With the SS14 season fast approaching, we're beginning to see signs of new shoes, and updates to old ones. So here are the latest shoes that have been confirmed by Saucony:
Saucony PowerGrid Triumph 11
The Triumph series has been a favorite amongst neutral runners for years, and this flagship shoe has only improved. Featuring a super plush PowerGrid midsole, it remains superbly cushioned, yet extremely light, at just over 300 grams. The shoes have kept the 8mm heel drop, and retained a lightweight mesh upper to compliment the midsole. The SRC crash pad has een re-engineered to provide an even smoother landing and transition throughout your gait.
Saucony Powergrid Cortana 3
The Cortana series is a great option for those looking for a minimal heel drop, but a little more structure to their neutral shoes. With a 4mm heel drop, and a PowerGrid midsole, they remain superbly cushioned, but offer a little more stability than the Kinvara. A Support Frame heel unit has been added, and a FlexFilm upper improves the feel of the shoe.
Saucony PowerGrid Stabil CS3
The Stabil has been Sauconys most structured motion control shoe since its inception, and retains that into this model. Using a similar system to that of the CS2, it is extremely stable for the severest of over-pronators, however a PowerGrid midsole makes it a super plush ride, and an 8mm drop promotes a more efficient gait.
Saucony PowerGrid Guide 7
The Guide series has perhaps been Sauconys most popular shoe of late, and the 7th iteration promises to uphold that tradition. Offering a good level of support for the moderate over-pronator, and a PowerGrid Midsole for excellent cushioning, the Guide is one of the lightest shoes in its category. A redesigned upper offers a little more in terms of stability, whilst the shoe itself weighs just 285grams.
Saucony Peregrine 4
The Peregrine has, in my opinion, been an underratred shoe for too long. It offers super grip, and excellent durability, whilst looking great, and staying at a very reasonable pricetag. The newest version offers a FlexFilm upper, and an External Bedrock Outsole plate that combines with a toecap to offer a great deal of protection. It is a sleek, low profile trail shoe, with enough about it to tackle all but the worst terrain.
So there you have it. For now, that is Sauconys SS14 lineup. Keep your eyes open for a release date, and further updates including the Virrata 2, and the new Mirage.
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