Duration: Two Sets – one is 3 months, older pair is 9 months
Usage: Trail Running and occasionally on pavement
Price Paid: $90
Traditional shoe lace style, very roomy toe box. I purchased these when my typical Brooks Trail Adrenaline were not available. I had never owned a pair of Saucony so I was skeptical. With a fast approaching ultra looming I took the attitude of “whatever” and gave it a shot.
Like: the sole is durable. The ride and transition from foot strike is stiffer than my salomons, but reminds me of a road shoe. I have had one pair for 9 months and the sole is not wearing out at all. Very soft inner shoe is comfortable for longer runs. I can wear thin or thick socks and the shoes gives to the sock i’m wearing.
Dislike: the upper (ON BOTH SETS) near the crease point where the toe box meets the rest of the upper is tearing apart at the stitches. I thought this was just a problem with the first set because I run often when the shoes are wet (streams, snow, etc) but it happened on the second set of shoes as well.
Will I buy them again? Only if they fix the issue with the tearing at the meeting point of these two materials.