Saucony Men’s Endorphin Speed Running Shoe Review

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The Endorphin Speed quintessentially combines comfort and performance, creating it an excellent bridge between you’re regular trainers and you’re running flats.

The PWRRUN PB foam feels very responsive underfoot. It’s soft on landing, but it requires an effective reaction.

Like other shoes with plates, whether carbon-fiber or plastic, the Speed appears best at faster paces. The merger of the premier foam and the plate produce serious snap off the toe, which particularly gets better with a mid-foot to forefoot strike.

My overall consensus is the speed glows when I’m pushing quick and It seems like it’s urging for an immediate transition.

Endorphine Speed

But that doesn’t mean the Endorphin Speed can’t handle cruising, too. Warm-up with an easy jog to the track, and then kick it into high gear for a speed workout; the Speed will pull double duty as a high-mileage trainer and a PR-hawking performer.

One of the significant benefits of Endorphin Speed is its feathery weight. At 6.8 oz for the women’s model and 7.8 oz for the men’s, the Speed doesn’t hold you back. It feels lively and light on the run, which I loved.

The Endorphine Speed at size 13 is 9.2 oz. I am 6’2 and roughly 208 pounds This is a great shoes for those like me that have back and knee issues. The soft landing keeps you refreshed and willing to grind out more miles.

It certainly looks like Saucony didn’t go overboard on anything here, which is nice. It has just the right amount of foam underfoot and not too much padding anywhere to keep the weight down. It looks and feels light.

Beneath the shoe, Saucony tacked on an abrasion-resistant rubber outsole. The majority of the rubber coats the forefoot, but a ring of rubber runs around the edge of the mid-foot and heel. The foam is exposed in the middle of the shoe.

One huge difference between Speed and other everyday trainers is the construct of the mid-foot. Designers pinched the midsole in at the mid-foot like they cinched a belt around the shoe’s waist. The shoe’s design encourages mid-foot to forefoot strike that you generally encounter when you run quicker.

The shoe also employs Saucony’s proprietary Speedroll technology. This is the combination of the shoes’ shapes, foams, and stiffness. Saucony says the combo aligns a runner’s hips for a more effective stride, reduces stress on feet and joints, and develops performance.

Endorphin Speed. Saucony’s middle shoe blends speed and comfort with a more flexible nylon plate. Great for speed workouts and uptempo days.

Endorphin Pro. A carbon-fiber plate powers the fastest shoe in the collection. Ideal for race day. 

The Saucony Endorphin Speed bridges the gap between you’re everyday trainers and your’re racing shoes.

Designers shaped the Speed for a comfortable fit that’s easy on your feet even as the miles add up. The lightweight upper lets the shoe breathe easily, and the nylon plate pairs well with the ultra-springy PWRRUN PB foam for a propulsive ride.

The Speed for runs that vary in pace because it handles different speeds well. I love the Speed’s versatility and It excels at fast paces but can handle a warmup and cooldown just fine.

Adizero Adios 5

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After multiple seasons with no major changes, the adidas adizero adios 5 has received a complete redesign to make the shoe lighter, more responsive, and better fitting then ever before. This popular model has been on the feet of professional athletes since it’s creation, and thanks to the recent update, the traditional feel of the adios is maintained while increasing the shoe’s comfort and performance.

The Midsole

Featuring the all-new LightStrike midsole compound, the adidas adizero adios 5 has a lighter and more responsive feel. A layer of Boost extends underneath for underfoot protection and extra bounce, and the completely redesigned Torsion System helps to stabilize the foot while adding extra pop to toe-off.

The Outsole

The outsole features a combination of AdiWear rubber in the heel and Continental rubber in the forefoot for longlasting grip in both wet and dry conditions. The Stretchweb outsole design provides an optimal contact area while allowing a more naturally flexible feel.

The Upper

Taking cues from the Sub 2, the adidas adizero adios 5 features an all-new mesh upper design. Built on a new race last, the adios 5 upper delivers a performance fit that is both comfortable and incredibly breathable while providing a secure lockdown of the foot at fast paces.

Nike Zoom Pegasus Turbo 2

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Nike Zoom Pegasus Turbo 2

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The newest Pegasus develops off the same bouncy ZoomX foam midsole as the Vaporfly 4% marathon racing shoe. This Pegasus feels quick and light. The ability to use this Pegasus for long-distance work still shines. The Pegasus is soft in the heel, with a good deal of cushions to support you during those long and quality miles on the road. A lightweight webbed rubber outsole offers you an excellent grip on roads and flat trails.

Foam sole

Partial inner sleeve from toe to mid-foot helps you train faster, longer.

Ultra-light Nike ZoomX midsole delivers Nike Running’s greatest energy return yet.

Engineered heel collar tapers away from foot for comfort around you’re Achilles tendon.

Angled heel optimizes initial touchdown and provides a smooth transition.

10 reasons to buy

Many reviewers agree that the Nike Zoom Pegasus Turbo 2 is lightweight; in fact, even lighter than the previous version. Others specify that it feels less bulky than the first Zoom Pegasus Turbo.

Some commenters have observed a firmer and, therefore, more stable ride with the shoe.

The Zoom Pegasus Turbo 2 enables snappy toe-offs, according to runners.

Several runners praise the comfortability of the shoe. One user, in particular, stated that they’re were no hot spots in the foot.

The fit of the shoe is commended by several wearers. Some say it’s sizing is accurate, while others mention a comfortable fit, especially at the mid-foot.

The mesh of the Zoom Pegasus Turbo 2 is “highly breathable,” and might be “Nike’s best in years,” according to a reviewer.

Several buyers are pleased with how the shoe looks and feels high-quality.

The midsole provides a responsive step, wrote a satisfied customer.

The Zoom Pegasus Turbo 2 promotes a consistent running form, a reviewer reported.

Runners concur that the shoe is ideal for race days and uptempo workouts because of its structure.

Bottom line

With the second version of the Nike Zoom Pegasus Turbo, users have found more positive points than negative ones. Several factors that pertain to the shoe’s performance have been noticed and appreciated by runners. In addition, the construction and fit of the Zoom Pegasus Turbo 2 have also impressed. Minor disappointments about a few structural elements and pricing make up the negative reviews of the shoe. Despite the criticisms, the Nike Zoom Pegasus Turbo 2 is considered by the majority as an enormous improvement from its predecessor and, thus, a worthy purchase.