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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If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.
WeightMen: 8.3ozWomen: 6.9oz
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: normalWomen: normal
Updates to Saucony Mayhem 2
- The 2nd version of the Saucony Mayhem gives lightweight, flexible and durable performance to the runner. It can handle the impact shock when landing the foot on the ground. Natural movement is very much allowed because of the responsive nature of its platform. It’s a running shoe that delivers quality design and features.
- A well-ventilated running experience is what the upper unit of this running shoe offers. Soft mesh, padded sections, and breathable inner lining keep the foot comfortable and secure. Synthetic overlays help the fabrics in hugging the foot and keeping it in place.
- High-quality cushioning and underfoot support are afforded by a mid-sole unit that’s responsive, flexible and moderately thick. Additional cushioning is given to the heel by the Heel Grid System. Overall, the platform is able to provide reliable cushioning, shock absorption and flexibility, which are all important for a smooth and efficient running experience.
- Lightweight protection from wear and tear is the main purpose of the outsole unit. For the Saucony Mayhem 2, the external shielding gives impact protection and endurance from abrasion. Triangular gripping lugs give additional cushioning while also affording traction over many surface conditions.
Saucony Mayhem 2 size and fit
The Saucony Mayhem 2 has a standard running shoe length. It follows the regular measurements pertaining to men and women’s sizes. The forefoot, mid-foot and heel sections have a medium width. It accommodates the runner who has a medium-sized foot. Furthermore, its semi-curved shape traces the natural shape of the human foot.
The XT-600™ outsole is a carbon rubber material that offers durable protection against the abrasive nature of the surfaces. Located in high-wear areas, it is also able to protect the shoe from impact, preserving the structure and strength of the components that lie above it.
Triangular gripping lugs are sections of the external sole unit that hold onto the surfaces. They deliver traction upon ground contact, so each step, swerve and turn becomes as efficient as can be.
Flex grooves allow the foot to move naturally, making sure that the platform is as attuned to the foot’s motions through the gait cycle.
Molded EVA is a full-length foam that runs the entire length of the Saucony Mayhem 2. Made from high-quality materials, this foam delivers plush cushioning, springiness and flexibility. It is able to attenuate shock, making each step more comfortable and less tasking to the runner.
The Heel Grid System is an added unit that’s placed in the rear section of this running shoe. As most of the body’s weight is focused on the heel, more support is definitely deserved. This unit absorbs impact and increases the amount of cushioning that’s given to the runner.
The mesh material used in the Mayhem 2 is soft and pliable. It encourages air to constantly enter the shoe to keep the foot cool and dry.
Synthetic Overlays provide a more customizable wrap because they’re directly connected to the lacing system. When the shoelaces are tightened or loosened, the material follows suit, thus hugging the foot responsibly and snugly.
A padded tongue and collar help in keeping the foot in place. They lock the foot in place while keeping the skin as cushioned as possible.
A breathable mesh lining keeps the interior environment airy. It dries up quickly, so moisture and odor are kept at bay. The smoothness of this material allows the foot to wear the shoe, even without the use of socks.