7 Best Saucony Running Shoes For Women, 100+ Shoes Tested in 2023

Jens Jakob Andersen
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7 Best Saucony Running Shoes For Women, 100+ Shoes Tested in 2023

Vibrant? Check. Formidable on the road? Absolutely! We're, of course, talking highly about the best Saucony running shoes for women.

This female-empowering lineup houses our finest choices from this stunning brand. We've tested over a hundred pairs of Saucony running shoes to just bring you our top picks in various categories—from trail runners to race-oriented kicks.

How we test running shoes

Creating amazing lists of top picks, including this Saucony-centric one, is core to RunRepeat's existence. To make our selections as compelling and unbiased as possible, we live by this approach:

  • We purchase women's Saucony running shoes using our own funds. Yes, we don't receive them for free.
  • Our tests happen both indoors (we have our own lab!) and outdoors.
  • We clock in miles and days testing these kicks to determine their areas of expertise.
  • We reflect in our reviews opinions from thousands of experienced runners and athletic experts.

As a result, every reviewed Saucony running shoe for women receives a 0-100 rating. This is what we call a CoreScore—one of the major facets making up our selection process. From there, we get to flesh out our top picks.

Best women's Saucony running shoes overall

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.
Saucony Endorphin Pro+ full review

Best Saucony road running shoes for women

Saucony Endorphin Pro 3
Saucony Endorphin Pro 3

CoreScore

90
Superb!
4.5 / 5 from 565 users
91 / 100 from 22 experts

Pros

  • Speedier than ever
  • Snappy toe-off
  • More cushioned for long runs
  • Stable for during sharp turns
  • Perfect for hot weather
  • Race-ready fit
  • Gusseted tongue
  • Insanely light
  • Grips on soaked pavements

Cons

  • Causes heel rubs
  • Toe box can be roomier

Verdict

A super shoe is now on its way to becoming even more super. Say hello to the Endorphin Pro 3 from Saucony—a racing flat that can go fast and far. It's lightweight, incredibly energetic, and smooth-rolling; setting and breaking marathon records is as easy as easy can be. And if you crave that extra cushion for the extra miles ahead, the Saucony Endorphin Pro 3 won't let you down.
Saucony Endorphin Pro 3 full review

Best Saucony trail running shoes for women

Saucony Xodus Ultra
Saucony Xodus Ultra

CoreScore

88
Great!
4.4 / 5 from 473 users
90 / 100 from 6 experts

Pros

  • Protective cushion
  • Responsive ride
  • Extremely comfy for ultras
  • Grippy on mud and loose ground
  • Breathable
  • Lighter than the Xodus 11
  • Stable platform
  • Wide-feet friendly

Cons

  • Midfoot is too roomy
  • Lace change needed for good lockdown

Verdict

The Xodus Ultra from Saucony is a trail running shoe for ultra distances. It lets go of the beefy and burly signature of the past Xodus, shedding off a significant amount of weight. It can go fast and far with its responsive and uber-comfy ride. And if you want a shoe that has protection written all over it, the Saucony Xodus Ultra will crush through both well-groomed and rugged terrains like they're nothing.
Saucony Xodus Ultra full review

Best Saucony neutral running shoes for women

Saucony Kinvara 13
Saucony Kinvara 13

CoreScore

89
Great!
4.6 / 5 from 2,073 users
84 / 100 from 11 experts

Pros

  • Soft and responsive cushion
  • Insanely light
  • Roomy toebox
  • Secure lockdown
  • Tongue stays in place
  • No lace bites
  • Breathable for warm weather
  • Reflective elements
  • Sustainably-made upper

Cons

  • Lacks cushion for long runs
  • Too roomy for narrow feet

Verdict

The Saucony Kinvara 13 doesn't just look fast; it also runs fast. Apart from being the lightest Saucony Kinvara, it's also the brand's lively and natural-feeling jack-of-all-trades. It's a speed trainer that's cushioned enough for short to mid-distance runs, and is bouncy yet stable for faster paces. For Saucony fans, the Kinvara 13 is a low-to-the-ground complement to the famous Saucony Endorphin Speed 2.
Saucony Kinvara 13 full review

Best Saucony stability running shoes for women

Saucony Guide 15
Saucony Guide 15

CoreScore

87
Great!
4.3 / 5 from 2,342 users
89 / 100 from 16 experts

Pros

  • Unintrusive stability
  • Protective cushion
  • Rolls smoothly
  • Lighter than other Saucony Guides
  • Snug and secure foot wrap
  • Roomy toe box
  • Breezy for summer
  • Recycled materials in the upper

Cons

  • Lacks bounce
  • Too much rubber outsole in the heel

Verdict

The Guide 15 from Saucony is a lightweight stability shoe that's perfect for easy training runs on the road. With the support it provides, it delivers a surefooted ride for people with flat feet and overpronation. Even more, it lets go of the stability conventions of the past being a light and non-taxing on the foot. It's firm, but just enough to keep the foot steady and supported.
Saucony Guide 15 full review

Best value Saucony running shoes for women

Saucony Ride 15
Saucony Ride 15

CoreScore

89
Great!
4.4 / 5 from 1,850 users
89 / 100 from 26 experts

Pros

  • Lighter than it seems
  • Smooth heel to toe transitions
  • Protective cushion
  • Well-fitting
  • Stable for a neutral shoe
  • Airy for summer runs
  • Tongue stays in place
  • Reflective elements

Cons

  • Not for fast runs
  • Gets firmer in cold

Verdict

With comfort and lightness in mind, the fifteenth version of the Saucony Ride nails it to a T! Experts even hail it as the "best Saucony Ride to date." As a workhorse, it's ready to make your short to long runs insanely comfy and easy with its plush cushion and smooth ride. Even more, it's got protection written all over it, so don't worry about achy feet and legs after racking up miles on the pavement.
Saucony Ride 15 full review
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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.