Facts

Terrain
Trail
Arch support
Neutral
Use
Daily running
Water repellent
Price
$180
Weight
M: 329g | W: 300g
Heel to toe drop
M: 4mm | W: 4mm
Heel height
M: 24mm | W: 24mm
Forefoot height
M: 20mm | W: 20mm
Widths available
M: Normal - D | W: Normal - B
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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 9.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

11 reasons to buy

  • The fleece-lined upper of the Razor Ice+ keeps the foot warm and comfortable during winter.

  • The reviewers were unanimous in praising the traction of this shoe.

  • A built-in gaiter makes winter running more convenient as it keeps water and snow out.

  • A handful noted that it is quite light for a winter-specific shoe.

  • The shoe works fine when hiking, according to a small number of runners.

  • It felt responsive all throughout the runs of several runners.

  • The Runshield upper provides water resistant protection.

  • It handles speed and distance with equal ease, according to a couple of expert reviewers.

  • The cushioning is excellent in the Razor Ice+, based on more than a few observations from reviewers.

  • The outsole lugs do not prevent runners from using the shoe on icy city streets or pavements.

  • Some runners highly-appreciated the unique aesthetic attraction of this shoe.

5 reasons not to buy

  • Saucony’s claim of making ice irrelevant is not fully justified, according to several runners.

  • It runs at least half a size small, based on the observations of a handful of runners.

  • The price is expensive.

  • More than a few users had trouble getting their foot inside as the fit is quite tight.

  • The neoprene upper is very thin and suffered abrasions, even after a few miles, based on the comments of a few runners.

Bottom line

The Razor Ice+ is designed by Saucony to tackle icy or wintry conditions. There is no doubt that the traction is absolutely insane, it just does not replace spikes or crampons. But, for trail running, wet and icy conditions are there for the taking. The shoe has quite a responsive ride with the presence of the Everun while a water resistant upper should be a huge asset when running in the conditions this shoe is made for.



World wide, Razor Ice+ is in the top 50% most popular running shoes. The brand, Saucony, is the 6th most popular.

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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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81 / 100 based on 9 expert reviews

  • 99
    Geneva Running OutfittersLevel 1 expert
    by Geneva Running Outfitters
    It's amazing.
  • 81
    Sam WinebaumLevel 5 expert
    by Road Trail Run
    The Razor flexed very nicely and should run the same as the Peregrine.
  • 80
    Bryon PowellLevel 4 expert
    by iRunFar
    The shoe definitely leads with its outsole, which features a mix of brand new Vibram Arctic Grip (great on wet ice) and IceTrek (best on drier ice) compounds for outstanding grip along with a thermochromic outsole patch for a little flare. 
  • 77
    Stephen RegenoldLevel 3 expert
    by Gear Junkie
    Overall, the shoes grip well on new snow. On cold ice you can run and slide a little; they are not slip-proof but are a good upgrade over traditional rubber tread.
  • 82
    Gear JunkieLevel 2 expert
    by Gear Junkie
    The icy elephant in the room is the price. This level of tech and comfort come at a steep price: $180. But, if you’re a dedicated winter runner, these are among the best shoes you can find right now.
  • 85
    Jonathan LooiLevel 1 expert
    by THITHER
    If you’re a frequent winter runner, the Saucony Razor Ice+ shoes are a must have. Vibram’s Arctic Grip technology won’t elevate you from klutz to god, but it will make running on icy surfaces a bit steadier.
  • 82
    Berne BroudyLevel 1 expert
    by Men's Journal
    But the most exciting innovation in this show is the sole. Made from Vibram's new Arctic Grip, it won't slip on slick or wet ice, which means neither will you. 
  • 80
    Kelsey BeggLevel 1 expert
    by Altitude Blog
    Keep your feet cozy and warm in the fleece-lined neoprene upper and don’t hold back on your running routines this winter.
  • 72
    Tom KellyLevel 1 expert
    by The Irish Times
    Basically, its new flexible sole is somehow super-sticky on ice and snow. 
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Updates to Razor Ice+

Saucony relies heavily on the traction of the Razor Ice+ to differentiate it from other trail shoes on the market. It unveils a revolutionary rubber compound that delivers insane grip on wet conditions. Nothing beats this shoe on icy conditions, unless the runner is wearing spikes or crampons.

The Everun material is located in the heel for better responsiveness. This is Saucony’s latest midsole technology that works even in extreme temperatures. Hence, runners will be assured of the same kind of performance during the cold months.

The shoe also comes with a built-in gaiter, which is really handy to keep snow and water out. Saucony also uses a fleece-lined upper for warmth when the runner needs it.

The high-top design is very comfortable, protective, and quite flexible. While it is not fully waterproof, the water-resistant upper should be good enough for the conditions the shoe is designed for.

An inner sleeve made of plush mesh enhances support and comfort. The sock-like feel is mainly due to this inner sleeve.

Razor Ice+ size and fit

The Razor Ice+ from Saucony offers excellent midfoot security. Runners will get to experience adequate heel hold that does not constrain the runner’s natural movement. The forefoot provides runners with enough space that those with slightly wider feet can naturally allow their toes to splay. It runs true to size.

Outsole

The outsole is where the Razor Ice+ from Saucony makes its mark in the trail-running world. It uses the unique Vibram Arctic Grip for superior grip on icy conditions. Although the treads in the outsole looked very tame, the grip is somehow substantially increased by the new rubber compound. The shoe also utilizes what it calls the IceTrek configuration of the lugs for more grip in cold conditions.

Midsole

A single slice of injection molded EVA covers the entire midsole. It offers decent cushioning, responsiveness and quite durable. The full-length design helps with the transition from heel to the forefoot. Saucony’s top of the line technology in the Everun is located in the heel for more responsiveness.

Upper

The sleek upper of the Saucony Razor Ice+ is coated with water resistant technology. Beneath the upper is a fleece-lined interior to keep the foot warm during winter conditions. Saucony’s Flex Film overlays provide the main midfoot support and hold on uneven terrain. The interior mesh that wraps the foot in comfort and support is called the ISOfit system. It hugs the foot in security and sock-like feel. A speed lacing system locks the foot while the built-in gaiter adds more protection against the elements.


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