The trail Xodus 3 will also feature a 8 mm drop and a new lighter upper. This one really caught my eye as a shoe for technical trails.
|Xodus 3.0: release 1/2012|
While it always tricky to mess with franchise models Saucony is making the right call here. A lower drop will lead to a more natural stride and should reduce injuries and stress on the knees. These shoes can also serve as a transition to the more minimal shoes in the line such as Kinvara, Mirage, and even to the new Cortana, a plush neutral trainer with a 4mm drop and a recent Runner's World Best Debut shoe winner.
Other Saucony news from Outdoor Retailer:
The Hattori will be coming in an AW-All Weather version. The Peregrine 2 is largely unchanged except for a lighter upper with more welded on support and less stitching.
|Triumph 9: release 11/1/2012|
|Guide 5: release 12/1/2011|
|Hurricane 14: 2/1/2012|