The 10 Best Saucony Shoes: Unbeatable Overpronation

10 Best Saucony Shoes

After more than 120 years in the business, Saucony knows a thing or two about shoes. The company manufactures a diverse range of athletic footwear designed to get you from one point to another quickly and comfortably, whether you're running, walking, racing or hiking. Use this guide to the 10 best Saucony shoes of 2018 to find the perfect fit for your feet.

Saucony Shoe FAQs

First things first: Do I really need a running shoe?

How much does a pair of Saucony running shoes cost?

Is there a difference between the men's version of a Saucony model and the women's version?

How do Saucony shoes run: small, large, or “just right?”

Does Saucony offer wide widths?

How do Saucony shoes run: small, large, or “just right?”

What is overpronation?

What does “differential” mean when it comes to Saucony shoes?

How long can I expect a pair of Saucony running shoes to last?

Does Saucony offer replacement insoles or laces?

I want to brag about my new shoes. How do I pronounce Saucony?

How This List Was Created

In creating this list, we considered a variety of criteria we believe to be important to runners, hikers, and walkers at all levels of skill and fitness, including:

  • What type of terrain a shoe works best on (e.g., road, track, or trail)
  • What type of movement a shoe works best with (e.g., racing, hiking, training, walking)
  • Cushioning
  • Breathability
  • Impact absorption
  • Overpronation support
  • Grip and traction
  • Durability
  • Price

The shoes that made this list are those that fared well across most or all of these categories.

Price Range and Availability

Saucony shoes range in price from approximately $24 to $130. They're available from a wide range of shoe retailers, including Zappos, Finish Line, DSW, Rack Room Shoes, Macy's, Dick's Sporting Goods, Eastbay and Foot Locker.

The Top 10 Saucony Shoes of 2018

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The lightweight Saucony Breakthru 4 can handle all your training needs, whether you're taking on the track or hitting the road. It weighs 8.6 ounces and features a breathable, engineered mesh upper. Where this shoe really shines is in its cozy fit. The Tri-Flex sole and 8-millimeter differential combine to distribute responsive cushioning evenly across the bottom of your foot from heel to toe. An IBR+ rubber outsole and Everun top sole enhance all that comfort. The only drawback about this shoe is that the standard width may be a bit too narrow for some. The Breakthru 4 is available from Zappos for $100.

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The Saucony Ride 10 is designed to tackle training. Weighing in at 9.5 ounces and featuring Everun top sole technology, it's a lithe, durable shoe that's suitable for both the track and the street. It sports an engineered mesh upper, generous toe box and a woven heel for a comfortable fit. While its arch support is nothing to write home about, the Tri-Flex outsole maximizes contact with the ground and keeps this neutral runner flexible and buoyant.

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The Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 certainly lives up to its name. If your feet, legs and joints have been disappointed by other running shoes, this stable, supportive runner is here to save the day with its exceptional cushioning. Featuring Everun top sole construction, a plush sockliner, and an Isofit fit system that molds to your foot for supreme support, this shoe is perfect for those who need that extra level of strength and steadiness to combat chronic pain. While it tends to run small, Saucony also offers a wide fit. The Redeemer ISO 2 is available from Zappos for $149.95.

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The Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 proves that you don't have to forfeit flexibility if you want a stable running shoe that'll prevent rolling and give the inner edges of your feet a break. Built for road and track wear and tear, this support runner has an Everun midsole and top sole for enhanced energy return, an engineered mesh upper, and Isofit cushioning that molds to the movement of your foot. The Hurricane ISO 4 is cozy, bendy and expensive; sticker shock is the main downside to this high-performance shoe. It's available from Zappos for $165.

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This shoe's got style. Saucony's Kineta Relay is perfect for lighter workouts and the wearer who wants a cozy, featherweight runner to complement his or her active lifestyle. Built for the streets, it boasts Form2U memory foam cushioning that adapts to your foot and high-abrasion EVA foam for extraordinary grip. A 4-millimeter differential means your body will do more work than if you had an 8-millimeter offset, but this isn't the shoe you should wear to train for your next race anyway. The Kineta Relay weighs in at an airy 6.8 ounces and is available from Zappos for $59.95.

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Sometimes, you need to get a grip. Enter the Saucony Peregrine 7. This neutral trail runner's PWRTRAC high-traction outsole is engineered to handle a mountainous terrain. Its TPU exoskeleton makes sure the outdoors stay out of your shoe, while the Everun top sole provides top-of-the-line energy returns and constant comfort. The lack of waterproofing, or even water resistance, is a bummer on a trail runner; otherwise, the Peregrine 7 is built strong enough to withstand rugged routes and cozy enough to keep the adventure going all day long. It's available from Zappos for $89.99.

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The Saucony Guide 10 is all about balance. Its 8-millimeter differential and Tri-Flex outsole distribute plush, responsive Everun cushioning from your heel to your forefoot. That means perfect, flexible foot positioning every time your shoe slaps the road or track. A Flexfilm mesh upper keeps this stability runner light and breathable, although some might find the toe box a little tight. The Guide 10 provides remarkable support at an outstanding price point. It's available from Zappos for $60.

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The Saucony Omni 16 is a stability runner built for comfortable off-roading. Its pillow-soft Everun footbed and impact-dispersing Tri-Flex outsole offer superior cushioning and traction while you train. An external frame, Sauc-fit midsection, and engineered mesh upper combine to give your foot a tailored fit. The 8-millimeter differential is low for a stability shoe, which means your foot is well-supported with each step. Some form of waterproofing — or simply water resistance — would be a nice addition, but, overall, there's a reason why the Omni is still going strong after 16 versions. It's available from Zappos for $117.99.

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The Saucony Xodus ISO 2 is a rugged trail runner with a firm grip, thanks to its PWRTRAC outsole. The Everun top sole is soft and responsive on a wide variety of terrains. Its Isofit fit system is designed for the trail, molding to your foot for a cozy, custom fit. A hot-melt vamp layer doubles down on the shoe's outstanding level of protection, yet its breathability remains high. It does run a bit narrow, however. The ISO 2 is a flexible fortress for your foot, and it's available from Zappos for $104.99.

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The Saucony Cohesion 10 is a lightweight neutral runner at an affordable price. Don't let the low cost fool you; it's surprisingly durable, thanks to its injection-molded EVA midsole, heel grid system, and cushioned collar and tongue. The mesh upper provides a breathable fit. With its 12-millimeter differential, it's perfect for the track or a road run. Its traction isn't great on wet surfaces, but as long as you're not training for a rain-a-thon, this budget buy can offer reliable, day-long comfort. The Cohesion 10 is available from Saucony for $37.99.

Comparison Table

Product

Weight

Cushion

Price

Saucony Breakthru 4

8.6 ounces

Responsive

Saucony Ride 10

ride 10

9.5 ounces

 Moderate

Saucony Redeemer ISO 2

redeemer ISO 2

12 ounces

Plush

Saucony Hurricane ISO 4

hurricane

11.2 ounces

Plush

Saucony Kineta Relay

kineta relay

6.8 ounces

Memory foam

Saucony Peregrine 7

peregrine 7

8.4 ounces

Responsive

Saucony Guide 10

Guide 10

8 ounces

Plush

Saucony Omni 16

omni 16

8.4 ounces

Plush

Saucony Xodus ISO 2

xodus iso 2

10.5 ounces

Moderate

Saucony Cohesion 10

Cohesion 10

9.9 ounces

Moderate

Our Final Thoughts

The balanced Guide 10 gets our pick for Saucony's best all-around runner. Its Everun cushioning and Tri-Flex outsole are a winning combination: the shoe's footbed is plush, responsive, and flexible. At $60, this level of support is an outstanding value. If you have a little more dough in your running shoe budget, the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4, at $129, is a comfy, high-performance stability runner that's supportive, yet flexible.

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