Summary

We spent 9.3 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

6 reasons to buy

  • Many buyers claim that the Saucony Freedom Runner is exceptionally comfortable. 
  • Several buyers express how much they appreciate this shoe because its full-length EVERUN midsole exceeds their expectations.
  • A handful of reviewers comment that this low-top provides the needed support and cushioning even after long hours of walking or standing.
  • Some users are impressed that his low-top Saucony sneaker is lightweight.
  • The Freedom Runner shoes from Saucony are a bit breathable due to the featured perforation panels on the upper.
  • The budget-friendly price of this shoe makes it more appealing for some buyers.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The majority of purchasers comment that the Saucony Freedom Runner fits narrow.
  • A few reviewers note that this shoe would look much better if more variety of colors are made available.

Bottom line

The Saucony Freedom Runner is a low-top lifestyle silhouette merging function with style. Giving the nod to the classic heritage of Saucony, its carefully crafted retro-looking upper comes with either suede or leather material. The perforation panel accents add breathability to the shoe’s already-impressive comfort.

While the upper executes the classic Saucony-approved retro vibe, down the soles are modern innovations that make the Freedom Runner even more appealing. The full EVERUN midsole is a great touch and well-appreciated by most purchasers for securing the shoe lightweight, flexible, and amazingly cushioned.

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A top rated Saucony sneaker
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Available both in men’s and women’s sizing, the Saucony Freedom Runner shoes boast a low-top profile in a running-inspired silhouette. This shoe not only gives ankle mobility, but improved comfort and responsiveness, flexibility, and stability as well thanks to its full-length EVERUN midsole. The lace-up closure is adjustable for a snug fit. The tongue is secured with an extra loop tab.

The Saucony Freedom Runner style is the best of both worlds with its retro upper and modern soles. Comprising the vintage look of the upper is premium suede or leather, depending on the colorway, with perforation panel accents all throughout for added breathability. Although based on a running shoe silhouette, this low-top resembles street-approved aesthetics that suit any casual set of wardrobe.

A fusion of performance and style, the Saucony Freedom Runner features varying upper materials of either leather or suede and impressive functional features. One of which is the full-length EVERUN midsole that makes each pair lightweight without sacrificing comfort, flexibility, stability, and responsiveness. This technology is designed through steam fusing thousands of TPU beads, which makes it more durable and less temperature-sensitive than the standard EVA cushioning.

The outsole design is also an interesting touch. When each shoe is fused together as a pair, the translucent soles display an image of an eagle.

As Saucony celebrates the launch of the Saucony Freedom ISO Runner in March 2017, it further dug into its archives and introduced a patriotic-themed pack called the “Saucony Freedom Pack.”

A mix of something old and something new, the pack features three shoe models that are based on the classic Freedom silhouette. The original Saucony Freedom Trainer first released during the ‘80s and became one of the iconic running shoes back in the day. Along with the Saucony Freedom ISO Runner in the “Saucony Freedom Pack” are the Saucony Freedom Trainer and the Saucony Freedom Runner.

The Saucony Freedom Runner boasts similar upper design, construction, and features of the original and classic Freedom silhouette, but upgraded with an innovative sole for a modern touch. The shoe features one of Saucony’s latest technologies, the EVERUN midsole which can be comparable to Adidas Boost technology.

  • The Saucony logo is displayed on the side panels while other brandings are visible on the tongue and cuff.
  • The Saucony Freedom Runner also features TRI-FLEX translucent rubber sole for traction.
  • Saucony’s EVERUN foam midsole technology is the brand’s answer to the popular Boost technology of Adidas.
Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

daniel@runrepeat.com