Facts

  • Top
    Top

    Low Top

    Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.

    Mid Top

    Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.

    High Top

    Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.

    Good to know

    Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.

  • Inspired from
    Inspired from

    Sports

    Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.

  • Collection
    Collection

    Good to know

    Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.

  • Price
    Price
    $70
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Summary

We spent 5.7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

6 reasons to buy

  • Many reviewers lauded the Saucony Freedom Trainer for its comfortability level, with one user remarking that you can wear it right out of the box with no break-in time needed.
  • Several noted how durable and well-constructed the shoe is.
  • A few noted the perfect fit. One user who wore the original version when it first came out said the fit has not changed over the years.
  • Some commended the shoe’s classic and versatile looks.
  • One individual commented that the shoe is perfect for running any distance.
  • A consumer said the shoe gave good value for money.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Two runners liked the overall look and performance of the shoe but complained that it felt a bit heavy.
  • One buyer disliked the narrow toe box.
  • One reviewer noted that the shoe has a neutral to slight pronation and would not be ideal for heavy pronators.

Bottom line

While the Saucony Freedom Trainer is now marketed more as a casual shoe, it is still a pretty solid runner that will take you the distance. Though not as lightweight as newer models, it is durable and can handle regular and rugged use. Whether walking or running, the Freedom Trainer will help you perform with comfort and ease.

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Saucony Freedom Trainer History

The Saucony Freedom Trainer is a reissue of the classic running shoe that was released in 1981. It comes in the original colorway (crimson) of the original. The Freedom Trainer was reissued as part of Saucony’s Freedom Pack.

The Freedom Pack is a mix of the old, the new, and a hybrid.  It was launched to celebrate the release of the Freedom ISO Runner (the new) which uses Saucony’s new foam technology called the EVERUN. The EVERUN lasts three times longer than EVA and not as temperature-sensitive. It also gives continuous cushioning for every stride and impact for reduced pressure at the forefoot and smoother landing at the heel.

The Freedom Pack also contains the Saucony Freedom Runner (the hybrid) which is a combination of the Freedom Trainer’s upper and the new EVERUN sole.

The Freedom Trainer (the old) kept its classic aesthetics intact but comes with additional features such as reflective material on the tongue, heel tab, and panels. The upper is made of pig suede paired up with mesh.

Saucony Freedom Trainer Style

The Saucony Freedom Trainer was initially designed for the legends of the sport of running. While it can still be used for running, fitness exercises, and other sports activities, it would look good as a casual shoe as well. The Freedom Trainer goes perfectly with sporty outfits such as track pants but looks trendy when paired with jeans, denim, and chino shorts.

Fit & Sizing

These low top shoes are available in men’s sizes which range from 3.5 to 14 with half sizes offered. The Freedom Trainer shoe runs true to size.

Notable Features

The Freedom Trainer features Saucony’s Ionic Cushioning system in the midsole for reducing impact. The midsole aids improvement of the gait cycle by helping correct pronation. The outsole, made of durable XT-600 carbon, offers outstanding road grip and traction.

Additional Info

  • Features flat laces.
  • Weighs 12 oz.