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
Heel to toe dropWomen: 4mm
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 heightWomen: 13mm
Forefoot heightWomen: 9mm
Release dateFeb 2017
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Updates to Saucony Ideal
- The Saucony Ideal features a lightweight construction and breathable upper through the one-piece engineered mesh. The upper also comes with thin film overlays that delivers a more secure and flexible fit.
- For all-day comfort and responsive ride, the Ideal made use of the FORM2U cushioning technology. It is an innovative cushioning system that delivers reliable underfoot protection, high energy-return and effective shock-absorption.
- For a more durable and lasting grip on varied surfaces, the shoe uses a high-abrasion resistant EVA outsole with reliable lugs.
Saucony Ideal size and fit
The Saucony Ideal runs a half size smaller than the standard running shoe length. The heel, and midfoot provide a snug fit and the forefoot is narrow. The shoe is only available for women.
The Saucony Ideal uses a High-abrasion EVA outsole that is specifically designed for durability especially on high-wear areas. The outsole lugs are designed for a lasting grip while running on the road.
The midsole of the shoe features the innovative FORM2U cushioning technology that is designed for all-day comfort. This memory foam offers a soft underfoot protection with efficient shock-absorption and high-energy return.
The upper of the Saucony Ideal utilizes a single-piece engineered mesh that is designed for maximum breathability. The mesh material has a moisture-wicking capacity, keeping the feet cool and dry all throughout the run. The thin film overlays welded to the upper is designed for a more secure and flexible fit.
The lace-up close gives added security and the plush tongue and collar give added comfort and enhance the overall fit of the shoe.