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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 9.2 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

9 reasons to buy

  • Many reviewers describe the Saucony Bullet Vegan as comfortable. They added that it was great for walking and running alike.
  • A significant number of users called the low-top footwear stylish. Many of them said they liked the “super cute” minimalist style.
  • The shoe feels very light on foot, several buyers claimed. One person noted that the shoe was so light and thin that it’s almost like a barefoot-style running shoe.
  • The Bullet Vegan has a superior quality according to a few buyers. One of them reported that these shoes are not only well constructed but well designed because every inch of the shoe has a kind of wonder including the pattern on the sole of the shoe.
  • Some vegan individuals were exceptionally happy that they have a stylish shoe that does not use animal products.
  • A purchaser of the shoe found the sole very grippy and mentioned that he particularly liked it did not have a chunky tread. He also added that the shoe is very safe for street and sidewalk running.
  • One pleased consumer wrote that she loved the bright colors which go well with most kinds of casual clothes.
  • The Saucony Bullet Vegan’s price was reasonable, according to one customer.
  • The casual shoe is easy to clean, a buyer said. Even when splattered with mud, the shoe will clean up easily with a simple wipe down with water (or rubbing alcohol for tougher stains).

6 reasons not to buy

  • According to several feedbacks, the Saucony Bullet Vegan runs small. Buyers recommend going up a half size to a full size higher.
  • A number of users found the shoe narrow. They said it particularly felt tight around the toes.
  • The shoe isn’t very cushioned, some reviewers said. The shoe is not pronounced in the insole of the foot and needs more at the back of the heel.
  • The Bullet Vegan doesn’t offer much in the way of support, reported two customers.
  • A consumer found the canvas material of the shoe thin which, he said, does not offer much in the way of insulation.
  • The shoe needs about a week or so of breaking in, one individual reported.

Bottom line

The Saucony Bullet Vegan is a low-profile footwear reminiscent of its track shoe ancestor. Like its predecessor, the Bullet Vegan is lightweight and well-constructed. The sole has a good grip on most surfaces and is reasonably-priced which is a big plus in its favor. The thin material does not give much support but is preferred by some for being flexible. It does run small and narrow which potential buyers need to consider.


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Saucony Bullet Vegan History

The Bullet Vegan is based on the classic Saucony Bullet which debuted in 1985. The shoe was designed for the sport of track and field and had spiked soles and an upper made from nylon and suede.

The Bullet Vegan, meanwhile, was released in 2012 as part of Saucony’s Originals line. It has a low profile sole that very much resembles the track shoe which it was based on. This updated version of the original features an all-canvas upper and lining made of textile. The first release of the Bullet Vegan included two colorways for the men (Grey/Blue and Black/Orange) and three for the women (Blue/Pink, Grey/Yellow, and Grey/Blue).

Saucony Bullet Vegan Style

This low-top footwear has a slim look that would make a perfect combination with most outfits. For women, the Bullet Vegan would look great when paired with cropped pants, any colored jeans, or denim skirts. Men could style the Bullet vegan with sporty pants, shorts, and selvedge denim.

Fit & Sizing

The Saucony Bullet Vegan is available for both men and women with sizes ranging from 5 to 12. Half sizes are offered until 9.5. The low top design of the Bullet Vegan gives users good ankle mobility.

Notable Features

The Bullet Vegan is a minimalist shoe with the same sleek and streamlined silhouette of the original but updated to give it a more versatile and stylish look. Its most notable feature is, as its name suggests, the materials used in making it which are animal-friendly. From the originals’ suede upper, the shoe now sports a vegan upper made of canvas.

Additional Info

  • The Saucony Vegan Bullet comes with two sets of laces in different colors.
  • New colorways have since come out after the original five.