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.
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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.
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WeightMen: 12.4ozWomen: 10.6oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 4mmWomen: 4mm
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 heightMen: 24mmWomen: 24mm
Forefoot heightMen: 20mmWomen: 20mm
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal
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The toe box is the biggest difference; way wider and way more comfortable than the previous version.
The Xodus is bulky at 12.4 oz., but if you’re running in very poor conditions this sixth iteration is a solid choice.
The men’s Xodus 6.0 GTX has everything you need in a serious trail running shoe that’s designed to conquer even the most challenging terrain.
It’s by no meansa light-weight shoe and not for the triathlete who wants a soft, bouncy ride, however that said, it doesn’t feel cumbersome or bulky underfoot either.
- The GTX version of the Saucony Xodus 6.0 offers a new Vibram outsole with enhanced rubber compound for even more traction. Vibram made the lugs harder in the middle for a more solid grip on a variety of surfaces.
- Finally, the perimeter lugs are just a little bit more flexible than those in the center for adequate hold on loose or technical trail. The total result is a shoe that is an absolute beast on the trail where traction and outsole durability are concerned.
- Another outsole update is the external plate near the forefoot for added protection in a very flexible way.
- The upper gets a makeover as well. Most of the stitched overlays are replaced by welded ones. When the stitches are removed, it lessens the risks of blisters or irritations in the interior. Without too much overlays, the shoe is now slightly lighter and definitely a tad more breathable.
The fit and sizing of the Xodus 6.0 GTX are similar to the past version. It has generous space in the heel and the forefoot without feeling shoddy. The midfoot has a very snug fit. All in all, this fit will be exceptional for those with medium widths or even with slightly wider ones. The D and B standard widths are available. Sizing ranges from 7 to 14 for the men’s and 4 to 11 for the women’s.
The outsole showcases Vibram’s XS Trek technology, which has an enhanced sticky compound for better grip, even on wet and difficult conditions. There are multi-directional and aggressive lugs all throughout the shoe. For better grip on different surfaces on the trail, the outsole uses denser and stronger lugs in the middle while the outer lugs are a bit flexible. Rounding out the outsole feature is the EBO or the External Bedrock Outsole, which is essentially a plate in the forefoot for enhanced underfoot protection.
The midsole is generally under the watch of the full-length foam called PowerGrid. This is a lightweight foam with exceptional shock-attenuation and responsive features.
The interior of the upper is thoroughly lined with the waterproof Goretex membrane. It keeps off water while still very breathable. There is also the mesh that is primarily responsible in keeping the shoe ventilated. A gusseted tongue keeps trail debris out. The comfort and sweat-wicking capabilities is provided by the ComfortLite sockliner. Providing overall structure and secure fit without adding weight are the reliable and very light Flex Film Overlays.