Saucony Cohesion 9

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Saucony Cohesion 9Review Facts

In the year 1898, in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, the first Saucony factory was founded, and so the history begins. With their colossal headquarters in Lexington, Massachusetts, United States; Saucony has distinctly established itself as a prominent figure in the world of active footwear, accessories, and sportswear industries. The Saucony Cohesion is the newest inclusion in their catalog.

Pros
  • Very Affordable
  • Like the Mizuno Wave Rider,  it is extremely lightweight
  • ‘Breathable mesh’ on the top layer allows for air to flow easily through the shoe.
  • Very Flexible shoe
  • The midsole has the ‘heel grid system’ that stabilises the heel by gripping it.
  • Well- Cushioned by Advanced cushion integration system
  • Provides Good Traction
  • ‘Heel grid system’ to support and stabilise the heel.
Cons
  • May not be as durable as more expensive running shoes
  • Arch support varies by user
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

The breathability, as reported by the users is quite high. The high-quality carbon rubber used in the upper sole keeps the feet dry, sweat-free and hygienic for a long time. Some users have complained that after incessant wearing and a workout session, it loses its breathability, and afterwards the feet start to feel slippery. The ‘Breathable mesh’ on the top layer is present in the shoe. This, to a far extent helps your feet remain sweat-free.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

Extremely lightweight material has been used in manufacturing the shoe. It makes sure the wearer does not feel any discomfort or weight that can be a bar for continuous running. ‘Advanced cushion integration system’ has been used in the entire shoe in order to provide extra comfort.

According to a non-negligible number of users, though the shoe fits the foot nicely, the overall quality used to manufacture the upper sole is not anything extraordinary. Though it does not cause any discomfort while wearing, to some extent is cheap in appearance. But, to be fair, it is not something too odd looking or something that makes the Saucony Cohesion utterly unwearable. As a shoe within a budget of $40-$60, it is quite satisfactory.

Like the upper sole, the same concern is raised by the users regarding the insole: cheap appearance. But, the positive point that too has been marked by an impressive number of buyers is that the soles are really well pasted with each other.
Style
Style

Style

Sneakers are not only your mate at 5:00 o'clock in the morning with eyes half-open, overloaded with fitness dreams, but can also go with your outfits. You went to a store, liked a sneaker, tried it and viola! It fits you too! Now you are one step away from buying it; all you need to do is pick the color combination that goes with your outfit and then you discover that the model has no color variation. To save you from this jeopardy, Saucony has brought to market their Saucony Cohesion series with numerous color options. They range from Gray-black, neon green-blue, gray-nevi blue, black-yellow, purple-gray, orange-neon yellow and the list continues!

Not only color variation, a proper dimension is both important for great appearance and comfort while using. Saucony Cohesion shoes have an outward dimension of 12 x 8 x 4 inches.

The laces, that are closure with padded collar and tongue, not only look dignified but also made from high-quality material and the grip of the fasten lace is really tight with it. Even after a long time of working out or after a pretty long run through a hilly train, the grip does not get loose.
Durability
Durability

Durability

The rubber that has been used in manufacturing the shoe, known as “XT-600”, is an extremely high-quality carbon rubber, and is well known for its durability. The rubber is designed brilliantly so that there is no pain or discomfort to be felt by the user wearing it for a long time.

Though almost all of the users have certified that it is extremely well pasted, very few of them experienced the Saucony Cohesion falling apart in the very first month of buying the shoe. As per some unsatisfied users, the company has gradually downgraded the quality of their shoes and this presently discussed series of shoes are a way poorer quality than the previous series from this globally acknowledged company.
Protection
Protection

Protection

Beneath the heel, there is a cautiously made depression in the foam that gives a very comfortable and protected feel, and also prevents your feet from shock. The bottom sole is also made from a high-quality carbon sole that protects your feet from any shock and cramp caused by any sudden motion change.

Nurture of your feet by the decoupled heel is another specification of this shoe that provides protection.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

Saucony is generous enough, this time, to add a few more millimetres of foam across the midsole in comparison with the previous models. As a result, the shoe has a really responsive ride.
Support
Support

Support

The support offered by this range of shoe is fairly decent. As per many of the satisfied customers, even running 50 miles with this shoe has not caused any ache or discomfort. The best thing that uplifts the supporting feature of this shoe is its ‘hill Cup’. The laces are also brilliantly designed so that they do not cause any discomfort or any pressure over the wearer’s feet. Merrell All Out Peak is a great similar kind of shoe to check out too.

Not only for people who are constantly physically active, this shoe is ready to provide you equally comforting experience if you are planning to go for a long drive. Many people who have driven in a car for long hours wearing this have reported this experience to be a flawless one. In fact, the midsole has a ‘heel grid system’ to support and stabilise the heel.

Though as a whole, almost all the users are quite satisfied with the supporting capability of this shoe, some of the users have warned that the people who need extra support for overpronation, might not be a great buy.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

Though it is said capable of managing hilly trails, the recommended terrain of this shoe series is the road and flat concrete. The lugs of the shoe are acknowledged by some users to handle every kind of trails: muddy ways, sand, dirt, rock hilly trails.
Weight
Weight

Weight

If the key use of a shoe is a workout, then the weight of the shoe is a thing that really does matter. Heavier shoes can cause a bar to easy movement of feet. However, the Saucony Cohesion Shoe weighs approximately 2 pounds for adults and is designed with premium lightweight quality. It is so cleverly designed that this feature does not affect its comfort level. This is practically a great reason to buy a pair of shoes from this line.
Drop
Drop

Drop

A correct proportion of drop, as we have also seen in Newton Gravity V is very important and for Saucony Cohesion shoes, the drop from heel to toe is M: 12mm | W: 12mm.
Stability
Stability

Stability

A very advanced technology, that Saucony is this time kind enough to use its Saucony’s Grid technology in the heel area that provides high-class stability and cushioning to a great extent. While some users have no doubt about the authenticity of this feature, others at the same time have failed to feel very much difference because of this new feature.

This is a great feature for the heel strikers, but may not help the midfoot or forefoot strikers to a great extent.

The product is extremely durable, and is cleverly designed to sustain against wear & tear of difficult terrain.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

The main positive feature regarding flexibility that has been pointed out by the users is the presence of several grooves and flexing points on the sidewalls of the shoe. The sidewall grooves are placed in the foam portion on the shoe. The flexibility makes the shoe well capable of performing well with any kind of land; be it plain, muddy, slippery way, a road where sand drags your feet downwards, or hilly adventurous trails.
Size
Size

Size

Just as deliberate as the color varieties, each model of shoe from this series has a number of size options for Men and Women.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

• The Saucony Cohesion comes with a mention-worthy stack height of 29mm.

• The forefoot stack height is 17mm.

• They Come in a variety of color options.

• The presence of ‘Hill Cup’.

• Added a few more millimetres of foam across the midsole.

• The presence of some reflective material on the lace holds on the tongue.

• The presence of depression under the midsole in the foam that gives a very comfortable and protected feel.

• Manufactured with“XT-600”, an extremely high-quality carbon rubber.

• Advanced cushion integration system provides comfort
Updates
Updates

Updates

The lower a products quality is, the easier it is to update it. But, I wonder, how the folks at Saucony have upgraded an already near to perfection' product again and again! The latest version of Saucony Cohesion shoe line, the Saucony Cohesion 9, according to testers, is much more accurately fit to its size. An excellent added specification from the Saucony Cohesion 7 & Saucony Cohesion 8 in the 9 is it being available in both the regular and wide types. This enables people with any kind of foot pattern to order it without worry of misfitting. To put light on the flip side, some of the users have said that the earlier versions were somewhere more flexible that the latest one.
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

Not to expect some miraculous running shoe, the Saucony Cohesion is a series of reasonable and budget friendly shoes with approximately all decent features. A positive point of this shoe that is worth noticing is the care that has been taken of the minor detailing of design and comfort.