Good to know
- Saucony served up a couple of changes in the debut of the Cohesion 10. The biggest and most notable change is featured in the outsole where the Tri-Flex system is now utilized. It brings better shock attenuation, exceptional flexibility, and very good traction.
- Another obvious modification is the removal of some of the midfoot and forefoot overlays, particularly on the lateral side. Without losing hold and security, there is a tad more room in the forefoot while weight is reduced.
- An almost imperceptible alteration occurs in the tongue where it is no longer as long. It should help reduce the chances of rubbing or irritation.
- Finally, the heel is not as heavily fortified as before. There are still enough overlays in the heel for a secure and structured rear portion of the foot.
The fit of the Saucony Cohesion 10 is basically a standard of the Cohesion line. It offers a roomy toe box and a really secured midfoot feel. The heel gets enough security and actual hold as well. Runners who do long distance or those with generous feet will find the toe box to their liking. It generally runs true to size.
Saucony’s XT-900 carbon rubber covers the quick-wearing areas of the 10th instalment of the Cohesion while the softer iBR+ wraps most of the midfoot and forefoot for traction. These outsole materials are also present in the popular Saucony Cohesion 12 running shoe.
The outsole is unique as it is Saucony’s latest in the Tri-Flex configuration. Saucony aims to improve surface contact for stability, flexibility because of the numerous flex grooves, and even more grip.
Perhaps the simplest part of the Cohesion 10’s makeup is found in the midsole. It uses the old reliable IMEVA or injection molded EVA for cushioning and shock-absorption. The foam is moderately thick and gives adequate performance under respectable mileage.
The upper is very much a presentation of the network of overlays on both sides of the shoe. These overlays do an excellent job of supporting the foot without being overbearing. Saucony keeps the collar and tongue very well-padded for comfort while the removable insole adds cushioning and can be replaced with orthotics. The breathable coverage is made possible by a soft mesh with numerous holes in the forefoot. There are also reflective details in the upper for those who may find themselves running before dawn or at dusk.