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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 high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who need arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal 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.

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
$90
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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.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

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

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / 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.

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.

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.

Summary

We spent 7.8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

5 reasons to buy

  • The shoe is lightweight and very comfortable to wear as mentioned in some reviews.
  • The shoe is affordable.
  • The upper of the shoe is breathable enough to keep the foot well-ventilated all throughout the run.
  • Many were impressed by the shoe's fitting.
  • The outsole of the shoe is durable.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The cushioning of the shoe is too firm, according to some users.
  • Some runners mentioned that the shoe is too narrow for them.
  • Size of the shoe runs small.

Bottom line

Saucony Fastwitch 6 is a racing shoe that is very lightweight and comfortable to wear. It is improved to deliver a firmer cushioning and it is more supportive, making it ideal for overpronators.


Rankings

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Ratings

4.1 / 5 based on 154 ratings

5 star
46%
4 star
29%
3 star
14%
2 star
8%
1 star
3%

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Expert Reviews

Experts are running shoe geeks, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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83 / 100 based on 9 expert reviews

  • 87 / 100 by Runblogger • Peter Larson • Level 5 expert

    The Saucony Grid Fastwitch is an incredibly versatile shoe with a generous fit in the forefoot (though you may need to size up to feel it). As a structured flat, it can be used for speedwork, long runs, and just about anything else. I’d feel very comfortable wearing it for a marathon, though personally I’d opt for something a tad lighter and stiffer in a 5K.

  • 95 / 100 by Run Pals • Run Pals • Level 4 expert

    It is low profile, stylish, and superbly comfortable even though there isn’t as much material as in some running shoes. The low profile also makes this an extremely light shoe, which is ideal for competitions and marathon races.

  • 86 / 100 by Klein Runs • Matt Klein • Level 4 expert

    This is a great shoe if you like a really firm ride or like stiff support in a racing shoe-like package with decent room in the toe-box.

  • 70 / 100 by Running Shoes Guru • Thomas Caughlan • Level 4 expert

    Saucony created a more than worthy update to one of their flagship shoes. Runners have loved the Fastwitch for its relatively light and nimble feel with a great deal of stability in a road racer.

  • 88 / 100 by 220 Triathlon • James Witts • Level 3 expert

    Its flexibility helps a fluid run gait and it’s very comfortable, with or without socks

  • 85 / 100 by Klein Runs • Matt • Level 2 expert

    I definitely think there are significant improvements that can be made in the sole to lighten the shoe up and turn it into the racing monster it deserves to be.

  • 79 / 100 by Running Warehouse • Daniel • Level 2 expert

    This shoe definitely packs a decent amount of support for a racing shoe. Its great for mild overpronators, though I think moderate overpronators might want to save it for race day only.

  • 100 / 100 by Ryan Giuliano's Triathlon Blog • Ryan Giuliano • Level 1 expert

    I feel that a touch of the cushioning was scarified, but is still ample enough for me for the marathon. 

  • 30 / 100 by Blog Critics • Joseph Arellano • Level 1 expert

    If I had to run a half-marathon in the Fastwitch, I imagine that the top of my feet would look like Tillamook shredded cheese after completing 13.1 miles. It’s not a pleasant thought.

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Updates to Saucony Fastwitch 6

  • The upper is updated with the FlexFilm technology and it comes with a dual-density open mesh material for breathability. It stretches well on the feet allowing the toes to move with less of the restriction.
  • Saucony also enhances its upper design with welded overlays. Part of its update is its reduced weight due to the overlay. The inner upper has a super soft ankle collar that adds comfort to the foot. An ortholite insole is also added, and this can be used or removed depending on the runner’s preference.
  • Being a stability racing flat, this shoe also features a plastic heel counter, making the sole firm, responsive, and stiff, which is quite typical in any racing flat shoes.

Saucony Fastwitch 6 size and fit

The Fastwitch 6 runs small compared to the standard fit and sizing. Although it has a wide toe box, it is fit for small to medium mid-foot, heel, and toe areas.


Outsole

The outsole of the Fastwitch 6 is equipped with the Saucony exclusive XT-900 extensive carbon rubber material. This technology offers exceptional traction and grip and durability even on wet grounds.


Midsole

The midsole comes with Dual Density SSL EVA foam for its lightweight cushioning. The midsole is also designed with medial post that provides stability and firmness. From the heel to the mid-foot area, Saucony also placed a Mid-foot support bridge to help in the pronation control, thus making the shoe stiff and rigid for a more responsive and efficient racing flat for over pronators.


Upper

The FlexFilm in the upper of the Fastwitch 6 is the overlay added to the Lightweight breathable mesh materials. This is not sewed, which makes the shoe a lot lighter. It is also responsible for the comfort fit the shoe has, keeping the foot snug and comfortable. Premium Sockliner is also added in the inner area for maximum comfort and softness.