Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 Review Facts
Make your long run even longer and more comfortable with the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2! Saucony kept the ISOFIT technology for this second edition Hurricane ISO, which is responsible for the seamless and snug fit of the upper. However, this successor to the Hurricane ISO, proudly debuts Saucony’s EVERUN technology. This new technology, which includes the EVERUN Landing Zone, is an enhanced cushioning system that significantly increases impact absorption.
The combination of the ISOFIT and EVERUN technologies makes the Hurricane ISO 2 one of the most cushioned stability shoes on the market. The Hurricane ISO 2 won Runner’s World Editor’s Choice in 2016, making it the second consecutive year. Because of the unwavering support and unparalleled cushioning that have thrusted the Hurricane into legendary status, your feet will enjoy comfort and stability during a long day on the road.
The outsole technologies on the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 include iBR, TRI-FLEX, and XT-900. iBR is soft and is placed near the midfoot for optimal cushioning. It maximizes flexibility and ground-feel while offering abrasion resistance, grip, and compression. XT-900 is premium carbon rubber and is placed in high wear areas to enhance durability. It combines with iBR to enhance grip on a range of surfaces for ultimate traction. The TRI-FLEX technology works to increase force dispersion over a greater surface area, while still optimizing flexibility and traction.
The EVERUN technology makes the midsole of the Hurricane ISO 2 pretty special. EVERUN acts as a cushion boosting insert just beneath the heel and is used across the entire topsole for stability. EVERUN has three times the property retention that standard EVA foam has.
This means more energy is returned per stride and more enjoyment during your longer runs. In addition to EVERUN, Saucony utilizes the PWRGRID+ technology for more cushioning, as well as utilizing a dual density medial post for added stability. A medial post is a device within the midsole that is firmer than the rest of the midsole. Medial posts are found in all stability and motion control shoes
but are not usually found in cushioned shoes, making the Hurricane ISO 2 unique.
The ISOFIT upper design includes a seamless toebox, which provides an excellent feel in the front of the shoe. The ISOFIT upper features an inner sleeve and a floating upper support cage, which basically eliminates the bunching and creasing that results from the change in shape of the runner’s foot during the run. The result is a seamless and snug fit throughout your entire run.
The upper on the Hurricane ISO 2 is on the heftier side when compared to the other Saucony shoes. It has thick overlays on the midfoot, and a very strong heel counter, as well as some thinner overlays around the toebox. This may have added a little weight, but many runners are not as worried about the extra weight when they really want a stability shoe.
A Women’s size 8 weighs 9.4 oz, which is a little heavier than some. However, most runners report not feeling a significant difference in weight. With all the comfort packed in this shoe, Saucony did a good job of making it feel light. The Hurricane ISO 2 no longer features an internal shank, allowing the shoe to be lighter than the previous version and provides an even smoother ride.
The Hurricane ISO 2 is considered a “Breathable” shoe. And, as we all know, breathing is good. Saucony has breathable mesh running the length of the shoe, which is designed to move moisture away from the skin, keeping you running dry and comfortable. However, the oversized synthetic cutouts may be reducing breathability. While these cutouts add durability, some runners feel it’s too much.
The Hurricane is extremely padded all over, from the toebox to the heel. Not only does the revolutionary ISOFIT system morph to the foot for a custom feel, the updated PWRGRID+ platform now provides 20% more cushioning, giving you a plush comfortable ride. Cushioning refers to the underfoot feel and the amount of impact protection provided by the compressing materials between the foot and the running surface.
Saucony used their brand new EVERUN technology to bring cushioning even closer to the foot. The EVERUN construction goes like this: Sockliner, extra layer of cushioning closer to your foot, structural board, EVERUN heel pad, and then midsole cushioning. This allows continuous cushioning on every landing, through every stride, on every run.
If you are a Saucony fan but haven't yet tried a shoe from the Hurricane series, the ISO 2 has similar overlays, lacing set-ups, and external heel counters as the Saucony Zealots. However, the ISO 2 weighs a tad more in order to pack in the added cushioning and support. Those who enjoyed the previous Hurricane shoes will love this model.
This durable running shoe comes in men’s and women’s sizes 5-15, in medium and wide widths. Basic colors include: black, blue, grey, purple, and red. The best seller in the Hurricane series, is the Women’s Hurricane ISO 2 in the pink/blue combo. For the men, the best seller and the top-rated, is the Hurricane ISO 2 Wide in the black/silver/slime combo. Yes, you read correctly…..slime!
The Saucony iBR outsole technology is supremely lightweight but durable. There is a layer of plastic with the Hurricane Logo, on the shoe, that envelops the thick overlay, that envelops the mesh, that envelops the foam, that envelops your heel. Saucony
has also fused some thinner overlays into the mesh near the toe box for some added durability. This makes for long running life.
Reflective materials on the collar help to improve visibility during your runs. The Hurricane ISO 2 also has a high-elasticity sockliner that contours, in order to protect your foot, by alleviating pressure on key performance points.
Although the Hurricane ISO 2 is the high end of cushioning for Saucony, don’t worry about feeling you are sinking into a pillow. You still get a responsive ride.
The Hurricane ISO2 has an excellent amount of support. The ISOFIT system adapts to the shape and motion of your foot, allowing you to get the most out of your run Generally speaking, support is the level of pronation control built into the shoe. The medial post is very stable and helps to prevent pronation. In addition, this shoe offers medium arch support
Although this shoe is primarily designed for road and track, it appears able to hold its support on all types of terrain. This is due to the increased forced dispersion over a large surface area while also receiving optimal flexibility and traction. The outsole has a fair amount of rubber and is rugged in comparison to many other types of stability shoes of the same class. The aggressive tread pattern under the forefoot makes it look like the shoe is designed for some mixed trail running
in mind. The cushioning system should also make it easy to run over rocks and other encounters on basic trails.
The Hurricane ISO 2 Reflex is brand new and is slightly more expensive than the Hurricane ISO 2. However, the Hurricane ISO 2 and the ISO 2 Wide are generally the same price. Many runners feel the cost is offset by the stability and the durability provided by the Hurricane ISO2. (Hurricane ISO 2 Reflex information has not been included in this review).
This shoe falls under the Guidance category, indicating stability for moderate to severe pronation. As mentioned above, the ISOFIT system delivers stability and support while adapting to your foot. The improved ISOFIT upper, cradles and supports the foot during every stride.
The Hurricane ISO 2 features an 8mm offset. The offset is the difference in height between the heel thickness and forefoot thickness of the shoe. Cushioning is distributed more evenly between the heel and forefoot in a shoe with an 8mm offset. This results in your body staying more balanced and comfortable.
•Lightweight and durable iBR outsole technology
•Upper features Inner Sleeve and Floating Support Cage
•ISOFIT technology that allows for a dynamic fit, adapting to each runner’s foot
•EVERUN technology that maximizes impact absorption and energy return
•Refelctive materials on collar help to improve visibility during your runs.
•PWRGRID+ platform provides 20% more cushioning than the previous Hurricane platform.
•RUNDRY collar lining
•Dual-density medial post
The bottom line is, you’ll for days in the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2. Saucony is among the most respected names in running shoes and there is A LOT going right in this shoe. This is an extremely cushioned stability shoe that is perfect for the high milage everyday runner. This shoe makes an excellent half marathon
or marathon training shoe because it is built particularly for long runs.
It is especially great for first time half and full marathoners - those who are going to do a lot of running and need some of that extra cushioning and support. These shoes are also an awesome choice for heavier runners and for anyone in need of a supportive shoe that can take a pounding. We know Saucony offers a wide range of running shoes, each with Saucony's innovative technologies that improve cushioning, stability, and durability. With this latest update to the Hurricane series, we weekend road warriors are reaping the benefit of those innovations!