Who should buy the Saucony Endorphin Pro 3
With its fast performance and lightweight design, the Endorphin Pro 3 from Saucony is a no-brainer for:
- competitive runners who want an elite race-day shoe
- racers who want a high-stack running shoe
- road runners who want to buy a carbon-plated shoe
Who should NOT buy it
Endorphin Pro 3 vs. 2: Speedier than ever
Everything about the Saucony Endorphin Pro screams fast and race-ready. And in the third edition, Saucony has taken it up a notch.
Maxed out cushion
Competing with other super shoes on the market, the Pro 3 moves from 35.5mm stack (heel) and 27.5mm (forefoot) to 39.5mm stack (heel) and 31.5mm (forefoot). It's ultra-cushioned, to say the least.
Apart from protection, this redesign also highlights a better spring back for a more energetic and responsive ride.
Up your pace
The shoe's carbon-fiber plate has also been updated to enhance propulsion. It now covers 3/4 length of the shoe, making continuous forward motion a breeze.
Paired with the plate is the shoe's pronounced Speedroll technology. It sports a rocker geometry that delivers seamless and fast transitions.
Maximizing cushion, minimizing weight
Despite being big on stack (literally), the Saucony Endorphin Speed 3 is quite the opposite when it comes to weight. From 7.5 oz, it shaves it down to 7.2 oz (US M 9). How?
- more cut-outs on the outsole, especially on areas where foam is not needed
- thinner upper (an "almost see-through" design inspired by track spikes)
- less tongue
- minimal heel counter