Facts

Terrain
Road
Arch support
Stability
Use
Daily running
Price
$130
Weight
M: 306g | W: 261g
Heel to toe drop
M: 8mm | W: 8mm
Heel height
M: 27mm | W: 27mm
Forefoot height
M: 19mm | W: 19mm
Widths available
M: Normal - D, Wide - 2E | W: Narrow - 2A, Normal - B, Wide - D
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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:

8 reasons to buy

  • Many runners commented that the Saucony Omni 15 felt comfortable right out of the box.

  • This running shoe looked visually endearing, according to those who have tried it.

  • Several testers wrote that the collar and heel sections didn’t rub irritatingly against the skin and that they kept the foot in place.

  • The upper fabrics received praise because they allowed air to ventilate the interior foot-chamber.

  • Some commented that the toe box was roomy enough to accommodate natural toe splaying.

  • The cushioning system was responsive and long-lasting, according to a number of reviewers.

  • A lot of runners stated that stability mechanisms that are present in this model actually helped in balancing the gait.

  • The traction capability of the outsole gained some recognition from those who felt that it was efficient.

6 reasons not to buy

  • A few runners felt that the Saucony Omni 15 was a bit heavy for their feet.

  • According to a tester, the outsole unit’s rubber material has started to come off after only 4 weeks of use.

  • It felt a bit wide for a purchaser.

  • The top section of the upper unit—the general area of the tongue and lacing system—tended to rub uncomfortably against the skin of a tester, preventing sockless running.

  • A consumer noted that the collar and rear section of the Omni 15 wasn’t able to keep his foot in the shoe because it kept slipping off.

  • A reviewer stated that it wasn’t able to support his collapsed arch as well as the other stability shoes in the Saucony stable.

Bottom line

Many of those with overpronated foot motion actually praised the Saucony Omni 15 and its components. They felt that it was truly able to support their feet and provide them with stability whenever they go for a run or do their daily tasks. Generally, they felt that this road shoe was efficient, reliable and uncompromising. On the other hand, it wasn’t able to deliver on the expectations of some consumers. But these complaints were overshadowed by positive feedback.



World wide, Omni 15 is in the top 20% most popular running shoes. The brand, Saucony, is the 6th most popular.

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4.6 / 5 based on 50 ratings

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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 9 expert reviews

  • 84
    Motion Control Running ShoesLevel 5 expert
    by Motion Control Running Shoes
    The Saucony Omni 15, on the other hand, has a very cushy forefoot, but its heel is also quite cushy, so the Saucony Omni 15 displays more balance between the amount of forefoot and heel cushioning that it provides.
  • 81
    Motion Control Running ShoesLevel 5 expert
    by Motion Control Running Shoes
    The Saucony Omni 15 is a bit more stable and supportive than the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 so is good for runners who border needing a motion control running shoe.
  • 80
    Runner's WorldLevel 5 expert
    by Runner's World
    For the 2016 overhaul of this stability stalwart, Saucony added a 3-mm-thick layer of its bouncy new cushioning material just below the sockliner. They also tweaked the soft foam wedge in the heel, making it slightly larger to better dampen heavy heel strikes.
  • 80
    Motion Control Running ShoesLevel 5 expert
    by Motion Control Running Shoes
    And if you are an overpronator who is also looking for a very soft, comfortable, and smooth ride, but then with a lot of stability and support added to that, the Saucony Omni 15 would be the one to consider.
  • 84
    RunabeesLevel 3 expert
    by Runabees
    These running shoes offer extraordinary cushioning and stability suitable for those of you who have low arches and are active runners.
  • 83
    Gear InstituteLevel 3 expert
    by Gear Institute
    The Omni 15 is a super comfortable support shoe by Saucony. You get a lot of shoe without added weight and bulk. The shoe has all day comfort with a light airy feel.
  • 80
    Jon OberLevel 3 expert
    by Running Shoes Guru
    This is a great stability shoe. While a little pricey, it offers a unique ride and has a huge amount of improvements over last year’s model. Trying to go fast in it proved to be somewhat difficult, but it really excelled in long, relaxed runs.
  • 89
    RunnerlightLevel 2 expert
    by Runnerlight
    The Saucony Omni 15 is truly the complete overhaul of the sole and upper unit in order to give the fresh-air breath while still staying true and faithful to their foundation.
  • 82
    Comfort HacksLevel 2 expert
    by Comfort Hacks
    So, if you are looking for a shoe that excels in long and relaxed runs, and at the same time provides adequate cushioning, this model is certainly worth trying.
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  • Richard Shop Zappos
    From these guys, you are gonna get amazing comfort, mile after mile.
  • The Athlete's Foot Australia
    The Omni 15 has recently been updated to incorporate Everun cushioning technology and fit into our stability category.
  • Mark Johnson Holabird Sports
    This is a great stability shoe for your moderate to overpronator.

Updates to Omni 15

The Saucony Omni 15 is a road running shoe that’s suited for those with overpronated foot motion. It features a robust underfoot experience that’s sure to support the arch and prevent it from deviating when going through the gait cycle. The cushioning is substantial in this model, but there is also flexibility to be had. High quality foam technologies make the ride springy and responsive.

Breathable mesh makes up the main upper fabric of the Saucony Omni 15. It is capable of encouraging environmental air into the foot-chamber. A mix of stitched and melded overlays cover the mesh material. They help in providing a snug, secure yet customizable fit.

The outsole unit of this running shoe features the XT-900, which is a high-quality rubber material that is highly resistant to abrasion. It protects the mid-sole from potentially getting damaged by surface exposure, friction, or continued use. The Tri-Flex design makes use of flex grooves in order to make the platform more flexible, but it doesn’t sacrifice the presence of the traction-capable rubber.

Omni 15 size and fit

Standard measurements were used in the making of the Saucony Omni 15. The sizing schemes follow the regular preferences of runners. The available widths for men are medium and wide, while the widths for the women’s version are narrow, medium and wide. It has a semi-curved shape, which means that it accommodates the natural curve of the human foot.

Outsole

XT-900 is a high-quality material made from durable carbon rubber. It protects the mid-sole foam from the abrasive nature of the asphalt. It also delivers traction, which is essentially in achieving surface control.

The Tri-Flex design basically makes the underfoot platform more flexible. Flex grooves are present in the forefoot section. Aside from making the sole unit more bendable, they also provide optimum ground contact, which maximizes the traction capability of the XT-900 rubber.

Midsole

The EVERUN is a responsive foam unit that runs the entire length of the Saucony Omni 15. It cushions the foot well, attenuating impact shock during the landing phase and lifting the foot up responsibly during the toe-off.

A medial post serves as a foundation that would correct over-pronation of the foot. It essentially balances the gait, keeping the stride neutral and consistently well-supported.

A foam insole adds a bit more cushioning to the underfoot. It can be replaced or removed entirely, depending on the preferences of the wearer.

Upper

Breathable mesh makes up the main cover system of the Saucony Omni 15. It is breathable, so it is able to accommodate airflow within the foot-chamber, thus making the coverage more agreeable.

The FlexiFilm is a lightweight but durable material that’s melded to the front section of the upper. It provides structure to the mesh, while also ensuring smooth, flexible and secure coverage for the foot.

The SAUC-FIT system utilizes stretchable components, which are stitched onto the upper unit. Connected to the lacing system, it adapts to the tightening or loosening of the shoelaces, essentially locking the foot in place and stabilizing it in the process. The mid-foot and the rear sections are the focus of this system.


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