Saucony Omni 15 vs. Saucony Guide 10 review

Saucony Omni 15 provides a very supportive ride with a good amount of cushioning. Saucony Guide 10 provides a very cushy, smooth, and comfortable ride to overpronators...

The Saucony Omni 15 and the Saucony Guide 10 are stability running shoes with the Saucony Omni 15 lying at the higher end of the stability and support category.

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The uppers of the Saucony Omni 15 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com and the Saucony Guide 10 look quite different.

While the Saucony Guide 10 is built with light overlays and has a seamless upper, the Saucony Omni 15 comes with sturdy stitched-on overlays that hug the midfoot and the heel well.

Both the Saucony Guide 10 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com and the Saucony Omni 15 have very light overlays on the toe box, but the mesh of the Saucony Guide 10 is more open than that of the Saucony Omni 15.

What the Saucony Omni 15 has that the Saucony Guide 10 does not is a Support Frame on the lateral and medial sides of the heel, which helps keep the heel in place.

All in all, the Saucony Omni 15 provides a more secure fit than the Saucony Guide 10, but the Saucony Guide 10 provides enough support in all the right places and keeps its upper light and comfortable.

While both the Saucony Guide 10 and the Saucony Omni 15 are stability running shoes, they still provide quite a bit of cushioning to runners.

Both running shoes come with an EVERUN topsole that helps soften your ride.

So perhaps it is not that surprising that both the Saucony Guide 10 and the Saucony Omni 15 provide an above average amount of cushioning in both the heel and the forefoot.

Running shoe lab tests show that there aren't many differences to be noted in the male versions of the running shoes, with both having a very cushy forefoot and an almost equally cushy heel.

Men can expect to get a very soft ride from either the Saucony Omni 15 or the Saucony Guide 10.

There are larger differences to be noted between the female versions of the running shoes.

In this case, both have a very cushy forefoot, but the Saucony Omni 15 provides a bit more heel cushioning to women than the Saucony Guide 10 does.

Both running shoes are cushy, but the Saucony Omni 15 turns out to be just a bit more cushy than the Saucony Guide 10 for women.

The biggest difference between the midsoles of the two running shoes can be found on the medial side of the midsole.

Both the Saucony Guide 10 and the Saucony Omni 15 come with a fairly long medial post that helps stop your foot from rolling too far inward.

Both medial posts go right up to the foot, but the medial post of the Saucony Omni 15 is positioned a bit more toward the back of the shoe and displays a more rugged structure.

It is also a bit more elevated under the midfoot compared to the medial post of the Saucony Guide 10.

Running shoe lab tests show that both the Saucony Guide 10 and the Saucony Omni 15 provide a lot of stability and support, but that the Saucony Omni 15 provides almost a maximum amount of stability and support.

However, where the Saucony Guide 10 wins is in the flexibility department.

While both running shoes have quite similar rubber patterns in their outsoles, the Saucony Guide 10 turns out to be more flexible than the Saucony Omni 15 for both men and women.

While the Saucony Omni 15 is a bit stiff for men, it displays a good amount of flexibility for women but not as much as the amount displayed by the Saucony Guide 10.

The Saucony Guide 10 and the Saucony Omni 15 provide a good amount of ground contact that should benefit your transitions from heel-strike to toe-off.

The women's version of the Saucony Omni 15 weighs approximately 9.0 oz (255 grams), and the Saucony Guide 10 for women weighs 8.4 oz (238 grams).

The men's versions of the running shoes weigh 10.6 oz (301 grams) and 10.1 oz (286 grams), respectively, with the Saucony Guide 10 being the lightest.

The Saucony Omni 15 is just a tiny bit heavier than the Saucony Guide 10, but for that small amount of weight increase, you get tons of stability and support.

If you are an overpronator, you could choose either the Saucony Omni 15 or the Saucony Guide 10 because both running shoes are very stable running shoes.

It all depends on how much stability and support you require. If you feel that you are someone whose feet tend to roll in somewhat excessively, you may want to consider the Saucony Omni 15 more than the Saucony Guide 10.

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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