Saucony Hurricane ISO2 Review

April 27, 2016
Saucony Hurricane ISO2
GEAR INSTITUTE RATINGS
88
Comfort
8
Fit
7
Responsiveness
8
Speed
7
Ride Quality
8

The Good

  • Cushioned and supportive
  • Excellent energy return
  • Well padded & extremely comfortable

The Bad

  • Lacing system feels awkward
  • Heavy overall weight
  • Sizes small
THE VERDICT

The Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 is a solid stability trainer that offers a superior ride quality with lasting comfort. It’s a perfect shoe for the runner who wants support and comfort yet enjoys a shoe that handles more than just slow easy runs. The Hurricane ISO 2 was a top pick comfort trainer among our testers however it comes with a hefty price tag. 

FULL REVIEW

The Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 is a daily stability trainer designed for the runner who needs moderate to severe pronation control and enjoys cushioning with high level of support. New for the Hurricane ISO 2 Suacony introduces a Tri-Flex outsole, which is designed for better ground contact and smoother ride as well as an improved ISOFit upper to enhance fit. The Hurricane ISO 2 offers an 8mm drop 

Comfort
Saucony did a nice job making sure you won’t want to take these shoes off. It was one of the more comfortable shoes tested. The Hurricane ISO 2 has a soft feel to it and offers ample padding all over without feeling overly bulky and restrictive. A soft form-fitting upper cradles your feet and provides an excellent fit.

Fit
All our testers noted that the Hurricane ISO 2 felt a little small, with one suggesting sizing up half a size. The toe box runs on the wider side, however the ISOFit upper overly allows runners with narrow feet to really snitch down to get a snug fit. The ISOFit upper, a soft inner sock-like sleeve and independent cage lacing system gets mixed reviews. Some absolutely love it, others mentioned it created a hot spot when laced too tight. 

Responsiveness
Typically it’s hard to get a stability shoe to be nimble and responsive however the Hurricane ISO 2 did not have that issue. These shoes handled perfectly, which was surprising given the heavy weight. Saucony’s EVERUN topsole and POWERGRID construction made heel-to-toe transitions smooth and easy. A flexible and springy internal foam provided excellent ground feel and toe off.

Speed
For a stability shoe that weights in at a heavy 10.8oz men and 9.4oz women, the Hurricane ISO 2 was surprisingly quick. It’s still not a shoe for anything faster then tempo, however it’s a standout compared to other stability shoes in a similar weight.

Ride Quality
The Hurricane ISO 2  is a super fun shoe to run in because it has plenty of cushioning that makes it comfortable and quite responsive. A springy foam underfoot and flexible midsole make toeing off easy and efficient. 

 


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