Saturday, February 29, 2020

Saucony Endorphin Pro 1st Run Review, Shoe Details, Comparison to Endorphin Speed and Other "Super Shoes"

Article by Sam Winebaum

Saucony Endorphin Pro ($200)
Update: Full Multi Tester Review HERE

I take Saucony's top new racer, the Endorphin Pro with its graphite polymer plate and very light and lively PWRN PB PeBa midsole for a 1st run and compare to the trainer Endorphin Speed with which it shares the same midsole foam but substitutes a nylon plate for the graphite polymer. 

Molly Seidel wore the Pro to 2nd place in the US Olympic Trials and a ticket to the Olympic Marathon in her first marathon ever.

I compare to the Endorphin Speed and other new "super shoes" in the video. I really like the more forward Speed Roll to toe off from the plate which gives a less flat ride feel than competitors in the carbon plated game, more "natural" as Saucony's marketing says.

Pro weighs 7.5 oz / 221 g has a big 27.5 mm forefoot / 35. 5 mm heel stack, 8 mm drop 
Pro will release April 15 so before July when the Speed and Shift, a heavier more maximal PWRUN TPU/ EVA blend midsole trainer release.

The Saucony Endorphin Family Front to Back: Pro, Speed, Shift
Watch the Video Review (11:00)
Correction: sock liner is not glued in and is removable.

Endorphin Speed review is here

A/B Test Run Pro vs Speed Comparison Video

Pro, Speed, and Shift full multi tester reviews coming soon. 

Read reviewers' full run bios here
The product reviewed was provided at no cost. The opinions herein are the authors'.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey Sam! May I ask for a first Next% (or even Alphafly) comparison? Is Nike still the topdog or is Saucony the first brand who managed to create something on par with the Vaporflys?

All the best!