Verdict from 7 experts and +100 user reviews

5 reasons to buy

  • A suede upper with leather overlays improved the overall durability of the material while giving off a distinctly cool look, according to a large number of runners.
  • Most reviewers appreciated the padded collar and tongue, which enhanced the comfort of the skin and generally offered a snug fit.
  • The Ethylene vinyl acetate mid-sole is a reliable mid-sole material that gives responsive underfoot cushioning and springiness with each step.
  • The Triangular Lugs on the outsole unit lets the Shadow 6000 take hold of dry and wet surfaces.
  • This running shoe has an affordable price.

4 reasons not to buy

  • There were runners who felt that the Shadow 600 needed a waterproofing mechanic to fully provide a seamless experience during all types of weather conditions.
  • Some reviewers noted that it looked too bulky and that it felt too stiff.
  • Its weight is heavy.
  • Others felt that it was a bit tight in the forefoot area.

Bottom line

The Shadow 6000 from Saucony is a robust running shoe that offers a lot of service to runners who need stability, comfort, and durable protection. It is a daily shoe that athletes can use for mid-tempo training. Given all the positive praise from users, the Shadow 6000 is indeed an above-average running partner.

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Good to know

  • The Saucony Shadow 6000 is engineered to deliver a combination of stability, balance and cushioning for high-mileage runs. It comes with extra flexibility in the heel and improved cushioning in the forefoot.
  • It also features the triangular lug in its outsole that delivers impressive grip on both dry and wet surfaces. This also gives added durability for long-lasting use.

The outsole unit of the Shadow 6000 uses the XT-600 rubber material that delivers added traction and durability on high wear areas. The high abrasion resistant properties protect the shoe from the damaging elements of the road. The triangular lugs in the outsole also delivers impressive grip on both wet and dry surface.

The shoe uses the Ionic Cushioning System, a mixture of Polyurethane and EVA midsole, that delivers durable cushioning and underfoot protection. This cushioning system has great shock absorbent capacity and high energy-return for a responsive ride. It is highly reliable during the heel strike phase of each stride.

The upper built of the Saucony Shadow 6000 is made from durable and lightweight mesh that keeps the foot cool and dry. It is also designed to provide added support. For impressive step-in comfort, the shoe has a padded tongue and heel collar.


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