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: 8.7ozWomen: 7.7oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 4mmWomen: 4mm
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: 22mmWomen: 22mm
Forefoot heightMen: 18mmWomen: 18mm
WidthMen: StandardWomen: Standard
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88 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews
Really nice, but I was a bit sore in the end.
I highly recommend the Mirage series of shoes. They are lightweight and very comfortable.
Updates to Saucony 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.
Saucony 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. 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.