Saucony Redeemer ISO vs. Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 review

Saucony Redeemer ISO offers maximum pronation control and a very plush ride to severe overpronators. Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 differs in all areas of the Saucony Redeemer ISO.

The Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 is the updated version of the Saucony Redeemer ISO, which is a motion control running shoe that not only provides lots of support to severe overpronators but also a considerable amount of cushioning.

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The upper of the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com has undergone minor changes compared to that of the Saucony Redeemer ISO.

For starters, the no-sew overlays that run on the toe box of the Saucony Redeemer ISO The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com have been removed from the toe box of the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 and replaced by engineered mesh that provides lightweight structure and support without the need for overlays.

The toecap and the overlays closest to the bunion window and small toe have been replaced by no-sew overlays on the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 instead of using the stitched-on overlays as on the Saucony Redeemer ISO.

However, the no-sew overlay on the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 covers the bunion window more than the stitched-on overlay does on the Saucony Redeemer ISO, so big bunions and wide feet might have less room in the toe box of the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2.

While the stitched-on overlays that wrap the midfoot have changed a bit on the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2, they can still be considered as supportive as the ones on the Saucony Redeemer ISO.

Another change can be found at the back of the running shoe, where the Support Frame has changed on the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2.

The Support Frame on the Saucony Redeemer ISO covers almost the entire heel at the back but does not go far forward at the sides of the heel.

The new Support Frame on the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 does not cover the entire back of the heel, but it goes further towards the midfoot, which means that it is better able to stop heel rotation compared to the Support Frame on the Saucony Redeemer ISO.

All in all, the changes in the upper of the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 are meant to increase comfort and increase the amount of support at the sides of the heel.

However, because the upper of the Saucony Redeemer ISO uses more stitched-on overlays than that of the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2, it might feel a bit tighter but is also a bit more durable.

The Saucony Redeemer ISO delivers almost a maximum amount of cushioning in both the heel and the forefoot to runners.

The main changes in the midsole of the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 have been the addition of an EVERUN topsole, a change to the medial post, and a change to the crash pad.

The Saucony Redeemer ISO does not come with an EVERUN topsole, so the addition of one should improve the feel you get from the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 from heel to toe.

The Saucony Redeemer ISO has a separate crash pad under its heel that is of a different type of cushioning than the main midsole material, while the crash pad under the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 is integrated into the midsole.

Finally, the TPU pillars that the medial post of the Saucony Redeemer ISO has, have been removed from the medial post of the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2.

The medial post of the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 is still wide towards the outsole but has lost some width towards the upper.

The TPU pillars in the medial post of the Saucony Redeemer ISO offer additional support. This support has been removed from the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 and placed in the upper where the Support Frame takes part in the control of overpronation.

This change could make the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 a bit less supportive than the Saucony Redeemer ISO.

This change in the medial post also has an effect on the layout of the outsole of the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2.

The inner side of the ousole has changed a bit and so have the flex grooves in the forefoot of the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2.

The Saucony Redeemer ISO is generally a very stiff running shoe, but the new layout under the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 should somewhat improve the flexibility of the running shoe.

The women's version of the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 weighs approximately 10.5 oz (298 grams) and the Saucony Redeemer ISO weighs approximately 10.7 oz (303 grams).

The men's version of the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 weighs about 12 oz (340 grams), and the Saucony Redeemer ISO for men weighs 12.7 oz (360 grams).

The loss of some of the heavier stitched-on overlays has made the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 somewhat lighter compared to the Saucony Redeemer ISO.

The Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 has undergone a lot of changes compared to the Saucony Redeemer ISO, so the running experience might differ between the two running shoes.

The Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 might prove to be a bit less supportive than the Saucony Redeemer ISO due to the changes in the midsole, so if you are a severe overpronator who needs lots of stability and support, the Saucony Redeemer ISO might still be a better choice.

The Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 is good for runners who found the Saucony Redeemer ISO a bit too supportive.

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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