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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
    $140
  • Weight
    Weight
    Men: 12.4oz
    Women: 10.6oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Heel to toe drop
    Men: 4mm
    Women: 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 height
    Heel height
    Men: 24mm
    Women: 24mm
  • Forefoot height
    Forefoot height
    Men: 20mm
    Women: 20mm
  • Width
    Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Release date
    Unknown
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Summary

We spent 7.5 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

5 reasons to buy

  • Many runners welcomed the GORE-TEX waterproof membrane that’s primarily used in the upper.
  • The collar lining has the capability to wick off moisture, making sure that the foot stays dry while inside the shoe.
  • The PowerGrid mid-sole technology cushions the foot responsibly while keeping impact forces muffled.
  • The Vibram outsole that’s featured in the 6th version of the Xodus GTX was greatly welcomed by runners for its efficacy and strength on the trails.
  • The anti-debris mechanics of this shoe are also efficient.

3 reasons not to buy

  • There were runners who felt that the upper wasn’t breathable, thus making the foot feel a bit warmer than usual.
  • Some felt that the vibrant color schemes of the shoe were easily covered by mud.
  • Others felt that it was a bit narrow for their feet.

Bottom line

The Xodus 6.0 GTX from Sauncony offers protection and sure cushioning for runners who want to explore muddy or snowy terrain. Some support is afforded for the underside of the foot, but it’s a neutral shoe that is dependable.

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Updates to Saucony Xodus 6.0 GTX

  • The Saucony Xodus 6.0 GTX 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.

Saucony Xodus 6.0 GTX size and fit

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.


Outsole

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.


Midsole

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.


Upper

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.