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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WeightMen: 10.2ozWomen: 8.8oz
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: 26mmWomen: 26mm
Forefoot heightMen: 18mmWomen: 18mm
WidthMen: StandardWomen: Standard, Wide
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Updates to Saucony Lancer 2
- The Saucony Lancer 2 introduces new welded overlays in the midfoot for added support and structure. A welded version of the synthetic overlays reduces risks of irritation and helps make the new model just a tad lighter than the original.
- The stability goes up a notch as it now features a Medial Support Arc. By simply raising the medial arch higher, runners with slight overpronation should have even better support that is in no way intrusive to neutrals.
- The Impact Zone is enhanced as well for better shock attenuating features. This technology works with the midsole technologies to lessen the impact upon landing.
Saucony Lancer 2 size and fit
The fit is medium in the heel and forefoot with a snug midfoot like the original version. It is a fit that most runners will find very comfortable. Available widths are the standard D and B. Sizing is average as well with options of 6 to 17 for the men’s and 4 to 12 for the women’s.
A full-contact outsole with XT-600 carbon rubber offers enough traction and superior durability. There are small grooves that add flexibility and enhance the transitions better. This outsole material is also used in the Cohesion 12 and other shoes from Saucony.
Saucony gives a very nice level of structure and stability without making the shoe very stiff. The heel has the PRO Grid design that gives it a very nice support when landing and cradles the foot well. The Medial Support Arc is another neat design that does not incorporate the standard shank, but merely a little bump in the arch for minimum stability. Finally, the midsole has an injection-molded EVA that delivers cushioning and rebound features.
A breathable mesh and lightweight overlays for support and structure make up the initial components of the upper. Going towards the interior reveals a very plush collar and tongue while a molded and well-cushioned insole enhances comfort. Saucony uses reflective materials in the upper as low-light running necessity.