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  • Terrain
    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
    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
    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
    Price
    $160
  • Weight
    Weight
    Men: 9oz
    Women: 8.1oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    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
    Heel height
    Men: 19mm
    Women: 19mm
  • Forefoot height
    Forefoot height
    Men: 15mm
    Women: 15mm
  • Width
    Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Release date
    Dec 2016
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Summary

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

11 reasons to buy

  • The Saucony Freedom ISO is super comfortable, according to many of the reviewers.
  • The new ISOfit upper wraps the foot in a sock-like fit with enough support.
  • The new Everun midsole delivers a responsive and smooth ride.
  • More than a few runners loved the aesthetic appeal of the Freedom ISO.
  • It is quite light, based on the comments of a handful of runners.
  • Some runners loved the close to the ground feel without compromising protection against the elements.
  • A handful has used it for a variety of distance runs and tempo sessions.
  • Several runners expressed how nicely cushioned the Freedom ISO is.
  • Some runners felt the need to go fast in this shoe.
  • A good number of users got compliments while wearing the shoe.
  • The durability is fantastic, particularly the new outsole.

4 reasons not to buy

  • The price tag is quite steep.
  • A handful felt that making turns or quick movements was not precise due to the lack of upper support.
  • More than a few runners noted that it runs a bit small.
  • A few users noticed that it is a little narrow.

Bottom line

Saucony ups the ante where their midsole cushioning is concerned by introducing a full-length Everun foam in the Saucony Freedom ISO. By giving this shoe its latest in midsole technology, runners can get a more responsive and consistent cushioning in this shoe. Also, the new ISO upper offers a minimalist feel that should bring a more glove-like upper fit. At a rather wallet-thinning price, runners can get a reliable, light, fast, good-looking, and dynamic shoe with tons of comfort and decent arch support.

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Expert Reviews

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88 / 100 based on 30 expert reviews