The One about the Saucony Hurricane 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 Hurricane 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 ultimate in fit, cushioning and support is all rolled up in the Hurricane ISO. PWRGRID+ provides an ultra-plush ride, while the ISOFIT lacing system gives you a custom foot-hugging feel for every mile of your run”.

Saucony also proclaims that the “ISOFIT provides stabilizing support while adapting to the movement of the runner’s foot”.

The shoe also features IBR+, a lightweight and durable outsole rubber.

The weight is 10.6 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 severe to moderate pronation.

As you can see from the cushion, the Saucony Hurricane ISO no doubt provides a lot of cushion, while the top remains light.  The biggest difference between the Hurricane and the Redeemer is that the Redeemer is best for heavyset people due to the cushioning for the forefoot and offers great stability and adequate amount of heel cushion.

The Saucony Hurricane ISO is much lighter and not as bulky as the Redeemer ISO.  And while I was able to find Saucony Redeemer ISO’s in wide, I was not able to find a wide Hurricane ISO.

So, well accepted when it was released, the Saucony Hurricane ISO won several awards and received “Best Update” award from “Runner’s World”.

The Saucony Hurricane ISO shoes are very good for stability and is a much lighter shoe, yet durable shoe.  One that works much better for running than the Redeemer ISO.

But for those who want lighter, you may want to look into the Saucony’s flagship cushion shoe, the Saucony Triumph series.


Dennis A. Amith