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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.