Facts

Terrain

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.

Arch support

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who do 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 need arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal 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.

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.

Price
$150
Weight
Men: 12oz
Women: 10.5oz
Heel to toe drop
Men: 8mm
Women: 8mm

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.

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

4 reasons to buy

  • Several purchasers commented that the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 offered a comfortable experience during their runs.
  • Many people were able to use this running shoe for walking, and they stated that it remained agreeable.
  • The fact that it’s lighter than its predecessor was appreciated by the majority.
  • A few runners with foot concerns such as ankle fractures, tendinitis, and overpronation claimed that this product was able to offer responsible support.

5 reasons not to buy

  • The color of the inner sleeve bled onto the socks of several consumers, causing displeasure.
  • The toe box was too snug for a few testers; they wrote that it cramped their toes to the point of discomfort.
  • A lot of runners complained that the stability mechanisms of this shoe were flimsy, stating that their overpronation was hardly addressed at all.
  • Some people didn’t like the cushioning system of the Redeemer ISO 2 because it wasn’t as comfortable as the one in the previous iteration.
  • The limited color options rendered this shoe visually lacking and unappealing, according to some reviewers.

Bottom line

The response to the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 was mixed-to-negative. Many runners thought that this motion control running shoe worked well. They were happy with its comfortable design, its lightweight nature, and its supportive form. But others claimed that they didn’t receive such benefits. Detractors reported of discomfort, as well as discontentment with the components of this shoe. Suffice it to say that while there were happy consumers, there was also a noticeable number who were left unsatisfied.


Rankings


Ratings

3.4 / 5 based on 35 ratings

5 star
37%
4 star
11%
3 star
20%
2 star
14%
1 star
17%

My Rating


Updates to Saucony Redeemer ISO 2

  • The Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 is a running shoe that’s designed for those who need support for severe overpronation. Design-wise, it employs a redirection in its façade, adopting a cleaner and more streamlined look that caters to the tastes of today. The use of stitched overlays is still here, but they function well with other overlays that are printed directly to the façade of the upper.
  • The underfoot cushioning system is made up of a lightweight, full-length foam, a shock-absorbing topsole, and a medial post that corrects overpronation. Its construction is closer to the ground that the midsole unit found in the first version.

Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 size and fit

The Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 follows the standard measurements for length. It accommodates the usual choices of runners when it comes to size. For the men’s version, the available widths are D – Medium and 2E – Wide. For the women’s version, it’s B – Medium and D- Wide.

Outsole

The Saucony Redeemer ISO 2 makes use of XT-900 carbon rubber, a highly durable compound that’s placed in the high-wear areas of the outsole. It shields the foam unit from wear and tear while also bringing surface traction.

IBR+ or Injection Blown Rubber covers the middle part of the tread. This compound, while being able to protect and provide traction, is also capable of adding some more cushioning for the foot because of its springy and responsive nature.

The Tri-Flex design is made up of a network of grooves that enable foot-flexibility and adaptability to the ground.

Midsole

The SSL EVA or Saucony SuperLite EVA foam makes up the primary midsole of the Saucony Redeemer ISO 2. As it is hinted in its namesake, it is designed to be lightweight. It carries the foot throughout the running session, cushioning it and keeping it secure.

An EVERUN topsole adds more cushioning for the underfoot. It’s soft, yet it’s capable of distributing impact shock evenly when taking each step, thereby unlocking smooth transitions through the gait cycle.

A Medial Post is placed in the midfoot section. It acts as a foundation for the foot. It corrects overpronation by supporting the arch and allowing it to assume a more neutral position.

An 8mm Polyurethane Sockliner further adds cushioning. It relative thickness allows the foot to feel a supple underfoot experience, which is helpful when it comes to addressing sore tendons, stressed muscles, and overworked footpads.

Upper

Engineered Mesh is a material that has the resemblance of cloth. It’s soft and stretchy. Ventilation pores in its design accommodate airflow, cooling the foot and keeping it dry.

The ISOFIT system is a fit construction that allows runners to get an agreeable fit without worrying about blisters or hot spots. It is made up of a midfoot cage that’s directly connected to the lacing system, and a soft sleeve that replaces the lower part of the shoe’s tongue unit. There’s still a shoe-tongue, but it doesn’t run all the way to the bottom of the instep. This Saucony fit-system fundamentally allows the upper to provide a secure and sock-like fit that’s near-seamless.

The Foundation Platform is a shoe-last that welcomes those who have wider foot-dimensions. Its roomy disposition also allows the use of custom orthotics.