Our verdict


The Saucony Excursion TR 12 has impressed numerous consumers as evidenced by the positive comments outweighing the negative ones. Many users have mentioned buying a second pair because of how satisfied they were with the shoe’s performance and style, and have claimed that the Saucony Excursion TR 12 was a valuable purchase.


  • Perfect fit
  • Breathable
  • Doesn't need a break-in
  • Appealing design
  • Affordable
  • Roomy toe box
  • Grips on uneven surfaces


  • Not durable enough
  • Insufficient grip indoor surfaces

Who should  buy The Saucony Excursion TR 12

You will love The Saucony Excursion TR 12 if you want stylish yet affordable neutral running shoes to use for all-day wear, walking, or jogging

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Updates to The Saucony Excursion TR 12

  • The Saucony Grid Excursion TR 12 ensures its mission as a rugged and durable running shoe that does not scrimp on the aesthetics. As the twelfth iteration, the shoe has unceasingly delivered a trail-ready construction that continues up to the present.
  • With a specifically-designed mesh upper, the Grid Excursion TR 12 provides protective coverage that also offers a comfortable, wearable appearance.
  • The improved full-length cushioning in the midsole promotes an even distribution of impact which grants reduced pain and enhanced comfort and responsiveness. It is partnered with an aggressive outsole that is accessorized with equally aggressive lugs that give an efficient trail ride, prepared to undertake various outdoor elements.

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Size and fit

The standard width and length measurements of the Saucony Grid Excursion TR 12 enable a fit that is true to size, making it ideal for runners who have a moderate foot volume. As a trail running shoe, the Grid Excursion TR 12 promotes a secure fit that ensures a smooth and steady ride. This means the shoe has a short toe box, a narrow midfoot, and a snug heel and collar. The Grid Excursion TR 12 is created following medium width for both the men’s and women’s versions.

Get reliable grips on easy to medium trails with The Saucony Excursion TR 12

TheSaucony Grid Excursion TR 12 retains the XT-600 outsole, one of the three variants of the brand’s carbon rubber of increasing levels. Being the lowest level, the XT-600 in this shoe is the sufficient amount that provides traction on light and easy-to-medium trails. The material, which is also utilized in the Saucony Cohesion 12, also gives the shoe protection in the high-wear areas.

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The twelfth iteration of the Grid Excursion TR still uses the same lug pattern – a multidirectional design running across the length of the shoe. This layout allows an all-around grip and promotes mobility on multiple planes.

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Experience better energy returns with The Saucony Excursion TR 12 midsole

The improved injection-molded ethylene-vinyl acetate (IMEVA) foam of the Grid Excursion TR 12 produces a midsole with an enhanced level of cushioning and a better energy return compared to its predecessor. These qualities permit the runner to log more miles without worrying about fatigue.

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Like all the Excursion TR models that came before, the Grid Excursion TR 12 is aided by the GRID technology. This is a heel support system that works by reducing the impact from the footstrike, through the use of an additional layer of cushioning that compresses and molds itself according to the shape of the foot.

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A removable sockliner tops off the midsole, providing another level of cushioning and underfoot protection. It also gives the wearer a contoured fit.

Get optimal airflow within The Saucony Excursion TR 12

Further improved from past iterations, the Saucony Grid Excursion TR 12 now uses a trail-specific mesh upper. It is a knitted material that also possesses a unique design suitable for the outdoors. Beneath the mesh is a fabric lining that equips the foot with a smooth and seamless feel. Both the mesh and the fabric lining are breathable which endorse optimal airflow within the shoe and around the foot.

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A set of synthetic overlays makes its way across the length of the shoe. These overlays serve as the supportive framework of the Saucony Grid Excursion TR 12.

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The shoe utilizes a traditional lace-up closure that grants a convenient and familiar system of the fitting. The shoelaces are aided by a heel pull-loop, which also provides an easy way of wearing the shoe.

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