Facts

Terrain

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.

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 high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who need arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal 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.

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.

Price
$130
Weight
Men: 10.1oz
Women: 8.8oz
Heel to toe drop
Men: 8mm
Women: 8mm

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.

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

7 reasons to buy

  • A lot of runners commented that the sole unit provided excellent shock absorption.
  • Some of the testers mentioned that the Saucony Omni 16 was lightweight and comfortable.
  • A good number of consumers said that the shoe was true to size.
  • According to some reviewers, the tongue unit felt great. It was best suited for any workouts and running activities.
  • A few runners loved the stylish design of the Saucony Omni 16.
  • Some of the buyers mentioned that the shoe was durable and breathable.
  • According to those who have tried it, the cushioning system of the shoe was responsive.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A small number of runners said that the shoe was expensive.
  • Saucony Omni 16 has limited color schemes, according to a few reviewers.
  • Based on some reviews, the Omni 16 has poor quality when compared to the previous models.

Bottom line

Many users commented that the Saucony Omni 16 was breathable and comfortable. They appreciated the shoe's responsiveness and shock absorption. With its durability, they agreed that the Omni 16 was ideal for different types of running sessions. Although some users mentioned that it has limited color options, others still recommended this stability road shoe because of its stylish look and versatility.


Rankings

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Ratings

3.5 / 5 based on 17 ratings

5 star
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4 star
18%
3 star
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2 star
18%
1 star
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Expert Reviews

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84 / 100 based on 1 expert reviews

  • 84 / 100 by Columbus Running • Evan Schwartz • Level 1 expert

    So if you're looking for a solid running or walking option, a good high-impact shoe, or just want something comfortable to wear around, then look no further. CRC has your hookup in the Saucony Omni 16!

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Updates to Saucony Omni 16

  • Saucony has made significant changes to the Omni 16 based on the feedback from the previous model, Omni 15. The lightweight shoe is best for runners who experience mild to severe overpronation. It is designed to reduce and eliminate the risk of injuries to the runner's foot.
  • Saucony Omni 16 features an Engineered Mesh that covers the upper area. This material is significant in reducing weight while providing a sock-like fit. It utilizes a Sauc-Fit design that offers a supportive and snug midfoot wrap during short and long-distance runs.
  • The EVERUN is a technology in the midsole area that returns energy to the runner to prevent injuries and to reduce fatigue. The outsole has a Tri-Flex design that is flexible and durable. This technology is strategically placed to accommodate ground contact and impact protection.

Saucony Omni 16 size and fit

The 16th version of the Saucony Omni has a standard running shoe length when it comes to sizing. It accommodates runners who have medium foot shapes. The available widths are Medium for both the women's and the men's version.

Outsole

The Saucony Omni 16 utilizes the XT-900. It is a carbon rubber material found in the heel area that provides traction. This technology aims to deliver excellent surface control. It is essential in protecting the midsole foam from the hazardous nature of asphalt.

The shoe uses the IBR+ technology that is located in the forefoot area. This flexible and lightweight material enhances cushioning and provides a responsive ride.

The Tri-Flex design is utilized to make the underfoot platform more adaptable and flexible. This updated model aims to provide ground contact and adherence to the natural bending of the foot.

Midsole

The midsole is made up of a responsive foam unit that is called the EVERUN. This material runs the entire length of the shoe, and it aims to provide a resilient and bouncy feeling. It attenuates the impact shock during the landing phase and responsibly lifts the runner's foot up during the toe-off phase.

The Dual Density Super Lite EVA aims to control overpronation without compromising the shoe's lightweight structure, rebound property and durability.

The SRC Landing Zone provides shock absorption to allow a smoother transition. Energy is stored and returned when the runner lifts the foot off the ground.

A Comfortlite Sockliner is used to reduce the pressure on the underside of the foot. This material is molded to the contours of the arch and heel for added comfort.

Upper

The upper of the Saucony Omni 16 is covered with an Engineered Mesh. This technology reduces weight while providing a sock-like fit. It is important in accommodating proper ventilation within the foot chamber.

The Flex Film Overlays are composed of thin films that are welded to the upper area. They are strategically designed for a snug and secure fit.

The shoe has a RUNDRY Collar Lining that secures the heel of the runner's foot. This material keeps the foot dry because of its moisture-wicking properties.

 The Sauc-Fit feature of the upper aims to deliver a combination of support and comfort. This technology is important in securing the foot at all times.

A heel support unit called the Heel Support Frame is added to the shoe. This technology supports the heel area throughout the gait cycle to prevent wobbling or interior sliding during the running activity.

A Strobel Last is made up of a full-length HRC Strobel Board that’s stitched to the upper for a soft in-shoe feel. It also heightens the cushioning and responsiveness of the shoe.