Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 vs. Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 review

Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 offers lots of support and a plush ride to severe overpronators. Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 offers stability and support in a well-cushioned package...

The Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 and the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 are stability running shoes for overpronators, but the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 is seen as a motion control running shoe for severe overpronators, while the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 is more for moderate overpronators.

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The uppers of the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com and the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 are alike in that they both come with ISOFIT dynamic lacing. The difference lies in the materials used around midfoot.

The Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com covers the midfoot well with overlays and a more closed structure of the mesh compared to elsewhere in the upper, but the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 comes with thick and sturdy overlays around the midfoot that contain some stitches and that cover a large area around the midfoot.

Therefore, the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 offers much more support around the midfoot than the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 does.

The Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 also has some no-sew overlays closer to the forefoot and that connect to the no-sew toecap.

This prevents it from providing as much room in the toe box as the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 does by using structured mesh to provide support around the toe box.

Therefore, if you have big bunions, the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 is likely to feel less constricted than the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2.

The Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 is pretty closed around the heel and comes with a Support Frame that locks your heel in.

The Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 also comes with a Support Frame around the heel, and its Support Frame is bigger, sturdier, and comes further forward towards the midfoot to not only lock your heel in but also diminish heel rotation and start pronation control from within the upper.

The Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 offers a good amount of support through its upper from heel to toe, but everything in the upper of the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 is larger, thicker, and better able to offer lots of support to those who need it.

The midsoles of the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 and the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 are similar in that they both come with a topsole construction of EVERUN cushioning.

However, they differ in that the entire midsole of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 also consists of EVERUN cushioning, while that of the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 does not.

The Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 is supposed to offer a plush running experience to severe overpronators and is placed fairly high on the plush cushioning scale by Saucony but not higher than the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 is placed.

The Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 is placed almost at the top of the scale and is described by Saucony as a running shoe that provides the best combination of cushioning and support.

Therefore, the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 is expected to deliver a somewhat softer ride than the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2, but your ride should feel overall soft in both running shoes.

Both the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 and the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 are meant to deliver support to overpronators and do so by having a post on the medial side of their midsoles that helps stop the feet of overpronators from rolling too far inward.

This post is long in both running shoes, but their shapes differ somewhat, with the medial post of the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 being more triangular than that of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4.

One noticeable difference is that the location where the Support Frame ends at the midsole in the upper of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 connects to the top of the end of the medial post in the midsole, while the Support Frame in the upper of the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 connects to the top of the beginning of the medial post in the midsole.

Therefore, the connection between Support Frame and medial post is more seamless and better positioned in the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 to deliver lots of pronation control.

Note that Saucony places the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 halfway on the motion control scale, while the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 lies at the bottom of the stability scale, far away from the motion control scale.

Therefore, the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 is expected to deliver much more stability and support than the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4, which is in line with what you would expect to get from these two running shoes when you look at the materials used.

The outsoles of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 and the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 differ in that the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 offers a much broader platform to runners and is suitable for those who have big or flat feet.

The shape of the outsole of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 follows the shape of a normal foot and is narrower under the midfoot.

While the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 has overall more cuts in its rubber, the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 has more deep flex grooves.

However, the amount of flex grooves has been kept to a minimum, and because the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 delivers a good amount of forefoot cushioning, it is likely to feel stiff.

The Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 also delivers a good amount of cushioning, and because its outsole has vertical flex grooves instead of horizontal flex grooves, which are more beneficial to flexibility, the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 is also likely to be a stiff running shoe, although Saucony claims that it is flexible.

While the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 is a little bit heavier than previous versions of the running shoe, it still remains somewhat lighter than the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 for both men and women.

The Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 and the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 are very supportive running shoes from which you can get a soft and smooth ride.

However, if you are a severe overpronator who needs lots of stability and support, you may want to look into the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 before you look into the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4.

Moderate overpronators may want to consider the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 first, because the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 could turn out to offer too much pronation control to them.

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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