Updates to Saucony Excursion TR 13

  • The Saucony Excursion TR 13 is a trail running shoe that is intentionally built for those who have a neutral foot motion. Integrated into the shoe is the trail-specific knit mesh. Along with the mesh is the with supportive overlays. This component of the shoe locks the foot in place. It protects the foot from hazardous trail debris, as well.
  • It utilizes the VERSAFOAM cushioning. The primary goal of which is to provide more comfort during the running activity.
  • Used in crafting the shoe is the triangular-lugged outsole. This feature of the footwear provides an excellent grip on challenging terrains for rock-solid footing.


The XT-900 premium carbon rubber is integrated into the outsole of the Saucony Excursion TR 13. The primary purpose of this material is to provide improved traction that is needed for the trails. It also offers added durability for long-lasting wear.

Together with the XT-900 premium carbon rubber are the triangular-shaped lugs in the outsole area. These lugs provide rock-solid footing during the running session. This component of the shoe also delivers increased grip when tackling challenging terrains.


Utilized in creating the shoe is the VERSAFOAM midsole technology. This component of the Saucony Excursion TR 13 aims to deliver increased cushioning. This is essential in providing a more responsive feel and ultimate comfort level in every stride.

The Heel Grid system is integrated into the trail running shoe. The primary focus of this is to provide a more stable cushioning. As a result,  a smoother ride is experienced by the user.


Lying on the upper area is the trail-specific knit mesh upper with supportive overlays. Saucony added this material to lock the foot in place securely. This is also vital in protecting the foot against debris that can be found on the trails.

Like the Saucony Triumph ISO 5, a sock-like padded collar and tongue unit are integrated into the Saucony Excursion TR 13. This feature of the shoe provides additional comfort during the running activity.

The lace-up closure is used in crafting the shoe. The utilization of this system ensures a more customized and secure fit.

For easy on and off, the pull tab at the heel area is incorporated in the shoe. This is helpful for runners not to put so much effort into wearing and removing the shoe. 

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Trail
Weight: Men 301g / Women 275g
Drop: 8mm
Arch support: Neutral
Update: Saucony Excursion TR 14
Forefoot height: 18mm
Heel height: 26mm

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