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Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.


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.


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.


We spent 7.7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

6 reasons to buy

  • The Saucony Jazz O Mono impressed lots of buyers not only because it is extremely comfortable, but also because it is very stylish and goes well with everything.
  • Most buyers were pleased that this shoe offers great quality at a very affordable price.
  • There were also reviews saying that the fit of this shoe is perfect.
  • Some users highly recommend the Jazz O Mono.
  • Some buyers commented that the shoe looks exactly as pictured.
  • For a number of users, it was an advantage that there are several color options for this particular Jazz model.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A number of buyers commented that the laces of this shoe are a bit too short.
  • There were a few buyers who were disappointed with the minimal traction of this shoe.

Bottom line

The Saucony Jazz O Mono is a classic shoe that delivers what the general consumers look for in a shoe – comfort, style, and affordability. It is also a bonus that it provides a wide range of choice in terms of colors, which equates to flexibility in styling and as such, most consumers find what suit their fashion preference best. Of course, there were a few buyers that got somehow disappointed with this shoe, but their concerns were only minor, such as the short shoe laces and the shoe’s minimal traction.



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Saucony Jazz O Mono History

Saucony, a US-based shoe brand established in 1898, is known for its popular classic and best-selling shoe model of all time, the Saucony Jazz. The Saucony Jazz is a classic running shoe launched initially in 1981.  With the help of known Boston-based sports podiatrist Frank Santopietro, Saucony came up with the Jazz – a lightweight running shoe that provides extreme comfort to the runners. It was aimed to be the best running shoe and it carried through, making it one of the highly sought shoe models up to date. It is the shoe worn by 1983 New York City Marathon winner and Olympian Rod Dixon.

The Saucony Originals, a sub-brand of Saucony, re-released the iconic Saucony Jazz in 1998 and it has been a successful move for the brand since then. Years go by and the Jazz has been made available in different modified versions, including the Saucony Jazz O Mono.The Saucony Jazz O Mono bears similar features of the Jazz

The Saucony Jazz O Mono bears similar features of the Jazz Originals, but differs in a way that it is in monochromatic colors all throughout from the upper, to the shoe laces, and the outsole.

Saucony Jazz O Mono Style

The Saucony Jazz O Mono is a low-top classic sneaker that is based on the silhouette of the original Jazz and is available in monochromatic colors, hence the name “O (for original) Mono”. It has an overall sporty look, considering that it is based on a running shoe, but it can also add a sense of style in any casual get up.

Fit & Sizing

The O Mono edition of the classic Saucony Jazz is available in men’s sizes, which range from size 4 to 14 in D-Medium width. It is generally true to size and width, with moderate arch support. Being based from a running shoe silhouette, it provides enough hold as needed.

Notable Features

A classic from the US-based shoe brand Saucony, the Jazz O Mono features a monochromatic overall look in several color options. What also sets this apart from the Jazz Original is its waxed, rope laces, which differs from the flat laces of the Jazz Original. The insole is removable.

Additional Info

  • The Saucony Jazz O Mono is one of the many variations of the classic Jazz model. The others include the Jazz Leather, the Jazz Low Pro, and the Jazz Vegan.
  • Like the Saucony Jazz Original, this shoe features a nylon/suede upper with stitching details. It bears the Saucony brandings on the lateral side and on the tongue and heel. It also has a shock-absorbing striped EVA midsole and still bears the signature triangular lug rubber outsole.