Saucony Redeemer vs. Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 review

Saucony Redeemer offers maximum pronation control and a very plush ride to severe overpronators. Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 offers lots of stability and cushioning...

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The Saucony Redeemer and the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 are stability running shoes but the Saucony Redeemer is seen as a motion control running shoe that provides more support than the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2.

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The uppers of the Saucony Redeemer and the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com share the property of having ISOFIT overlays, which provide a good wrap and hold around the midfoot.

While the overlays wrap the midfoot and back of the shoes in a similar way, the overlays on the Saucony Redeemer The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com are sturdier as a good indication of the amount of support provided by this running shoe.

Both the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 and the Saucony Redeemer have an external heel counter to adds additional support at the back of the shoes.

And both running shoes have no-sew overlays running over the box, although those of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 are welded-on and lighter than those on the Saucony Redeemer.

The Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 also tends to have a more open forefoot area than the Saucony Redeemer so should feel a bit more comfortable.

It is clear from the construction of the upper that the Saucony Redeemer is a running shoe that can be worn by heavier runners and runners who have large feet.

Both the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 and the Saucony Redeemer provide heel-to-toe cushioning through their midsoles and are meant to feel plush under your feet.

Running shoe lab tests confirm this. Both the Saucony Redeemer and the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 are very cushy running shoes in both the heel and the forefoot.

There are only minor differences to be noted between the two running shoes. For women, they have an equal amount of forefoot cushioning but the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 has a slightly more cushy heel than the Saucony Redeemer.

For men, the Saucony Redeemer is overall a bit more cushy than the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 but especially in the heel were there is a visible difference between the two running shoes.

The biggest difference between the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 and the Saucony Redeemer can be found on the medial side of the midsole, where both have a long piece of firmer foam that controls overpronation and helps stop your foot from rolling too far inward.

This medial post is longer and larger in the Saucony Redeemer than it is in the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2.

In addition, the medial post of the Saucony Redeemer comes with vertical pillars that hook into the foam to reinforce it as well as increase the degree of pronation control.

You basically get maximum pronation control from the Saucony Redeemer and it is the running shoe that provides the most support.

Another difference in the midsole is the crash pad under the heel. This crash pad differs in the way it is implemented in the two running shoes but has the same function of providing a soft landing and smooth transition thereafter.

The Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 has an area of softer foam that has been inserted in the midsole between two layers, whereas the Saucony Redeemer has a more traditional crash pad that runs down till the outsole.

Both the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 and the Saucony Redeemer offer a wide platform that provides full ground contact so are stable running shoes.

However, the platform of the Saucony Redeemer is a bit straighter than that of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 as a good indication that it can accommodate flat feet.

The rubber compartments in the outsole are also laid out differently and the medial post takes up a larger area under the Saucony Redeemer than it does under the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2. Again this points to the Saucony Redeemer as being the more stable running shoe.

Running shoe lab tests show that both running shoes are quite stiff with the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 being just a tiny bit more flexible than the Saucony Redeemer for both genders but not by much.

The women's version of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 weighs approximately 9.0 oz (255 grams) and the Saucony Redeemer weighs approximately 10.7 oz (303 grams).

The men's version of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 weighs about 10.9 oz (309 grams), and the Saucony Redeemer for men weighs 12.7 oz (360 grams).

If you are an overpronator who need lots of stability and support, and who is also looking for a soft ride, you could go with either the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 or the Saucony Redeemer.

However, the Saucony Redeemer is more suited to those who severely overpronate or who have a large and heavy build. The Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 is more for those who are looking for something lighter and who are not excessive overpronators.

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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