Facts

  • Terrain
    Terrain

    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.

  • Arch support
    Arch support

    Neutral / cushion / high arch

    Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

    Motion control / severe overpronation / 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.

  • Use
    Use

    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.

  • Price
    Price
    $80
  • Weight
    Weight
    Men: 10.1oz
    Women: 8.4oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Heel to toe drop
    Men: 8mm
    Women: 8mm

    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.

  • Heel height
    Heel height
    Men: 24mm
    Women: 24mm
  • Forefoot height
    Forefoot height
    Men: 16mm
    Women: 16mm
  • Width
    Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Release date
    Unknown
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Summary

We spent 8.5 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

5 reasons to buy

  • According to the majority, the Saucony Caliber TR is a reasonably comfortable shoe.
  • Most of the runners were happy with the lightweight disposition of the shoe since it apparently increased the efficiency of their runs.
  • Several customers noticed that the upper was highly breathable; their feet remained cool and dry while they were out on the trails.
  • A few purchasers appreciated the overall look of the shoe by calling it ‘stylish’.
  • A wearer said that he loved the ‘glove-like’ fit of the upper.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some customers had problems with the sizing scheme of the shoe; it was apparently inconsistent.
  • A user was of the opinion that the shoe was not sufficiently durable as its condition quickly deteriorated after only several miles of running.

Bottom line

The sleek and stylish design, sturdy yet flexible insole and the aggressive outsole of the Saucony Caliber TR have earned many followers in the market. Its long-term durability and the reasonable price make it a decent choice for most neutral runners who are looking for a rugged trail running shoe to sustain various challenging surfaces.

Rankings

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Updates to Saucony Caliber TR

  • The injection-molded EVA midsole is responsible for the much sought-after ‘springiness’ in the shoe. The layer provides a high energy return to the user at optimal cushioning. The rubber on the outsole provides the needed traction on a variety of trails.
  • The tightly knit upper and the synthetic overlays offer a perfect blend of comfort and breathability inside the shoe.
  • The features such as the padded tongue and collar further increase the comfortability and at the same time assist in securing the foot in its proper position and preventing uncomfortable chafing of skin against the shoe while the runner is out on the trails.

Saucony Caliber TR size and fit

The Saucony Caliber TR has a standard running shoe length. However, it is advisable to try the shoe first in order to get the most comfortable fit. As far as its width is concerned, the Saucony Caliber TR comes in the standard medium size of D and B for men and women, respectively. 

Outsole

The high-quality rubber outsole with aggressive lugs provides the desired amount of traction on wet or loose surfaces. It is durable and it aims to provide reliable performance for a long period of time.

Midsole

The shoe utilizes the Injection-molded Ethyl Vinyl Acetate (EVA) layer in its midsole. It is produced using the injection molding process, which offers bounciness and responsiveness. It ultimately gives a robust cushioning experience.

The REACR2U memory foam sock-liner is responsible for the additional cushioning and protection underfoot.

Upper

The knit textile upper, along with the slim yet solid synthetic overlays, provides the needed support and the snug fit while maintaining a healthy environment of proper ventilation inside the shoe.

The Lace-up closure keeps the shoe snugly wrapped around the runner’s foot throughout the run and gives a feel of the customized fit to the user.

The overlays on the toe and the heel section of the shoe provide additional protection to the runner in the respective regions and add structure to the shoe’s upper.

The Saucony Caliber TR boasts the cushioned tongue and collar for additional comfort. These features also assist in locking down the user’s foot in place to prevent wobbling inside the shoe during the running session.

The breathable fabric lining across the upper aims to provide a comfortable in-shoe feel for the runner.