Who should buy the Saucony Breakthru 3

  • A great option for neutral pronators who want a lightweight running shoe that enhances energy return and a boost in speed.
  • A good investment for competitive road runners who are into half-marathons and long-distance training.

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Updates to the Saucony Breakthru 3

  • Breakthru 3 has an 8-mm offset with cushioning distributed evenly between the forefoot and the heel.
  • EVERUN Topsole which is a breakthrough in the shoe’s cushioning that promotes stronger takeoffs and smoother landings.
  • Lightweight and durable IBR+ outsole and TRI-FLEX outsole increasing force distribution throughout the surface of the sole unit.

Saucony Breakthru 3 updates

Enhances flexibility and adaptability to different terrains

The Saucony Breakthru 3 has a TRI-FLEX outsole. This is strategically designed to enhance the shoe’s flexibility. This also adds to the adaptability to different terrains.

Saucony Breakthru 3 outsole

IBR+ is extended along the lateral edges of the shoe. It is a lightweight material that adds a bit more cushioning because of its soft nature. It also gives traction because it’s essentially also rubber.

Breakthru 3 provides lightweight cushioning and energy return

The Saucony Breakthru 3 has a Full-Length EVERUN Topsole which enhances energy return. It also balances cushioning distribution. It has a padded layer that is purposely placed near the runner’s foot, basically becoming the immediate underfoot platform.

Saucony Breakthru 3 midsole

The EVERUN midsole is also present in the Breakthru 4 running shoe. The other material that used in this shoe’s midsole is the SSL EVA. This adds to the durability, comfort and lightweight structure of the shoe. Its springy nature enables the foot to be more energized with every step.

Saucony Breakthru 3 is a breathable shoe

The upper of the Saucony Breakthru 3 is composed of Engineered Mesh. This adds to the breathability of the shoe. It has substantial perforations that accommodate the flow of air into the foot-chamber.

Saucony Breakthru 3 breathable shoe

This mesh material is softer and smoother when compared to the ones used in the previous versions. It has an internal network of straps, which is called the Midfoot Support Strap. It is attached to the shoe and the lacing system to provide a more secure and snug fit.

It has an Open Toe Box design that is seamless and sock-like in its construction. This part of the shoe is important in protecting and covering the runner’s foot. The extra space in the forefoot area allows natural toe-splay.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 8.7oz / Women 7.5oz
Drop: 8mm
Arch support: Neutral
Update: Saucony Breakthru 4
Forefoot height: 17mm
Heel height: 25mm

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