7 Best Saucony Running Shoes For Men in 2022

Jens Jakob Andersen
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7 Best Saucony Running Shoes For Men in 2022

Saucony is a real OG in the running shoe business. Its history can be traced as far back as 1898 in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. Known for its reliability, comfort, and innovative design, the Saucony brand offers a deep lineup of best-in-class shoes for all types of runners.

Whether it's for training for your first 42K, or just wanting a dependable daily trainer, Saucony running shoes for men will give your performance and efficiency a solid boost.

To help you save time and narrow down your options, we’ve rounded up and tested 120+ men’s Saucony running shoes out there. From long-time favorites to the newest releases, we’ve selected our best picks in five different categories for your browsing convenience.

How we test running shoes

To make our top recommendations, we’ve spent hours poring over Saucony’s impressive lineup and newest releases worked with our team of wear-testers and analyzed each model at the RunRepeat shoe lab. Here’s exactly how we approach the entire process:

  • We buy all the men’s running shoes from Saucony using our own funds. This ensures our transparency and freedom from any bias.
  • We perform a gamut of mechanical tests inside our lab, involving cutting the shoes into pieces. We then closely analyze and measure 30+ parameters, from the softness of the cushioning, and upper durability, to stability and energy return, among others.
  • We wear-test each shoe by clocking in at least 30 to 40 miles running on asphalt, paved road, or dirt paths.
  • We gather some more feedback and information from professional shoe experts and regular users of the Saucony shoes.

Finally, we get the top rankings for our best selections using our proprietary CoreScore system. All comparable data above are calculated and the final score for each model is assigned, ranging from 0 to 100.

Best men's Saucony running shoes overall

Saucony Endorphin Speed
Saucony Endorphin Speed

Corescore

93
Superb!
4.6 / 5 from 4,594 users
92 / 100 from 28 experts

Pros

  • Fast & responsive
  • Cushioned especially for the long runs
  • Spring, trampoline effect
  • Excellent durability 
  • Featherweight like a race shoe
  • Breathable
  • True to size
  • Perfect foot lock
  • Incredible value

Cons

  • Needs adaptation period 
  • Questionable grip on wet surfaces

Verdict

Among all the shoes we've tested, nothing comes close to how the Saucony Endorphin Speed fits the bill as a speedster that can certainly go the distance! Whether it's a 10K, half marathon, or marathon, you can set PBs in this baby! Might feel weird while walking or jogging, but becomes a perfect fit when you really pick up the pace. It's made for speed, and it sticks to that!
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Best Saucony road running shoes for men

Saucony Endorphin Pro+
Saucony Endorphin Pro+

Corescore

91
Superb!
5.0 / 5 from 7 users
93 / 100 from 8 experts

Pros

  • Super lightweight
  • Breathable upper
  • Cushioned
  • Responsive ride
  • Rockered design
  • Fast feeling
  • Looks great
  • True to size

Cons

  • A bit stiff
  • Heel slip issues
  • Tippy
  • Pricey upgrade

Verdict

A mid-season update to the Endorphin line?! Yes, please!! This is basically the Endorphin Pro 2 with a lighter, more breathable upper, and Saucony found a way to cut an impressive half-ounce off the weight (7.1 ounces vs the Pro 2 at 7.6). If you want a fast, light shoe that can finally really compete with Nike and Asics, it’s here. Its track-like upper and rockered, stiff, propulsive ride are sure to help you crush old PRs.
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Best Saucony trail running shoes for men

Saucony Peregrine 11
Saucony Peregrine 11

Corescore

89
Great!
4.5 / 5 from 3,739 users
85 / 100 from 18 experts

Pros

  • Outstanding grip
  • Perfect foot lockdown
  • Great for mud, ice, rocks 
  • Durable as a tank

Cons

  • For narrow feet only
  • Not breathable
  • Heavy

Verdict

A beast in all our trail runs, the Saucony Peregrine 11 was more than confidence-inspiring! It's a tank that mutes out all the harshness of the trails while eating up everything you throw at it! From slick mud, snow, dry, and rocky stream crossings, this shoe just bites hard and deep into the ground. It's also built to run fast, and we got exactly that in the Peregrine!
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Best Saucony stability running shoes for men

Saucony Guide 14
Saucony Guide 14

Corescore

89
Great!
4.6 / 5 from 3,819 users
85 / 100 from 12 experts

Pros

  • Mild stability
  • Wide toebox
  • Familiar Saucony fit
  • Good grip
  • Perfect midfoot lockdown
  • Really durable

Cons

  • Uninspired ride
  • Heel slipping
  • A bit heavy

Verdict

A stability shoe made for training runs, the Guide 14 from Saucony just gets the job done for us. No frills, no gimmicks, just plain support. While it may be a positive for the shoe, it also renders a negative - it's a dull ride. Whether you're an overpronator or a neutral runner in need of extra arch support, the Saucony Guide is neither obtrusive nor too harsh to not find that sweet spot in your daily running shoe roster.
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Best Saucony neutral running shoes for men

Saucony Endorphin Pro 2
Saucony Endorphin Pro 2

Corescore

91
Superb!
4.5 / 5 from 317 users
91 / 100 from 22 experts

Pros

  • Roomy fit
  • Lightweight
  • True to size
  • Insanely breathable
  • Fast & efficient
  • Responsive
  • Durable for a race shoe
  • Most comfortable race shoe
  • Price ($200)

Cons

  • Unstable heel
  • Poor midfoot lockdown
  • Learning curve

Verdict

If we can pick a shoe that screams fast, the Endorphin Pro 2 is THE shoe! Made for race day, you can't go wrong with the Endorphin - it's carbon-plated, snappy, rebounding, light, and just everything speed-oriented. It will bolt you forward in your competition, so prepare to take off at lightning speed! If you want to beat or set new PRs, we strongly suggest getting this shoe.
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Best value Saucony running shoes for men

Saucony Ride 14
Saucony Ride 14

Corescore

90
Superb!
4.5 / 5 from 1,942 users
91 / 100 from 15 experts

Pros

  • Durable 
  • Breathable
  • Soft, luxurious feel
  • True to size
  • No break-in
  • Wide feet friendly
  • Do-it-all trainer

Cons

  • A bit stiff underfoot
  • Could be more responsive

Verdict

The Saucony Ride 14 is a daily trainer that impressed us with its utilitarian and consistent ride. It stays nice and stable from short to long-distance runs, giving us that peace of mind to run with confidence from start to finish! It's neither too soft nor too firm and can handle just about any type of run - from daily runs, recovery days, and even tempo paces.
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What are the cheapest men's Saucony running shoes in 2022?

  1. Saucony Cohesion 14 - from $40
  2. Saucony Omni 20 - from $63
  3. Saucony Xodus 11 - from $74
  4. Saucony Hurricane 23 - from $75
  5. Saucony Triumph 19 - from $77
  6. Saucony Switchback 2 - from $79
  7. Saucony Echelon 8 - from $89
  8. Saucony Axon 2 - from $90
  9. Saucony Ride 15 - from $91
  10. Saucony Guide 15 - from $100
  11. Saucony Kinvara 13 - from $103
  12. Saucony Peregrine 11 GTX - from $105
  13. Saucony Endorphin Shift 2 - from $113
  14. Saucony Endorphin Speed 2 - from $127
  15. Saucony Peregrine 12 - from $129

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Author
Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.