Verdict from 2 experts and +100 user reviews

4 reasons to buy

  • Some runners noticed that the shoe feels great and a lot lighter than the previous version.
  • The cushioning of the shoe is impressive, absorbing shock impact efficiently based on some user reviews.
  • Some runners noted the impressive motion control of the shoe provides.
  • It is breathable and comfortable to wear.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The shoe wears out quickly.
  • Some runners are complaining that this shoe is a bit narrow for them.
  • The Omni 13 is slightly expensive.

Bottom line

The Omni 13 is a great stability running shoe that delivers a great combination of motion control, comfort, and protection. This shoe is great for road running and daily running sessions. Some users were disappointed because it is expensive yet not really durable. In summary, the Omni 13 is an average-performing running companion.

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Good to know

  • The upper of the Omni 13 was changed. The stitched-on overlays found in the previous version have been replaced by no-sew overlays mostly on the toe box area. This provides added support, comfort and secure fit.

For the sizing of the Omni 13, it follows the standard running shoe length and it has the medium fit. Thus, you just need to pick your actual size for you to be able to get the perfect fit.

To prevent slipping off the ground, especially on wet surfaces, this shoe has the carbon rubber material XT-900 that is specifically located in the heel. This shoe also has a more responsive ride and an enhanced cushioning with the presence of IBR+ in the forefoot area that is made of a lightweight flexible material. The IBR+ and the XT-900 are also reliable technologies used in the 16th version of the Saucony Omni.

For a cushioned and responsive ride, the Omni 13 features the combination of a Powerfoam material and shock dissipating Grid technology through the Heel to Toe Powergrid. In order to control overpronation, it features the Dual Density SSL EVA. Furthermore, it gives lightweight comfort and durability through the Saucony Super Lite midsole material.

From the heel to the midfoot, the Saucony Omni 13 has the SRC Impact Zone that is made from Super Rebound Compound. This provides a smooth transition from heel to toe and improves the shoe’s shock absorption.

The entire upper of this shoe is covered with an open mesh, which is a breathable lightweight fabric. It provides comfort and avoids unwanted moisture through the HydraMAX Collar Lining that cups the heel. In addition, it also has the Midfoot Arch Strap that ensures comfort and snug fit of the shoe’s upper. For a secure fit, the Saucony Omni 13 features the Arch-Lock that is specifically utilized in the midfoot area.

How Omni 13 compares

This shoe: 88
All shoes average: 81
54 94
This shoe: $130
All shoes average: $119
$40 $350
This shoe: 11.2oz
All shoes average: 9.5oz
3.5oz 15.4oz
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.