Who should buy the Saucony Fastwitch 8

  • A great choice for competitive road runners who have over-pronated foot motion and want a very light stability shoethat offers more cushioning for 5Ks and 10Ks.
  • For elite road runners, this could be a superb option for half marathons as this lightweight stability keeps them well-supported and comfortable throughout the run.

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Updates to the Saucony Fastwitch 8

  • Changes on the upper by replacing welded overlays with thin and sturdy, fused versions reducing the weight.
  • New engineered mesh with larger and more numerous holes for enhanced ventilation.

Saucony Fastwitch 8 updates

Superior traction in slick conditions

The Fastwitch 8 utilizes Saucony’s brand-exclusive PWRTRAC outsole with its numerous arrow-shaped lugs from the heel to the forefoot for superior traction, even in slick conditions.

Saucony Fastwitch 8 superior traction

This durable outsole material is also placed in the outer unit of the Saucony Peregrine 8. For flexibility and a smoother ride, a vertical cut from the heel to half the midfoot is carved in the underfoot.

There are forefoot flex grooves that give the shoe excellent roll-offs.

Fastwitch 8 provides lightweight stability

The midsole is laid with the very light SSL EVA or injection-molded EVA with Saucony’s own rubber properties. It covers the length of the midsole for a quick and efficient transition from landing to take off.

Saucony Fastwitch 8 midsole

The Fastwitch 8’s lightweight stability is mainly due to the medial post beneath the arch to curb mild overpronation.

Saucony Fastwitch 8 offers softer and breathable coverage

An engineered mesh that is softer and more breathable covers a large part of the upper. The mesh works hand in hand with the FlexFilm overlays that are very thin, translucent, and fused for a really sophisticated look and lightweight support.

Saucony Fastwitch 8 breathable coverage

An Ortholite Premium Sockliner provides anti-sweat, anti-microbial, and anti-odor properties. It also enhances the cushioning of this shoe. A traditional lace-up closure keeps the fit secured until the run is finished.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 183g / Women 164g
Drop: 4mm
Arch support: Stability
Update: Saucony Fastwitch 9
Forefoot height: 14mm
Heel height: 18mm

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Jens Jakob Andersen

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