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  • Terrain


    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.


    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

    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

    Daily running

    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.

    Good to know

    If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

  • Price
  • Weight
    Men: 9.2oz
    Women: 8.1oz
  • 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.

  • Heel height
    Men: 22mm
    Women: 22mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 18mm
    Women: 18mm
  • Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
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We spent 8.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

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 prized by some runners for being comfortable, lightweight and durable.


Expert Reviews

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83 / 100 based on 16 expert reviews

  • 60 / 100 | Rob Andro

    There is something wrong with the upper as I almost came out of my shoe in one of my runs.

  • 80 / 100 | The Ultra Running Company

    For those who love firm, responsive cushioning, I would definitely recommend this.

  • 80 / 100 | Runblogger

    If Saucony could lighten the shoe up with a more stripped-back, open mesh upper, and snug up the fit a bit in the midfoot, along with potentially decreasing the lug thickness on the outsole, I think the shoe would feel much more nimble and still offer the nice comfortable ride/fit that the Nomad has at a lighter weight. 

  • 80 / 100 | Runner's World

    The Nomad’s ride echoes that of the Kinvara—much more so than the Kinvara TR model Saucony released a few years back.

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Updates to Saucony Nomad TR

  • 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.

Saucony Nomad TR size and fit

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 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.