Saucony goes for innovation with their new Endorphin collection. Last year, this American brand updated their already existing models with new technologies. Think, for instance, of the PWRRUN and FORMFIT technologies. With the Endorphin collection, Saucony raises the bar for running shoes. After years of research, Saucony releases three new running shoes: the Endorphin Shift, Endorphin Speed and Endorphin Pro. This blog will discuss the differences between the three and will advise you on which one would be best for you. We can already reveal something though: one of the three features a carbon plate.
Saucony has partnered up with scientists and athletes to provide the best footwear on the market. This approach doesn’t just benefit pro athletes but also the “every day runner”. With the Endorphin collection, for example, Saucony ensures that there is a suitable shoe for each and every runner.
Saucony Endorphin Shift, Speed and Pro
Learn more about the unique characteristics of these running shoes
<h5>For your daily runs</h5>
<h5>For race day and fast trainings</h5>
<h5>For your fastest long-distance times</h5>
Every Day Shift
Let’s start at the beginning; the Saucony Endorphin Shift. These running shoes are designed for your daily runs. The upper is highly breathable and light in weight. Your feet are well enclosed which helps prevent friction. A layer of plastic on the outside reinforces the heel cap. The midfoot embroidery is not only decorative, but also reinforces the midfoot. The midsole consists of the by now famous PWRRUN foam, which is made with a base of EVA rubber. This midsole makes the shoe lightweight while at the same time offering a lot of cushioning and responsiveness. The forefoot features a new technology called Speedroll. This technology consists of a curve in the sole underneath the forefoot and a geometric outsole. It provides you with ultimate grip during transition of your feet and gives you the feeling that you are being propelled forward.
These neutral shoes are suitable for runners of all levels.
Need for Speed
The Saucony Endorphin Speed has the same colour scheme as the Shift, but is a completely different running shoe. The Speed is specially designed for fast times on shorter distances or for your fast workouts. The FORMFIT upper ensures that your foot stays in place and that you do not overheat when running. The PWRRUN-PB foam really comes to its own. This new foam is made by pouring small plastic balls or beads into a mould and melting them into a midsole with exceptional energy return. The Endorphin Speed, like the Shift, combines the Speedroll technology in the forefoot with a nylon plate in the midsole. This makes running at high velocities feel easier and it will help you cut seconds of off your PBs.
These neutral competition shoes are suitable for runners who want to reach a faster pace and keep this pace for a longer period of time.
Race Like a Pro
Saucony has also been experimenting with carbon. The Saucony Endorphin Pro is designed to crush records. While carbon in the midsole proofs to result in speed, scientists at Saucony know that the foam around this plate is just as important. Like the Shift and Speed, the Endorphin Pro also features the PWRRUN-PB foam in the midsole and the Speedroll technology in the forefoot. Moreover, the upper is also made with the light FORMFIT material. The carbon plate, however, is the icing on the cake of this shoe. It returns so much energy that you can continue running at a higher pace for longer.
These neutral competition shoes are your perfect partner on race day.
What are you chasing?
With the Endorphin Pro, Saucony competes with the Nike VaporFly, the HOKA ONE ONE Carbon X and the Brooks Hyperion. Many running brands are releasing a shoe with a carbon plate this year. Will Saucony athletes and scientists finish at the top? We’ll know later in the year. Watch the video below about the way to the top of the three greatest American athletes who will run on the Endorphin Pro.
Running Meets Science
The Saucony Endorphin collection has been developed with and for athletes of all levels, and helps you get the best out of your runs. At Saucony they are convinced that they have found the ideal balance between speed and a minimal loss of energy. The Endorphin family has a matching pair of running shoes for runners of any level. We are very curious about what these running shoes, and the Endorphin Pro in particular, will do at this year’s top events. And, we of course also can’t wait to put them on ourselves. The Endorphin Pro is planned to arrive with us in April and the Speed and Shift will be ready for you in July.