8 Excellent The Saucony Guide 10 brings with it much needed upgrades. A no-sew upper, flexible and firm cushioning, and a reasonable price stag for a stability trainer, all in a relatively nice design.
Saucony’s Guide 10 comes with some truly needed upgrade to the previous Guide 9. It has left all the sewing behind and comes with plusher cushioning for runners, making it more durable and desirable for long runs.
Saucony Guide 10 Performance
The Guide 10 comes with a no-sew construction and claims that this type of construction makes it more breathable with fewer chances of blistering. Though the Guide 10 is indeed very breathable, some have complained of blistering in the foot due to it.
On the bright side, the shoe is cozy and wraps around the foot perfectly, giving the runner liberty to move their feet, but some might find the shoe a bit tight. Tightness aside, the Tri-Flex outsole gives flexibility to the shoe so that it can easily shape itself around the wearer’s feet. Flex Film provides a lot of support and structure to the shoe because of its light weight.The Guide 10 is one of the lightest shoes in its category and is designed in a way so as not to exhaust the runner. Hence, it is comfortable to wear it for long runs. Its heel and front are very stable, and the shoe is basically made for medium pronators.
Saucony claims that the Guide 10 is plush, which is true. The cushioning is provided by the shoe and is durable and comfortable at the same time. The sole is designed to give the users the freedom to run for medium to long distances. These shoes are produced so that they can perform best on roads, light trails, treadmills or tracks.
Saucony Guide 10 Design
Taking into account traditional running shoes, the Guide 10 is still pretty sleek and desirable. The design, however, is not comparable with footwear like the Nike Free line, but it is still far better looking than the gruff, heavy-looking shoes that we usually find in the running shoe category. It is made for daily running purposes, and users should wear it as such. It would also go well with casual clothes or any other type of clothes (as long as they are not dresses) as it comes in various color schemes.
Saucony Guide 10 Price
Even though it is not as expensive as the Adidas Ultra Boost ST or Saucony’s own Hurricane ISO 2 Reflex, with a $120 price tag, the Guide 10 can be categorized as slightly expensive. Given the features it offers like the comfortability, flexibility, and much better breathability, the Guide 10 is worth its value and seems like a nice investment on durable footwear.
- Weight: 10 Oz for men and 8.9 Oz for women
- Heel-to-toe drop: 8 mm
- Type: Stability
- Terrain: Road, Track, Treadmill