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  • 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
    $110
  • Weight
    Weight
    Men: 9.2oz
    Women: 7.8oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Heel to toe drop
    Men: 4mm
    Women: 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.

  • Width
    Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Release date
    Unknown
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Summary

We spent 6.3 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

5 reasons to buy

  • The shoe has great cushioning according to some reviews.
  • The upper is light and breathable.
  • The shoe provides a good and comfortable fit.
  • Many runners mentioned that the Mirage 4 is a fast shoe perfect for competition.
  • Available in different color options.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The shoe is heavier than the previous version.
  • Some runners noticed that the outer materials of the shoe wear off quickly.
  • It was also noted in some reviews that the shoe is a lot stiffer than the usual.

Bottom line

The Saucony Mirage 4 is a road running shoe that is designed for neutral foot movement. It is light and fast perfect for high mileage runs and competition.

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84 / 100 based on 13 expert reviews

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Updates to Saucony Mirage 4

  • Combined with a low profile ride, the Saucony Mirage 4 offers a mild support. It has a 4-mm heel-to-toe drop, allowing you to experience barefoot running along the way. When running for long mileage, the PowerGrid cushioning provides enough protection from impacts. Moreover, it secures your foot by locking it inside the shoe using the FlexFilm overlays.

Saucony Mirage 4 size and fit

The 4th version of Saucony Mirage follows the standard running shoe length. It gives comfortable and medium fit on the heel, forefoot and midfoot area. This shoe is available in medium widths for both men and women version.


Outsole

There is no need to worry about slipping off the ground because the outsole of the Mirage 4 has XT-900 that is made of a carbon rubber material. For a smooth ride and an enhanced cushioning, this shoe also has the lightweight and flexible material in the forefoot called the Blown Rubber.


Midsole

On the midsole of the Saucony Mirage 4, it features the EVA+, which is a full length composite foam that is ideal for providing a durable and lightweight cushioning. Moreover, it has the Grid technology that is combined with Powerfoam material through the Heel PowerGrid, which offers a responsive ride, as well as great cushioning.


Upper

The Saucony Mirage 4 is composed of different materials that provide utmost comfort during running. On its upper portion, it offers additional cushioning through the EVA sockliner. In addition, the Strobel Last that is stitched to the full length HRC Strobel Board improves the cushioning, and also provides a soft underfoot feel.

Cupping the heel is the Hydrator Collar Lining that gives great comfort and ensures that the foot remains dry while running. Lastly, it has Flex Film Overlays made of a thin film to provide a snug and secure fit.