Who should buy the Saucony Hurricane 23

The Saucony Hurricane 23 is a stability shoe that's a no-brainer for: 

  • overpronators (feet roll outward) 
  • long-distance runs
  • recovery days

Saucony Hurricane 23 saucony logo

Who should NOT buy it

If you're looking for a neutral running shoe, the Hurricane won't fit the bill. But if you want the same level of stability for a more budget-friendly price, consider the Saucony Guide.

Hurricane 23 vs. 22: A better update! 

The Saucony Hurricane 22 has been considered by experts a flop in the area where it was supposed to help — stability. With the 23rd iteration of the Hurricane series, several experts agree that the shoe is simply a game-changer.

With its overhaul, here are some of the benefits you can get from the Saucony Hurricane 23:  

Lighter

In contrast to its predecessor (11.6 oz in men's size 9), the Hurricane 23 (11.4 oz in men's size 9) now weighs less with its combination of new outsole and midsole. 

Saucony Hurricane 23 outsole

More stability

Featuring a structured upper design, the shoe keeps the foot locked in place. Complementing this is the grippy outsole of the shoe and its supportive midsole, allowing for surefooted strides even on uneven terrains.

Saucony Hurricane 23 fit

The Hurricane 23 loves the feet

The Hurricane 23 delivers a supportive but non-intrusive ride. Contributing to this is the balanced cushion (good firmness-to-softness ratio) and broad base of the shoe.

Saucony Hurricane 23 midsole

Just the right fit! 

It's "not too tight nor too loose." It's form-fitting that the foot that it doesn't slide around. 

Saucony Hurricane 23 padded collar

Lively and fun

Unlike other stability models, this shoe is responsive and lively. Runners even claim that they ran faster than they thought or felt. 

Saucony Hurricane 23 pwrrun foam

Premium price, premium ride

Soft, cozy cushioning — this is where the Hurricane 23 from Saucony outshines other luxurious daily trainers. Designed as a stability model, it defies conventions by enabling a soft underfoot feel without compromising support and responsiveness. 

Saucony Hurricane 23 comfort

Experts state that everything about it "screams cozy." It's almost memory-foam-like.

Gusseted tongue

It supplements the upper in generating a lockdown fit. 

Saucony Hurricane 23 gussted tongue

The Saucony Hurricane 23 sticks

Even in wet conditions, the shoe has a good grip. There are no reports of slipping. 

Everything but light

Although the weight decrease is noticed by the testers, the shoe still felt bulky.

Saucony Hurricane 23 weight

Lackluster laces

Even after lace locking, the laces have to be redone every couple of miles to really cinch them down.

Saucony Hurricane 23 laces

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 323g / Women 278g
Drop: 8mm
Arch support: Stability
Forefoot height: 25.5mm
Heel height: 33.5mm
Collection: Saucony Hurricane

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Author
Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.