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: 9.2ozWomen: 7.8oz
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.
WidthMen: StandardWomen: Standard
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84 / 100 based on 13 expert reviews
I’m a little torn on this shoe. I’ve personally grown to love it, but I’m hesitant to recommend it. If you prefer a firmer ride you will absolutely love the Mirage. If you’re into that softer more flexible feel on your feet, you should probably opt for another shoe in the Saucony line, like the Virrata
If you’re looking for a firm, stable, roomy shoe to eat up miles the Saucony Mirage is a great choice. Just keep an eye on the upper in the medial forefoot. It’s a bit too firm for me as a running shoe, but I’ll likely keep my pair for causal wear since it’s a slick-looking shoe.
The upper fits great but the firmness and lack of flexibility did not work for me. If you love firm shoes, I think that you would be thrilled with the Mirage. For my tastes there are other Saucony shoes I prefer.
The Saucony Mirage is a superb lightweight stability shoe that feels ready for tempo runs. Although stiffer than some may like, it still provides decent responsiveness.
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.
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. The same outsole material is utilized in the Mirage 5.
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.
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.