DiscontinuedUpdate: Saucony Zealot 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: 8.5ozWomen: 7.2oz
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: 25mmWomen: 25mm
Forefoot heightMen: 21mmWomen: 21mm
WidthMen: normalWomen: normal
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85 / 100 based on 19 expert reviews
The Saucony Zealot is an all-around very solid shoe. The technologies that reside in this shoe, including the ISOFIT system and PWRGRID+ are really very sound advancements.
I expect long term outsole wear to be outstanding. The ISOFIT upper is a comfort and fitting innovation.
I have to start this review off by saying that the Zealot is a fantastic looking shoe, and the Viziglo orange colorway that Saucony sent me is bright. Very bright!
It wasn’t quite agile enough for faster turnover sessions on the track.
Updates to Saucony Zealot ISO
- The midsole of the Saucony Zealot ISO feature the new and enhanced PWRGRID+ platform that delivers 20% more cushioning than the regular midsole for a more resilient ride. This enhanced platform is also more durable and reliable.
- The shoe also uses the updated ISOFIT technology the delivers an impressive fit and comfort to runners. It is highly stretchable and flex naturally together with the foot’s natural movement. This element gives a sock-like and ultra-soft feel.
Saucony Zealot ISO size and fit
The Zealot ISO is available in true to size measurements. The heel, midfoot and forefoot are of standard measurements. Those runners with regular foot shape and size will experience a great fit on this shoe.. The Zealot ISO is available in standard widths of D for the men’s and B for the women’s.
The XT-900 technology was extended all throughout the outsole to deliver durable traction on the road. The forefoot area also uses the IBR+ technology, a flexible and lightweight material that offers added cushioning and responsive ride. The IBR+ and the XT-900 are outsole materials that are also utilized in the Saucony Zealot ISO 3.
The shoe uses the Saucony’s PWRGRID+ technology that offers added cushioning for underfoot protection. This is also engineered to deliver impressive shock absorption and efficient energy-return for a more resilient running experience. With the SRC Impact Zone, a smoother heel-to-toe transition is not impossible.
The upper of the Saucony Zealot ISO features the stretchable ISOFIT mesh that delivers impressive fit by following the foot’s movement and shape. This perfectly matches with the shoe’s open toe box design that delivers a seamless construction, enhancing sock-like feel and comfort. The brand’s RUNDRY collar lining secures the heel while maintaining its moisture-wicking attributes.