Saucony Xodus 11: Protective and grippy

These are the defining features of the Xodus 11 from Saucony. Thanks to the shoe's very cushioned design and grippy lugs, you won't run out of protection and surefootedness in your runs. 

You might think that this comes at the expense of ground feel, but that's not the case of the Xodus at all. It's sufficiently low-to-the-ground for good proprioception and has some give for flexibility too. 

Saucony Xodus: A clear winner at versatility 

It's an all-terrain trail runner that you can take from your door to the trail and back. That's how multi-functional the Saucony Xodus 11 is.

So, what is it for?

Surfaces

  • Dry and wet trails
  • Technical trails
  • Off-trail surfaces
  • Rocky surfaces
  • Snow 
  • Slush
  • Muddy sections
  • Road sections
  • Steep downhills and uphills 
  • Singletracks 

Distance: Long to ultra distances 

Pace: Moderate

Support: Neutral

Saucony Xodus 11 vs. 10

If you're to inspect the Xodus 10 and 11 side by side, you won't really see any difference. That's because they're almost the same, except for the retooled upper. From a high-abrasion mesh, Saucony Xodus 11 moves to an engineered mesh for better breathability. 

Rankings

How Saucony Xodus 11 ranks compared to all other shoes
Top 16% trail running shoes
All trail running shoes
Top 33% Saucony running shoes
All Saucony running shoes
Top 28% maximalist running shoes
All maximalist running shoes

Popularity

The current trend of Saucony Xodus 11.
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