Facts

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  • Terrain
    Terrain

    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
    Arch support

    Neutral / cushion / high arch

    Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

    Motion control / severe overpronation / 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
    Use

    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
    Price
    $130
  • Weight
    Weight
    Men: 11.4oz
    Women: 10.2oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Heel to toe drop
    Men: 8mm
    Women: 8mm

    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.

  • Heel height
    Heel height
    Men: 28mm
    Women: 28mm
  • Forefoot height
    Forefoot height
    Men: 16mm
    Women: 16mm
  • Width
    Width
    Men: normal, wide
    Women: normal, wide
  • Release date
    Release date
    Unknown
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Summary

We spent 8.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • The Hydrator Lining offers next-to-skin comfort with anti-moisture properties.
  • The Sauc-Fit is an overlay system of the Stabil CS 3 that secures the mid-foot well, according to some testers.
  • The Dual Density SLL EVA Midsole gives a comfortable underfoot platform that’s responsive and efficient.
  • Runners with concerns with the pronation of their feet get stability from the Stability Arch Lock and the CS Zone.
  • The PowerGrid tech in the heel area absorbs the impact shock, then enables the foot to have a more efficient step as noted in some reviews.
  • Injected Blown Rubber outsole provides traction and maximum durability to the Stabil CS 3.

4 reasons not to buy

  • Most of the complaints about this shoe were about its stiff nature.
  • Some runners noted that it was too narrow in the forefoot area.
  • The Stabil CS 3 has a slightly expensive price.
  • Other testers criticized its bulky look.

Bottom line

The Stabil CS 3 from Saucony is a running shoe that offers maximum stability and control for those who need additional comfort and support. Its durable and dependable components make it a long-lasting part of anyone’s athletic gear.

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94 / 100 based on 5 expert reviews

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Updates to Saucony Stabil CS 3

  • The midsole of the Saucony Stabil CS 3 underwent a major update in order to improve the shoe’s shock absorption capacity, cushioning and flexibility. The improvements give runners a more responsive rider and enhanced running experience.
  • The outsole unit comes with a new added technology that enhances the shoe’s cushioning properties and durability without adding too much weight on it. It gives runners an improved and responsive running experience.

Saucony Stabil CS 3 size and fit

The 3rd version of the Stabil CS has a standard running shoe length. Just like its predecessor, the heel, forefoot and midfoot have standard measurements as well, comfortably accommodating runners with medium foot shape. This shoe is available in medium and wide widths.


Outsole

The Stabil CS 3 uses the iBR+ technology in its outsole. It is a lightweight rubber material that enhances the cushioning of the shoe.

The Saucony’s XT-900 technology gives impressive traction. It allows runners to keep upright even in wet surfaces. The carbon rubber material offers increased grip while adding durability to the shoe’s outsole against the damaging properties of the road.


Midsole

The midsole of the shoe features the brand’s new SAUC-FIT technology. It gives midfoot-hugging stretch that allows the forefoot and heel of the shoe to move and flex freely to where it wants to.

The Saucony Stabil CS 3 also uses the new PowerGrid technology as replacement to the ProGrid technology used in the previous version. The innovative PowerGrid element gives plush cushioning in the midsole

The Super Rebound Compound (SRC) in the shoe’s midsole gives added cushioning that helps in shock absorption during landing and delivers a smoother toe-off.


Upper

The upper of the Saucony Stabil CS 3 features the brand’s HydraMAX Collar Lining that gives additional comfort. It has a moisture-wicking capacity that keeps foot dry and odorless.

The shoe comes with an updated Comfortlite Sockliner that provides ultimate comfort and support. It contours the arch and the heel to lessen the pressures in the forefoot.

Another element in the upper is the Stability Arch-Lock. It is a lightweight stretchable material that extends to the eyelets for additional security and for a snug fit.