The toe box felt restrictive at first. Available in regular and wide widths, they can be a dependable solution for the right type of fit. The mesh is also highly breathable which is perfect for the hot summer days. I was skeptical going into this review because of it. Without a doubt, the construction of the upper also allows some type of movement for overpronation due to the stretchy mesh materials. .
Of course, they are not the best option for uneven surfaces. All of these updated features make the shoe responsive and lightweight. For others, like those with high arches, the change can come with some discomfort in the tongue area. At best it seemed like a gimmick. But those running around city limits or on the track can find plenty of traction in the outsole. They come with a thick midsole which means runners who love to feel the track will not get too excited. Cushioning The underfoot feel and amount of impact protection provided by the compressing materials between the foot and running surface.
It allowed me to lock into a comfortable pace and made miles go by effortlessly. The difference is in the ride. This liner contours the inner of the shoe and helps with alleviating pressure on the forefoot. When I first laced them up, they felt tight and stiff. With a lightweight profile, they can be perfect to hit the streets every day. They really are the real deal. Support The level of pronation control built into the shoe.
Midsole The main advantage of the running shoes is represented by their cushioning. Medial support provides an effortless transition with every step. In terms of feel, the shoes might not be the most lightweight solution on the market. Furthermore, having the ability to choose a wider fit can also be among the most important benefits when it comes to proper comfort even with lateral movements. Thankfully, I had a mostly positive experience with the Guides. Cannot be combined with any other offer. It sold me on this unique upper system that Saucony is going full steam ahead with.
At the same time, they have plenty of versatility to be considered for the track or treadmill as well. One of the issues of the upper can come with the redesigned tongue. This is the third straight year that I have had the opportunity to try this stability running shoe. The longest run I did in them was 15 miles. Overall, very disappointed in this shoe.
I knew the weight of the shoe was similar to the Saucony Guide 10, but when I put the shoe on the 10. It is a compound that promotes continuous cushioning and a higher return on liftoff. After about 30 miles, it finally started to give. The reflective accents were subtle yet apparent. At the same time, the thick padding around the heel and the ankle make the upper comfortable even when sprinting. If you were a big fan of the feel or the Saucony Guide 10, you will really enjoy the updated version of this stability running shoe. The overlays wrapped onto my foot comfortably and gave a great fit.
Is this much change good though? Not valid on prior purchases or in Saucony outlet stores. The arch is a little bulkier not offering as much flexibility; but gives a smoother ride and better ground control when my feet hit the ground. My first encounter with it had me thinking it was merely another gimmick, but it was executed rather well with the Guide. Not sure, but I think it is the way the bottom of the shoe is made on the inside. Those with high arches might feel a slight discomfort just where the tongue begins, which means the wide version is highly recommended in this situation.
Both are around the same weight, cushioning, and have an 8mm drop. Saucony stability shoes are my absolute only walking shoes for over 15 years. Not only does it improve the fit and comfort, but the updated mesh has an increased level of breathability to keep your feet cool during those tough workouts. So, running more miles in this shoe doesn't happen. They can easily be used on the track where they also excel in support. The main idea of the fit is to get it right in order to make the most of the improved cushioning when compared to regular running shoes.