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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
on August 3, 2011
I was initially fitted in the Omni 8's, which I loved. The only complaint I had with the Omni 8's were that they needed more toe room.
Enter, the Omni 9. IMO, the only thing that the Omni 9's did that was a plus, was that they did improve the toe room. (this is the only reason my review gets 2 stars, rather than 1) Other than that, I don't know what exactly else they did to the shoe to change it, but it totally f-ed up my hip. I struggled with this, in denial for months, until at one point, a week before a half marathon, I could barely walk. At the advice of my shoe guy, I broke out the old Omni 8's that were still in my closet and all problems were solved. I ran the half marathon with zero pain and got a PR. Have since gotten ride of the Omni 9's. Currently I'm wearing the Hurricaine 12's.
Side note: I saw that Saucony just came out with a Hurricaine 13, but luckily I can still get the 12's on Amazon. After my Omni experience, I don't want to go with the new model until I simply cannot find the previous one any more.
Another side note: Don't buy shoes off Amazon based solely on customer reviews. You need to be professionally fitted. Don't buy this or any running shoe unless you've already been fitted in the model.