Who should buy the Saucony Koa ST

The Koa ST from Saucony is an excellent choice for those who are looking for a comfortable and durable running shoe. Grab this shoe if:

  • You want a cushioned trail shoe that can be used for long-distance runs
  • You have a moderate to high arch and prefer a low-drop running shoe

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Updates to the Saucony Koa ST

  • The shoe uses the PWR TRAC outsole. Its hexagonal-shaped pattern quickly adapts to different kinds of terrains
  • With its 8-mm lugs, the right amount of traction is provided for uneven surfaces
  • Featured in the midsole is the EVERUN technology which aims to deliver the right blend of responsiveness, firmness, and comfort that runners needed during their activities

Saucony Koa ST saucony print

Adapting to various terrains

The PWR TRAC outsole is integrated into the Saucony KOA ST. When compared to the traditional rubber, the PWR TRAC offers more traction. This material is a tacky rubber compound that is essential in adapting to various types of terrains. It provides added durability as well.

Saucony Koa ST outsole

To increase the level of traction, the KOA ST utilizes the 8-mm lugs. It provides enough grip on slick, muddy and soft trails as well as other uneven surfaces.

High energy return with EVERUN

A responsive cushioning compound called the 3-mm EVERUN Topsole is utilized in the shoe. This technology aims to aid in the distribution of forces over large areas. As a result, it creates a high energy return in every stride. Because of the right combination of cushioning, responsiveness and firmness, better shock absorption is encouraged. It also lessens underfoot pressure as the material conforms to the natural shape of the foot.

Saucony Koa ST everun

The Koa ST's feature-packed upper

The synthetic upper is integrated into the Saucony Koa ST. It ensures to resist mud and water from entering the shoe while maintaining its lockdown fit.

Saucony Koa ST upper

Welded to the upper area are the Flex Film Overlays. These materials are made up of a thin film that provides a more secure fit.

Saucony Koa ST flexfilm

To prevent debris and other hazardous materials from entering the shoe, the gusseted tongue is utilized.

Saucony Koa ST lacing system

Featured in the Saucony Koa ST is the Toggle lacing system. This adjustable and flexible material is essential in creating a more precise fit.

Utilized in the shoe is the Lace garage. Its primary function is to tuck the laces out of the way while the wearer is running.

The Reinforced heel piece is used in the Saucony Koa ST. It protects the Achilles area while maintaining a locked-down fit.

Saucony Koa ST heel piece

Saucony added the Perforated Sockliner. This component of the shoe enhances breathability. It also aims to provide additional underfoot cushioning.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Trail
Weight: Men 292g / Women 255g
Drop: 4mm
Arch support: Neutral
Forefoot height: 18mm
Heel height: 22mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation / Supination / Underpronation

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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.