Summary

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.

3 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.
  • A few noticed that the midfoot area was a bit narrow.

Bottom line

The Saucony Mirage 5 is a daily training shoe that’s great for those with mild over-pronation of the foot. It received a lot of positive praise from users because of its performance and comfort. It doesn’t have a heavy weight and it performs well, making it great for tempo training.

Facts

Rankings

A top rated Road running shoe
It has never been more popular than this May

Expert Reviews

88 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews

  • 75 / 100 | On the Run | | Level 1 expert

    Really nice, but I was a bit sore in the end.

  • 100 / 100 | Half Tri-ing | | Level 1 expert

    I highly recommend the Mirage series of shoes. They are lightweight and very comfortable.

  • First look | 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.

  • First look | Running Warehouse | | Level 4 expert

    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.

  • First look | Shop Zappos |

    You have a no-sew construction that's gonna reduce the likelihood of irritation.

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  • 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.

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. This outsole material is also used in the Omni 16 and other Saucony running shoes.


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.

Author
Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.

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