Facts

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

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who do 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 need arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal 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.

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.

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

5 reasons to buy

  • The Saucony Xodus ISO GTX is a comfortable and responsive shoe that did not cause any hot spots, according to a reviewer.
  • One user said it was comfortable to wear straight out of the box.
  • Many users found the shoe to be robust, lightweight, and well-performing.
  • Some runners commented that it was excellent in handling different trail surfaces.
  • The Xodus ISO GTX proved to be efficient in draining water and keeping the foot dry, wrote one reviewer.

3 reasons not to buy

  • It is less breathable compared to other running shoes, as mentioned by some users.
  • Several buyers thought the shoe was a little too expensive.
  • One reviewer wrote that the outsole was not as aggressive as expected.

Bottom line

A waterproof trail-running shoe that is efficient as it is powerful, the Saucony Xodus ISO GTX is ready for running even right out of the box, thanks to its rugged yet comfortable structure. Runners who like challenging workouts found this shoe to be a reliable companion as it easily managed any terrain.


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Expert Reviews

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89 / 100 based on 3 expert reviews

  • 90 / 100 by Gearist • Brandon Wood • Level 5 expert

    It basically, overall, just handled pretty much everything I wanted it to.

  • 90 / 100 by Rob Andro • Rob Andro • Level 4 expert

    I love what they've done. My only complaint is to fix its toe-box and give it a little more room and a little more breathability.

  • 80 / 100 by Secrets of Running • Gregory Sharrow • Level 1 expert

    ...it's still a good shoe and I'm ready for the race.

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Updates to Saucony Xodus ISO GTX

  • The Xodus ISO GTX is part of Saucony’s Run Anywhere line. It is built for long runs across the toughest of terrains under any condition, thus highly recommended for trail runners. With its semi-curved shape, the shoe is ideal for neutral pronators as they only require a moderate amount of arch support.
  • It features the brand’s signature PWR TRAC outsole that is designed to adapt to varying terrain. With the EVERUN™ technology in the midsole, the shoe is made firmer and more responsive compared to ordinary EVA foam.
  • The GORE-TEX® upper is waterproof and is designed to keep the foot dry while maintaining a breathable characteristic.

Saucony Xodus ISO GTX size and fit

The Xodus ISO GTX has a standard running shoe length, so most wearers will find that it fits true to size. The forefoot and toe box heights are at a medium-low, which makes it more suitable for wearers with a low-volume foot. Runners who are looking for a maximum toe splay may want to get half a size up. Regarding width, the men’s version is D – medium while the women’s version is B – Medium.

Outsole

With a 4-mm heel-to-toe offset, the Xodus ISO GTX delivers a more natural ride. It allows the foot and leg to exert moderate effort without having to rely too much on the cushioning and the stability features.

Featuring the PWR TRAC durable rubber, the outsole is capable of resisting abrasions while also delivering traction. Its sticky rubber component provides three times the traction than standard rubber. It is specially-engineered for optimal grip and mud shedding.

The gripping lugs have a hexagonal pattern to adapt to a variety of terrain.

Midsole

The EVERUN™ technology is considered to be a breakthrough in shoe cushioning and aims to make the shoe livelier and more responsive. It results in smoother landings and stronger takeoffs without putting too much pressure on the heel and forefoot.

There is a molded ComfortLite sock liner that contours the heel and arch, thus reducing underfoot pressure.

Upper

The GORE-TEX® fabric in the upper is built to keep the foot dry as it keeps water out. It is also made breathable, so the foot remains well-ventilated, even during the most intense workouts. The result is an aggressive yet fluid and easy coverage.

The shoe also features the ISOFIT technology, which is a fit system that allows the shoe to morph to the foot for a customized feel. It creates a dynamic fit as it adapts to the shape and motion of the runner’s foot. ISOFIT creates a sock-like feel.

Featuring the RUNDRY collar lining, the Xodus ISO GTX makes sure that the heel and ankle are secure and free of moisture or sweat.

The molded toe shell and gusseted tongue prevent debris from entering the shoe.

A heel support frame aims to secure and guide the heel through the gait cycle.

It has a semi-curved last that is Strobel-stitched to make the underfoot experience in the Xodus ISO GTX more responsive and agreeable.