Saucony Hurricane ISO Shoe Review
Saucony Hurricane ISO Shoe Review
I recently wrote about the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 running shoe that I have thoroughly enjoyed running in after the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon in November.
A friend of mine recently asked me whether or not I have tried running in the Saucony Hurricane ISO shoes. Since I used to run in them years ago, I figured I should try the updated ISO model and write another shoe review.
Below are pictures of the Hurricane ISO shoes that I picked up and will be reviewing. Saucony sells 4 colors of the Hurricane ISO model, all of which are pretty cool.
About the Saucony Hurricane ISO
The Saucony Hurricane ISO is the first ISO version of this model. This newer technology makes running in this shoe better than the first version of the Triumph ISO. These shoes feature the updated PWRGRID+ platform that has improved durability and 20% more cushioning than older versions of the Hurricane.
The ISOFIT construction in the upper provides a sock-like fit with no-sew overlays that improve stability and comfort.
This updated Saucony Hurricane model replaces the Hurricane 16, which wasn’t constructed with the latest ISO features.
Saucony Hurricane ISO Shoe Specifications
- Weight : 10.7 Ounces (size 9)
- How It Fits: True to Size
- Heel Drop: 8mm
- Heel Height: 30mm
- Forefoot Height: 22mm
- Forefoot: Medium to narrow
- Toe-Box Height: Medium
- Arch Structure: Medium
Saucony Hurricane ISO Initial thoughts
After initializing wearing the first model of the Saucony Hurricane a few years back, I thought they were supportive, clunky, and too much shoe. When I put on the latest ISO version, I not only loved the feel, but they were much lighter than anticipated for a shoe that felt so good.
The ISOFIT really provides a snug and comfortable fit that feels great as soon as you put the shoe on. The combined level of comfort and support is clear in this latest model. Besides the feel, I thought the colors worked well with each other.
Similar to the first model of the Triumph ISO’s, they weight in around 10.7 oz, which is light enough for me to run long in. These are not as light as the Hoka One One Cliftons, but in my opinion, feel better.
Saucony Hurricane ISO Sole
The Hurricane ISO sole is like that of the Triumph sole with the exception of the Medial posting piece, that helps correct overpronation. You will notice it in the pictures of the sole shown above. While it may look like a little different from the Triumph sole, it does provide that extra layer of stability.
The updated sole also provides more flexibility and improved durability as it is made up of the same POWERGRID material in the other ISO shoes that I have reviewed.
I wore these shoes on the road and say that they felt great. Due to the sole construction, I would not use these often as a trail shoe.
Saucony Hurricane ISO Upper
All I have to say is ISOFIT. This updated upper continues to provide a sock-like fit that forms to your foot and provides improved stability and comfort. I know I keep saying it, but it feels great.
The integrated tongue prevents it from shifting during your runs, which annoys me when it happens.
The slightly wider toe box provides enough room for my feet and helps reduce some of the foot pain I have recently been experiencing. The lightweight support and shoe liner promote breathability and great fit.
The Active Guy Conclusion and Rating
The Hurricane ISO is another great shoe from Saucony. If I had to choose between this and the Triumph, I would choose the Hurricane. I am not sure I would wear it in a race, but really think these are ideal for longer running efforts.
Be on the lookout for the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2’s, which should be available to ship starting January 4th, 2016.