Facts

  • Terrain
    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
    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
    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
    Price
    $80
  • Weight
    Weight
    Men: 10.2oz
    Women: 8.8oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    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
    Heel height
    Men: 26mm
    Women: 26mm
  • Forefoot height
    Forefoot height
    Men: 18mm
    Women: 18mm
  • Width
    Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Release date
    Unknown
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Summary

We spent 6.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • A breathable mesh upper keeps the foot cool and dry.
  • Synthetic overlays keep the foot feeling snug and secure as these are connected directly to the lacing system.
  • The PROGRID system offers support for the medial side of the arch while also maintaining adequate levels of cushioning as observed by many runners.
  • The aesthetic choices for the Lancer 2 is great because this model comes in many different color schemes.
  • Many testers noted the reliable durability of this shoe.
  • The wide design of the shoe accommodates those with wider feet.
  • It doesn’t have a very expensive price.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Some runners who tried it felt that it needed more cushioning to provide more support for their feet.
  • Others noted that it was half-a-size smaller than their regular choices.
  • A few felt that it was a bit too stiff.

Bottom line

The Lancer 2 from Saucony captured the attention of many a runner because of its appealing design, its comfortable upper and reliable performance. It’s a daily running shoe for those who need some underfoot cradling and arch support.

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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.


Outsole

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.


Midsole

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.


Upper

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.