Saucony’s two most popular running shoe lines are set to return to the shelves this November with some new, innovative and industry leading geometry. Featuring only an 8mm heel to encourage a more natural way of running, they are set to bridge the gap between conventional and minimalist running shoes. Saucony is offering you the chance to win a pair of these fantastic shoes before they are released to the general public in November. See the post on RunTheLine for more details.
Leading the way in natural running shoes, Saucony have updated both the Guide 5 and the Triumph 9 with a new 8mm heel to toe offset to encourage mid-foot striking and a more natural gait.
Saucony New 8mm Heel
Unlike conventional running shoes that have a 12mm heel (for a reason which no one actually knows) the 8mm heel shifts the geometry of the shoe just enough to encourage a more natural way of running, but without the sore calves and painful feet that barefoot running involves. The geometry of ‘Stong’ is explained in this video:
Saucony were nice enough to arrange a conference call this week so that several of us running shoe bloggers could have all our questions answered about everything from the setup of their company lab, to the more technical aspects of their new shoe lines and everything in between.
Saucony are going to provide me with a pair of the new Guide 5 running shoes so that I can carry out a proper review and they have also going to provide one lucky reader with either a pair of Guide 5’s or Triumph 9’s (your choice).
To be in with a chance of winning a pair of these shoes before they hit the shelves in November, all you have to do is ‘like’ this page on Facebook (by liking the link on the RunTheLine Facebook page wall) before Wednesday 26th October 12pm GMT. A winner will be chosen at random by Saucony and will be contacted one the same day.