Facts

  • 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

    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

    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
    $165
  • Weight
    Men: 11.3oz
    Women: 10.1oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 8mm
    Women: 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 height
    Men: 28mm
    Women: 28mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 20mm
    Women: 20mm
  • Width
    Men: Standard, Wide
    Women: Standard, Wide
  • Release date
    Jan 2019
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Updates to Saucony Hurricane ISO 5

  • The Saucony Hurricane ISO 5 is a stability running shoe that’s designed for those who want to tackle the roads. This update to the Hurricane ISO 4 boasts a similar design and set of components, though the upper has been modified to be sleeker and have a more open build. The ISOFIT fit-adjustment system helps the steadying mechanisms of the platform in maintaining a strong and stable in-shoe hug.
  • Underfoot cushioning is given by two layers of cushioned foam, with both segments bearing the EVERUN™ name. The medial side features a stability post which corrects overpronation and maintains a neutral running gait. Textured crystal rubber protects the cushioning system from the damaging nature of the roads.

Saucony Hurricane ISO 5 size and fit

The Saucony Hurricane ISO 5 was made using the standard measurements, allowing runners to get a pair using their usual sizing expectations. When it comes to width, the available options are D – Medium and 2E – Wide for men, and B – Medium and D – Wide for women. This shoe’s semi-curved shape, coupled with its form-fitting façade, welcomes the natural outline of the human foot.

Outsole

The outsole unit of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 5 is made up of crystal rubber, which is durable yet spongy in nature. This material covers the entire platform, protecting foam midsole from the abrasive quality of the asphalt. The mildly soft structure adds a bit more cushioning and bounciness to the performance.

Flex grooves allow the platform to bend in tandem with the foot as it goes through the running cycle. The phase that is most affected by this design is the toe-off, a part of the run that involves the most flexing.

Midsole

EVERUN™ is a full-length foam that serves as the base of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 5’s midsole. The job of this component is to receive the impact shock during the landing phase while also providing a steady and consistent underfoot experience. This EVERUN foam is also present in some popular Saucony running shoes like the Guide 10 and Ride 10.

The topsole is also made up of EVERUN™. The purpose of this additional layer is to ensure copious levels of energy return, and consistent level of cushioning that feels new from the first mile to the several hundredths.

A stability post is added to the medial side of the platform. This dense material is the one responsible for correcting overpronated foot motion. It is one of the most frequently used components for stability running shoes, particularly ones that are meant to directly address the flat-arch concerns of some runners.

FORMFIT is a performance footbed that’s placed right above the primary cushioning system. This piece is tasked with providing support to areas that don’t usually receive it, like the arch and the curves of the forefoot area. It can be removed or replaced with a custom insert if desired.

Upper

The external part of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 5’s upper unit is comprised of engineered mesh. This textile has a cloth-like quality to it that evokes a feeling of merely wearing a sock. It’s also lightweight, stretchy and generously breathable. Open pores line the silhouette, allowing air to enter the interior chamber.

A smooth inner sleeve allows the foot to enter the shoe’s interior with ease. It has a seamless construction which prevents hot spots and irritation. Moreover, it doesn’t impede the breathable purpose of its counterpart on the exterior.

The padded tongue and collar of this running shoe help in holding the foot in place and preventing accidental shoe removals.

ISOFIT is a system of printed overlays, stretchy fabric, discrete eyelets and flat shoelaces that work together to provide a hugging coverage. The multi-tech approach aims to preserve durability and quality, particularly in getting a snug yet highly customizable fit. Saucony’s well-known saddle-like midfoot panels are created to welcome any extra foot-volume or movement.


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