Iâd describe the Freedom ISO as a workhorse of a shoe.It has a very roomy forefoot, and the upper is fantastic.For speed I would recommend looking elsewhere (perhaps the shoe Iâm running in right nowâ¦review hopefully coming).
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Saucony Freedom ISO Specs (per Running Warehouse): 9.1 oz (menâs 9), 23mm heel, 19mm forefoot.
Crystal rubber outsole looks cool, and seems quite durable
One of the things I like best about the Freedom ISO is the fit.Although my mileage was low, and my speed was slow, I did manage to run as time allowed, and the majority of the miles I ran from January-June were in the Saucony Freedom ISO.My max distance run in the shoe was about 9 miles a few weeks ago, and they handled that well, but I would not choose the Freedom as a race shoe for most distances (maybe a marathon in my current condition, but if I was in better shape Iâd prefer something a bit speedier).[A In High Pro Heels Walk 124 How Tips To Like 10]
As I wrote in my previous post, I didnât run much during the school year.I probably have over 100 miles on them total, and they have shown relatively minimal wear.
Note the wide forefoot
The ride provided by the Freedom ISO is one of comfort rather than speed.For the runner I am right now (a bit heavier, a bit slower than a few years ago), it has served me very well.[Fitting 2019 12th Starts April 8211 Shoe Support National Week]
Disclosure: these shoes were provided free of charge by Saucony for review purposes.
EVERUN topsole under the insole
The question I struggle with for a shoe like the Freedom ISO is whether or not it is worth the $160 price tag.Although it specs out at 9.1 oz in menâs size 9, the weight seems disproportionately distributed in the sole, and this removes a sense of speed from the ride.I also didnât write much â this will be my first shoe review in about a year, and the first since I returned to teaching (a very positive move for me!).[Sneakers Joshua Irene Chunky Collaboration From 90s Unicorn Sanders Kim X]
The Saucony Freedom ISO is available for purchase at Running Warehouse..Itâs among those shoes that disappears on my feet â never any abrasion, hot spots, etc.EVERUN is Sauconyâs answer to adidasâ BOOST material, and it seems to be a worthy competitor.The midsole, along with the EVERUN topsole, provides plenty of cushion, which is appreciated since I am about 20 pounds above my peak racing weight (though working on getting that back down this summer!).[Top In 8211 Championships Shoemaking Picture Three World Special]
Saucony Freedom ISO â sole wear after 100+ miles is only on the lateral heel
At the end of the day, Iâd recommend the Saucony Freedom ISO to runners looking for a comfortable shoe with a spacious forefoot that can be used to eat up long, slow miles.No discomfort of any kind.It was also the shoe I wore to cover 20+ miles at the Rock Lobster Relay in June.I like that the shoe lacks a true heel counter â the heel is supported only by a plastic band that wraps around the back, and the ISOFIT upper wraps the foot nicely.Theyâre so comfortable that I seriously considered buying a pair in black that I could wear to work, but the $160 price tag held me back.