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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.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / 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.

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.

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.

Summary

We spent 8.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

10 reasons to buy

  • The Saucony Jazz Low Pro lays out a wide range of options in terms of shoe color. As one purchaser stated, it is available in every color to go with everything.
  • The price of this shoe is inexpensive.
  • Many of those who have worn this shoe highly commended it for the utmost comfort it delivers.
  • The shoe is true to size, according to a huge number of purchasers.
  • Many purchasers commented that not only does this shoe is extremely comfortable, it also is great looking and very stylish.
  • Some of the actual wearers appreciated that the shoe is light in weight.
  • It is lighter than the standard Jazz model.
  • Many of the reviewers were well-pleased with their pairs such that they will order another one in a different color.
  • The shoe does not require any break in period, as stated by some of the actual wearers.
  • Many of the reviews said that the shoe is a great everyday shoe.

6 reasons not to buy

  • A purchaser, who claimed that he has been wearing the Saucony Jazz since the ‘80s, said that the pair he recently bought is noticeably cheaper in terms of quality.
  • A small number of purchasers were disappointed that the pairs they recently bought seem to fall apart easily, some only a few weeks from purchase.
  • Some purchasers received poorly-made pairs; some with blemishes, smudge marks, or excess glue on the shoe.
  • Several reviewers noted that the shoe fits narrow, especially in the toe box area.
  • Some of the reviewers commented that the arch support of this shoe is minimal.
  • The insole seems to not offer much cushioning as compared to the other Saucony Jazz Pro previously purchased, as mentioned by one purchaser.

Bottom line

With its budget-friendly price, a wide range of color options, and exceptional comfort, it is no doubt that numerous purchasers consider the Saucony Jazz Low Pro a great investment. Oozing with a retro and fashionable look that caters to all ages and a wide range of fashion taste, the majority of actual wearers were well pleased with its overall performance, especially in terms of comfort and style, in such a way that they desire to get more pairs in different colors.


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Saucony Jazz Low Pro History

When the brand Saucony gets mentioned, one can easily associate it with one of the best running shoes ever created, the Saucony Jazz - the sneaker model that won the hearts of the runners in the ‘80s and the brand’s best-seller sneaker model of all time. 

It all began in 1981 when Saucony committed to working closely with a team of podiatrists led by Frank Santopietro in coming up with the best comfort shoe for distance runners. The concept was to design a sneaker that concentrates on weight reduction while achieving greater balance. This was achieved through the introduction of the Saucony Jazz. The Saucony Jazz features a low-top silhouette, a Maxitrac triangular lug outsole, a Saucony sock insert for an added comfort, and the “Butterfly Balance” design. It was created to be the best and it delivered, making it one of the most sought-after models up until now.  

In 1998, the Jazz Original was re-released under the company’s new sub-brand called as the Saucony Originals, which caters to cost-conscious running aficionados. It has come a long way since then and has been released in different shades and variations to suit everyone – some are minimal, while others are in a pop of colors. In 2002, the Saucony Jazz Low Pro, which is the lower version of the original silhouette, was introduced.

Saucony Jazz Low Pro Style

Indulge in this retro looking pair of the lower version of the original Saucony Jazz silhouette – the Saucony Jazz Low Pro. Available in many color options, one will surely have an easy time finding a pair of the Jazz Low Pro for every outfit in mind. It is a versatile sneaker that can be worn basically with anything by anyone at any age.

Fit & Sizing

The Saucony Jazz Low Pro is available in men’s and women’s sizes ranging from 5 to 14, with half sizes and only in medium (M) width. The traditional lace up closure allows a customized fit.  Based on its running DNA the shoe has sufficient hold for those who need it.

Notable Features

The Saucony Jazz Low Pro is a lower version of the classic Jazz silhouette. It features a slim-fitting combination of nylon and suede upper, textile lining and cushioning insole, lace up closure with an extra set of different colored laces, and a foam-padded collar and tongue. The Saucony branding is clearly visible on the side panels, tongue, and heel. The outsole bears the Jazz signature XT600 triangle-lug rubber traction. Ample cushioning is provided through a slimmed-down EVA midsole.

Additional Info

  • The Saucony Jazz Low Pro Vegan is a Jazz Low Pro version using materials that are not made from animal products, byproducts, or derivatives.
  • The Jazz is also made available in kids sizes. These are the Little Kid’s Jazz Lite, Big Kid’s Jazz Lite, Big Kid’s Jazz Hook and Loop, and Little Kid’s Jazz Lite Hook and Loop. Little Kid sizes run from size 4 to 10 while Big Kid sizes run from 10.5 to 12.
  • The “Low Pro” in the Saucony Jazz Low Pro name means “low profile”. The original Jazz model has a slightly elevated sole while the Low Pro version has somehow a flat or lower sole, in such a way that it appears to be sitting low on the ground when viewed from the side.