Who should buy the Saucony Omni 19
This highly supportive shoe from Saucony is likely to please the following runners:
- those with moderate to severe overpronation (when the foot rolls too far downward and inward with each step)
- those in need of a shoe for daily training sessions, easy days, and even longer distances up to a marathon
Who should NOT buy it
If you have mild overpronation or no problems with pronation whatsoever, you may benefit more from the moderately supportive Saucony Guide 15 to the neutral Saucony Ride 15.
Saucony Omni 19 vs. 18: Big on comfort
Saucony didn’t just make improvements to the Omni 19. They made the right improvements.
It continues to provide miles of stable and comfortable running, only better this time around. To deliver that fun and springy ride, it has a new PWRRUN midsole that replaces the old Dual-Density Super Lite EVA cushion from its predecessors.
And it still remains the brand's most supportive motion-control shoe, inheriting the legacy of the previous Saucony Omni models.
Cozy to the feet
According to the runners, Saucony Omni 19 has ample cushioning for a soft, bouncy underfoot sensation. The PWRRUN foam proves to be a huge step-up for the brand thanks to its responsive characteristics.
In addition, the foam literally easts up the impact, keeping the foot protected from strain.
Numerous runners attest to this motion control shoe's stable ride. Despite choosing a traditional approach to stability and playing a firm medial post on the inner side of the shoe, the Omni 19 doesn't feel dated at all. Runners take note of how seamless it feels throughout the run.
Rubber grips 'em all
Contributing to the surefootedness is the shoe's extra grippy rubber outsole. Runners are highly impressed with its ability to grip in any weather condition.
A durable monster
Those who have put over 100 miles into a pair of Omni 19 report seeing only minimal wear on the shoe.
It won't weigh you down
A good number of runners appreciate that the mass of the shoe is kept at a minimum. At 11.4 oz (323 g) per shoe, it is 5% lighter than motion control running shoes on average.
The Omni 19 doesn't have much space upfront
Some wearers felt their toes packed which caused minor discomfort.
Many reviewers praise the shoe's accommodating fit which offers additional room for your custom orthotics.
The shoe has reflective elements
Some pieces throughout the upper are made reflective to help you run more confidently when it's dark.