Facts

Terrain
Road

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
Stability

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.

Use
Daily running

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
$80
Weight
Men: 12.9oz
Women: 10.8oz
Heel to toe drop
Men: 12mm
Women: 12mm

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 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.


Rankings


Ratings

4.6 / 5 based on 298 ratings

5 star
78%
4 star
14%
3 star
3%
2 star
1%
1 star
3%

My Rating

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 / 100 by Ash Bash Sneakers n Fitness • Ash Bash Sneakers n Fitness • Level 1 expert

    The Shadow 6000 is probably my best and most comfortable Saucony's.

  • 84 / 100 by Kvngjaaaay • King Jay • Level 1 expert

    This will get beat to death as it is very comfortable.

  • 75 / 100 by Runnerlight • Michael Brandon • Level 3 expert

    Comfort, balance, stability and durability are great benefits you can get from these shoes.

  • 82 / 100 by Mitchie Monte • Mitchie Monte • Level 1 expert

    I really love the quality of these shoes.

  • 80 / 100 by ToNY D 2 WiLD • Tony • Level 1 expert

    Solid kicks. The quality is amazing.

  • 79 / 100 by All About Anthony • All About Anthony • Level 1 expert

    I can see these shoes getting dingy very quickly, so extreme caution will need to be utilized when sporting a pair like this.

  • 75 / 100 by Jack Price • Jack Price • Level 1 expert

    I like these because they are minimalistic and simple.

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Updates to Saucony 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.

Saucony 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.


Outsole

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.


Midsole

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.


Upper

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.