Facts

  • Terrain

    Road

    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

    Trail

    Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

    Good to know

    As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

  • Arch support

    Neutral / cushion / high arch

    Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

    Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet

    Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

    Good to know

    - Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
    - More about arch support in this video.
    - Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

  • Use

    Daily running

    Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

    Competition

    Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

    Good to know

    If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

  • Price
    $70
  • Weight
    Men: 10.9oz
    Women: 8.8oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 8mm
    Women: 8mm

    The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

    There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

  • Heel height
    Men: 25mm
    Women: 25mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 17mm
    Women: 17mm
  • Width
    Men: normal, wide
    Women: normal, wide
  • Release date
    Unknown
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Summary

We spent 6.8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • One user said they were delighted with the perfect fit and comfort brought by the Saucony Excursion TR 12.
  • The mesh upper was very soft and breathable in favor of the foot, a wearer commented.
  • The shoe provided an immediate comfort and did not require a break-in period, claimed a couple of runners. Others stated it was twice as comfortable as other running shoe models from Saucony.
  • Some buyers appreciated the design of the Excursion TR 12.
  • A number of customers agreed that the shoe was affordable.
  • The toe box provided plenty of room, according to several users.
  • The knobby tread design grips well on loose and uneven surfaces, said a runner.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A runner remarked that the Excursion TR 12 was not as durable as the earlier editions. Another user experienced the shoe falling apart after only less than 30 miles.
  • The outsole did not have a lot of grip on indoor surfaces, a reviewer wrote.

Bottom line

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.

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Updates to 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 present. This neutral running shoe is
  • With a specifically-designed mesh upper, the Grid Excursion TR 12 promises a protective coverage that also offers a comfortable, wearable appearance.
  • The improved full-length cushioning in the midsole promotes an even distribution of impact for reduced pain and enhanced comfort and responsiveness. It is partnered with an aggressive outsole that is accessorized with equally aggressive lugs for an efficient trail ride, prepared to undertake various outdoor elements.

Saucony Excursion TR 12 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 to ensure 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.

Outsole

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 to provide traction on light and easy-to-medium trails. The material also gives the shoe protection in the high-wear areas.

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.

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.

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 footstrike, through the use of an additional layer of cushioning that compresses and molds itself according to the shape of the foot.

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

Upper

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 to endorse optimal airflow within the shoe and around the foot.

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

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