Saucony Shadow 6000

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Saucony Shadow 6000 Review Facts

Choosing the right shoes for your particular feet is extremely important for enhancing your long distance performance. Some runners can use different types of running shoes, but others have to depend on shoes with more specific attributes. If you happen to be neutral pronator or have high arches, Saucony’s Shadow 6000 running shoe may be a good option to try.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Great cushioning and elastic responsiveness
  • Excellent in shielding the feet from external harmful elements and injury
  • The synthetic lining keeps the shoe dry and hygienic
  • The padded collar and tongue have been added for updated step-in comfort at the ankle bone portion.
Cons
  • Some of the users, though not many, have reported it a bit stiff
  • The forefoot, especially the toe box is a bit narrow.
  • Neither water resistant nor waterproof.
Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

This Saucony Shadow 6000 has an outsole made with XT-600 rubber material and Triangular lugs attached to it. These lugs brilliantly extend its capability for even greater traction and hold up in both muddy and shriveled surfaces while the XT-600 rubber material is known for its salubrious traction and durability.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

The material that takes care of the midsole’s repute is its reliable and responsive material: The Ethylene vinyl acetate. This gives the underfoot area a consistent, leather cushioning. You’re going to feel an elastic responsiveness with every step. Polyurethane: a kind of synthetic resin along with the EVA midsole gives extraordinary cushioning, shock absorbency, and underfoot protection.
Upper
Upper

Upper

OK, so, while listing the bright sides of the upper, one aspect that distinctly caught the attention of most users is the suede leather with which it is primarily made of. This premium quality leather unquestionably extends the shoe’s overall longevity.
Weight
Weight

Weight

Saucony's shoes are well known for their featherweight feature but somehow, with this Saucony Shadow 6000, the tradition is not followed. This particular shoe model weighs 12.9 ounces which is definitely heavier for any running shoe. This heavier weight restrains you from quick movement, especially when you are working out or running. The shoe, however, is much adored for its other specifications, this imperfection does not turmoil the users that much.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

For breathability, Saucony has gone with their conventional durable and lightweight mesh upper sole technology. This breathable mesh in the upper sole keeps the feet ever ventilated and breathable so that even after hours of running and working out, there would be no patchy, sweaty and warm atmosphere inside the shoe.

The breathability is satisfactory, they do a good job in keeping the feet cool, dry and comfortable. This is a result of a good combination of lightweight materials like the synthetics and mesh used in the production of these shoes. Furthermore, breathability is also enhanced by Saucony’s Premier sock liner- a breathable, anti-bacterial OrthoLite insole that comes with the Shadow 6000.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

The padded collar and tongue, one of the most welcome attributes of this shoe, not only comforts the upper part of your feet especially at the ankle bone portion but also provides a congenial fit. Not only one particular material but all the carefully picked materials are with unmatched comfort. Saucony Shadows will remind you this high comfort experience while wearing.

They have a soft heel provided by a good amount of cushion in the midsole. As for the sole, there are lugs which help propel your kick and stride and helping to take pressure off of the knees. And, with the padded collar and footbed, your foot will be protected from debris in the road. They are indeed a comfortable pair of shoes and are highly recommended.
Style
Style

Style

We know, just like every other thing that embellishes your wardrobe, shoes are given the same importance and thought before buying and why wouldn’t they be given so? The shoes too need to cope up with the wearer’s taste. Trust me; Saucony Shadow 6000 has left no stone unturned to achieve the desired look. This shoe range comes in a very atypical trio color combination. Most of the shoes are with white as a base color and have contrasting colors like Gray, Navy Blue, whitish, purple and black in a form of a geometrical decorative pattern.

You can also get Blue, Black, Coral, Yellow, Black and Black as body color. In most of the shoes, the color of the heel portion is often in contrast with the body color. A significant number of users have gone for this shoe just because of its vintage, not-so-common look even without judging its specifications in detail.
Durability
Durability

Durability

The outsole of the Saucony Shadow has triangular lugs which enhance the durability of these shoes, also helping to protect your shoes from easy damage. Thanks to this durability, you will be able to run longer distances with them. The materials used to produce these shoes are better than those used in the Saucony Grid Shadow 11. For the Shadow 6000, they use the rubber outsole material which improves the shoe's abrasion-resistance properties, as well as the long-lasting durability of the outsole. In addition, polyurethane in the midsole of these shoes also contributes to the shoe's durability, while also providing support and cushioning.
Protection
Protection

Protection

“The high abrasion resistant technology” is a new technology that has been introduced with this model. This newly added feature has proved its excellence in shielding the feet from any external harmful element and injury. The mesh structure of the upper sole provides extraordinary support and protection. Merrell All Out Peak is something that can be recalled in relevance.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

The all over “molded triangular pillars cushioning system” of this model sustains the responsiveness of the shoe and therefore, keeps your beloved foot at distance from roadside derbies, stone chips, and other external things. Not only this but also the all-over cushioning rescues your feet from inevitable pain after a long-running or day long wearing. One more mention worthy specification, even if the outer part of the shoe starts wearing off due to long use, the inner cushioning system does not let you face any stinging or other uncomfortable sensation.
Support
Support

Support

While going through the reviews given for this well well-reputed running shoe from Saucony, among all the positive reviews, the narrow fit is one negative point that popped up several times. The broad footers especially faced the problem acutely when these shoes are awesome for small feet.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

Thanks to the triangular lugs design in the outsole and The XT-600 rubber material, the users who have experimented with this shoe’s efficiency, have positively not found any deficiency while crossing multiple terrains. Still, though successfully passed the experimenting attempt, we do recommend using specified shoes for these purposes especially other than what they are made for.

The Shadow 6000 has some modern features designed for road running, as far as traction properties. They also help protect feet from rough debris sometimes found on the road. However, they are not suitable for trail running, lacking the necessary tread and stability features needed for that type of environment.
Price
Price

Price

No, this does not come with a price range which will put you in a dilemma whether you have paid something at all for the shoe or not. And why should we expect something like that from a shoe with extravagant renown? Though there are a few variations in the price range, the majority lay in the group of ‘moderately priced yet not cheap’ while few of the rest is from little expensive range. This line from Saucony falls into the affordable price category. Each store has them priced differently, therefore, purchasing from somewhere like Amazon is always a reliable place to find the best price.
Traction
Traction

Traction

So, a number of factors have worked behind the superior traction you are going to experience with Saucony Shadow 6000, the XT-600 rubber material being the first of the contributors. Simply consider the relevance of 361 Degree Strata. Not coincidentally, this shoe's triangular lugs don't only offer durability, but also great traction. They are made from high-quality materials that provide enough traction to help avoid slipping, especially under the wet weather and other climate conditions.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

What’s called for optimum flexibility and comfort, this Saucony Shadow 6000 may end your quest. as we have also seen in Newton Gravity V, one of the major features of the shoe is, the inner side of the shoe is extremely snug and fits automatically according to everyone’s different foot structure. Therefore, there is hardly any chance of getting blisters.
Stability
Stability

Stability

Within four types of arch support: stability, neutral, minimalist and motion control, this Saucony Shadow 6000 is blessed with the best kind of arch support: stability and overpronation. The Saucony Shadow may be a bit stiff, but this gives the runner a higher level of stability. The shoes have also been designed with a little extra stability in the heel to help with balance, while still giving enough flexibility in the forefoot. This is one of the strong points that appeal to many runners.
Drop
Drop

Drop

A perfect heel to drop proportion is within these important things to which we never pay enough attention. But, may we be careless about our comfort but Saucony is never so and with the perfect Heel to toe drop of M: 12mm | W: 12mm of Saucony Shadow 6000, they have proved their concern for even our smallest need. The heel-to-toe drop may be too high for runners who are used to wearing running shoes with a lower heel-to-toe drop and may result in heel striking. This is a weak point of these shoes because if you're not used to this, it may be difficult to create great strides.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

•Ethylene vinyl acetate

•Truly robust running shoe

•Moulded triangular pillars cushioning system”

•Durable XT-600 rubber material at the outsole

•Durable and lightweight mesh upper sole technology

•The Triangular Lugs at the outsole

•High abrasion resistant technology”

•Synthetic lining of the shoe

•EVA midsole and Polyurethane: a kind of synthetic resin

•Padded collar and tongue at the ankle bone portion for step-in comfort and cushioning
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

So, to wrap up, let’s list up the things that we have got from Saucony Shadow 6000 among the list of things we can primarily expect from an overpronation, robust running shoe. The Ethylene vinyl acetate, The suede leather and durable and lightweight mesh can be called the trio of durability when the synthetic lining, the EVA midsole, and Polyurethane take care of your comfort. You know, the positive points are not at all of any credits till they are not compared with the not-so-loved points.

So, to peep into the flip side’s bucket, there is mainly two of them: the overweight issue and the narrower fit. While the overweight issue has bothered a non-negligible number of reviewers, the complaint of narrow fit has been raised by a pretty few numbers of people. Now, if we make a comparative discussion, in comparison with the bright sides of the shoe coming with quite an affordable price range, the flip sides just seem washed away. Long story short, you’re definitely giving it a try!