Saucony Cohesion 10

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Saucony Cohesion 10 Review Facts

The Saucony Cohesion 10 is an affordable every day trainer for short or heavy mileage days. While Saucony doesn’t use all its best technology on this model, the neutral shoe still manages to be comfortably with moderate cushioning. Perfect for entry-level runners, recreational runners and those who need a shoe to wear to the gym, The Cohesion 10 is a reliable trainer. The Saucony Cohesion 10 midsole uses injection-molded EVA and the upper uses a breathable mesh material. Coupled with a heel GRID, the Saucony 10 is a supportive, lightweight shoe. Runners will feel comfortable knowing that they are getting a well-built shoe focused on stability, support, and comfort. This versatile trainer is a good choice to go the distance.

Pros

- Affordable price tag
- Versatile trainer
- Good entry-level shoe
- Lots of cushioning
- Updated outsole
- Less overlays

Cons

- Lacks arch support
- Doesn’t perform well on wet conditions

Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

The Saucony Cohesion 10 outsole uses a combination of material to create a durable, yet flexible platform for the shoe. The shoe uses a soft iBR+ rubber to cover the forefront and midfoot on the shoe. This material is designed to be more flexible, but also provide traction. Saucony uses its carbon rubber, XT-900, on the rest of the high-wear areas of the outsole. This material is designed to be highly durable and allow the shoe to handle the abrasive elements often found on roads.

One major change that has been made on this model from previous models, is the additional of the Tri-Flex system. This system is designed to allow for more shock absorption, better flexibility and improved traction. The Tri-Flex system also provides stability by improving surface contact, and improves flexibility and grip with the flex grooves. Reviewers were impressed with the changes that were made to improve the shoe’s flexibility and durability, however some felt that the traction is still lacking in wet conditions.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

The midsole is designed to provide a good amount of cushioning. Saucony uses its injection-molded EVA, a foam cushioning that helps absorb shock during impact. The IMEVA cushioning helps provide a comfortable running experience, while also providing stability. Reviewers felt that the foam cushioning was a good thickness for low and heavy mileage runs. They were also impressed with the protection provided during impact. However. some felt that the cushioning is stiffer than previous models. The midsole also uses a Heel Grid system to provide stability.
Upper
Upper

Upper

The upper on the Saucony Cohesion 10 has also been updated. The upper uses a breathable mesh material to help keep the foot cool and dry, while also providing support and protection. A noticeable change on the upper from previous versions is the lack of overlays on the midfoot and forefoot. While there is still an adequate amount of overlays on the heel to provide stability and support, removing some of the excess overlays helps make the shoe lighter and more comfortable. Reviewers felt that were just enough overlays to provide support and structure without being overbearing.

The collar and tongue on the shoe are padded. There is also a removable insole that provides added cushioning. It is noted that the tongue is a bit shorter than it has been in previous versions, which helps allow for less irritation and rubbing that reviewers encountered.
Weight
Weight

Weight

The Saucony Cohesion 10 weighs 9.9 ounces for men and 8.5 ounces for women. The shoe is a bit heavier than previous versions. The weight gain can be attributed to the change in the outsole. However, Saucony did remove some overlays on this model, so that should contribute to the shoe feeling more lightweight. Reviewers felt that that overall the shoe still felt relatively light while running.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

The Saucony Cohesion 10 offers a good about of breathability. Contributing to the shoe’s overall breathability is the mesh material that is used in the upper. This fabric has a variety of holes that allow for air to get into the shoe, helping to keep the foot cool and dry when running in various elements. Reviewers thought that the upper provided a good amount of breathability and that the reduced overlays played a role in this.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

The Saucony Cohesion 10 is designed to be a comfortable shoe. Saucony has added elements that contribute to its overall comfort of the shoe, including a midsole that uses injection-molded EVA, a foam cushioning that helps absorb shock during impact. The IMEVA cushioning helps provide a comfortable running experience, while also providing stability. Reviewers felt that the foam cushioning was a good thickness for low and heavy mileage runs.

The redesigned upper also contribute to the shoe’s comfort. Removing some overlays has made the upper feel lighter and more comfortable, while the breathable mesh material continues to create a comfortable experience.

Reviewers who were the shoe for extended periods of time were impressed with the level of comfort throughout the day. Some felt that the shoe performed well and stayed comfortable while running on both roads and trails. A handful of reviewers felt that it needed to be adequately broken in as the first few times wearing the shoe were not comfortable. Overall, the Saucony Cohesion 10 is a comfortable option for everyday use.
Style
Style

Style

The Saucony Cohesion 10 comes in a variety of colors and actually offers a stylish option on an affordable price tag. The shoe has a sleek, modern design that is highlighted with good color choices. Reviewers were impressed with the style, and some even received compliments on the look of the shoe. Outside of using it as a trainer, it could be a lifestyle shoe as well.
Durability
Durability

Durability

The Saucony Cohesion 10 is a relatively durable shoe. The outsole uses a combination of rubber to create a platform that can hold up to the elements found when running on roads. The outsole uses a soft iBR+ rubber to cover the forefront and midfoot, and a carbon rubber, XT-900, on the rest of the high-wear areas of the outsole. This material is designed to be highly durable and allow the shoe to handle the abrasive elements often found on roads. The injection-molded EVA is also designed to hold up to wear and tear. The mesh upper material holds up well when running in various elements. Reviewers felt that the shoe was surprisingly durable given its price point.
Protection
Protection

Protection

The Saucony Cohesion 10 has some elements of protection built into its design. Starting with the updated outsole that uses a combination of soft iBR+ rubber and the carbon rubber, CT-900, the outsole protects the foot from elements often encountered when running on roads. The foam cushioning that uses injection-molded EVA is also designed to hold up to abrasive elements. The mesh upper, while light, can protect the foot as well. Reviewers were impressed with the level of protection offered by the shoe.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

The Saucony Cohesion 10 has a good amount of responsiveness for its affordable price tag. The midsole uses injection-molded EVA to create a nice amount of foam cushioning, which provides support during impact and makes transitions feel smooth.
Support
Support

Support

The Cohesion 10 offers a good amount of support throughout the entire shoe. The midsole provides a good amount of support during impact because of its cushioning. The upper also uses overlays in throughout the shoe, but primarily on the heel, to offer stability and support. Reviewers were torn on the level of support the shoe provides. Some reviewers felt that the shoe offered a good amount of support when running on both roads and trails. However, some reviewers had a real issue with the support. Reviewers felt that that the insoles felt flat with little arch support. Some other reviewers felt that the arch was narrow as well. Purchasers should note that if arch support is needed, this may not be the best shoe. However, those who need minimal support can feel comfortable with the level of support provided.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

The Saucony Cohesion 10 is designed to be used on the road. Its outsole has been upgraded to use a combination of soft rubber and carbon rubber to provide durability on abrasive surfaces. The updated outsole also added the Tri-Flex system that has improved the traction and grip needed for road running. Reviewers felt that the shoe did not perform well on wet roads. However, some felt that the shoe could be used on light trails.
Price
Price

Price

The Saucony Cohesion 10 retailed for approximately $60. However the shoe can currently be found for approximately $40. The shoe is very affordable, given the fact that it is a Saucony branded shoe. The shoe is highly durable and will hold up for many miles, and was surprisingly comfortable, even with the lower price tag. Budget conscious purchasers can feel comfortable purchasing this shoe, as they will get a quality trainer that won't break the bank.
Traction
Traction

Traction

The Saucony Cohesion 10 has been improved since the previous version to offer more traction. The upgraded outsole added the Tri-Flex system that is designed to improve the shoe’s traction and grip. The added flex grooves also contribute to the shoe’s upgraded traction. Reviewers felt that the traction has improved in the version, and even commented that the shoe performs well on the road and on some light trails. However, some reviewers did note that the shoe’s traction does not hold up when the road is wet.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

The Saucony Cohesion 10 is not known for its flexibility. However, the outsole does utilize flex grooves to help provide some flexibility and allow for natural movement. Previous versions were a bit more flexible, though. Even with the addition of the Tri-Flex system and flex grooves, the shoe is still fairly firm, with limited flexibility.
Stability
Stability

Stability

The Saucony Cohesion 10 is not designed to be a motion control shoe, however, there are some added elements that contribute to the shoe’s stability. The upper has a variety of overlays that are strategically placed. Most are focused on the heel, and these overlays help provide stability. The midsole’s cushioning is a thick layer of foam that helps keep the foot stable during impact. The newly added Tri-Flex system improves surface contact, as well as flexibility and grip. Reviewers felt there was an adequate amount of stability throughout the Saucony Cohesion.
Drop
Drop

Drop

The Saucony Cohesion has a 12mm drop. This a fairly large drop, but given the versatility and the shoe and the price tag, the drop makes sense. The Saucony Cohesion 10 is a good entry level shoe and with the higher drop, accommodates new runners. The amount of cushioning provides ample support and stability and allows new runners the ability to learn how to transition. The higher drop is also ideal for those who want a little more comfort on their everyday training sessions.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

- Injection-molded EVA foam cushioning
- Tri-Flex System
- XT-900 carbon rubber
- iBR+ rubber
- Flex grooves
- Breathable, mesh upper
- Grid System
- 12mm drop
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

The Saucony Cohesion 10 is a versatile option for those looking for an everyday trainer or an entry-level shoe. While it does not use all of the typical Saucony technology, the brand has done its best to still provide a quality shoe. With a price tag of less than $60, the Saucony Cohesion 10 is an affordable option. It is highly durable, as the outsole has been updated with two rubbers, a soft rubber and stronger carbon rubber. The outsole has also added a Tri-Flex system that improves the traction and grip. The upper has also been updated to make the shoe lighter, and less restrictive, as the some overlays have been removed. Purchasers will get a supportive, well-cushioned option with this shoe. Overall, this is a good, affordable option for those on a budget.