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  • 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 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

    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
    $130
  • Weight
    Men: 8.5oz
    Women: 7.2oz
  • 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
    Men: 25mm
    Women: 25mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 21mm
    Women: 21mm
  • Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Unknown
  • Special editions
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Summary

We spent 8.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • The ISOFIT comfortable sleeve provides stretchable, breathable and comfortable coverage.
  • Many runners appreciated the diverse color options for the Zealot ISO as it broadens the appeal.
  • The moderately light weight of this shoe was welcomed by reviewers.
  • The PWRGRID+ underfoot platform offers 20% more cushioning that’s durable and responsive.
  • A support frame holds the heel in place while giving it structure, noted a handful of runners.
  • Durable rubber is found on the outsole and it gives effective traction for the wearer.

3 reasons not to buy

  • For some of the testers, the upper got easily torn after a few uses.
  • Some criticized the rear section of the upper because it was too tight for them.
  • The Zealot ISO has an expensive price tag.

Bottom line

The Zealot ISO from Saucony is a popular running shoe that many runners have come to enjoy. It looks great and it functions well, making it a superb choice for daily exercises and trainings.

Rankings

Expert Reviews

Experts are runners, 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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85 / 100 based on 19 expert reviews

  • 98 / 100 | Gearist

    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.

  • 86 / 100 | Road Trail Run

    I expect long term outsole wear to be outstanding. The ISOFIT upper is a comfort and fitting innovation.

  • 78 / 100 | Runblogger

    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!

  • 78 / 100 | Running Competitor

    It wasn’t quite agile enough for faster turnover sessions on the track.

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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.


Outsole

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.


Midsole

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.


Upper

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.