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

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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.

Saucony Omni 19 cushioning

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.

Surefooted as hell

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.

Saucony Omni 19 support

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.

Saucony Omni 19 outsole

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.

Saucony Omni 19 lightweight

The Omni 19 doesn't have much space upfront

Some wearers felt their toes packed which caused minor discomfort. 

Saucony Omni 19 lockdown

Accommodates orthotics

Many reviewers praise the shoe's accommodating fit which offers additional room for your custom orthotics.

Saucony Omni 19 orthotic-friendly

The shoe has reflective elements

Some pieces throughout the upper are made reflective to help you run more confidently when it's dark.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 11.4oz
Drop: Men 8mm
Arch support: Motion control
Update: Saucony Omni 20
Forefoot height: Men 26mm
Heel height: Men 34mm

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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.