Arch support
M: 247g | W: 218g
Heel to toe drop
M: 4mm | W: 4mm
Heel height
M: 22mm | W: 22mm
Forefoot height
M: 18mm | W: 18mm
Widths available
M: Normal - D | W: Narrow - 2A, Normal - B, Wide - D, Extra wide - 2E, Extra extra wide - 4E
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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 8.7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • The Open Mesh provides a breathable wrap for the foot.

  • The RUNDRY Collar Lining keeps the heel in place while also maintaining moisture-wicking nature.

  • An internal support strap locks the foot down, effectively preventing accidental removal of the shoe noted a handful of runners.

  • The EVA+ is a composite foam that’s found in the entire length of the mid-sole and it makes sure the cushioning is durable and responsive.

  • The POWERGRID technology makes use of a grid design, which is efficient in dissipating impact shock.

  • XT-900 and Blown Rubber offer a robust outsole that is durable and capable of high level traction.

  • The moderate weight makes the 5th version of the Mirage ideal for anyone who wants a shoe that has a balanced weight.

4 reasons not to buy

  • There were runners who felt that the rubber on the outsole was softer and more susceptible to wearing off easily.

  • Some of the testers thought that the platform needed more cushioning to fully support the weight of the wearer.

  • Others noted that it was one size smaller than their usual choices.

  • A few noticed that the mid foot area was a bit narrow.

Bottom line

The Mirage 5 from Saucony is a daily training shoe that’s great for those with mild over-pronation of the foot. It doesn’t have a heavy weight and it performs well, making it great for tempo trainings.

World wide, Mirage 5 is in the bottom 50% most popular running shoes. The brand, Saucony, is the 6th most popular.

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Expert reviews

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88 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews

  • 75
    EthanLevel 1 expert
    by On the Run
    Really nice, but I was a bit sore in the end.
  • 99
    KevinLevel 1 expert
    by Half Tri-ing
    I highly recommend the Mirage series of shoes. They are lightweight and very comfortable.
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  • Curtis Jensen Running Shoes.com
    For those who like the Kinvara with a little more support in the arch, this shoe is gonna give you that benefit.
  • Connor Running Warehouse
    With a 4mm heel to toe drop, the Saucony Mirage 5 is a daily trainer and performance uptempo running shoe designed for runners with mild overpronation.
  • Richard Shop Zappos
    You have a no-sew construction that's gonna reduce the likelihood of irritation.

Updates to Mirage 5

The 5th version of the Saucony Mirage features an updated upper. It comes with a new and lightweight breathable mesh for a comfortable and seamless feel. It also comes with a new lacing system to achieve a locked-in fit.

Mirage 5 size and fit

The sizing of the Saucony Mirage 5 is the same with the previous version. It comes in a regular running shoe length. This shoe gives an impressive and comfortable fit to those with narrow feet as the heel and forefoot have narrow measurements. Saucony is offering the shoe under the standard widths of D for the men’s and B for the women’s.


The Mirage 5 uses the Saucony’s XT-900 technology. It is a durable carbon rubber material that provides exceptional traction. Working together this technology is the blown rubber that offers added flexibility. It also enhanced the shoe’s cushioning and provides a smoother ride.


The midsole unit of the shoe uses the notable PowerGrid technology of Saucony. It absorbs impact and evenly distributes pressure for a smoother and responsive ride.

The Full-Length EVA+ technology also covered the shoe’s midsole. This lightweight, reliable soft foam offers enough amount of cushioning for a better running experience.

Mild overpronators found enough support in this shoe because of the TPU Arch support. It is a thermoplastic unit that is placed in the shoe’s midsole to give added support for mild overpronation.


The Saucony Mirage 5 comes with a breathable and comfortable open mesh that covers the entire upper. The RUNDRY Collar Lining works well with the breathable upper since it gives a secure fit in the heel and added comfort. It has moisture wicking capacity that keeps the foot cool and dry.

It comes with the Pro-Lock lacing system that serves as an internal support strap, offering a locked-in fit. Together with this is the Flex Film Overlays, a thin film that is attached to the upper, giving a snug and more secure fit.


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