Facts

  • Use

    Workout

    Shoes with optimum cushioning, lateral support, and flexibility for daily workouts and studio sessions. See workout shoes

    CrossFit

    Versatile, low-profile shoes for constantly varied exercises including plyometrics, sprinting, weightlifting, and rope climbing. See CrossFit shoes

    Weightlifting

    Heavy-duty shoes with a wedge and an elevated heel that create a sturdy platform and promote ankle mobility. See weightlifting shoes

    Walking

    Shoes for daily wear that ensure a smooth walking gait cycle. Check out walking shoes

  • Arch support

    Neutral

    For people with normal pronation. Also provide support for high-arched feet with underpronation (excessive outward rolling of the foot). See neutral training shoes

    Stability

    For people with low-arched or flat feet and moderate overpronation (excessive inward rolling of the foot). See stability training shoes

    Motion control

    Shoes feature stabilizing technologies for people with severe overpronation. See motion control training shoes

    Good to know

    Stability and motion control add-ons are uncommon for workout shoes and are never present in CrossFit or weightlifting footwear. They are mostly found in walking shoes where the gait is easier to correct.

  • Price
    $70
  • Weight
    Men: 12.3oz
    Women: 11.3oz

    Weight

    Training footwear typically weighs between 200g and 300g per shoe to accommodate agile workouts. Minimalist trainers go as low as 150g, while weightlifting shoes can go as high as 500g.

  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 4mm
    Women: 4mm
  • Width
    Men: Standard
    Women: Standard, Wide
  • Release date
    Unknown
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Updates to Saucony Momentum

  • The Saucony Momentum is created to accommodate daily walking sessions, be it running errands or long-distance fitness walking. The shoe has neutral support, which means that doesn’t employ any stabilizing or arch supporting components. It is also designed with a 4-mm heel-to-toe drop which places the foot nearly flat on the sole. Other walking shoes from Saucony come with a rather high heel-to-toe drop, which is either 8 mm or 12 mm to provide extra heel cushioning.
  • The brand’s proprietary GRID technology is incorporated into the heel section of the sole. It enhances rebound and shock absorption in this area.
  • It is a unicolor shoe with a clean upper design which makes the footwear appropriate not only for athletic uses but also for a work environment and casual outings. The perforations are added throughout the unit to ensure breathability.
  • At the bottom, the XT-900 carbon rubber provides abrasion resistance and grip. It stands in between the brand’s XT-600 rubber with minimal endurance and the toughest XT-1200 material.

Saucony Momentum size and fit

The Saucony Momentum is available in both men’s and women’s sizes and corresponds to the brand’s sizing scheme. In terms of width, it is offered in a standard D - Medium for gentlemen and in a B - Medium for ladies.

Outsole

The underside of the shoe’s platform is lined with the XT-900 compound. It is made of the high-wear carbon rubber to protect the sole against abrasion. This material is also meant to provide traction on various surfaces.

The rubber features both horizontal and vertical cuts. They contribute to the flexibility of the trainer, especially in the forefoot area.

Midsole

The Momentum employs a lightweight and flexible EVA foam to cushion the foot throughout the walk. It is a responsive full-length unit which helps the foot to smoothly transition from heel to toes.

There is a GRID compound embedded into the heel section of the EVA. It is Saucony’s patented technology which stands for Ground Reaction Inertia Device. It is actually constructed as a grid and works similarly to a tennis racquet. It not only rebounds the impact upon heel strike but also helps in centering and stabilizing the heel as it hits the ground.

Upper

The Saucony Momentum makes use of synthetic leather in the upper unit. Additional synthetic overlays are placed at the toes and at the heel for enhanced durability.

The entire upper is perforated to keep the foot chamber ventilated. A mesh material is used on the tongue to improve breathability.

The tightness of the fit is regulated by the lace-up closure. An extra pair of eyelets is placed on the edge of the collar, near the ankle. It gives the wearer an option to lock the shoe on the foot even more securely. Two fabric stripes stretch all the way from the sole to the top on both sides, forming the middle pair of eyelets. When the laces are cinched, they help to pull the quarters together for better lateral support.


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