni 16.

The Saucony Omni 16 is good if you want a bit more comfort in the forefoot.

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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