Who should buy the Saucony Echelon 6

  • Ideal for neutral pronators who are into half-marathon and full marathon races.
  • A solid option for regular runners and joggers who want a lightweight road shoe with great cushioning for easy runs and all-day wear.

Saucony Echelon 6 logo

Updates to the Saucony Echelon 6

  • Adopts a more seamless construction than its predecessor.
  • Sauc-Fit technology is now made up of thin and lightweight materials that are fused directly to the upper.
  • New addition of the EVERUN cushioning unit placed above the chief midsole foam.

Saucony Echelon 6 updates

Soft and springy ride

XT-900 is a durable component that’s made of carbon rubber. Located in the heel section of the Saucony Echelon 6, it offers traction and protection against wear and tear.

Saucony Echelon 6 soft and springy ride

IBR+ is a soft rubber compound that’s placed in the forefoot section. Because it’s soft and springy, it can provide additional cushioning and responsiveness to the toe-off phase of the gait cycle. This is also present in the Echelon 7 running shoe.

The Tri-Flex is an outsole design that allows full ground contact during each step. It is also made up of flex grooves, which encourage the inherent flexibility of the human foot, especially when lifting off the ground.

Echelon 6 offers lightweight cushioning

The SSL EVA or the Saucony SuperLite EVA is a full-length foam unit that serves as the primary midsole of the Saucony Echelon 6. It is soft and responsive, ensuring cushioning throughout the activity. Its lightweight nature accommodates sure and speedy steps.

Saucony Echelon 6 midsole

On top of the main midsole is a 3mm EVERUN topsole. It adds a bit more cushioning while also protecting against the impact forces. A 6mm Polyurethane Sockliner further delivers cushioning to the foot. It can be removed or replaced with custom orthotics.

Ensures breathability and shields from road debris

Open Mesh is a lightweight fabric that accommodates air into the foot-chamber. Its ventilation pores are smaller than the ones from the previous iteration, fundamentally ensuring breathability and shielding from road debris.

Saucony Echelon 6 open mesh

The Sauc-Fit is a system of overlays that reinforce the main upper fabrics. Instead of using thick materials and stitching, Saucony utilized a thin element that’s directly printed onto the mesh and linked to the lacing system.

These overlays adjust the fit to go in line with the preference of the wearer.

Saucony Echelon 6 offers secure and customize fit

The RUNDRY Collar Lining holds the heel in place. It staves off moisture, as well. An external support frame in the heel area prevents in-shoe wobbling and accidental shoe-removals.

Saucony Echelon 6 secure fit

The Foundation Platform involves the use of a straighter last that allows feet with wide volumes to feel secure in the foot-chamber. Because the last isn’t shaped like a foot, most custom orthotics can fit into the shoe, thus allowing runners the flexibility to customize the support that they need.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 10.7oz / Women 9.2oz
Drop: 8mm
Arch support: Neutral
Update: Saucony Echelon 8
Forefoot height: 19mm
Heel height: 27mm

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