7 Best Saucony Sneakers in 2022

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7 Best Saucony Sneakers in 2022

The word Saucony may not be easy to say, but if you’re a running enthusiast, you’ve probably known this brand for ages. After all, they’ve been around since 1898. Impressive right?! 

Now, what’s more impressive is their sneakers. With their century-old experience in running, their lifestyle kicks all exude a sporty runner vibe. Many are also budget-friendly and a lot are classics that have never gone out of style. 

Their selection (30+ sneakers) may not be expansive, but picking the right one is still tricky.

If you’re not sure what’s right for you, fret not. RunRepeat has got you covered. After all, we’re a bunch of sneaker-doting geeks on the hunt for the next best sneaker, the Sauconys included.

How we test sneakers

To help you save time and energy, we are here to do all the research and comparisons for you. We have reviewed all Saucony kicks on the market to pick out the best ones. How? Here is our approach:

  • We gather as much data as we can about the shoes and what people (users and experts) are saying about them.
  • We try them on and test them out. After all, trying it first hand would determine if the shoe is in or out.
  • We assign CoreScores for each shoe. You wouldn’t really do this, but if you’re a numbers person like us, you’d appreciate this a lot. The score which ranges from 0-100 will help you easily determine how liked this shoe is compared to others.

What's more, no shoes are sent to us for free as we buy all reviewed Sauconys ourselves. It helps us stay honest and transparent.

Best Saucony sneakers overall

Saucony Grid SD HT
Saucony Grid SD HT

Corescore

95
Superb!
4.8 / 5 from 72 users

Pros

  • Supportive fit
  • Comfortable interiors
  • Retro vibe
  • Stable platform
  • Prevents overpronation

Cons

  • Weird looks
  • Visible glue marks
  • Toebox gets hot

Verdict

The visual aspect of Saucony Grid SD HT may not be for everyone. But from the inside, this chunky sneaker proves to be a rather comfortable and supportive option. It sturdy platform will also work for people whose feet tend to roll inwards.
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Best original Saucony sneakers

Saucony Jazz Original
Saucony Jazz Original

Corescore

91
Great!
4.6 / 5 from 57,592 users

Pros

  • Next level comfort
  • Snug fit
  • Stylish
  • Lightweight
  • Good for light runs
  • Affordable
  • Moderate arch support
  • Excellent quality
  • Orthotic-friendly

Cons

  • Black ink runs into the white sole
  • Not too grippy on wet pavements

Verdict

The look of classic running kicks is timeless. And when it comes to Saucony, the most classic of them all is the Saucony Jazz Original.

Sporty, simple, and sleek, this old-school charmer is ready to swoon you over its vintage styling. We found its retro hues a plus.

Quality-wise, Saucony made it a point to use top-notch materials - from the mesh underlays to the suede overlays as well as the rubber sole. Everything just looks on point!

Now, when it comes to performance, this simply made our jaws drop. For starters, it offers a snug, glove-like fit. We didn’t feel any pain while donning these kicks. And it also provides the right amount of support in the arches like it’s custom made. And to top it off, walking in these felt like pure bliss. It’s that comfy!

If you’re wondering if there’s anything negative about this shoe, the truth is there is. Its traction is subpar compared to other models. So, be prepared to slip on wet pavements in case you get caught in the rain.

Otherwise, everything else is GREAT about this shoe. Given all the good stuff you can get from a $60 shoe, we’d buy another pair without second-guessing. 

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Best dad Saucony sneakers

Saucony Shadow 5000
Saucony Shadow 5000

Corescore

90
Great!
4.5 / 5 from 3,203 users

Pros

  • Exceptional comfort
  • Eye-catching
  • Budget-friendly
  • Tons of colorways
  • Springy
  • Supportive
  • Extra pair of laces
  • Reassuring closure
  • Tough lugs
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Narrow toe box
  • Misrepresented online (color-wise)

Verdict

Yes, dad shoes are still in, and it seems like they’ll be staying for a long time. After all, most dad shoes are classics that have never gone out of style. And if you’re a fan of Saucony, one dad shoe must-have in their catalog is the Saucony Shadow 5000.

Well, it’s a classic and it is sporty-looking, a shoe perfect for today’s athleisure lifestyle. What’s more is that this running footwear legend maintains all the good stuff that is well-liked by running enthusiasts back in the day. So if you’re on the lookout for a crazy supportive, stable sneaker that is also shock absorbing, the Shadow 5000 is your best bet!

Apart from being unbelievably supportive, this kick also stunned us with its hard-wearing sole and barely-there underfoot feeling. Yes, it’s so light and sturdy, this one sure is a bang for the buck given its $90 price tag. 

If there’s anything that disappointed us, it’s its tight fit. Our toes felt a bit cramped in its narrow toe box. Good thing, we managed to find the size that works best with our broad feet. If you’re still in, you might want to size up. Once you get the right size, the rest is history. 

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Best minimalist Saucony sneakers

Saucony Jazz Court
Saucony Jazz Court

Corescore

87
Good!
4.4 / 5 from 292 users

Pros

  • Comfortable fit
  • Ageless design
  • Durable 
  • Grippy
  • Affordable

Cons

  • Tight toe

Verdict

Thanks to Marie Kondo, everyone’s crazy about minimalism. And if you wish to keep things simple and fuss-free, it’s a good idea to start looking for clean, all-rounder shoes that are easy to mix and match with all kinds of outfits. Good thing, Saucony has one up their sleeve - the Saucony Jazz Court. 

Truly the best of its kind, the Jazz Court is a sight to behold with its no-frills construction - from its upper down to the sole. Choose neutral hues like white and black and you won’t have any regrets. We didn’t have to worry about splurging on a new wardrobe thanks to its straightforward design. 

Now, if you’re worried about looking plain, don’t be! Once you get a closer look at these sneaks, you’d surely be impressed. These kicks aren’t plain at all with their full-grain leather upper. Its quality is just top-notch! And for only $90, you’ll find these a real steal!

Apart from looks and quality, surely you’d want to know how comfy these are. After all, comfort trumps style and everything else in between. 

TBH, at first, the toe box felt a bit cramped. But after some time it loosens up. Once it does, your toes will surely thank you because these are uber-comfortable. What’s more is that they’re built to last. What can we say? Saucony did a fine job at stitching this up!

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Best Grid style Saucony sneakers

Saucony Grid 9000
Saucony Grid 9000

Corescore

89
Great!
4.5 / 5 from 1,495 users

Pros

  • A majority of the reviewers claim that the Saucony Grid 9000 is a really comfortable low-top shoe.
  • The foam-padded tongue of the shoe delivers a snug and more comfortable fit, others noted.
  • The molded-EVA midsole cushion of the shoe absorbs shock, according to some reviews.
  • The triangular lug rubber outsole of the shoe provides additional traction, some say.
  • A lot of the Grid 9000 reviews mention about the satisfaction of the users for the shoe’s well-made construction.
  • A lot of the buyers are glad of the affordable price.
  • The shoe is available in multiple colorways.

Cons

  • Some buyers complained about the shoe with lighter colorways getting dirty easily.
  • It is a bit heavy, some noticed.
  • A handful of purchasers have mentioned that the Saucony 9000 looked bulky on feet.

Verdict

If you’re a fan of Saucony’s Grid tech, then one must-have shoe under this collection is the Saucony Grid 9000. 

Released in the year 1994, this was once touted as a high-performance running shoe. Decades later, this shoe may no longer be one of the best running kicks out there but it still dazzles casual wearers (us included) with its old-school charm and dad shoe vibe. 

Yes, it still looks fresh and on fire even after all these years. Not just that. It’s still mad comfortable! Our tootsies just enjoy every inch of it - from its heel to its toe and from top to bottom. Its padded tongue and plush EVA sole just hug the feet in pillowy-like comfort. 

And have you seen how well built these are?! The people in charge of checking the quality of these shoes deserve a raise because they’re obviously doing a great job. The materials as well as stitches are all on point.

If we need to nitpick, one thing that peeves us is its bottom-heavy sole. But, this was a bit expected given its chunky look. As long as we don’t have to walk for miles (because who does that in a pair of good-looking kicks?) these Grid kicks are simply perfect! 

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Best value Saucony sneakers

Saucony Jazz Low Pro
Saucony Jazz Low Pro

Corescore

91
Great!
4.6 / 5 from 54,350 users

Pros

  • Next level comfort
  • True to size
  • Can be worn with any outfit
  • Light in weight
  • Out-of-the-box comfort
  • Wide range of colorways
  • Inexpensive
  • Great everyday shoe
  • Customizable fit

Cons

  • Easily falls apart
  • Narrow toe box area
  • Minimal arch support

Verdict

Many times, our buying decision all boils down to how much we’re capable of spending. Good thing, Saucony has a lot to offer when it comes to budget-friendly kicks. In fact, its most popular line - the Saucony Jazz collection - is made up of kicks worth less than $100. This includes the Saucony Jazz Low Pro. 

For only $60, we got to enjoy its timeless retro, sporty look, and ultra-cozy interior. Yes, you heard it right. This old-school charmer is crazy comfortable from the get-go. There’s literally zero break-in period with these kicks!

Getting the right size is also easy since they fit true-to-size. However, keep in mind that these shoes have a tapered toe box. So, if you have wide feet, you might want to try sizing up to get that much-needed toe-wiggling feeling. 

Seeing that these are the exact opposite of chunky, its minimal cushioning really helped reduce this shoe’s weight. We tried it on and we felt like we were just wearing a pair of slippers. It’s that light! We can barely feel it!

One let down, though, is that these kicks aren’t as sturdy as other Jazz kicks. Nevertheless, it’s a shoe we’d choose to wear every day given its buttery ride. And since it’s affordable, we’re sure we’ll have some dough saved up once these kicks give up on us.

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What are the cheapest Saucony sneakers in 2022?

  1. Saucony Jazz Court - from $27
  2. Saucony Hornet - from $28
  3. Saucony Jazz 81 - from $37
  4. Saucony Jazz 4000 - from $37
  5. Saucony Jazz DST - from $41
  6. Saucony Grid Azura 2000 - from $66

See all Saucony sneakers sorted by lowest price

What are the most expensive Saucony sneakers in 2022?

  1. Saucony Jazz Court - from $76
  2. Saucony Grid Azura 2000 - from $66
  3. Saucony Jazz DST - from $41
  4. Saucony Jazz 4000 - from $37
  5. Saucony Jazz 81 - from $37
  6. Saucony Hornet - from $28

See all Saucony sneakers sorted by highest price

Author
Sheena
Sheena

Sheena is a wordsmith turned sneaker addict. Her sneaker fixation intensified as her passion for writing grew. A hands-on mom of two sweet yet spunky kids (plus three dogs and two cats), she finds solitude in leafing through shoe catalogs to find the next "it" sneaker. Scrutinizing hugely popular and underrated kicks is her favorite pastime.