Running Shoe Reviews: Summer 2012
Summer Shoe Guide 2012
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Saucony PowerGrid Hurricane 14 $140
When a shoe has been around long enough to boast a double-digit version, any updates are usually minor tweaks. Naturally, you don't want to turn away the faithful. But Saucony boldly overhauled the Hurricane. The 14 is 1.2 ounces lighter than its predecessor, is more flexible, offers more cushioning, and is more stable. (What's the average weight of a running shoe?) And Saucony lowered the heel-to-toe drop to 9.2 mm, down from 11.4 mm. Such dramatic changes could have gone horribly wrong, but Saucony came out with a winner, and wear-testers loved the update.
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Bottom Line: Solid footing for injury-prone or heavier runners.
Height: 36.1 mm (heel); 26.9 mm (forefoot)
Weight: 10.9 oz (M); 9.3 oz (W)
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