Saucony Men's Switchback ISO

Rated 2.0 out of 5
1 Review
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Black & Grey

Product Details

For the Switchback ISO, Saucony partnered with BOA Technology®, creators of The BOA System, to take their dial lacing system and combine it with the ISOFIT construction, creating a game-changing fit experience that quickly and easily hugs your foot. The low profile, full-length EVERUN contoured midsole of this trail running shoe gives amazing flexibility and energy return while cradling and protecting your foot. The dual-density PWRTRAC outsole combines a firmer center footprint with a softer, tackier perimeter for traction, allowing you to conquer all obstacles in your path.

Overview

  • Full-length EVERUNTM midsole for continuous cushioning throughout the run
  • BOA lacing system
  • ISOFIT dynamic upper
  • FORMFIT performance contoured footbed
  • Dual-density, ultra-grippy, PWRTRAC outsole for traction

Specs

Shoe Category: Trail
Pronation: Neutral
Cushion: Responsive
Construction Type: Trail
Surface: Trail, Grass
Arch: Normal (Mid)
Water Resistant: No
Waterproof: No
Offset: 4mm
Heel Stack Height: 22.5mm
Forefoot Stack Height: 18.5mm
Weight: 9.8 oz. | 278 g.

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Cushion
Rated 3 out of 5
Firmness
Rated 3 out of 5
Sizing
Rated 0 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is Runs Small, 0 is True to Size and 2 is Runs Large
Toe Box
Rated 4 out of 5
1 Review
Rated 2 out of 5
Review posted

jabs at achilles

Bough for fast pace trail running and races (5-10K). I never actually ran in them since they didn't pass the living room test...

BOA system is NOT the best thing since sliced bread, as raved about by most reviewers. It's fast but I always ended up with the same result regardless of how much I tried to play with it and adjust: too loose at the forefoot and too tight at the top. The Salomon speed cross lacing is a much simpler and more effective version of a speed lacing system, though I'm not a fan of the shoe.

The sole does feel great and I think would've been perfect for my intended use. The upper fabric is nice but quite rough. I'm not sure how much it would actually break in but it's definitely not a bare foot or wear very thin ankle sock type of material. For me though, the deal breaker right from the start is the heel portion. I hate stiff heel cups because they tend to injure my achilles so I was quite happy with how flexible this one is. The problem with it is that it seem to go up too high and is angled too much toward the tendon when toeing off. The result was a nice chaffing jab at my achilles with every step I took. Also, because the edge presses on it in a straight line, I can't see this getting much better with any amount of break in. I really, really wanted to like this shoe and would've most likely bear with its other shortfalls if not for the achilles issues.

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Cushion
Rated 3 out of 5
Firmness
Rated 3 out of 5
Sizing
Rated 0 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is Runs Small, 0 is True to Size and 2 is Runs Large
Toe Box
Rated 4 out of 5
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