Summary

We spent 6.5 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

11 reasons to buy

  • According to some, the Saucony DXN Vintage allows them to do light workout and go for short distance running.
  • Its removable insole allows enough room for supportive inserts.
  • Many adored the ample space in the toe box as it prevented the ball of foot and toes from getting cramped inside.
  • Many stated that this sneaker grants them all day comfort even if they’re on their feet for several hours.
  • Its striped EVA midsole absorbs impact very well, claimed by a couple of users.
  • Some reviewers like how the unlined tongue of this shoe appears small and thin.
  • Many are attracted to the mix of colors the used on the upper’s nylon and suede materials.
  • An attractive style of Saucony lifestyle sneaker that’s not over the top.
  • A very versatile sneaker which lots of users prefer using in the office and off work.
  • It goes well with casual tops and skinny jeans, according to several purchasers.
  • Most of the reviewers stated that this sneaker comes at a very low price.

3 reasons not to buy

  • According to a reviewer with high arches, this sneaker lacks arch support.
  • It has a wiggle room that some reviewers recommended wearing thick socks and tighter shoelaces.
  • An unsatisfied buyer said this sneaker looks like a clown shoe.

Bottom line

The Saucony DXN is back with a style that embodies the brand’s running heritage. Labeled as the DXN Vintage, this retro classic is wrapped in breathable nylon and soft suede that attracts attention.

As opposed to previous renditions of this shoe, its upper is toned down using unpadded tongue and lightly cushioned interior. It received praises for its combination of fabric lining, padded footbed, and EVA midsole which makes it one of the comfiest sneakers in Saucony’s lifestyle footwear collection.

Facts

Rankings

A top rated sneaker
A top rated Saucony sneaker
A popular pick
It has never been more popular than this July

Saucony DXN Vintage sneaker is available in men’s sizes from 4.5 to 14 US and in medium width. Female buyers may go 1.5 sizes down to obtain an equivalent men’s size. Unlike previous compositions in the Saucony DXN lifestyle sneaker collection, this shoe comes light and breathable.

The low-top Saucony DXN Vintage embraces its running heritage while taking on modern updates, such as having a fusion of nylon and suede on the upper. Done in a series of contrasting hues, this retro style immediately creates a nice contrast when paired with leggings, track pants, and shorts for a sporty vibe; or with denim or capris for a laidback look.

The Saucony DXN Vintage takes on some of the trademark assets of the former top-performing running footwear specifically comfort and shock absorption. Although this refashioned silhouette is no longer highly fitted for running, it still cushions and protects the foot for an all-day comfort feel. What makes it distinguishable from other variations is its toned down form with the use of nylon and unlined tongue.

Saucony is one of the few brands that has been manufacturing breakthrough and technical shoes for more than a century now and instrumental in the progression of contemporary training footwear for running. From the time it pegged its roots in Saucony Creek in Pennsylvania, this brand has been creating notable footprints in the athletic world.

Saucony maintained its strength in the shoe business as the company saw the growing interest of people in the running in the mid-1900s. It was said that its golden days began in the ‘80s when Saucony evolved into a brand solely for runners. In fact, it was said that it turned out to be the best-kept secret among runners with Saucony’s roster of original designs breaking new ground back in the days.

One of the most notable developments in Saucony’s archive is its team up with Olympian Rod Dixon. After Rod snagged gold in the 1983 New York City Marathon, Saucony collaborated with this runner in coming up with Rod’s dream shoe, the DXN (short for Dixon) Trainers. This technical training shoe for running was dropped in the same year Rod won the NY race.

The Dixon mattress is one of the highlights of the shoe where the midsole is launched with series of air holes to improve its cushioning and shock absorption. Another aspect of the footwear which made it distinct is the collapsible heel tab called the Dixon window. This feature serves as a protection to the heel which helps reduce the impact on the Achilles tendon especially during high mileage running.

After several decades, Saucony modified its retro runner and made it into a lifestyle appropriate sneaker, renamed as the Saucony DXN Trainer. Adding more mileage and nostalgic feel to the DXN collection, the brand introduced the Saucony DXN Vintage which utilized nylon, one of the commonly used upper materials in running shoes during the 1970s, reinforced by suede detailing.

  • The Saucony DXN Vintage comes with a removable insole.
  • It comes with a lace-up front.
  • Its hard wearing rubber outsole with deeply carved lugs grants excellent traction.
  • It retains Saucony’s on the lateral and medial side panels, tongue, and heel.
Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

daniel@runrepeat.com