Facts

Discontinued
Terrain
Trail
Arch support
Neutral
Use
Daily running
Waterproof
Price
$140
Weight
M: 352g | W: 301g
Heel to toe drop
M: 4mm | W: 4mm
Heel height
M: 24mm | W: 24mm
Forefoot height
M: 20mm | W: 20mm
Widths available
M: Normal - D | W: Normal - B
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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 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.



World wide, Xodus 6.0 GTX is in the top 50% most popular running shoes. The brand, Saucony, is the 6th most popular.

Map: Shows popularity per continent based on 987 shoes


Ratings

4.3 / 5 based on 54 ratings

5 star
73%
4 star
6%
3 star
7%
2 star
3%
1 star
11%

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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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81 / 100 based on 4 expert reviews

  • 80
    Rob AndroLevel 4 expert
    by Rob Andro
    The toe box is the biggest difference; way wider and way more comfortable than the previous version.
  • 83
    Kate HalseLevel 4 expert
    by Heavy
    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.
  • 80
    Canadian RunningLevel 4 expert
    by Running Magazine
    The Xodus is bulky at 12.4 oz., but if you’re running in very poor conditions this sixth iteration is a solid choice.
  • 81
    Sinead MulhernLevel 1 expert
    by Triathlon Magazine Canada
    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.
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  • Richard Shop Zappos
    It's got a gusseted internal bootie here that help keep debris from getting inside.

Updates to 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.

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.


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