Facts

Terrain
Road
Arch support
Neutral
Use
Daily running
Price
$70
Weight
M: 289g | W: 238g
Heel to toe drop
M: 8mm | W: 8mm
Heel height
M: 26mm | W: 26mm
Forefoot height
M: 18mm | W: 18mm
Widths available
M: Normal - D | W: Normal - B
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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 4.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

3 reasons to buy

  • The good looks and design of the Saucony Mystic gained positive response based on some reviews.

  • The Mystic features a forefoot flex groove for added flexibility.

  • Available in a very reasonable price.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Most runners complained that the Mystic is not as comfortable as expected.

  • Size runs small.

Bottom line

The Saucony Mystic is a moderately cushioned neutral running shoe with breathable mesh and supportive overlays. This shoe performs well on the road and a great daily training partner.



World wide, Mystic is in the top 50% most popular running shoes. The brand, Saucony, is the 6th most popular.

Map: Shows popularity per continent based on 967 shoes


Ratings

4.3 / 5 based on 165 ratings

5 star
61%
4 star
20%
3 star
9%
2 star
4%
1 star
6%

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Updates to Mystic

The Saucony Mystic is a neutral running shoe that is created to deliver reliable underfoot cushioning and protection, while also giving a reliable fit that’s not too tight. It’s a great option when it comes to doing activities for an active lifestyle, such as exercising and working out. It has an appealing look that caters to the tastes of modern or contemporary runners.

The upper unit of the Saucony Mystic features an open construction. The fabrics that are used here allow air to seamlessly enter the shoe in order to keep the foot dry and cool, thus enabling extended running sessions. Synthetic overlays provide structure to the upper while also making sure that the foot is hugged responsibly by the cover system.

The mid-sole unit uses high quality foam technologies in order to provide sure cushioning and support to the foot of the wearer. The Heel Grid System balances the cushioning while also maintaining a stable platform on which the rear of the foot rests. The main foam unit is responsible for handling impact shock.

The outsole unit of the Saucony Mystic uses a full-length rubber material that is very durable and resistant to abrasion. It is also able to hold onto the surface well. Flex grooves allow the runner to move more naturally, particularly during the toe-off phase.

Mystic size and fit

The Saucony Mystic has a regular running shoe length. It is true to both the men and women’s versions. It follows the standard measurements for length. The available width is medium, so this shoe accommodates runners who have medium sized feet. Its semi-curved shape follows the natural foot shape.

Outsole

The XT-600 is a carbon rubber compound that’s placed under the shoe as the external layer that protects the rest of the sole unit from wear and abrasion. It’s sufficiently thick, thus letting it last long. It is also able to deliver sure traction on the roads and tracks, making sure that surface control is achieved.

Flex grooves are cut horizontally from the edge of the mid-foot to the forefoot section. They make sure to allow the natural flexibility of the foot, which is important when it comes to getting a more efficient running performance.

Midsole

The IMEVA foam or the Injection Molded Ethylene vinyl acetate is a full-length material that serves as the main cushioning system of the Saucony Mystic. It sufficiently supports the foot and keeps it comfortable during running. It doesn’t wear off easily, so it remains effective even after a long time.

The Heel Grid System adds more cushioning to the rear of the foot. It makes heel striking more agreeable and comfortable, preventing the discomfort that’s usually associated with shoes that do not have sufficient support for heel strikers.

Upper

The open mesh is a breathable material that allows air to enter the shoe in order to maintain a well-ventilated environment for the foot. It doesn’t make the interior feel stifling, so extended runs are very much possible.

A padded tongue and collar gives support to the dimensions of the foot. The inner sleeve is even smooth, so it makes sure that the foot stays safe from irritation. Overall, the interior is very comfortable to the skin.

Synthetic overlays are stitched onto the upper unit. They provide structural integrity to the upper while also affording a snug and customizable fit that’s tuned to the specific needs of the wearer. Connected to the lacing system, these overlays react to the tightness or looseness of the shoelaces.


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