Saucony Redeemer vs. Saucony Omni 14 review

Saucony Redeemer offers maximum pronation control and a very plush ride to severe overpronators. Saucony Omni 14 offers lots of stability and support in a lightweight package.

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The Saucony Redeemer and the Saucony Omni 14 are stability running shoes but the Saucony Redeemer is seen as a motion control running shoe that provides more support than the Saucony Omni 14.

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The Saucony Redeemer The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com and the Saucony Omni 14 both fall at the higher end of the stability category with the Saucony Redeemer being a motion control running shoe.

The Saucony Omni 14 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com provides a good amount of support around the midfoot with sturdy stitched-on overlays on the medial side that pull the top of the saddle toward the midsole and the back of the shoe.

The Saucony Redeemer has something similar going on with its ISOFIT overlays. The main difference is that the ISOFIT overlays come a bit more forward than the overlays on the Saucony Omni 14. So the forefoot of the Saucony Omni 14 is more open than that of the Saucony Redeemer so may also feel a bit more comfortable.

Both the Saucony Redeemer and the Saucony Omni 14 have a Support Frame at the back that cups the heel well and keeps it in place, but the one of the Saucony Redeemer runs a bit higher than that of the Saucony Omni 14.

All in all, while you can expect to get a tighter and more secure and supportive fit from the Saucony Redeemer, the Saucony Omni 14 may feel much more comfortable, especially in the front half of the shoe.

Both the Saucony Redeemer and the Saucony Omni 14 provide heel-to-toe cushioning, but the cushioning of the Saucony Redeemer is intended to be more plush than that of the Saucony Omni 14.

Running shoe lab tests show that this is indeed the case. The Saucony Redeemer is overall more cushy than the Saucony Omni 14, especially in the heel where the Saucony Omni 14 displays an average amount of cushioning for both genders.

The amount of forefoot cushioning in the Saucony Omni 14 comes very close to that of the Saucony Redeemer, which turns out to have a super cushy forefoot.

Overall, the amount of cushioning is almost to the max in the Saucony Redeemer in both the heel and the forefoot and for both men and women.

Both the Saucony Redeemer and the Saucony Omni 14 are meant to provide runners who overpronate with lots of stability and support through the use of a firmer piece of foam on the medial side of the midsole.

This medial post is much longer in the Saucony Redeemer than it is in the Saucony Omni 14. It also consists of four pillars that hook into the post to reinforce it and up the amount of pronation control provided.

Both running shoes touch the ground under the arch, so are very stable running shoes, but the degree of pronation control is much stronger in the Saucony Redeemer than it is in the Saucony Omni 14.

Both running shoes also have a crash pad under the heel that runs till the midfoot to not only provide you with a soft touch down but also with a smoother transition to toe-off thereafter.

The Saucony Redeemer and the Saucony Omni 14 have outsoles that are pretty wide, which is a good indication that they can accomodate runners who have larger feet and also bigger runners. The running platform of the Saucony Redeemer is just a bit straighter though.

Both the Saucony Omni 14 and the Saucony Redeemer have a fan-shaped rubber pattern in the outsole in the forefoot and a decent amount of separation overall.

The rubber compartments are a bit larger in the Saucony Redeemer than they are in the Saucony Omni 14, and it is clearly visible that the medial post is also thicker going inside, which again points out the Saucony Redeemer as being the more stable and supportive running shoe of the two.

Running shoe lab tests show that both running shoes are on the stiff side for women, but that the Saucony Omni 14 is a bit more flexible than the Saucony Redeemer for men.

Stiffer running shoes are generally more supportive, especially to heavier runners. These are also the runners who can deal with such stiffness and who appreciate it.

The women's version of the Saucony Omni 14 weighs approximately 8.7 oz (247 grams) and the Saucony Redeemer weighs approximately 10.7 oz (303 grams).

The men's version of the Saucony Omni 14 weighs about 10.5 oz (298 grams), and the Saucony Redeemer for men weighs 12.7 oz (360 grams).

If you are an overpronator who tends toward the severe side of overpronation, you could go with either the Saucony Omni 14 or the Saucony Redeemer, but if you are a severe overpronator, the Saucony Redeemer may suit you better than the Saucony Omni 14.

If you are looking for a lightweight running shoe that provides tons of stability and support in addition to comfort, the Saucony Omni 14 might fit the bill.

And if you are looking for boatloads of stability and suport in addition to a secure fit and an overall very cushy ride, then the Saucony Redeemer would be the one to look into.

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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