Top positive review
Great hikers in dry weather--just a little smaller than normal sizing.
on April 14, 2016
I was so thrilled to get my Saucony's. They felt great the first time on. The lacing is easy and the flat laces work great--if I want them loose so I can step in quickly, they hold that bow. If I want them tight for a long walk, they hold that tie. I tend to supinate, and these are perfect shoes for supinators. Although I have a high instep, my strong arches don't demand lofty arch support. Others may want to use inserts. The shoes are not too heavy on, and I had spring in my step for two years of wearing. BUT I have to take off a star for one reason which turned out to be an important one for me. These shoes are meant for trail running, and one can expect some wet conditions when out on a trail. My daily rounds have me walking up a hill that is part grassy, part graveled path, and part cement paver. When it gets wet out, such as morning dew or after a rain, that hill is treachery in these shoes. I felt like I had walked out onto an icy pond in winter--seriously no traction on wet surfaces. And I actually went down into the splits on a cement walk that had been hosed down within the hour. So don't count on traction in wet conditions. I ended up getting some Vasques for rainy weather.