We spent 8.2 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

5 reasons to buy

  • Many noticed the durable and reliable cushioning of the Saucony Echelon 4.
  • It has enough room in the toe box that accommodates wide-footed runners.
  • The shoe offers enough support.
  • The upper of the Saucony Echelon 4 is very breathable.
  • A reasonably-priced shoe.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The material of the shoe is not in good quality.
  • Many mentioned that it is not as comfortable as the previous version.
  • Not ideal for runners with orthotics.

Bottom line

A reasonably priced running shoe, Saucony Echelon 4 offers a great combination of fit, support and cushioning. This shoe is best for short distance runs and daily training.


Update: Saucony Echelon 7
Terrain: Road
Arch support: Neutral
Weight: Men: 10.6oz | Women: 9oz
Heel to toe drop: Men: 8mm | Women: 8mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation
Arch type: High arch
Use: Jogging
Strike Pattern: Midfoot strike
Distance: Daily running | Long distance | Marathon
Brand: Saucony
Type: Heavy | Big guy | Low drop
Width: Men: Normal, Wide | Women: Normal, Wide
Price: $130
Colorways: Blue, Green, Silver
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A top rated Road running shoe
Better rated than the previous version Saucony Echelon 5

  • This shoe features few updates including the PowerGrid system for the cushioning and for shock absorption. This system is also responsible for the shoe’s excellent responsive ride.
  • Another updated feature of this shoe is its engineered upper, providing unique and efficient compatibility to orthotics users. It is designed with enough room for high-volume feet to feel comfortable, especially for runners with orthotics. To enhance the design, Saucony used TPU cage and silver reflective details on the heel and toe areas for more visibility on low-light conditions.
  • This Saucony shoe also has the RunDry interiors in its lining, and it wicks away moisture while keeps the shoe comfortable at less the bacteria.

Comfort and support are significantly emphasized in this shoe and it is made true to size and fit to complete the comfort. At its width fit to medium size, and with its standard length, this shoe is available in sizes 6 to 11 for the women and sizes 7.5 to 12 for men.

The outsole of the shoe is made from the Saucony’s exclusive XT-900 premium carbon runbber. This material offers exceptional traction as well as excellent protection against abrasion. This is also made with high quality rubber that enhances durability.

Saucony also used the iBR+ or the Injection Blown Rubber that is significantly lighter than the usual solid rubber. Its aesthetic design is superior with a wide range of hardness and densities for medical and orthotics purposes. This durable material is also utilized in the outer sole of the Echelon 7 road shoe.

The midsole is designed specifically with more cushioning. The full-length PowerGrid is combined with the SSL EVA midsole, which are both intended to provide excellent cushioning and support for a more comfortable midsole. The 8mm offset also adds pleasing comfort, which makes this shoe efficient for mid-foot strikers.

Also on the sole area, the SRC Impact Zone is used for shock attenuation. It runs from heel to mid-foot and it helps the foot to have a smoother feel when running. Saucony also placed the Vertical Flex Grooves in the midsole for improved forefoot flexibility.

The upper of the Saucony Echelon 4 is engineered with layer of support for orthotics wearers. It has a TPU cage offering that ensures supportive throughout the mid-foot area. In addition, the RunDry Collar Lining provides a moisture-wicking property and at the same time, the security for the heel. The inner upper is also designed with a 5mm-Polyurethane anti-microbial sock liner that does not just removes odor-causing bacteria, but also enhances the cushioning for the underfoot and the support for the entire foot.