Let your athletic shoes guide you down the path to greatness with the new Saucony Guide 7. The newest version of this running shoe is even better than the last according to reviews that are already out, so there is much to love about this new and improved woman´s running shoe.
This thick soled yet lightweight (weighing in around 9.5 oz) trainer is ideal for runners who are looking for the perfect mix of stability and cushioning, particularly those who are mild to moderate overpronators.
It features all of the best technology that Saucony is known for with the right support you need if you have normal to weak arches. And since it comes in four great color combinations (my favorite is the silver and purple) you can workout in comfort and style.
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The Saucony Guide 7 provides stability and flexibility in a lightweight shoe that makes exercising more comfortable. It’s perfect for the competitive female runner as well as any active individual that needs a great shoe for jogging and/or working out.
The versatility of the Guide 7 makes it a very popular athletic shoe, as its predecessors have been in the past. Some of the features that make it so superior to so many other running shoes are highlighted below:
- Saucony Super Lite (SSL) dual-density EVA gives the shoe a very lightweight feel while still optimizing durability and rebound.
- ComfortLite sock liner made from molded EVA that will help to reduce painful peak pressure points in the forefoot, while supporting your arch better by contouring to the shape of the foot.
- The Guide 7 adapts to the movement of your foot throughout the entire stride due to the patented Dynamic Fit technology.
- The latest edition is built with a more responsive, lighter IBR blown rubber that is designed to deliver even better cushioning when traveling down uncomfortable gravel roads.
- Super Rebound Cushioning (SRC) Impact Zone provides for a smoother transition by helping reduce the effect of the shock from landing.
- Long lasting wear and superior traction outsole provided by XT-900 carbon rubber will ensure a long shelf life for your trainers, and that you get the most ´´bang for your buck´´.
- Thirty percent more durability and fifteen percent lighter weight compared to traditional EVA with the full-length PowerGrid, which provides responsive, lightweight propulsion.
- Collar lining made of HydraMax material that manages moisture and sweat, keeping your feet dry and odor free, while providing even more in-shoe comfort.
- Strategically placed overlays made of synthetic materials and breathable mesh form a light and supportive upper will help eliminate those pressure points, and will provide a snug, true fit.
- Flex groove outsole that provides for a more streamlined step and fluid motion helping you maximize the efficiency of your running motion
- Heel-to-toe differential of 8mm for improved functionality and shock absorption.
The Saucony Guide has long been a popular shoe among both experienced runners and the everyday active woman. With each new version come changes that may be improvements or may be changes for the worse. From all indications by fellow testers, the changes made to the Saucony Guide 7 have been positive.
If this type of trainer works for you but you are looking for a different style there are a few other options from Saucony that provide similar support as the Guide 7. One of our favorites is the Hurricane 16, which is packed with the latest in running technology for those ladies who want the best of the best.
The Guide 7 is a woman´s athletic shoe that can be worn by anybody, but is ideal for you if you are a mild overpronator. What this means is that there is added cushioning and inner foot support to offer more stability when your foot rolls inward and the foot and ankle do not properly support the body.
The extra cushioning also makes up for the lack of efficient shock absorption when this happens, which can be great if you experience ankle pain during your workout. Because of the extra cushioning this is not a very low profile shoe.
If you are looking for something with less actual shoe that offers similar support the Saucony Fastwitch 6 and the Saucony Kinvara 4 are both great options. Both are for the minimalist performance athlete and offer excellent support and cushioning, along with the superior style that Saucony is known for.