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  • Terrain


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


    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.


    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
  • Weight
    Men: 6.9oz
    Women: 6.2oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 4mm
    Women: 4mm

    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: 19mm
    Women: 19mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 15mm
    Women: 15mm
  • Width
    Men: Standard
    Women: Standard
  • Release date
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80 / 100 based on 7 expert reviews

  • 81 / 100 | Runner's World

    The ride has some of the feel of a minimalist model: firm but not hard, with less than a 4 mm heel-toe drop and a wider forefoot than most racers.

  • 70 / 100 | Runner's World

    The ride has some of the feel of a minimalist model: firm but not hard, with less than a 4 mm heel-toe drop and a wider forefoot than most racers.

  • 70 / 100 | Doctors of Running

    The only minor thing that hasn't changed is the lateral forefoot sole flare.

  • 100 / 100 | Must Love Jogs

    The Fastwitch 7 is super comfortable. The upper is a great material – very breathable! The toebox is a decent size and I wouldn’t change anything about the fit.

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Updates to Saucony Fastwitch 7

  • The 7th version of the Saucony Fastwitch offers stability, comfort and high levels of traction. It’s a racing shoe that gives lightweight performance and a stable feel for a more agreeable running experience. The 4mm drop from the heel to the toe allows faster transitions through the gait cycle, as well as a balanced ride.
  • The upper unit of this affordable running shoe uses materials that are lightweight and flexible. Breathability is key and it is evident in this model. The foot stays dry and cool in an interior environment that’s durable and secure. Even the overlay system doesn’t use heavy layers or stitching as it maintains its lightweight and flexible nature.
  • The mid-sole platform isn’t too thick or too thin. It has a more streamlined profile that caters to many types of runners. The cushioning system used in this unit is comfortable and it even gives a springy ride that makes each step more responsive. Stability is afforded in the mid-foot by a dual-density foam.
  • A new outsole technology is used in the Fastwitch 7. It’s durable and protective against wear & abrasion, but its main purpose is to deliver high levels of traction over wet and dry surfaces. It’s dependable and efficient.

Saucony Fastwitch 7 size and fit

The Saucony Fastwitch 7 has a standard running shoe length. It follows the regular measurements when it comes to men and women’s sizes. The available width is medium, so runners with medium-sized feet are accommodated by this shoe. The semi-curved shape allows the natural shape of the foot to adapt well to it.


The PWRTRAC is an outsole layer that offers protection from the abrasive nature of the asphalt. It also delivers three times more traction, so the runner can move confidently in dry and wet surfaces. It holds onto the ground responsibly, so slippage is prevented. This material is also used in some Saucony running shoes like the Fastwitch 8 and Peregrine 8.

Flex grooves allow the mid-sole to move in tandem with the runner’s foot. Natural flexibility is achieved, with these grooves to make the platform more responsive and pliable. Toe-offs are much better because of this design.


The SSL EVA or the Saucony Super Lite EVA foam is a full-length material that delivers responsive cushioning and a bounce-back mechanic to maintain a springy and smooth ride that’s going to encourage runners to keep moving forward. It’s a pliable material, so it allows the foot to move naturally.

A Dual Density Medial Post is placed in the medial mid-foot section of the sole unit. It stabilizes the foot by preventing the inward rolling of the arch. A neutral stance is maintained in the process, thus keeping the foot in a balanced position and free from potential injury or discomfort brought about by unnatural foot pronation.


A lightweight and breathable air mesh is used for the upper unit of the Fastwitch 7. It moves along with the foot nicely and it doesn’t make the runner feel restricted. Air constantly enters the shoe in order to maintain a well-ventilated inner environment.

The FlexFilm overlay system enhances the snug feeling of the upper without adding too much weight to the shoe. The overlays are bonded onto the upper, therefore getting rid of unnecessary layers and stitching. With this, the structure of the upper is sustained as the foot stays in the snug and secure embrace of the upper fabric.

The inner sleeve uses a soft fabric, which allows the foot to stay comfortable and free from irritation. The runner can even wear it without socks because the material gives off a sock-like fit.