From the high banks of Saucony Creek, Pennsylvania, from which the company gets its name, to the global powerhouse it is today, Saucony have been serving runners of all walks of life for more than 120 years. That’s some serious running shoe pedigree and in 2020, they are still just as committed to constructing the most innovative, boundary-breaking, and stylish kicks on the market.
As the year comes to a close, one that’s seen more of us pick up running than ever thanks to the horrors of lockdown, our current trainers might be ready for the bin after the rigours of mile after mile of pavement pounding. Here are three of our favourite pairs of running shoes from Saucony’s excellent Performance range for your consideration…
Munchen 4S, £130
The Munchen 4S is an all-round running shoe that is ideal for those of us who overpronate when we run (it’s when the arch of the foot collapses excessively downward or inward). The FORMFIT technology that Saucony incorporates on this model, perfect for feet of all shapes and sizes, works an absolute treat, allowing your foot to sink into the midsole, almost allowing you to become one with the shoe itself.
Perfect For: Stability
Excursion TR14 GTX, £95
In these final months of the year, it’s not just the bitter cold we have to contend with but also the rain (although in the UK, when isn’t this a problem?). Luckily the Excursion TR14 GTX, a well-priced, exceptionally durable, trail running shoe, will keep your toes dry thanks to the Gore-Tex fabric it uses, which makes it both waterproof and breathable.
You’ll need some protection when you’re running off the beaten track and these shoes use Versarun cushioning, which is absolutely ideal for those bumpy trail runs, whilst the rail-specific mesh upper is durable to protect against debris.
Perfect For: Trail-running
Triumph 18, £145
Running, though the list of benefits is almost endless, can cause no end of punishment to your feet, so comfort is almost a necessity when picking out a new pair of running kicks. Well, they don’t get much comfier than the Triumph 18!
These clouds for your feet have been purposely designed for those who crave the ultimate protection when they’re on those long runs. It’s PWRRUN+ midsole cushioning provides more flexibility, durability, and springiness in a foam that’s 25% lighter than previous Triumph models, and its TRIFLEX design enhances flexibility and makes for quick transitions.
Perfect For: Long runs