Claiming to be the fiercest shoe in running right now, the Saucony Xodus has had a radical refresh.

New from the ground up, the Xodus ISO 3 takes Saucony’s award-winning cushioning system to the max by making the midsole entirely from EVERUNTM. Add in ISOFIT for comfort, PWRTRAC for grip, and this is a trail shoe designed to maximise comfort and speed.

Overview

  • The successor to the Xodus ISO 2
  • Full-length EVERUNTM midsole for continuous cushioning throughout the run
  • Trail-specific ISOFIT dynamic upper
  • External support frame for added protection and a lockdown heel fit
  • Engineered mesh
  • Dual compound PWRTRAC + XT-900 outsole design for rugged durability and traction across a multitude of surfaces

Specs

  • Shoe Category: Trail
  • Pronation: Neutral
  • Cushion: Moderate
  • Construction Type: Trail
  • Surface: Trail
  • Arch: Normal (Mid)
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Waterproof: No
  • Offset: 4mm
  • Heel Stack Height: 26.5
  • Forefoot Stack Height: 22.5
  • Weight: 12.9 oz. | 366 g.

Our review

I’ll admit that I was sceptical. I tried Saucony a few years ago and didn’t really get on with the pair I had, but the opportunity to try these shoes came at the perfect time and to my relief, were perfectly true to size. I’m training for a 100-mile trail event and need a pair of shoes that I can trust. I believe I have found them. I feel a renewed sense of freedom on the trails, the security and stability that they offer is second to none and mile after mile, I have found the cushioning and comfort to be unparalleled. The traction remains consistent regardless of terrain and the weather conditions, which has helped in recent weeks with the ever-changing conditions. The way that the tongue is designed has offered an added bonus as there’s no slipping and no rouge stones finding their way into the shoes. I’m 100% converted. I have already bought a second pair to ensure that I am as prepared as possible for my race!

The shoes cost £140 and more information can be found here.