Review — Saucony Endorphin Pro+
As a passionate runner that has had the opportunity to work in technical roles with multiple brands, the rapid innovation in racing shoes over the last few years has been an exciting time to be involved in.
Since their inception at Monza in 2016, carbon shoes otherwise referred to as super shoes have seen runners and shoe aficionados wage a debate that has split the industry down the middle.
In a road race, which is better? A lighter shoe or a more cushioned shoe?
In September 2021, Saucony answered this question with another. Why can’t we have both?
The Endorphin Pro + is the latest release in Saucony’s globally popular “Endorphin Collection”. With a brand new upper derived from Saucony’s Endorphin track spike, attached to the highly durable and responsive Endorphin Pro midsole, the Endorphin Pro + aims to broker peace between those that are divided over whether weight or cushioning is superior in a running shoe.
Weighing in at an incredibly light 195g (per USM 9) and with a highly protective 35.5mm/27.5mm (8mm offset) stack, the Endorphin Pro + blends a fast-feeling midsole with an exceptionally light upper to enable you to stand the best chance of achieving your goals on race day!
What has often been overlooked with the Endorphin collection is the durability of Saucony’s PowerRunPB foam. Having put many kms into the PowerRunPB foam, I can honestly say that it is a fun and responsive foam, that has the added benefit of being highly durable! A claim that some of the other super shoe foams would have a hard time living up to.
Created from TPU at its core, PowerRunPB is less effected by temperature than some of the other Pebax infused midsoles, so with the price tag of super shoes being what they are, you can be confident that the shoe is going to give you great value for money, whilst providing many, many joyful km’s!
With its extremely limited release in Australia, you’ll want to get yours quick so that you can chase that PB when racing resumes!