Saucony Omni ISO vs. Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 review

Saucony Omni ISO delivers lots of stability and support to moderate to severe overpronators. Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 offers stability and support in a well-cushioned package...

The Saucony Omni ISO and the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 are stability running shoes for runners who require a good amount of stability and support.

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The uppers of the Saucony Omni ISO The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com and the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 are similar in that both come with ISOFIT and are adjustable through the saddle.

However, the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com has three areas of adjustment, while the Saucony Omni ISO only has two.

Both running shoes come with overlays around the midfoot, but the overlays on the Saucony Omni ISO are somewhat thicker and cover a larger area than those on the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4, but whereas the Saucony Omni ISO does not have overlays around the heel, the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 is covered around the heel.

Both running shoes also come with a Support Frame at the back, but the one on the Saucony Omni ISO is a bit thicker than the one on the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4.

The Saucony Omni ISO comes with engineered mesh in its forefoot so provides structure and support without any overlays running directly on the toe box.

The Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 is different in that it does have an overlay running on the big toe and the mesh is more closed where the bunion window is located, but both running shoes should be able to deliver a good amount of comfort in the forefoot.

All in all, the uppers of both the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 and the Saucony Omni ISO deliver a good amount of support and in all the right places where overpronators tend to need the most support.

While the tooling is a little bit thicker on the Saucony Omni ISO, the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 can still compete well with it.

The midsoles of the Saucony Omni ISO and the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 differ in that the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 has a full-length EVERUN midsole and a topsole, while the Saucony Omni ISO only comes with an EVERUN topsole.

The Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 is meant to deliver a large amount of cushioning, while the Saucony Omni ISO is meant to be soft but not over the top soft.

Saucony lists the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 at the top end of the plush cushioning scale, while the Saucony Omni ISO is at the bottom end of the scale.

The Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 is described as delivering the best combination of cushioning and support, while the Saucony Omni ISO is described as providing extra support while maintaining great cushioning.

The Saucony Hurricane typically delivers a good amount of heel and forefoot cushioning that is well balanced, while the Saucony Omni tends to have a cushy forefoot with a less cushy heel but still enough not to feel firm.

In terms of stability and support, the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 is listed by Saucony at the bottom end of the stability scale, while the Saucony Omni ISO is listed at the top end of the stability scale, right under motion control.

Both running shoes come with a long medial post, but the post of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 seems to be a bit longer than that of the Saucony Omni ISO.

However, the difference in midsole material used also weighs in on the amount of stability delivered. Because the Saucony Omni ISO does not make use of a full-length EVERUN midsole, it is expected to be somewhat more stable than the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4.

In addition, the combination of the medial post that runs high and the sturdier external heel counter in the upper of the Saucony Omni ISO would help it to deliver a somewhat stronger degree of pronation control.

In any case, with the current setup, the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 would be suitable for runners who turn their feet in under their heels, midfoot, or part of their forefoot, while the Saucony Omni ISO is better for those who turn in under the heels or midfoot.

Both the Saucony Omni ISO and the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 provide a good amount of ground contact, which makes the running shoes a bit more stable and also helps them to deliver smoother heel-to-toe transitions.

The rubber outsoles of the two running shoes have a zigzag pattern in the forefoot, but whereas the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 only has horizontal cuts in its rubber with vertical flex grooves in the forefoot, the Saucony Omni ISO has broad horizontal flex grooves with rubber cuts in the center.

The setup of both running shoes would make them feel somewhat stiff under your foot, and because they are stability running shoes that deliver a good amount of forefoot cushioning, they aren't expected to be super flexible running shoes.

The women's version of the Saucony Omni ISO weighs approximately 9.5 oz (269 grams), and the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 for women weighs 9.9 oz (281 grams).

The men's versions of the running shoes weigh 10.7 oz (303 grams) and 11.2 oz (318 grams), respectively, with the Saucony Omni ISO being the lighter one.

If you are a moderate overpronator who is looking for a soft, smooth, and comfortable ride, you may want to look into the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4, and if you are a moderate to severe overpronator who is looking for the same, the Saucony Omni ISO would be the one to consider.

The Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 is expected to deliver a somewhat softer ride than the Saucony Omni ISO, and the Saucony Omni ISO is expected to deliver somewhat more support than the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4.

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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