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.
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WeightMen: 11.6ozWomen: 10.6oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 4mmWomen: 4mm
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 heightMen: 24mmWomen: 24mm
Forefoot heightMen: 20mmWomen: 20mm
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal
Release dateNov 2016
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The Razor flexed very nicely and should run the same as the Peregrine.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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. The EVERUN technology is also used the Hurricane ISO 5, Omni 16 and other popular Saucony shoes.
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.