Summary

We spent 6.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • Many buyers stated that the Saucony Cohesion TR 11 was an affordable shoe.
  • A number of users liked the design and overall appearance of the shoe. Others also appreciated the color options available.
  • The Cohesion TR 11 felt comfortable in both walking and running activities, according to a wearer.
  • A satisfied user said the shoe helped relieve their back pain.
  • Several customers described the shoe as lightweight.
  • One runner claimed the midsole offered a precise fit and an adequate arch support.
  • A user remarked that the shoe did not need a break-in period.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The inside of the shoe got hot while running on warmer days, a user mentioned.
  • One buyer observed that the shoelaces were thin and flimsy.
  • The Cohesion TR 11 seemed to have a narrow fit, even with the wide option, a wearer observed.

Bottom line

The Saucony Cohesion TR 11 has maintained the positive momentum gathered by the previous iterations in the series. With the optimistic comments regarding its price, design, and comfort, the shoe has evidently provided users with a satisfactory running experience. Despite the minor criticisms about some structural components, the shoe has proven itself to be a worthy and valuable investment towards an efficient running gear.

Facts

  • Presenting the eleventh version of the Saucony Cohesion TR, which now possesses a reinforced upper for protection and a rugged outsole for increased traction. This trail-running shoe continues to cater to neutral pronators, thanks to its Ground Inertia Impact Device (GRID) cushioning system that enables a steady ride.
  • The redesigned upper makes use of reinforced areas to deliver protection on specific areas. It also aims to enhance the shoe’s durability and prevent tearing and abrasions, which are likely to happen while undertaking trail paths.
  • The sole unit remains to be the tried-and-trusted combination of injection-molded ethylene-vinyl acetate (IMEVA) with the GRID system and XT-600 rubber outsole.

As the Saucony Cohesion TR 11 follows a standard running shoe length, the size options available adheres to the usual preferences of runners. The shoe has a foot-shaped last to naturally follow the curvature of the foot and promote an accurate fit. The Saucony Cohesion TR 11 is available in D – Medium and 2E – Extra Wide for the men’s version, while the women’s version has B – Medium and D – Wide. Aside from this shoe for trail running, Saucony is also selling some running shoes in wide fit.

The XT-600 rubber is one of Saucony’s proprietary outsole materials made of carbon rubber. This material is known for its superior durability and protective qualities, thus guaranteeing to shield the rest of the sole from wear and tear. This outsole material is also placed in the Saucony Cohesion 12.

The Cohesion TR 11’s outsole also features gripping lugs, which effectively delivers traction, especially on uneven and sloping terrains. These protruding nubs are scattered across the length of the shoe to ensure all-around traction and a steady ride.

Like the previous version, the Cohesion TR 11 has flex grooves positioned in the forefoot area. These details enable the foot to move naturally and without restriction, especially during the toe-off phase.

The Saucony Cohesion TR 11 uses injection-molded EVA foam as the midsole. With its full-length design, this material brings all-around underfoot protection, therefore ensuring a responsive ride and efficient impact dispersion.

With the GRID system, the heel area of the midsole gets an additional layer of cushioning and an extra level of shock absorption and protection, making for steady and comfortable landings. The GRID unit prevents unnecessary wobbling and uneven foot strikes.

The new upper of the Cohesion TR 11 features reinforced areas at the toe and midfoot areas, which intend to bring protection and support. The rest of the top has a breathable mesh that invites an ample amount of airflow in and around the shoe, while an internal fabric lining gives the foot a smooth and seamless in-shoe feel.

There are synthetic overlays around the upper that promote the shoe’s structural integrity and helps keep the foot secure. Some of the portions of the overlays have a reflective coating, which encourages visibility while running in low-light conditions.

For added comfort, the tongue and collar of the Cohesion TR 11 are padded. The design also helps these parts of the shoe hold the foot in place and prevent unnecessary sliding.

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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