Saucony is an American footwear brand founded in 1898 in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, and named for the nearby Saucony Creek. Over the years, Saucony has produced a ton of different shoes, but running shoes have always been the focus. Today, Saucony is owned by Wolverine World Wide and is a well-known brand within the running shoe industry, producing great options for everyday running and racing. This is our list of the Best Saucony Running Shoes.
This list does not include all of our Saucony running shoe reviews – just the best ones. If you want to see more, you can check out all our running shoe reviews here or all of our Saucony running shoe reviews here.
All the shoes mentioned here are at the top of their category within the brand. We tried to make it easy to find the categories that are most important to you. Just click the category you want to read in the table of contents, and you’ll quickly see what we have to say about the best shoe from that category.
Best All Around Saucony Running Shoe
Saucony Endorphin Speed 3
The Saucony Endorphin Speed 3 is a near-perfect everyday running shoe. It’s versatile enough to handle easy running, track work, tempo runs, and even races. The fit is excellent with impressive lockdown and stealthy but solid midfoot/arch support. The PWRRUN PB in the midsole is both plush and bouncy. It’s a well-cushioned, long-lasting ride ideal for long distances. The only small issue is some slippage in wet conditions. But that can be easily overlooked because the Endorphin Speed 3 is comfortable top-to-bottom and a true do-everything running shoe. Read the full review.
Fit: True to size, Drop: 8mm, Price $170
Best Saucony Marathon Running Shoe
Saucony Endorphin Pro 3
The Saucony Endorphin Pro 3 is the latest evolution of Saucony’s flagship marathon racing shoe. And it’s a winner. The midsole is slightly softer than in years past, still stable, and the upper is lighter and more breathable. The Saucony Speedroll rocker is still hella smooth and makes each footfall feel effortless.
The fit is a little strange at first — the heel is narrow, and your arch will feel like it’s hanging over the edge of the shoe (similar to the OG Nike Alphafly), but that’s mainly noticeable while walking around. Get up to running speed, and the Endorphin Pro 3 becomes a bouncy, peppy shoe that feels like it’s returning loads of energy. In our minds, this is the Saucony racing shoe that finally surpassed the Nike Vaporfly and is now one of the best marathon racing shoes available.
Fit: True to Size, Drop: 8mm, Price $225
Best Saucony Trail Running Shoe
Saucony Endorphin Edge
The Saucony Endorphin Edge brings both a bouncy PWRRUN PB midsole and a flexible 3-quarter Carbitex carbon fiber plate to the trails. How does it perform? Really, really good. The Endorphin Edge midsole provides a bouncy ride with solid impact protection. All the sharp rocks and roots are blunted while the upper and lacing system keep you locked into the shoe. You won’t slide around inside the shoe (even though it is wide-footer friendly) or be at risk of turning an ankle on precarious downhill runs.
It’s a comfortable, protective shoe that can handle both all-day hikes and long-distance trail racing. We did have issues with durability as one of our testers ripped a couple of lugs off the outsole and saw significant chipping on the sides of the fragile Pebax midsole. Those aren’t dealbreakers but just know the Edge will get some battle scars rather quickly. If you’re in the market for a speedy, comfortable, and bouncy trail shoe, the Endorphin Edge is one of your best options.
Fit: True to Size, Drop: 6mm, Price $200
Best Saucony Running Shoes – Honorable Mention
Saucony Triumph 20
The Saucony Triumph 20 is a Saucony mainstay. Many runners are loyal to the Triumph line the Triumph 20 may be the best Triumph ever. The PWRRUN+ midsole is lighter and bouncier than previous Triumph midsoles, and the ride is smooth and soft. There’s plenty of rubber on the bottom, and it’s hardly showing wear after our test period. These, like many previous Triumph models, should last a long time.
The upper is comfortable with cushy foam around the ankle collar and in the tongue. The midfoot lockdown is impressive with a gusseted tongue and midfoot nylon lace loops that attach to the shoe’s strobel. Your foot will stay on the footbed, and you’ll get little to no instability even on rough roads. The only issues are the slimmer-than-average toebox and short upper height. If you have a wide forefoot or a tall foot, you’ll want to try the Triumph 20 in-store to find the perfect fit. Everyone else, grab your normal size and start racking up the miles and enjoying the soft, bouncy foam with every step.
Fit: True to Size, Drop: 10mm, Price: $160