DiscontinuedUpdate: Saucony Cohesion 12
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WeightMen: 10ozWomen: 8oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 12mmWomen: 12mm
The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.
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Heel heightMen: 29mmWomen: 29mm
Forefoot heightMen: 17mmWomen: 17mm
WidthMen: StandardWomen: Standard, Wide
Release dateJan 2016
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The flex grooves are more in number and deeper, which makes the otherwise thick outsole more responsive and forgiving to the natural movement of the foot.
Updates to Saucony Cohesion 9
- The 9th version of the Saucony Cohesion increases the visual appeal of the series by putting more reflective detailing and additional designs on the upper. Each color scheme for this model now uses hues and shades that complement the main color theme, making the shoe stand out visually.
- The overlay system has been refined. Most of the sides and rear section of the upper is now covered by overlays, but they’re thinner than the ones featured in this road shoe. They help secure both the mid-foot area and the rear of the foot by reacting to the adjustments made with the lacing system.
- The Cohesion 9, one of the affordable shoes for running, features a thicker outsole unit. The rubber layers are more prominent in this model, especially in the heel section. It’s a solid way to preserve the sole unit by greatly protecting it with durable rubber.
- The flex grooves have been increased in number and they’re deeper this time around. This design makes the otherwise thick sole unit more responsive and forgiving to the natural movement of the foot. Flexibility is encouraged in the forefoot area.
Saucony Cohesion 9 size and fit
The Saucony Cohesion 9 is true to its size. It comes in a variety of sizes that complement the precise lengths of individual runners’ feet. It’s also available in medium and wide widths, which makes it capable of accommodating many foot types and shapes.
The XT-600 outsole material is made of high quality components that ensure durable protection against wear and abrasion. The rubber present in this technology is also meant to deliver traction over the roads. The material doesn’t shed off easily as it’s durable and dependable.
The Flex Grooves on the outsole are visibly seen. There are more of them in the Saucony Cohesion 9. They’re meant to provide flexibility to the wearer, especially in the forefoot area. These flex grooves are also strategically placed in the outer sole of the Cohesion 12 road running shoe.
IMEVA or Injection Molded EVA is a full-length foam that provides shock management when landing the foot on the ground, as well as responsive cushioning and long-lasting structure.
The Heel Grid system in the rear section of the shoe carries the foot well and prevents injury and discomfort. The added cushioning offers more comfort and responsible cushioning because the heel is the one that mostly carries the weight of the body.
An insole has been included and it increases the cushioning. It can be removed to follow the preference of the runner when it comes to the thickness and robustness of the underfoot platform.
A breathable mesh material makes up most of the upper unit of the Saucony Cohesion 9. This material is more tightly woven in this model, but it still delivers a well-ventilated and comfortable coverage.
The Synthetic Overlays on top of the upper unit are able to adjust the fit as they are directly connected to the lacing system. In this model, they’re thinner and more lightweight, therefore making the upper slightly more unrestrictive.
The Plush Tongue and Collar secures the foot while providing additional comfort. They’re meant to lock the foot down, but they’re also there to keep the fit snug and reduce skin irritation.