The One about the Saucony Redeemer ISO shoes

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In 1898, the company known as “Saucony” was founded  in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, on the high banks of Saucony Creek.

The company’s current logo refers to Saucony Creek’s constant flow with the boulders lining in it’s creek bed.

In 1960, the company was bought by Hyde Athletic Industries where it relocated to Cambridge, Massachusetts.

In 1979, the company produced two running shoes that were regarded among the top 10 by Runner’s World Magazine and would produce shoes for track and field athletic events.

In 2012, Saucony, the company became part of Wolverine World Wide and a variety of shoes have been created for racing, running and walking.

For this review, I take a look at the Saucony Redeemer ISO.

The Saucony Redeemer ISO is a stability running shoe that was created for the road, good stability for arches and for use for normal training.

According to Saucony, the new TPU Pillar design is in the medial midfoot which provides added structure without bulk, making this shoe the most supportive ride in our line.”.

Saucony also proclaims that the “ISOFIT upper delivers an ideal sock-like fit that everyone seeks while being active”.

The weight is 12.9 oz and the heel to toe drop is 8mm.  The heel stack is 29mm and the forefoot stack height is 21mm.  The arch is low and fat and this shoe is recommended for those who have overpronation.

As you can see from the cushion, the Saucony Redeemer ISO no doubt provides a lot of cushion, while the top remains light.

While wearing the shoes, I tend to wear a size 11 but with most running shoes, I purchase an 11.5 wide and for these shoes, I felt I could have went with an 11, so I feel they are true to size.  No need to go up a 1/2 inch.

Because of the thicker midsole, the shoe does feel a little heavier than most of my running shoes but at the same time, provided excellent heel support.

I tend to look for a good balance of light shoes but excellent heel support for overpronation.

The Saucony Reedeemer ISO no doubt provides much better support over its Hurricane ISO counterpart, but its thickness, slightly heavier and stiffness, may turn some people off.

I tend to recommend this shoe for those who are heavier and are needing more support when running.  For those who are traveling and want a shoe that one can look for walking long distances and also adding comfort, I can recommend the Saucony Redeemer ISO.

But for those who want lighter, less stiff running shoes for overpronation, the Saucony Redeemer ISO is not for you.  But you may want to look into the Saucony’s flagship cushion shoe, the Saucony Triumph series.


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Dennis A. Amith