DiscontinuedUpdate: Saucony Xodus ISO 3
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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WeightMen: 10.5ozWomen: 9.2oz
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: StandardWomen: Standard, Wide
Release dateJun 2017
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74 / 100 based on 1 expert reviews
This trail runner isn't nearly as comfortable as its cousin the Saucony Peregrine 7 - Women's nor does it perform as well overall. That said, it is more protective and if that's what you're looking for, this may be your next sole-mate (pun intended!).
Updates to Saucony Xodus ISO 2
- The Saucony Xodus ISO 2 is a trail running shoe that performs fairly well on a wide variety of terrains. It features a PWR TRAC outsole. This was built to last long hours across different trails.
- It has a resilient EVERUN cushioning unit that adds to the shoe’s responsiveness.
- It features a large SSL EVA midsole that ensures a high level of cushioning.
- It has a RUNDRY Collar lining and ISOFIT Upper. This shoe delivers comfort in dry and wet conditions.
Saucony Xodus ISO 2 size and fit
The Saucony Xodus ISO 2 is a neutral trail running shoe. It has a standard running shoe length when it comes to sizing. This is best for runners who prefer less technical terrains and everyday trail running activities. The available widths are D – Medium for the men’s version and B – Medium for the women’s version.
The Saucony Xodus ISO 2 is made up of a PWRTRAC outsole. It is an ultra-grippy rubber compound that offers tank-tread protection. It has a hexagonal-shape pattern that adapts across a multitude of surfaces. This outsole material, which is also used in the Xodus ISO 3, is rugged and durable. It is resistant to abrasions and provides enough traction to a variety of paces.
It has an aggressive lug design that enables multi-directional movement on the trail surfaces.
The midsole of Saucony Xodus ISO 2 is made up of an EVERUN. This is a responsive cushioning that enhances energy return. It doesn’t wear out easily when compared to traditional EVA midsoles.
It has a large SSL EVA midsole material that adds to the shoe’s durability and lightweight structure.
A rock plate is also embedded in the midsole. This allows energy distribution and prevents excessive bending of the shoe.
It has an internal ComfortLite Sockliner that contours to the runner’s arch and heel to provide added support. This is significant in reducing pressure and force in the forefoot area.
The upper of Saucony Xodus ISO 2 features an ISOFIT technology. This is a stretchable mesh that adapts well to the runner’s foot shape and size. This creates a sock-like and ultra-soft feel without distracting the foot’s natural movement.
It has a Gusseted Tongue unit that is important in preventing trail debris from entering the shoe.
It has a Molded Toe Shell as well. This protects the runner’s toes from the impacts of different trails.
RUNDRY Collar Lining is also integrated to simultaneously secure the heel whilst keeping the interior foot-chamber from moisture.
It is composed of a Heel Support Frame. This supports and cups the Achilles heel throughout the runner’s gait cycle. The solid support frame is beneficial to runners who use orthotics or insoles.
It has a Strobel Last that is stitched to the HRC Strobel Board. This promotes a more enhanced and responsive cushioning as well as softer underfoot feel.