Summary

We spent 5.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

8 reasons to buy

  • Many buyers commented that the shoe was breathable.
  • A lot of purchasers admired its perfect fit.
  • Some testers mentioned that the shoe has a roomy toe box.
  • According to those who have tried it, the Saucony Excursion TR 11 GTX was best suited for winter running activities.
  • A handful of reviewers loved its attractive design.
  • The majority of the consumers noted that the shoe was lightweight.
  • The Saucony Excursion TR 11 GTX has excellent quality, according to many buyers.
  • The shoe was durable, based on observations.

4 reasons not to buy

  • One of the users said that the shoe was uncomfortable to wear.
  • Several testers agreed that the materials used in making the Saucony Excursion TR 11 GTX was too firm.
  • According to a buyer, he felt a in the arch area while wearing the shoe.
  • Many purchasers noted that the amount of traction it provided was not enough.

Bottom line

The majority of the buyers commented that the Saucony Excursion TR 11 GTX was a lightweight and durable running shoe. They were contented with its visually-appealing design. They were satisfied with wearing the shoe in winter running activities. Although several of them said that it was uncomfortable to use, others still lauded the shoe because of its perfect fitting. Overall, a handful of buyers said that the Saucony Excursion TR 11 GTX is a great deal for those who want to find a running shoe that provides a roomy toe box, excellent quality, and fantastic performance.

Facts

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  • It uses the mesh construction. This component of the shoe aims to provide a more breathable coverage. Along with the mesh construction are the synthetic overlays that add structure to the upper area.
  • Featured on the shoe is the XT-600 carbon rubber outsole. The material's primary goal is for additional traction and durability on different types of trails.
  • The running shoe for rugged trail utilizes the heel pull loop. Saucony made this material for easy slip on and off.

In making the GTX version of the Saucony Excursion TR 11, standard shoe measurements were used. The sizing follows the wearer's preferences. This Saucony shoe has a standard D - Medium and B- Medium widths for men’s and women's version respectively.

The XT-600 carbon rubber rim is integrated into the Saucony Excursion TR 11 GTX. This component of the shoe aims to provide the right amount of grip that is needed on a wide variety of trails. This material also provides additional durability.

Durable and responsive cushioning are encouraged by the Injection Molded EVA foam. This material is centered on providing enough level of comfort that the wearer needs during the running activities.

Utilized in the midsole area is the Heel Grid System. This technology consists of a grid pattern that aims to deliver better shock absorption for an efficient heel strike.

Additional cushioning to the underfoot area is provided by the Molded Sockliner. The material's primary focus is contouring to the underfoot curves for added support and comfort.

Integrated into the shoe is the mesh construction. This breathable material is the main fabric used in the Saucony Excursion TR 11 GTX. It is responsible for covering the runner's foot while allowing better inflow and outflow of air. This material is essential in keeping the foot fresh and dry at all times.

Adding more structure to the upper section is offered by the synthetic overlays. The lacing system is connected to the stitched-on layers, keeping the coverage as agreeable and precise as possible.

In making the shoe waterproof, the Gore-Tex membrane is utilized. This added feature is essential in improving the shoe's performance when running in different weather conditions.

The padded tongue and collar aim to add more ankle support and cushioning to the runner's foot. The materials are significant in preventing the foot to move around the interior. As a result, the foot is kept in place without the possibility of slipping-off.

The heel pull loop is added to the Saucony Excursion TR 11 GTX. The goal of which is to aid the wearer in easily putting on this pair of shoe.

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.

jens@runrepeat.com