• 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: 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.

  • Heel height
    Men: 27mm
    Women: 27mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 19mm
    Women: 19mm
  • Width
    Men: Normal, Wide
    Women: Narrow, Normal, Wide
  • Release date
    Jun 2017
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  • 90 / 100 | The Active Guy | | Level 5 expert

    I will tell you that I was really impressed with the Saucony Omni 16 running shoe. This stability running shoe not only felt great but was lightweight and felt fast. The cushioned tongue was

  • 84 / 100 | Columbus Running Company | | Level 3 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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  • 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.

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.

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. This outsole material is also used in Saucony Ride 10 and other reliable shoes from Saucony.

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.

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.

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.