Who should buy the Saucony Mystic

You will love the Saucony Mystic if:

  • You want an appealing all-around shoe that provides efficient performance
  • You want an affordable and lightweight neutral running shoe

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XT-600 outsole in the Saucony Mystic

The XT-600, which is also used in the Saucony Cohesion 12, is a carbon rubber compound that’s placed under the shoe as the external layer that protects the rest of the sole unit from wear and abrasion. It’s sufficiently thick, thus letting it last long. It is also able to deliver sure traction on the roads and tracks, making sure that surface control is achieved.

Saucony Mystic forefoot outsole

Flex grooves are cut horizontally from the edge of the mid-foot to the forefoot section. They make sure to allow the natural flexibility of the foot, which is important when it comes to getting a more efficient running performance.

Saucony Mystic heel outsole

Sufficient foot support provided by the Saucony Mystic midsole

The IMEVA foam or the Injection molded Ethylene vinyl acetate is a full-length material that serves as the main cushioning system of the Saucony Mystic. It sufficiently supports the foot and keeps it comfortable during running. It doesn’t wear off easily, so it remains effective even after a long time.

Saucony Mystic midsole whole

The Heel Grid System adds more cushioning to the rear of the foot. It makes heel striking more agreeable and comfortable, preventing the discomfort that’s usually associated with shoes that do not have sufficient support for heel strikers.

Saucony Mystic heel midsole

Well-ventilated foot environment with the Saucony Mystic upper

The open mesh is a breathable material that allows air to enter the shoe in order to maintain a well-ventilated environment for the foot. It doesn’t make the interior feel stifling, so extended runs are very much possible.

Saucony Mystic top upper

A padded tongue and collar give support to the dimensions of the foot. The inner sleeve is even smooth, so it makes sure that the foot stays safe from irritation. Overall, the interior is very comfortable to the skin.

Saucony Mystic collar

Synthetic overlays are stitched onto the upper unit. They provide structural integrity to the upper while also affording a snug and customizable fit that’s tuned to the specific needs of the wearer. Connected to the lacing system, these overlays react to the tightness or looseness of the shoelaces.

Saucony Mystic laces

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 10.2oz / Women 8.4oz
Drop: 8mm
Arch support: Neutral
Forefoot height: 18mm
Heel height: 26mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation / Supination / Underpronation

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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.