Facts

Discontinued
Update: Omni 15
Terrain
Road
Arch support
Stability
Use
Daily running
Price
$130
Weight
M: 318g | W: 264g
Heel to toe drop
M: 8mm | W: 8mm
Heel height
M: 26mm | W: 26mm
Forefoot height
M: 18mm | W: 18mm
Widths available
M: Normal - D | W: Normal - B
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Road

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

Trail

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.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / 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.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

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.

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.

Summary

We spent 6.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • The upper is breathable because of the open mesh, according to some reviews.

  • Most reviewers appreciated the securing mechanisms that were added here, including the Sauc-Fit system and the Heel Support Frame.

  • The PWRGRID is a unit in the mid-sole that has shock attenuating properties.

  • The SRC Impact Zone that runs from the heel to the midfoot offers shock absorption and a smoother step.

  • Stability is received from the Dual Density SSL EVA, which has pronation control capabilities.

  • A significant number of testers were satisfied with the shoe’s durable outsole.

  • It is flexible as noted in some reviews.

4 reasons not to buy

  • Some runners felt that the 14th version of the Saucony Omni had a tighter toe box than the previous version.

  • A few noted that the upper unit wasn’t very comfortable to the skin, so it became necessary to wear socks, which made the fit a bit too tight.

  • The price of this shoe is slightly expensive.

  • Some of the testers criticized its bulky look, which helped to diminish flexibility.

Bottom line

The Omni 14 from Saucony is a running shoe that’s meant for runners who need additional support in the arches. It’s a daily running shoe that has reliable components, high quality design and efficient performance.



World wide, Omni 14 is in the bottom 50% most popular running shoes. The brand, Saucony, is the 6th most popular.

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Ratings

4.6 / 5 based on 1036 ratings

5 star
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4 star
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2 star
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Expert reviews

Experts are running shoe geeks, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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82 / 100 based on 6 expert reviews

  • 84
    Runner's WorldLevel 5 expert
    by Runner's World
    The Omni provides a wide, stable, and well-cushioned platform without being heavy or stiff. 
  • 80
    Motion Control Running ShoesLevel 5 expert
    by Motion Control Running Shoes
    And if you need less pronation control and a running shoe that is a bit lighter, then the Saucony Omni 14 would be the one to consider.
  • 80
    Canadian RunningLevel 4 expert
    by Canadian Running
    Saucony’s stability shoe for medium to severe over-pronators gets a decent a decent upgrade.
  • 85
    Adam ChaseLevel 3 expert
    by Competitor Running
    For a sturdy stability shoe, this one is very comfortable and fairly light.
  • 80
    Jon OberLevel 3 expert
    by Running Shoes Guru
    It offers a high amount of support but doesn't sacrifice flexibility because of it.
  • 85
    RunnerLevel 1 expert
    by Runner's World
    This year, Saucony removed the plastic shank from under the midfoot, but by filling in the arch and widening the heel, they retained stability with a smoother-rolling feel.
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Updates to Omni 14

Saucony have not gone into many updates on the 14th version of the Saucony Omni. The only thing that was notably changed is the upper unit of the shoe. It used the new SAUC-FIT element that gives a more comfortable and secure fit.

Omni 14 size and fit

The 14th version of the Omni has a standard running shoe length. Just like its predecessor, the heel, forefoot and midfoot have standard measurements as well, comfortably accommodating runners with medium foot shape. This shoe is available in standard shoe width.

Outsole

The Saucony’s XT-900 technology offers maximum traction for runners to experience a good run even on wet surfaces. The carbon rubber material offers increased grip without affecting the shoe’s durable attributes.

The Saucony Omni 14 uses the iBR+ technology in its outsole. It is a lightweight rubber material that enhances the cushioning of the shoe needed for a comfortable, responsive ride.

Midsole

The shoe uses the PowerGrid Technology for a smoother ride. The Grid element together with the Power foam, that is lightweight and reliable, offers an enhanced rebound-filled ride.

The midsole also features the Dual Density Saucony Super Lite EVA that controls overpronation without sacrificing the shoe’s lightweight comfort, durability and energy-rebound capacity.

The Super Rebound Compound was extended from the heel to the midfoot in order to enhance the shoe’s shock absorption characteristics and to give a smoother heel-to-toe transition.

Upper

The upper unit of the Saucony Omni 14 features a stretchable open air mesh for maximum breathability and comfort. This works well with the shoe’s RUNDRY collar lining that keeps foot cool, dry and odorless through its moisture-wicking capacity.

It also features the new SAUC-FIT technology that delivers a more comfortable feel and fit. It also hugs the foot securely. The upper also utilizes the heel support frame that offers maximum heel support throughout the running cycle.


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