Saucony Omni ISO vs. Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 review

Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 offers lots of support and a plush ride to severe overpronators. Saucony Omni ISO delivers lots of stability and support to moderate to severe overpronators.

The Saucony Omni ISO and the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 are stability running shoes that deliver a lot of stability and support, but the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 is a motion control running shoe, while the Saucony Omni ISO sits just below the motion control category.

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The uppers of the Saucony Omni ISO The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com and the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 look very much alike in what they provide to runners.

Both come with ISOFIT overlays that wrap the midfoot well to give overpronators lots of support where they need it most.

However, the overlays on the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 are a bit thicker than those on the Saucony Omni ISO, and they also come with a few stitches to keep them in place.

Another difference is that the overlays on the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com wrap around the heel just under the sturdy external heel counter at the back.

The overlays on the Saucony Omni ISO just fan out towards the midsole around the midfoot and do not wrap the heel.

The Saucony Omni ISO also comes with a sturdy external heel counter at the back for extra support around the heel, but the heel counter of the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 comes further forward and connects well to the midsole near the midfoot.

Therefore, the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 is expected to deliver somewhat more support around the heel and better reduce heel rotation than the Saucony Omni ISO.

Both running shoes have a forefoot that is open and pretty free from overlays, but the toe box of the Saucony Omni ISO is more open, especially around the bunion window, so it is expected to deliver a bit more comfort than the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2.

All in all, both the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 and the Saucony Omni ISO deliver a good amount of support through their uppers and in all the right places.

The upper of the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 is more covered than that of the Saucony Omni ISO as a good indication that it is the more supportive one.

The midsoles of the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 and the Saucony Omni ISO are similar in that they both come with an EVERUN topsole for heel-to-toe cushioning.

Saucony places both the Saucony Omni ISO and the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 on the plush scale of cushioning, but the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 lies about six notches higher than the Saucony Omni ISO.

This is in line with what lab tests have found, that is, the Saucony Redeemer is overall cushier than the Saucony Omni.

Both running shoes tend to have a cushy forefoot, but the Saucony Omni delivers a more moderate amount of heel cushioning, while the Saucony Redeemer delivers a lot of heel cushioning but not as much as the amount of forefoot cushioning.

Nonetheless, the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 and the Saucony Omni ISO were both designed to not only deliver tons of stability and support but also give you a soft ride.

Both the Saucony Omni ISO and the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 have a long post on the medial side of their midsoles to control overpronation and help stop your foot from rolling too far inward.

This post is a bit longer in the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 than it is in the Saucony Omni ISO, but both running shoes should be able to serve runners who turn in under their heels or more forward under their midfoot and part of their forefoot.

However, the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 might be more suitable for the latter crowd.

The running platform of the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 is broader under the midfoot than that of the Saucony Omni ISO as a good indication that it is more suitable for runners who have broad or flat feet.

Both running shoes have a good amount of separation in their outsoles and a good amount of flex grooves, but you should not expect them to be very flexible running shoes, because they are meant to deliver stability.

In addition, because they tend to deliver lots of forefoot cushioning, they aren't also expected to be very flexible in the forefoot.

The Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 for women weighs approximately 10.5 oz (298 grams), while the Saucony Omni ISO for women weighs approximately 9.5 oz (269 grams).

The Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 for men weighs approximately 12 oz (340 grams), and the Saucony Omni ISO for men weighs 10.7 oz (303 grams).

The Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 is clearly heavier than the Saucony Omni ISO, so it would be a good running shoe for heavier runners who can deal with such weight.

If you are a moderate to severe overpronator who is looking for a soft and smooth ride as well as tons of stability and support in addition to comfort and a secure fit, the Saucony Omni ISO would be worth looking into.

However, if you know that you are a severe overpronator who needs a motion control running shoe, you may want to look into the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 first.

The Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 is also capable of delivering a soft and smooth ride, and it has a more supportive upper to lock big and flat feet in.

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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