Who should buy the Saucony Guide 9

The Saucony Guide is a stability shoe series that provides runners with a comfortable, surefooted run. Go for the Saucony Guide 9 if:

  • You are looking for a comfortable shoe that can withstand daily use
  • You are a moderate overpronator who prefers a durable running shoe ideal for long-distance runs

Saucony Guide 9 guide 9

Updates to the Saucony Guide 9

  • Lighter, no-sew overlays for better flexibility and support
  • A new Tri-Flex outsole for better ground contact and traction
  • An improved version of EVERUN for more cushioning

Saucony Guide 9 overlays

Lightweight outsole with heavy-duty traction

The outsole unit has the Injection Blown Rubber (IBR+) Technology which is much lighter as compared to the standard blown rubber. It provides enhanced cushioning and offers a more responsive ride.

The entire outsole of the Saucony Guide 9 was coated with the XT-900,a carbon rubber element that provides impressive traction and added durability.

Saucony Guide 9 ibr

Natural flexibility with the Guide 9

The Flex Grooves technology allows more flexibility. It allows the foot to bend and move naturally. With this flexibility attribute, runners can have an enhanced running experience in a much more effective manner.

Saucony Guide 9 flex grooves

Energized runs for energetic runners

The Saucony’s EVERUN technology provides an additional layer of cushioning that helps in distributing forces of impact during foot landing. It offers a flexible ride and helps runners have an energized running experience in every stride with its energy-return properties.

Saucony Guide 9 everun

Maximum rebound and shock absorption from Saucony

The midsole uses the SSL EVA technology that maximizes rebound. It also gives added durability while minimizing the weight.

The SRC Landing Zone offers a durable shock absorption in the heel crashpad. It allows a smooth midfoot transition.

Saucony Guide 9 midsole

Breathable upper materials

The upper of the Guide 9 features the FlexFilm, a smoother material that offers a secure, breathable and flexible fit.

Saucony Guide 9 upper

The RUNDRY Collar Lining material in the shoe’s upper provides an impressive moisture wicking property. It secures the heel and gives a plush feel for comfort.

Contoured sock liner

The ComfortLite Sock Liner element contours the shape of the arch and the heel. It helps in reducing the force in the forefoot while giving a softer and more secure-fitting.

Saucony Guide 9 sockliner

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 9.7oz / Women 8.6oz
Drop: 8mm
Arch support: Stability
Update: Saucony Guide 14
Forefoot height: 19mm
Heel height: 27mm

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