SHOE OF THE MONTH – SAUCONY OMNI ISO2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reviewed by Chris Mickleburgh - Sportlink.

Chris says,

I’ve been running in this shoe for a few months now. The first thing I noticed when putting this shoe on is how it is both very stable and supportive yet also quite lightweight. Using Saucony’s cushioned yet responsive Everun midsole technology, the Omni Iso 2 delivers a plush feeling ride underfoot. It does so whilst still being able to handle picking up the pace without feeling like you are running in a heavy or cumbersome shoe. I put it through its paces, and it felt surprisingly responsive getting down to low 5-minute mile pace.

Fit wise, it does feel wide so when I’m tightening the shoes up particularly at the base of the tongue, I have to pull the laces tight creating a ruck in the fabric. This doesn’t affect performance as I can’t feel it running. I wouldn’t say I have particularly narrow feet so people with wide feet will like this. The ISO fit does feel good however wrapping the foot and creating a sock like fit. Coupled with a very padded tongue and heel it makes for a very comfortable shoe.

The support in the show is given through a large medial post. This gives it more support than its younger brother the Saucony Guide and makes it an ideal shoe for moderate to severe overpronators. For the indecisive runners among you then you’ll be pleased to know there is only one colourway for men and one colourway for ladies. I’ve been happily using this shoe for my easy runs rather than sessions or races, and once I’m back marathon training this shoe will be ideal to take out on long runs due to its comfort and high level of cushioning.