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.
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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.
Saucony Shadow Original Ripstop History
The Saucony Shadow Original was first introduced in 1985 and was taken from its predecessor’s silhouette, the Jazz, as its starting point. Saucony decided to add a heel cap on the Shadow as a response to runners’ feedback and demand for more stability and protection.
The Shadow has since been one of the brand’s most iconic silhouettes that remain coveted up to this day. It has been re-interpreted countless times because of its timeless and sporty design. Some of the significant reissues are the Penfield, BAIT, Afew, and Wolverine collaborations.
In 2017, the Saucony Shadow Original Ripstop was released. A revamped version of its predecessor, this shoe is a cross between the Jazz Original and Shadow 5000. It utilizes a ripstop material in its upper, which makes the shoe more durable. It is available in various colors for consumers to choose from.
Saucony Shadow Original Ripstop Style
The Saucony Shadow Original RipStop retains its predecessor’s sleek and sporty low-cut silhouette. It is offered in tonal colors, which makes the shoe easy to pair with multiple outfits for different days. Pair it with joggers, shorts or pants, this shoe will complement almost any casual look.
Fit & Sizing
The Saucony Shadow Original Ripstop is available in men’s sizing from sizes 3.5 to 14. The shoe is low top and generally true to size with a moderate arch support.
The Saucony Shadow Original Ripstop’s upper utilizes nylon material with suede overlays. The nylon material is distinctively woven in such a way that the material won’t tear – this technique is called ripstop hence the name. The shoe features the classic lace-up closure and uses rope type laces with color accents for this. The brand’s logos can be seen on the tongue, heel, and insole while the signature three-dot logo is seen on both sides of the shoe.
The midsole is designed with splatter accents for added style. Both tongue and collar are padded for comfort and cushioning. The outsole is crafted from rubber and features the Saucony Original range’s signature triangular tread pattern.
- The Saucony Shadow Original Ripstop is offered in medium width.
- The heel of the shoe measures approximately 1.5 inches while the platform is approximately .75 inches.
- The insole of the shoe is removable.