Vibrant? Check. Formidable on the road? Absolutely! We're, of course, talking highly about the best Saucony running shoes for women.
This female-empowering lineup houses our finest choices from this stunning brand. We've tested over a hundred pairs of Saucony running shoes to just bring you our top picks in various categories—from trail runners to race-oriented kicks.
Creating amazing lists of top picks, including this Saucony-centric one, is core to RunRepeat's existence. To make our selections as compelling and unbiased as possible, we live by this approach:
We purchase women's Saucony running shoes using our own funds. Yes, we don't receive them for free.
Our tests happen both indoors (we have our own lab!) and outdoors.
We clock in miles and days testing these kicks to determine their areas of expertise.
We reflect in our reviews opinions from thousands of experienced runners and athletic experts.
As a result, every reviewed Saucony running shoe for women receives a 0-100 rating. This is what we call a CoreScore—one of the major facets making up our selection process. From there, we get to flesh out our top picks.
The Saucony Ride 14 is a daily trainer that impressed us with its utilitarian and consistent ride. It stays nice and stable from short to long-distance runs, giving us that peace of mind to run with confidence from start to finish! It's neither too soft nor too firm and can handle just about any type of run - from daily runs, recovery days, and even tempo paces.
Having tested Kinvaras of the past, we are happy to report that the Kinvara 12 continues to delight our feet as a lightweight daily trainer. So much so we even forgot we had shoes on! Like all other do-it-all shoes, it's good at everything and great at nothing (not a bad thing). For $110, it's a solid choice for a shoe that performs on slow runs, long-distance efforts, tempo sessions, and everything in between!
If we can pick a shoe that screams fast, the Endorphin Pro 2 is THE shoe! Made for race day, you can't go wrong with the Endorphin - it's carbon-plated, snappy, rebounding, light, and just everything speed-oriented. It will bolt you forward in your competition, so prepare to take off at lightning speed! If you want to beat or set new PRs, we strongly suggest getting this shoe.
Learning curve needed for heel strikers or slower paces
Slipper on wet surfaces
A speed trainer and a race day shoe? Take both in the Endorphin Speed 2. After pacing it through, this shoe proved itself a star in speed, responsiveness, and durability. It literally sent us flying through the blocks! Even better, it's unlike any speed-oriented shoes we've tested - it doesn't forgo comfort in favor of lightness and agility!
A beast in all our trail runs, the Saucony Peregrine 11 was more than confidence-inspiring! It's a tank that mutes out all the harshness of the trails while eating up everything you throw at it! From slick mud, snow, dry, and rocky stream crossings, this shoe just bites hard and deep into the ground. It's also built to run fast, and we got exactly that in the Peregrine!
The Xodus 11 from Saucony is a truly versatile trail shoe. It can adapt to its environment — whether it be on very technical terrain or tamed surfaces, it's a shoe that can do it all. If you're looking to log serious miles on multiple terrains, the Saucony Xodus 11 is a shoe to consider.
A stability shoe made for training runs, the Guide 14 from Saucony just gets the job done for us. No frills, no gimmicks, just plain support. While it may be a positive for the shoe, it also renders a negative - it's a dull ride. Whether you're an overpronator or a neutral runner in need of extra arch support, the Saucony Guide is neither obtrusive nor too harsh to not find that sweet spot in your daily running shoe roster.
The Hurricane 23 from Saucony is everything that you can expect from a premium stability shoe. If you want to eat up miles with optimal comfort and stability, this is the shoe for you. Although lauded for its responsiveness, it's most at home in slow-paced, long runs.
Built off of the Saucony Endorphin, the Saucony Axon really pushed us forward! It's a fast-transitioning neutral daily trainer that's rockered and will roll you through your strides effortlessly. It's also for the budget-conscious runners who think that performance shouldn't come at a steep price. Even better, you don't have to worry about paying another full price in a short span of time, because this is a REALLY durable shoe that will eat up 400-500 miles.
Built for beginners, the Saucony Cohesion 14 is a no-frills daily trainer, and that's not a bad thing! At $65, it's a shoe designed to give newbies a stable and comfortable ride during easy days. And when we tested it out ourselves, we had just that! More importantly, it's a shoe that's going to last you a long time.