Saucony Omni 16 vs. Saucony Guide 10 review

Saucony Omni 16 provides a very stable and supportive running experience. Saucony Guide 10 provides a very cushy, smooth, and comfortable ride to moderate overpronators...

The Saucony Omni 16 and the Saucony Guide 10 are stability running shoes for overpronators, with the Saucony Omni 16 being placed higher in the stability category than the Saucony Guide 10.

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The uppers of the Saucony Omni 16 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com and the Saucony Guide 10 are similar in that they both come with engineered mesh in the forefoot.

However, the Saucony Guide 10 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com adds light no-sew overlays on top of that to increase the amount of support in that area.

This means that the Saucony Omni 16 provides a bit more freedom but a bit less support in the toe box than the Saucony Guide 10.

While both the Saucony Guide 10 and the Saucony Omni 16 cover the midfoot well with no-sew overlays, it is the Saucony Omni 16 that uses slightly sturdier overlays.

The Saucony Omni 16 also comes with a Support Frame at the back that is missing on the Saucony Guide 10.

All in all, the Saucony Omni 16 provides much more support through its upper than the Saucony Guide 10 does, but the Saucony Guide 10 should still be able to keep your foot on the platform.

Both the Saucony Guide 10 and the Saucony Omni 16 provide a good amount of ground contact and make use of the same type of cushioning.

Saucony rates the Saucony Omni 16 as being a bit more plush than the Saucony Guide 10, but running shoe lab test results paint a different picture.

For women, both running shoes are almost equally cushy in both the heel and the forefoot, although the Saucony Guide 10 has a bit more heel cushioning than the Saucony Omni 16.

The running shoes display larger differences in cushioning for men, with the Saucony Guide 10 being overall cushier than the Saucony Omni 16.

In fact, the Saucony Guide 10 provides almost twice as much heel cushioning and a bit more forefoot cushioning than the Saucony Omni 16.

Men should be able to get a very soft ride from the Saucony Guide 10, while the heel of the Saucony Omni 16 could feel a bit firm to some runners.

In terms of stability and support, both the Saucony Omni 16 and the Saucony Guide 10 come with a medial post that controls overpronation. This medial post is quite long in both running shoes.

Running shoe lab tests rate the Saucony Omni 16 as being a bit more stable and supportive than the Saucony Guide 10, but the Saucony Guide 10 scores high too.

The rubber outsoles of the two running shoes differ somewhat but display a zigzag pattern in the forefoot.

The outsole of the Saucony Guide 10 seems to be a bit more separated than that of the Saucony Omni 16, which should benefit the smoothness of your ride.

Running shoe lab tests have found that the Saucony Guide 10 is more flexible than the Saucony Omni 16 for both men and women. The Saucony Omni 16 might feel a bit stiff to some runners.

The women's version of the Saucony Omni 16 weighs approximately 8.4 oz (238 grams), while the Saucony Guide 10 for women also weighs approximately 8.4 oz (238 grams).

The men's version of the Saucony Omni 16 weighs about 10.1 oz (286 grams), and the Saucony Guide 10 for men also weighs about 10.1 oz (286 grams).

If you are an overpronator who is looking for lots of stability and support, you could choose either the Saucony Omni 16 or the Saucony Guide 10.

Saucony lists the Saucony Guide 10 as a running shoe for moderate overpronators, while the Saucony Omni 16 is listed as a running shoe for moderate to severe overpronators.

The Saucony Omni 16 locks in the foot better and delivers slightly more stability and support than the Saucony Guide 10, while the Saucony Guide 10 is good for runners who are looking for stability but also a soft ride.

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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