Updates to Saucony Excursion TR 9

  • The 9th version of the Saucony Excursion TR is a neutral running shoe that’s built for the trails. The trail-optimized outsole design and features make it formidable on rough and uneven terrain, but it can also do well as a road running shoe. The gripping lugs on the external sole aren’t too aggressive, so it can handle flat surfaces. It’s able to provide protection, comfort and security to every run.
  • Strength and breathability are important functions of the upper unit. For this running shoe, it uses a hardy mesh material that lasts long, even after many uses. Stitched-on overlays add to the structure of the upper while also delivering a snug yet customizable fit. The interior sleeve is padded and lined with smooth fabric, so the runner gets comfort all the time.
  • The midsole unit of the Excursion TR 9 uses some of the most well-known foam technologies on the running shoe market. Underfoot cushioning is adequate and it even affords shock absorption. The platform is able to carry the runner comfortably through rugged surfaces and long activities.
  • The outsole unit of this cheap shoe uses aggressive materials to make sure that the shoe is able to hold onto the surfaces with sureness and ease. A strong rubber protects the sole unit from wear and abrasion. Multi-directional gripping lugs add more tractions, though they’re not too prominent. They can transition well onto the roads.

Size and fit

The Saucony Excursion TR 9 is true to its size. It comes in different sizes that follow the measurements for men and women. The medium width is available for this model, so it can accommodate the foot that is medium-sized. Its semi-curved shape also welcomes the natural shape of the human foot.


The XT-600 is an outsole rubber compound that protects the shoe from the harsh and abrasive nature of the trails and the roads. Made from carbon rubber, it can also hold onto the surfaces well, giving dependable traction whenever it is needed. The XT-600 is also used in the Saucony Excursion 12 and other running shoes from Saucony.

The outsole uses multi-directional gripping lugs to assist in holding onto the various surfaces. It can handle uphill climbs and downhill traversals. They don’t stick out obviously, making the shoe efficient when transitioning to the roads.


The IMEVA or Injection Molded Ethylene vinyl acetate is a full-length mid-sole foam that delivers responsible cushioning to the runner at all times. It doesn’t have a substantial weight, so the runner won’t feel that the platform is dragging them down. It’s responsive and durable, and it even offers shock attenuation for a better and smoother foot strike.

The Heel Grid Technology is an additional unit in the heel section that gives more cushioning. sBecause the rear part of the foot is the one that carries most of the body’s weight, it deserves additional comfort and support. The Heel Grid absorbs shock and keeps the heel balanced throughout the run.


A breathable mesh makes up the majority of the upper unit. It has an open construction, therefore allowing air to enter the shoe to make a well-ventilated environment for the foot. This durable material doesn’t tear apart easily, so it lasts long.

Durable synthetic overlays are placed on top of the mesh. They’re stitched onto the material and connected directly to the lacing system. When the shoelaces are adjusted, they cause the upper unit to follow suit, giving the runner a customizable fit.

A soft fabric lining gives the runner a comfortable and non-irritating in-shoe feel. It doesn’t cause any pressure points or warm parts, so it prevents welts and blisters.

The plush tongue and collar help in securing the foot and keeping it in place. It also adds a bit of cushioning to keep the foot comfortable.


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