Saucony Omni 16 vs. Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 review

Saucony Omni 16 provides a very stable and supportive running experience. Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 offers stability and support in a well-cushioned package.

The Saucony Omni 16 and the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 are stability running shoes for overpronators or runners who need a good amount of stability and support.

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The uppers of the Saucony Omni 16 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com and the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 are quite similar in that they consist of engineered mesh in the forefoot and sturdy overlays around the midfoot.

The mesh does not come with overlays so provides quite a bit of comfort in the forefoot.

The overlays around the midfoot are more pulled back on the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com than they are on the Saucony Omni 16, but the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 comes with extra bands as underlays around the midfoot near the forefoot.

Therefore, while the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 might seem that it provides more room to big bunions, the Saucony Omni 16 is the one that might provide unconstricted room to bunions despite the space that it provides seems to be less.

The overlays around the midfoot and the heel of the Saucony Omni 16 cover a larger area than those around the midfoot and the heel of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3.

This is a good indication that the Saucony Omni 16 is meant to provide more support than the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3.

Both running shoes come with a Support Frame at the back to increase the amount of support behind the heel.

All in all, both running shoes offer a good amount of comfort in the forefoot and a good amount of support around the midfoot where overpronators tend to need the most support.

Both the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 and the Saucony Omni 16 make use of the same type of cushioning in their midsoles and provide a similar amount of ground contact.

While the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 and the Saucony Omni 16 are both stability running shoes, Saucony places the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 very high where plush cushioning is concerned and halfway on the stability scale.

The Saucony Omni 16 is placed lower on the plush cushioning scale and very high on the stability scale.

Running shoe lab tests display similar results, although the Saucony Omni 16 scores high in forefoot cushioning but somewhat more moderate where heel cushioning is concerned.

In addition, running shoe lab tests places the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 just a couple of notches below the Saucony Omni 16 on the stability scale.

This is not surprising, because the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 has a very long post on the medial side of the midsole just like the Saucony Omni 16 does.

The biggest difference is that the medial post of the Saucony Omni 16 goes higher up than that of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3, so the amount of pronation control might be a bit stronger in the Saucony Omni 16.

The rubber outsoles of the Saucony Omni 16 and the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 are well separated and display a similar pattern in the forefoot.

The separation should help dissipate shock and increase the smoothness of your ride, and the full ground contact should contribute to smoother heel-to-toe transitions in both running shoes.

However, neither the Saucony Omni 16 nor the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 are very flexible running shoes, according to running shoe lab tests.

The women's version of the Saucony Omni 16 weighs approximately 8.4 oz (238 grams), while the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 for women weighs approximately 9.7 oz (275 grams).

The men's version of the Saucony Omni 16 weighs about 10.1 oz (286 grams), and the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 for men weighs about 10.9 oz (309 grams).

If you are a moderate overpronator, you could choose either the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 or the Saucony Omni 16, because both are very stable running shoes.

However, if you tend more towards severe overpronation, you might want to look into the Saucony Omni 16 more than the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3.

The Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 is good for runners who are not only looking for a very stable ride but also a very 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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