1898 is where it all began. Since then, Saucony has rightfully taken its place as one of the world's leading running companies. Built on a legacy of performance, Saucony continues to offer best-in-class running shoes, running apparel, and timeless retro Originals footwear that has helped shape who we are today. The next great innovation has always been right at our fingertips - from speed shoes to trail running shoes and walking shoes to casual classics.
Saucony shoes come with many different features, focusing towards different elements of the running gait and/or varying foot types. With so many differing features it can sometimes become quite overwhelming so we've created a Saucony footwear Glossary to help you understand the features within our wide range of waling, running and performance shoes.
COMFORT LITE SOCKLINER
Molded sockliner contoured to cradle the heel, support the arch and reduce peak pressures in the forefoot. Built from premium EVA for an exceptionally responsive feel.
Serves a dual purpose of providing great traction and durability with increased flexibility to give you a fluid feel. Also, it’s very easy on the eyes.
Our External Bedrock Outsole is a protective plate that shields the forefoot from rocks and roots.
High Abrasion EVA foam that is a lighter alternative to rubber in the midsole and outsole construction.
EVERUN provides a lively, resilient ride while providing continuous cushioning throughout the run. Highly durable and with enhanced energy return properties, EVERUN delivers an energized running experience with every stride.
Lightweight yet strong material allows for fewer layers in the upper for a seamless, flexible feel.
Memory foam footbed provides all-day comfort.
Our Exclusive 3D approach to fit that feels personalized through the use of an underfoot cradle construction that is topped with cushioning that shapes to you, plus upper materials that flex, stretch and protect.
Provides a highly versatile, accommodating fit and feel designed to maximize comfort and support. Specifically designed for compatibility with orthotics or shoe inserts.
Offers stable cushioning in the heel.
Our strobel board is covered with an additional 3mm of foam to deliver an incredibly plush ride.
33% lighter and provides more cushioning compared to standard blown rubber.
Isolates and distributes impact upon heel strike.
A soft inner sleeve and floating support cage combine to create a dynamic fit system that adapts to the shape and motion of your foot.
Heel-to-toe differential of the shoe, inclusive of the midsole and outsole measurements.
Powerfoam material is integrated with GRID technology to create a system that effectively centers the foot, absorbs impact and distributes pressure, resulting in an exceptionally smooth and responsive ride.
More responsive than EVA, ProGrid provides incredible cushioning in a lightweight package.
Supportive straps on either side of the midfoot that encase the foot and lock it to the platform.
PWRFOAM EVA-based cushioning provides durability resiliency and responsiveness.
PWRGRID+ platform is over 20% more cushioned and 15% more resilient than a standard POWERGRID construction, providing a plush feel, responsive ride, and superior impact protection.
The latest upgrade in EVA-based cushioning that provides even more energy-return rebound and durability than previous formmulations.
PWRRUNPB is Saucony’s premiere cushioning material. A beaded foam made from a proprietary blend of PEBA polymers, PWRRUN PB is half the weight of EVA and exceptionally bouncy (88% energy return). It also is very consistent across a wide range of temperatures, and dramatically more durable than EVA.
The latest breakthrough in PU-based cushioning that is formulated at a lower density to increase the softness and decrease the weight of the super-resilient cushioning. It gives you the best in all six aspects of cushioning-impact absorption, stride, response, pressure reduction, energy return, durability, and weight.
Tacky, durable rubber providing exceptional traction and abrasion resistance. Compound has a Coefficient of Friction (COF) that is 3x that of normal carbon rubber.
Collar lining material combines superior moisture wicking properties with a plush feel for comfort.
Ultra-plush memory foam footbed for ultimate cushioning.
Supports the medial arch and provides a snug, secure fit.
Our revolutionary SPEEDROLL Technology propels you forwards with the feeling of continuous momentum. Its two core variables are elevated cushioning and a stuff forefoot, which result in an instantly responsive ride, so you can run faster, not harder.
Super Rebound Compound provides durable shock absorption in the heel crashpad to help reduce torque and allow for a smooth transition into the midfoot.
Saucony Super Lite EVA blend that maximizes rebound and durability while minimizing weight.
Molded support locks the heel in place for a secure, stable fit.
Our TRI-FLEX outsole works with the EVERUN topsole for increased force dispersion over a greater surface area while also delivering optimal flexibility and traction.
A durable EVA-based cushioning that has been turned for a responsive ride.
An incredible value-oriented EVA-based cushioning that feels responsive and has the durability required to hold up to a variety of activities.
VIBRAM ARCTIC GRIP®
Vibram Arctic GRIP® Technology provides unparalleled traction in wet, slipper conditions.
Premium carbon rubber outsole material that offers exceptional traction and high-wear properties.
Carbon rubber outsole material that offers exceptional abrasion and traction properties.