Who should buy the Saucony Shadow 6000

Take the Shadow 6000 from Saucony if you: 

  • want an affordable yet durable pair of kicks
  • want to buy a running-inspired sneaker
  • want to add a touch of retro to your outfit
  • want to feel comfortable on a daily basis

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Who should NOT buy it

Those with wide feet can skip the Saucony Shadow 6000. If you want that toe-wiggling sensation for your foot, get the ASICS Japan S or the ASICS Gel 1090 instead. 

They're retro sneakers that don't break the bank. 

Saucony Shadow 6000 forefoot

What makes the Shadow 6000 different from its Shadow siblings?

Shoes from the Shadow series may look identical, but take a closer look and you’ll discover slight changes that make each one unique. 

  • A shoe that was released 4 years after the Original’s debut, the Shadow 5000 still has a TPU heel stabilizer - but cleaner and more compact. Its midsole and upper paneling, however, were redesigned for greater support and stability.
  • Compared to the Shadow Original, the Shadow 6000 is more comfortable and protective, thanks to its bulked-up cushioning and the removed TPU heel support.

Saucony Shadow 6000 heel support

Still looking spiffy after 3 decades

30 years after, the Saucony Shadow may no longer be an A-lister in the realm of running but it continues to amp up its game in the world of fashion. This is all thanks to its retro vibe.

Saucony Shadow 6000 comfort

Sneakerheads attest to this saying, it gives a "distinctly cool look." 

Where strength is a priority

Because of the suede upper with leather overlays, the Shadow 6000 has a superior quality to its precursors. 

Saucony Shadow 6000 support

Long-time fans all say that even when used excessively, the shoe withstands abrasion and degradation. 

Fits like a glove

The padded collar and tongue don't just pamper the feet; they also amp up the shoe's lockdown and fit. 

Saucony Shadow 6000 lockdown

They deliver a handsome job; there are NO reports of slips. 

The Shadow 6000 brings pep into your step

It's "responsive" and "springy;" many are in awe with its cushioning. On top of this, they say their feet "never felt beat-up" even after standing on their feet all day. 

Saucony Shadow 6000 cushion

Traction that never fails

Its outsole unit provides sufficient grip on both dry and wet surfaces.

Saucony Shadow 6000 traction

Won't hurt the bank

Retailing for only $100, the Saucony Shadow 6000 is what we consider affordable.

Saucony Shadow 6000 collar

Looks heavy, is heavy

The Shadow 6000 is not only bulky-looking; it's also clunky when worn. Users wish for the brand to make it lighter since it's a bottom-heavy sneaker. 

Saucony Shadow 6000 design

A word of caution for wide feet

The forefoot area has limited width and height. Critics share that it's "too tight." 

Saucony Shadow 6000 toe room

Facts / Specs

Style: Sporty, Retro
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Saucony Shadow
Closure: Laces
Material: Suede, Mesh, EVA, Rubber Sole / Fabric
Season: Summer, Spring

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.