Who should buy the Saucony Endorphin

The Saucony Endorphin is a premier pick if you want to perform like an elite in: 

  • long-distance races
  • long jumps
  • triple jumps

Saucony Endorphin endorphin

Who should NOT buy it

You may want to skip the Endorphin if you're looking for a pair of affordable track shoes. And if you want something faster and more rigid, you might want to get a pair of sprinting shoes instead. 

Couldn't get lighter than this! 

At 2.5 oz, the Saucony Endorphin is extremely light. Track athletes even say that it disappears on foot.

Saucony Endorphin light

Saucony Endorphin: It can go fast

It's not the fastest, but it can pick up the pace. On top of the shoe's barely-there weight, it also has a snappy spike plate similar to the Nike Zoom Matumbo 3. It allows explosive toe-offs. 

Even better, it's aided by a responsive midsole, heightening propulsion, and speed.

Saucony Endorphin spikes


A number of athletes hail the snug fit of the track spike. It has several overlays, keeping the foot in place while imposing reinforcement. 

The mesh supper stretches and adapts to the shape of the foot, lockdown is A-okay. And many appreciate the comfortable fit, saying it "never caused irritation." 

Saucony Endorphin snug fit

Clings like claws

Sporting the same outsole elements as the Nike Zoom 400 and the Nike Zoom Rival M 9, the Endorphin doesn't perform any less in the traction department. The spikes dig into the track surface, allowing surefooted strides. 

Saucony Endorphin grip

Light and cool 

The mesh upper is practically weightless. And with numerous perforations, it shaves off weight even more. 

Another bonus? It keeps the foot sweat-free and airy, upping comfort. 

Saucony Endorphin breathability


The spike plate is a touch firm, yes. But it still has some flex, generating a snappy sensation. Even better, it promotes a more natural running sensation, which runners agree to. 

Built to last 

Together, the high-strength midsole and outsole work together to maximize the shoe's life. They prevent wear and tear, giving the shoe ultimate protection from harsh ground elements. 

Saucony Endorphin: Stiff and can be too much for some

Not everyone is a fan of the shoe's dense quality. According to them, it taxes the foot too much, especially when the miles start to pile up. 

Saucony Endorphin cushion

Fits like a TIGHT glove

Its supportive fit is the talk of the town among narrow-footed runners. But for those with large feet, it's "constricting." 

Saucony Endorphin laces

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 71g
Update: Saucony Endorphin 3
Closure: Lace-up
Event: Running
Features: Removable Spikes
Spike Type: Pyramid
Spike Size: 1/4-inch

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Zack Dunn
Zack Dunn

I race distances between 800 meters and 10K whether it be on the track, the roads, or on cross country courses. My typical training consists of easy days, long days, workouts (fartleks, tempos, interval training, etc.). My typical training paces range from 7’30 a mile on easy days to sub-5 minutes a mile on fast interval days, and with many paces in between. I run anywhere from 40-60 miles a week. My personal bests are 2:00 for 800m, 4:30 for 1600m, 9:50 for 3200m, 15:57 for 5K, and 34:10 for 10K.