Saucony Redeemer ISO

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Saucony is one of the most respected names in the running shoe world, and with good reason. They offer up both running and walking shoes that are capable of handling just about any kind of walking or running scenario. By studying the biomechanics of some of the top athletes out there, Saucony is able to create a shoe that is ideal for competitive athletes and casual runners alike. With all of this in mind, the Saucony Redeemer ISO was designed to allow you to focus on the nature of the activity instead of the equipment that’s being used. The Saucony Redeemer ISO was designed to be a high stability road running shoe for those who need to correct their overpronation.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Comfortable, sock-like upper
  • Supportive ride
  • Comfortable
Cons
  • Heel slippage
  • Expensive
  • Heavy shoe
Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

The outsole on the Saucony Redeemer ISO utilizes an iBR+ rubber outsole is extremely durable and thick while still remaining lightweight at the same time. This enhances the other cushioning aspects of the shoe, which is especially important in a road running shoe, which is exactly what this shoe is. You can expect the outsole to stand up to just about any kind of abuse that a road can throw at you, meaning that this is a really good shoe for long distance races, including marathons.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

The midsole of the Saucony Redeemer ISO utilizes PWRGRID+ technology, which provides excellent cushioning, especially for long runs. It's one thing to have a durable and tough outsole, another to have a running shoe that's light despite the features it's packing, but it's a whole other thing to have a midsole that's cushioned enough to support your foot on a long run. There are plenty of running shoes out there that can handle a short or even medium length run, but not very many can support a long distance run the way the Saucony Redeemer ISO can.
Upper
Upper

Upper

The upper on the Saucony Redeemer ISO utilizes ISOFIT technology to give you a sock-like feel to the upper. It is located inside of the shoe and is what gives the shoe a snug fit for added stability. The breathable upper also features synthetic overlays which also add to the stability of the shoe.
Weight
Weight

Weight

This isn't the heaviest running shoe that we've seen out there, but the weight of the Saucony Redeemer ISO is fairly significant. It weighs in at 12.9 oz. for the men's version and 11.5 oz. for the women's version. This does make a lot of sense when you think about it, as the running shoe packs in a lot of advanced features. It also includes a fairly thick outsole to accommodate the needs of overpronators. With all of that said, the shoe is more than capable of standing up to competitive runs, so if you're looking to run a marathon, this shoe won't get in your way too much.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

As you'd probably imagine, the breathability of the Saucony Redeemer ISO really all comes down to the upper of the shoe. To that end, it uses an ISOFIT mesh construction for its upper that's highly breathable. There are several synthetic overlays which are intended to reinforce the construction of the shoe. This means that the shoe, as well as being breathable, is robust and lightweight. It has an antimicrobial sockliner that ensures you won't have to worry about unwanted odors. This upper helps out the rest of the interior of the shoe, allowing your foot to be cool, dry, and comfortable.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

The comfort of the Saucony Redeemer ISO is dependent mostly on the upper and the midsole of the shoe, as you might expect. The antimicrobial sockliner does double duty by keeping your feet nice and fresh while simultaneously giving the shoe a natural fit that will make you feel like you're simply wearing a sock. This is no small feat for a running shoe that has such a thick and durable outsole to accomplish, as you'd expect the shoe to be thick and chunky.
Style
Style

Style

For those who are looking for a bombastic or even a minimalistic shoe, the Saucony Redeemer ISO might not be for you. It doesn't come in many flashy colors, and it also doesn't have a simple, minimalistic design. What it does have is a space age look that incorporates grays and blacks with other subtle shades. What you're left with is a no-nonsense shoe that will definitely get the job done.
Durability
Durability

Durability

The durability of the Saucony Redeemer ISO comes almost exclusively from the PWRGRID+ cushioning that's been installed into the shoe itself. In fact, there's upwards of 20% more cushioning in this shoe as compared to its predecessors. Its impact protection is much better this time around, which means the durability is improved as well. The outsole is quite thick, which means that this shoe is going to last you far longer than most other running shoes out there. When you consider just how expensive running shoes can be, this truly is a godsend.
Protection
Protection

Protection

As you'd probably expect, the protection of the Saucony Redeemer ISO comes primarily from the outsole, where the durable rubber outsole is thick enough to take the brunt of the punishment that the paved surface has to offer. This is good for overpronators, as it provides a high degree of protection against the often unforgiving nature of paved surfaces.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

Considering just how thick the outsole of the Saucony Redeemer ISO is, you probably wouldn't expect it to be very responsive. However, you'd be wrong, as it responds very well to the motions of your feet, adjusting to however you might be positioning your foot as you run. The midsole is just as responsive, and it provides a sock like fit that will feel quite natural as you run. What all of this means is that you can get plenty of responsiveness out of your run, no matter how long that run might be. Saucony truly does have you covered when it comes to responsiveness.
Support
Support

Support

The arch support on the Saucony Redeemer ISO is specifically designed for stability, which you'd probably expect, considering just how much this running shoe caters to those with severe overpronation. This means that for those who don't suffer from severe pronation, you can expect to have a very high level of stability that will be tough to find elsewhere. Saucony might not be the most well known running shoe company out there, but they make up for that by producing shoes that excel at just about everything they're meant to do, and stability is a very high priority in terms of that.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

One thing that's absolutely certain about the Saucony Redeemer ISO is that it's specifically built for road running. One of the first things that you'll notice about this running shoe, even if you're a casual observer, is that the outsole is quite substantial, which means you'll get plenty of coverage and protection when it comes to running. You'll also notice that the shoe is by no means minimalistic, but that really isn't the main draw of the shoe, anyway. When it comes to terrain, the Saucony Redeemer ISO will really be able to stand up to just about any paved surface.
Price
Price

Price

One of the few areas where the Saucony Redeemer ISO does not excel is in terms of the price. It's not the most expensive running shoe out on the market, but it definitely costs a pretty penny. Even on Amazon, where you'll definitely find the cheapest prices, you should be prepared to pay a little bit more than you'd expect to find elsewhere. With all of that said, the features that the Saucony Redeemer ISO more than justifies the inflated price,.
Traction
Traction

Traction

The Saucony Redeemer ISO really excels when it comes to traction. The thick rubber outsole is designed in a way that truly hugs the road. When you combine that with the fact that the upper is breathable while still promoting a great deal of protection, you have a shoe that excels at handling rainy conditions. When you think about it, running marathons and other races involves planning to run on a certain day, no matter the weather. You'll be hoping for good weather, sure, but you'd be best off getting a shoe that will guarantee your safety during even the most extreme weather.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

One of the things that you'd be justified in believing about the Saucony Redeemer ISO is that its extremely thick outsole wouldn't be conducive to flexibility, but it does have a decent level of flexibility. Because the Saucony Redeemer ISO utilizes dynamic flex grooves, you'll be able to move naturally as you run. While this is by no means a flexible shoe, it does work well with the foot for a comfortable running experience.
Stability
Stability

Stability

The Saucony Redeemer ISO is specifically built for stability. The Saucony Redeemer ISO is especially good for those who suffer from severe overpronation. The TPU pillar provides midfoot stability while the ISOFIT system provides a snug, locked down fit. The synthetic overlays on the upper also add a layer of stability.
Drop
Drop

Drop

The heel to toe drop on the Saucony Redeemer ISO is 8mm for both the men's and women's version of the shoe. This is just below a standard drop and works well for heel strikers.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

-IBR+ outsole
-PWRGRID+ midsole
-ISOFIT system
-Flex grooves on outsole
-Breathable mesh upper
-TPU pillar for midfoot support
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

When it comes to the Saucony Redeemer ISO, you can expect a solid stability shoe that delivers support, and protection. For as thick and durable as its outsole is, the Saucony Redeemer ISO also boasts plenty of flexibility thanks to its dynamic flex grooves. While it is a bit pricey when it comes to running shoes that are out there, the features that it has to offer are more than worth the price. The Saucony Redeemer ISO really has all of the features that you're looking for in a running shoe.