Verdict from 14 experts and +100 user reviews

5 reasons to buy

  • Most runners took note of how lightweight the Nomad TR is as compared to other trail running shoes.
  • A significant number of runners applauded the cushioning and flexibility of this shoe.
  • The inner material of the Saucony Nomad TR is very smooth and comfortable as mentioned in some reviews.
  • This shoe features a PWRTRAC outsole for excellent traction and durability.
  • It comes with an oblique toe shape for exceptional fit.

3 reasons not to buy

  • As some reviews mentioned, the shoe is not breathable enough especially when used in warm condition.
  • The width of the Nomad TR runs wide, which is not impressive to narrow-footed runners.
  • Some runners felt that toe protection needs improvement for rocky surfaces.

Bottom line

The Saucony Nomad TR is a neutral running shoe that performs well on short trail running. It has a firm cushioning and impressive grip. It is praised by some runners for being comfortable, lightweight and durable. Though it also gained negative comments, overall, the shoe is still impressive. 

Tip: see the best trail running shoes.

Good to know

  • The Saucony Nomad TR features the brand’s PWRTRAC technology that delivers impressive traction. The hexagonal pattern in the outsole keeps runners upright on various terrains.
  • The shoe also features the new oblique toe shape that delivers great fit and allows toe splay for a more comfortable running experience.

The sizing of the Nomad TR is of standard measurement. The heel, midfoot and forefoot area of the shoe have standard measurements, giving a great fit to those with regular foot shape and size. This shoe is available in standard widths of D for the men’s and B for the women’s.

The Nomad TR uses the PWRTRAC outsole technology, a tacky rubber that delivers excellent traction. Its hexagonal pattern adapts efficiently to various trail surfaces. It has high-abrasion resistant capacity, adding longevity to the shoe’s outsole. The PWRTRAC outsole material is also used in the Saucony Peregrine 8 running shoe.

The midsole uses the PowerGrid Technology that gives 20% more cushioning compared to the regular midsoles. It also delivers efficient shock absorption and energy-return for a responsive ride.

The shoe has a one-piece upper construction in which the tongue is directly attached to the upper. It delivers a sock-like fit while keeping out debris. It works well with the closed mesh on the upper that prevents debris from entering the shoe without affecting breathability and comfort.

The Saucony Nomad TR uses its FlexFilm Technology that offers unmatched strength and comfort. Together with the internal support strap, the shoe delivers impressively secure and snug fit.


How Saucony Nomad TR ranks compared to all other shoes
Bottom 40% trail running shoes
All trail running shoes
Bottom 35% Saucony running shoes
All Saucony running shoes
Bottom 44% neutral running shoes
All neutral running shoes


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