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.
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Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.
Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.
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If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.
WeightMen: 11.2ozWomen: 9oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 8mmWomen: 8mm
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 heightMen: 30mmWomen: 30mm
Forefoot heightMen: 22mmWomen: 22mm
WidthMen: StandardWomen: Standard
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For runners that need a stable shoe and don’t mind a bit of weight as a trade-off for durability, this is a great pick.
The ISOFIT design is a single panel of fairly thick synthetic material that wraps both the heel and the mid foot of the shoe, essentially creating one solid overlay that encompasses 75% of the upper.
Updates to Saucony Hurricane 17
- The 17th version of the Saucony Hurricane is a flexible running shoe that also delivers stabilizing support. It guides the runner towards a more neutral stance when running so that each step becomes more comfortable. The plush underfoot cushioning system is reliable in giving a well-balanced platform that can manage the landing impact and the weight of the foot.
- The foot is given a more dynamic fit. The fabrics of the upper are tuned to adapt to the shape and movement of the foot. A seamless construction prevents irritation and discomfort while a heel support frame locks the heel down and keeps it in the shoe at all times. A snug yet comfortable wearing experience is what the Saucony Hurricane 17 offers.
- The mid-sole unit of this running shoe has a thickness that efficiently carries and supports the foot. It doesn’t put the runner too close to the ground, but it’s not too thick to be unwieldy or stiff. In fact, the platform still gives the runner flexibility to make each heel-to-toe transition smooth and unrestricted. Cushioning is also responsive.
- The outsole unit of the Saucony Hurricane 17 gives the runner durable protection against wear and abrasion, as well as traction over the roads. The high quality performance of the 2 rubber compounds used here is significant and they do not peel off easily. The outsole lasts longer and keeps on being efficient, even after many uses.
Saucony Hurricane 17 size and fit
The Saucony Hurricane 17 has a regular shoe length. It follows the men and women’s measurements for shoe size. Its heel, mid-foot and forefoot sections have medium-widths. So, it accommodates runners whose feel are medium-sized.
The XT-900 is a carbon rubber material that’s placed in critical areas of the outsole where wear and abrasion and most common. It prevents the structural degradation of the sole unit. It also delivers exceptional traction over the ground, so surface control is more agreeable and adequate.
The IBR+ is a blown rubber compound that provides additional cushioning and support to the runner. Stepping and lifting the foot becomes more cushioned because of this technology. It is 33% lighter than most rubber outsoles.
The PWRGRID+ is a mid-sole platform that runs the entire length of this running shoe. It delivers 20% more cushioning than most foam units. It’s comfortable and responsive, therefore keeping the foot well-supported and free to move in a natural manner without worrying about the mid-sole being stiff or limited. It also attenuates shock and brings a mild springiness to each step.
The Extended SRC Impact Zone is an additional component that covers the heel and midfoot areas. It absorbs the impact forces when striking the foot on the ground and leads the foot towards a better stride.
The ISOFIT upper fabric system uses a very responsive material that conforms to the shape of the wearer’s foot. It also follows movement, so it doesn’t restrict how the runner performs. An ISOFIT saddle stabilizes the foot by supporting the arch and leading the foot towards a more neutral stance. Such supportive materials in the upper makes each running experience more comfortable.
A seamless construction allows runners to wear the Saucony Hurricane 17 without socks. Less stitching and seams are used in the internal environment of this running shoe, thus keeping the inner sleeve soft and smooth like an actual sock. Light padding also adds a bit of cushioning.
The Heel Support Frame is an external component that helps in locking the heel in place and keeping the foot in the shoe. It prevents slips and accidental shoe-removals, which can be disadvantageous to the running performance of the wearer.
A high-elasticity sock liner adds more cushioning to the underfoot. Placed just above the main mid-sole unit, this pliable full-length material maintains the natural flexibility of the runner while giving additional support.