Light-stability road running and racing shoe, everun top-sole construction, everyday trainer
10 D(M) US
10 D(M) US
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Updated on May 16, 2016: -------------------------------------- I already retired my first pairs of Guide 9 at 450 miles and bought 2 more pairs since then. Trained and finished one marathon with the second pair and racked up 350 miles already. One complain about Guide 9, the fabric/material where my right little toe is not strong and it breaks. It happens to both pairs of my Guide 9. No break on the left little toe so maybe it's my right toe that's sticking out!? It still runs fine with a small hole but I feel embarrassed wearing it. I'll start breaking in my 3rd pair and will report back in 2 months.
Updated on Feb. 29, 2016: -------------------------------------- It's been 4 months and my original Guide 9 has 430 miles on it. Just ran another race and it's still holding strong. Not sure how much it can last but I've started wearing the new pairs and demote this one to raining day training shoe. I just need to watch the price and buy couple...
This is my fourth pair of the Saucony Guide series of shoe, and I'm so glad I found them after so much research. Who knew you could get really geeky on sneaker specs? Running shoes are important to your overall health and performance, and it's important you do your research into the shoe you need. While I do believe there are bad shoes- I believe that most likely you've picked the wrong shoe, and unfortunately bad shoes can equal bad experiences, which can put a damper on your enthusiasm for exercise. Body type, medical concerns (i.e. a "trick ankle") and distance/type of running you do are all important factors. Due to a past bad experience at a local running store, I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND you do your own research, and not blindly follow what the "experts" at the running shop say (OK, off the soap box.) Why I love these shoes- I'm kind of a big cat- over 6'5" and 260 pounds- and run somewhere between 70-110 miles per month, almost all of which is outside. I get...
I love the Saucony Guide shoes. I have owned the 7, 8, and now the 9. The 9 fits much more like the 7 which is good as I did not care for how the 8 fit. The 8 was too stiff in the sole. Like the 7 the 9 has more flexibility at the toe. I get shin splints very easily and these are the only shoes that have helped prevent them, however I have to also buy insoles to go with the shoe.
The only reason I gave it a 4 star is like all Saucony shoes I also have to buy $20 insoles to go with it. I have gone through many different shoes and it seem that they are all like this, perhaps they want you to buy an insole that fits well for the individual but still I find it frustrating. The insoles that come with the shoe do not have much cushion or support and will wear out very quickly. If you want the shoe to last comfortably you must buy insoles. I would expect a high end shoe to have better insoles than the flimsy foam insoles that come with the shoe but that is just me.
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