Summary

We spent 8.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

4 reasons to buy

  • The upper of the Redeemer features the ISOFIT technology for comfortable and sock-like feel.
  • The Saucony Redeemer ISO provides a supportive ride without affecting flexibility as noted in some reviews.
  • Most runners took note of how comfortable the Redeemer is.
  • A few users found the shoe very durable.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Some runners experienced heel slippage.
  • A moderately high-priced stability shoe.
  • Based on some comments, this shoe felt a bit heavy.

Bottom line

The Saucony Redeemer ISO is a stability running shoe with a plushy cushioning. With the overall construction that performs well on the road, this running shoe is a superb option for overpronators. Some users are happy with the shoe's performance but others are disappointed. Overall, the Redeemer ISO still has room for improvement.

Facts

Expert Reviews

77 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews

  • 73 / 100 | Runnerlight | | Level 4 expert

    If you are severe over-pronators and looking for a soft, smooth, stable, and supportive ride, Saucony Redeemer is definitely worth to consider.

  • 93 / 100 | Zimmermann Podiatry | | Level 1 expert

    Beating the Gel-Kayano is quiet an achievement, as the Gel-Kayano is one of the greatest all around shoes there is, especially for one that offers some motion control.

  • First look | Road Runner Sports |

    It is the most stable and supportive ride in Saucony history.

  • First look | Saucony UK

    The Support Frame in the heel stabilizes the foot upon impact.

Become an expert
  • Stability and support are what the Redeemer ISO from Saucony has to offer. It also delivers a comfortable fit that’s tuned to the needs of the wearer. It looks appealing and robust, essentially giving off a sporty flair that’s both energetic and great in quality. Going over its looks, its functionality is also very trustworthy. It features high quality components and materials that mean to deliver dependable service to anyone.
  • The Saucony Redeemer ISO has an upper unit that’s meant to let the runner feel a high degree of comfort and protection. The cover system surrounds the foot in a responsible and unrestricted way, making sure that the foot stays secure while also giving way to natural flexibility.
  • The mid-sole unit has systems components that deliver arch support and stability. A proprietary cushioning system gives 20% more cushioning than most mid-sole foams, while a medial pillar corrects the rate of pronation. This shoe was created to deliver sure performance and reliable comfort for the underfoot.
  • The outsole unit makes use of a rubber material that’s 33% lighter and more responsive than most outsole layers. While giving durable protection against wear, this rubber also provides reliable surface control for better brakes, swerves and turns.

The Saucony Redeemer ISO comes in regular sizes. The measurements for this running shoe are standard, so men and women can get the right size to satisfy their preferences. The available widths are medium and wide, thus enabling runners to actually get the one that’ll give them the correct fit, no matter the foot dimensions. Its semi-curved shape accommodates the natural shape of the foot.

The IBR+™ is a resilient outsole component that’s very lightweight and responsive. It protects the rest of the sole unit from wear and abrasion, making sure that potential damage won’t affect the efficacy of the platform. It also gives traction over the roads, thus preventing slips and slides. Flex grooves are observed along the forefoot and the mid-foot sections. They actually allow the runner to move more naturally, making sure that the runner is able to get the flexibility that it needs to go through the gait cycle more responsibly. This outsole configuration is also very similar to the outer sole of the Redeemer ISO 2.

The PWRGRID+ mid-sole unit gives extra cushioning and bounce with each step. It keeps the foot in a balanced position while also preventing unnecessary displacements when it comes to where the underfoot is placed. It attenuates shock and sets the runner up for a better transition. A TPU Pillar makes sure that the medial mid-foot area is well-supported. It corrects the rate of pronation, keeping sure that the foot is at a neutral stance for a better and comfortable running experience.

A breathable mesh material is used as the main upper unit for the Saucony Redeemer. It’s comfortable and flexible. It allows air to come inside the shoe to keep the foot cool and dry at all times. Synthetic overlays provide structure to the upper. They also assist the mesh material in adapting to the fit preferences of the wearer, following the adjustments made to the lacing system to which they’re connected. The ISOFIT system consists of a very soft inner sleeve that’s made from a stretchable material. It conforms to the natural shape of the wearer’s foot, giving a sock-like fit that’s reliable and consistent.

Author
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.

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