Saucony introduced their last year’s popular EVERUN bubble guide 9. This new technology is popular, 9 is successful. So how to deal with overhaul after one year? Not much!
With the tour guide Saucony made 10. This latest issue has mainly made some adjustments to improve health and reduce some weight, because it is a good thing to screw up.
Almost unchanged in the midsole sandwich in addition to adjust the rubber outsole.
I have several versions of the operating instructions finally being 7 which is the last, the shoes received overhaul. I have a good idea what will happen.
When I received my first pair of this I noticed the smooth, seamless upper part of the shoe. I also appreciate the color of the traditional shoes is not to say that it makes or break anything I am glad there is no safe yellow staring at my face.
Once joined the health is mainly comfortable, except for a little tightening of the toes. Take my first steps to smooth the transition and I can not wait to get out.
Saucony Guide 10 Sole Unit
The Sole unit of the guide 10 in terms of tooling has changed very little from the 9. The shoe still utilizes an Everun top sole that provided a nice level of springy energy return.
Saucony has modified the SSL EVA midsole which dropped the Landing Zone. This change was to provide the 10 with a more consistent underfoot feel.
Do not run I can not confirm or deny the changes done or not done. However, I found that with 10 is a very stable shoe perfectly ideal for buffering the middle level running longer distances.
The 8mm drop continues to produce a smooth a natural transition that propelled me to the balls of my feet.
The 10 offered the same great level of stability that I have been accustomed to with past models, but has evolved to the point that it blends so well in the transitioning of the shoe I hardly noticed it.
The Chevron shaped outsole really provides the shoe a lot of ground contact, and the deep grooves dispense a surprisingly decent amount of flexibility in the forefoot for a stability shoe.
The outsole rubber pattern has also changed by eliminating the decoupled areas along the medial and heel areas of the shoe. By design this should provide better stability to the medial side than the 9.
Saucony Guide 10 Upper Info
The upper of the Guide 10 is where most of the changes have taken place from the 9. New for this shoe is an engineered mesh upper.
The upper has built is zones of support and structure which has eliminated a lot of the overlays. There are still a few flexfilm overlays on the toebox that provide additional structure and support, but there are no stitched-on overlays to be found on the 10.
This kept the upper of the shoe lightweight by eliminating a lot of unneeded layers that rendered a breathable and secure, and adaptive fit.
Initially I found the fit was a little too secure, as I felt that the toebox of the shoe was narrow and tight. However, after a couple of runs this improved and I found it not so restrictive but am still of the opinion that a little more room in future versions won’t hurt.
Fit was also another major issue for me with the 10. I received my normal size and found it to be too small and had to have them replaced with a ½ size up. After this change the shoe was great.
Saucony Guide 10 Conclusions
After the complete overhaul of the Guide 9 which was as huge success it was great to see that Saucony decided make minor adjustments when they released the 10.
Despite the health problems, I have the experience of the guide 10 is still a very reliable stable shoes durable and shelf capacity tons of miles.
I think if most runners can get the size dial, they can find a smooth, durable and reliable cushioning shoe in the stomach for a higher price tag.