Arch support
Daily running
M: 366g | W: 306g
Heel to toe drop
M: 12mm | W: 12mm
Heel height
M: 30mm | W: 30mm
Forefoot height
M: 18mm | W: 18mm
Widths available
M: Normal - D | W: Normal - B
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Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.


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.


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.


We spent 8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

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’s a daily shoe that athletes can use for mid-tempo trainings.

World wide, Shadow 6000 is in the bottom 50% most popular running shoes. The brand, Saucony, is the 6th most popular.

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4.8 / 5 based on 368 ratings

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Expert reviews

Experts are running shoe geeks, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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79 / 100 based on 7 expert reviews

  • 88
    Ash Bash Sneakers n FitnessLevel 1 expert
    by Ash Bash Sneakers n Fitness
    The Shadow 6000 is probably my best and most comfortable Saucony's.
  • 84
    King JayLevel 1 expert
    by Kvngjaaaay
    This will get beat to death as it is very comfortable.
  • 75
    Michael BrandonLevel 3 expert
    by Runnerlight
    Comfort, balance, stability and durability are great benefits you can get from these shoes.
  • 82
    Mitchie MonteLevel 1 expert
    by Mitchie Monte
    I really love the quality of these shoes.
  • 80
    TonyLevel 1 expert
    by ToNY D 2 WiLD
    Solid kicks. The quality is amazing.
  • 79
    All About AnthonyLevel 1 expert
    by All About Anthony
    I can see these shoes getting dingy very quickly, so extreme caution will need to be utilized when sporting a pair like this.
  • 75
    Jack PriceLevel 1 expert
    by Jack Price
    I like these because they are minimalistic and simple.
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  • Davridge RD JKICKZ
    It's a really nice shoe and I love the color!
  • Laced Up
    Oh man! The suede is just ridiculous!
  • Shoes is Us
    This shoe has really good quality so I'm gonna leave a link down.
  • Jamie Squires Jamie Squires
    You couldn't really go wrong with this at only $30 from Amazon.

Updates to Shadow 6000

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.

Shadow 6000 size and fit

The Shadow 6000 is available standard running shoe length and width for both men’s and women’s versions. The shoe is designed for a wide variety of foot types. It delivers a snug and comfortable fit in the midfoot and heel area. The forefoot area is a bit wide for foot splay.


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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