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.

Facts

Rankings

A top 3% best Trail running shoe
It has never been more popular than this June

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  • 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.

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. 

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.

This Saucony running 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.

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.

Author
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.

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