Tuesday, November 08, 2022

Saucony Endorphin Shift 3 Multi Tester Review with 7 Comparisons

Article by Sam Winebaum, Michael Ellenberger, Ryan Eiler, Zack Dunn, and Nils Scharff

Saucony Endorphin Shift 3 ($150)


Sam: The Endorphin Shift joined the uptempo Speed and racer Pro as the long run, max cushioned, up tempo trainer in what is 2020 was the then new Endorphin line. And a super successful line it has been for Saucony with focused offerings for different run types all fast, popular and pleasing in their own right. 

The Shift got an upper update for its v2 as did the other models. With V3 of all three we see quite dramatic evolutions with lighter weights for each.  The Speed 3 (RTR Review) gets a somewhat broader softer platform which is also more stable leaning it a bit more towards daily training but staying the same in weight, while the Pro (RTR Review) jumps up to the max stack height allowable while reducing its weight with a softer ride that broadens its use to more runners and more run uses.   

So what did Saucony have in store for the Shift 3? Well for sure in the trend of the other two it is lighter weight, 0.9 oz /  26g  lso ighter than v2 with a slightly higher stack height to a near max “legal” 39mm at the heel with the 4mm drop remaining unchanged. 

It has a new midsole geometry with a more symmetrical rear plastic clip with the heel very deeply embedded in the midsole, a new upper and a thick 7mm PWRRUN+ sockliner join the changes.


Sam / Nils / Ryan: Very light yet substantial on foot

Sam / Nils / Zack: Softer more forgiving midsole foam and some flex unlike earlier

Sam / Nils / Zack / Ryan: Still stable and plateless

Michael / Sam / Zack: More secure upper, especially at the rear

Sam: With deep rear medial clip removed stability is moved forward through the side walls geometry

Sam: Ride is more fore to mid foot focused with a more aggressive SpeedRoll (also may be a Con for some)

Michael / Sam / Nils / Zack: Still $150.

Michael / Nils /Sam / Zack: The softer midsole (still not soft!) makes the Shift more versatile towards the slower end of the pace range


Michael/Sam/ Ryan: Less of a long roll sensation due to the softer foam, more medial support, less outsole coverage 

Sam: Not as friendly to move along and for heel striking as prior versions. 

Ryan: Lack of turnover makes this mostly a recovery shoe.

Nils / Zack: Guidance groove collects rocks on EVERY run

Nils: Upper could be a bit more breathable (and soft?)


Weight: men's oz 9.5 oz / 269 g (US9)  /  women's oz / g (US8)

V1 men's (US9) 10.4 oz / 295g -26g

V2 men's (US9) 10.4 oz / 295g -26g

  Samples: men’s  9.24oz  /  262g US8.5; men’s US 10.5 = 10.05oz / 285g

Stack Height: men’s mm 39 heel (measured) / 34 mm forefoot (spec)

Available now including at Saucony HERE. $150

First Impressions, Fit and Upper

Sam: My pair is striking in its all white with subtle gold accentsThe mesh is light and airy and quite unstructured, reminding more of a slightly thicker version of the Endorphin Pro v1 upper than the Shift v1’s upper.

The fit is true to size with great heel hold from the new clip and lightly and adequately padded collars with the inner collar linings having considerable texture and grip. Side by side with v1 the rear hold is clearly improved if less plush. I did not test v2.

The midfoot is held by a combination of a soft stretch gusset tongue and bands of quite thick but very pliable overlays running from the middle of the mid foot to the rear.

The tongue and lace up is particularly well executed with the same stretch mesh as the gusset lined over the lace up inside with another layer of smoother mesh with some sock grip with on the outside a triangular logo which has some depth and bridges the width of the lace up. 

Lace up is very easy, very smooth through the eyelets and fuss free.

The toe box is unstructured and relatively broad. There are well placed overlays over the top of the top bumper with a bit of stiffening below that around the sides.  

The sockliner made of PWRRUN + TPU is about 7mm thick, most sockliners are 4-5mm thick and not light at 31g. For example, the Endorphin Shift v1 and Endorphin Speed 3 EVA type sock liners weigh 16-18g. 

If you have a higher volume foot you can easily swap out for another in your collection. I tried the original and noticed minor differences in fit with the thin one providing more volume. I wore thicker Darn Tough socks and suspect with thinner socks I would prefer the higher volume supplied sockliner at my true to size medium to narrower feet.

The fit is clearly true to size for me with plenty of toe box room for splay. I only note a touch of top pressure from the big toe side front overlays. The fit is generally more precise especially at the rear than my v1 sample which was a half size up from my normal.

Nils: The all white colourway of the Endorphin Shift 3 makes for a perfect summer shoe. I was very happy to get my samples in time for my vacation in Italy where the white and gold combo seems very suitable for some sightseeing days in Rome. 

The fit is no different than any other Saucony, which means TTS for me. Heel- and midfoot hold are very secure thanks to the gusseted tongue, the new, lower heel clip and the substantial overlays. The padding is reduced in comparison to my Shift 1 and all of the upper is a bit more dense and plastiky and very similar to that of last year’s Endorphin Speed 2. The toebox is wide enough for me, but I can see that wider footed runners might get into some trouble here. 

Michael: Indeed, the white and gold Shift 3 is easily the best looking Shift yet, and perhaps my favorite-looking trainer of the year thus far. I hope to see Saucony carry this motif onwards. 

On the foot, the best-looking Shift is also the best-fitting Shift yet; I found the upper here to be impressively snug, without being overbearing (and a perfect fit in my 8.5, though if you’re truly in-between, I’d go up). Especially across the toebox, I’d call this a “race-like” fit, insofar as there’s no excess (okay, there is a toe overlay, but it’s subtle and caused no issues. After all, that’s race-like, not race-ready!). The tongue is subtle and comfortable, and from the very first run, across a variety of temperatures and sock choices, I had no issues with fit whatsoever. A wholehearted recommendation from me here.

Zack: When i opened the Saucony box that I had received, my eyes definitely like what they saw. The Saucony Endorphin Shift 3 in the white and gold colorway certainly made me instantly want to take it on a run. It looked cuhsioned, supportive, and overall like it will be a pleasure to run in! For the fit, Id say it was pretty true to size. The upper had a nice snug fit, as well as it was very comfortable at the same time. The upper does remind me of a more built up and supportive version of the Endorphin Speed 3, and how, for example, the tongue had the perfect amount of cushioning, and the toe box was quite breathable. 

Ryan: The white colorway sent our way is very classy indeed. Mine quickly turned ‘off white’ after one or two runs, but they still have an elegant, refined look nonetheless.

Step-in is pleasant, and the sturdy build quality is immediately apparent. This is one of those uppers that wears your foot – not the other way around. With midsole foam creeping up the sides of the foot, a distinctly structured toe box, and a very stout build at the heel, everything feels nicely seated once laced up. It makes for an especially stable and confidence inspiring feeling underfoot. 

A couple of unique features which were noticeable, and not merely marketing frills: a thick, bouncy sockliner and flat, stretchy laces – while they don’t scream performance, they seem to distribute pressure very nicely over the bridge of the foot. The rubberized overlays on both the lateral and medial sides of the upper do a fine job of preventing undue movement without detracting from comfort. And in a very similar fashion to the latest NB Rebel, which we recently reviewed, the upper’s perforated mesh fabric is wrapped by a thin, translucent layer, which is tougher and more plasticky in nature. The combination of the two work well to provide both comfort and lockdown.

While the toe box is nicely sculpted and hugs the contours well, there is enough room in the forefoot that I doubt many folks will have problems with the width. I’m finding it quite difficult to knock this upper for its use case as a high mileage trainer.


Sam: We get 1-2mm more stack height of Saucony’s new lighter, softer, and more resilient PWRRUN to come in at a maximal 39mm heel / 35 mm forefoot. While not as light as PEBA type foams this flavor of EVA/TPU blend is darn light. 

For reference the Hoka Bondi 8 (RTR Review) with the same stack height and somewhat broader platform comes in 1.5 ounces heavier and that is for sure felt on the run as I have been testing the Bondi 8 recently as well.

The feel is softer than the earlier versions to pressing and on the run. There is truly bottomless cushion here now, a bit more pleasant feeling than before and a touch less firmly responsive in return.

There is no plate in the mix as in the Speed and Pro or competitors such as SC Trainer from New Balance (RTR Review).

To stabilize all that foam, Saucony uses a symmetrical rear classic clip with the heel sitting very far down into the midsole around the clip instead of the big wrap around the heel counter one used in v1 and v2 which had a dip to the medial side. We are still very stable but the heel now feels lower I think due to the softer foam and changes further forward. 

Saucony compensates for this through a fairly deep torsional groove to help the foot move to transition but for heel strikers I think it could be deeper and more pronounced, along the lines of the SC Trainer and I would appreciate more drop say keeping the 39mm heel and reducing the forefoot 3mm-4 mm and maybe including a flexible plate.

While v1 and v2 pretty much ended the stability elements near the heel with an extension through its wrap up outsole, v3 through its higher vertical midsole side walls feels like the support medially is moved forward. 

While the shoe after one run has developed some flex but is not completely broken in, the platform for me now favors a more mid to forefoot strike over prior versions

Nils: I have not much to add to Sam’s detailed description. The softer foam is clearly felt on the run and together with a slight flex tones down the Speedroll rocker a little bit. The new PWRRUN foam formula seems to be very close to what Saucony uses in the exceptional Ride 15 and feels almost as light here.

As Sam describes, the medial support moved further forward towards the midfoot region. That might favor some and bother others and should therefore be noted. But for most of us it shouldn’t make that much of a difference.

I have two little complaints about the otherwise well designed midsole: 1. The low sitting heel clip makes the Shift 3 feeling a bit bottom heavy towards the rear. 2. The guidance groove below the heel area collects medium sized rocks on EVERY run.

Michael: I was happy to see more foam here (who doesn’t love a little extra stack?), and the cushion here certainly doesn’t disappoint… for easy running! I’ll cover more of this in the Ride section, below, but sometimes softer isn’t always better, and while there is a sensational amount of cushion underfoot, I found it came at the cost of the Speedroll mechanism. That is, whether it’s the density of the foam, the amount itself, or just a retooling of the geometry itself, I consistently felt myself working against the cushion of the shoe, rather than with it.

The good news is - these shoes are terrific for easy running. Regularly, I popped these on after a hard workout or the day after a long session, and knew I’d come out recovered on the other side.

Zack: I agree with much of what the other reviewers stated about the midsole and its underfoot feeling. The thing that I noticed very much while running was that there is no ground feel in this shoe because there is such a very large amount of cushioning. It definitely protects the foot and legs from the pounding of concrete and the high stack height, mixed with the PWRRUN foam, makes this shoe terrific for slower paced, easy running. 

As Sam stated, the midsole incorporates some medial support, which I really enjoyed when I used this for a cooldown after a hard workout in cross-country spikes. However, I will say I do agree with Micheal in that when I would go faster than my “easy” pace, I did feel like I had to work very hard in this shoe to get moving to a moderate pace. Overall though, I was pleased with the midsole and how it performed as a easy day, and even a daily trainer type of shoe. 

Ryan: As Zack puts nicely, there is a predominant feeling of being totally disconnected from the road. For that particular reason, I don’t think of this as a ‘tempo’ shoe, despite its firm and reasonably light feeling on foot. Its higher, softer stack, combined with the measly 4mm drop makes this shoe most appropriate for relatively casual paces. Despite the added softness arriving in V3, I wouldn’t call this an especially soft midsole by today’s standards. The generous dose of PWRRUN delivers a very nice blend of stability and cushion in my opinion, which results in an extremely confidence inspiring footstrike. With a midsole which creeps up both sides of the foot, there is a directed, deeply seated feeling to guide you along, which the others refer to above as well. Support on both the medial and lateral sides of the shoe was well above average in my experience.


Sam:  The outsole is very similar to v1 and v2 in overall design but we do see changes.

What doesn’t change is that all the rubber is firm and should be long lasting even if minimal in coverage.

The medial midfoot rubber is narrower and no longer wraps up the side walls. The front rubber keeps the raised outside lugs but goes to a single central strip which interestingly is lower than the white exposed foam around it. I imagine they will become level with some wear.

While stiff out of the box the shoe now has some flex and more so that my v1 already, the V1 with considerably more miles on it.

Nils: Not much to report here. The gum style rubber seems to be the flavor of the season. I haven’t had the chance to run the all white shoe in wet conditions and I don’t plan to. But traction was fine so far on all my roughly 200 km of testing. 

In terms of outsole design, the deeper guidance groove in the back end is striking and makes heel striking feel a bit lower and more forgiving. Unfortunately I have to stop on every run to get some rocks out of that groove.

Michael: I hope to take these shoes north of 200 miles (as of my drafting this, I’ve just cracked 50), and I can’t imagine durability is a limiting factor in that process - the rubber here is sufficient and proper. I didn’t get a chance to test them on much other than pavement and packed dirt, but even on some rainy days, I had no issues with slipping. They’re a solid road trainer, and the outsole reflects that!

Zack: The outsole is fairly simple, so there won't be much to say here. With that being said, sometimes simplicity is the way to go, and that is the case with this shoe! It has rubber in the forefoot and heel area, with some on the lateral side of the outsole as well, and it performed just fine on roads and even some gravel trails. I have about 57 miles in my pair, and so far there is very little wear and tear that poses any serious concerns. Overall, the outsole is simple and it performed great!

Ryan: I’m a big fan of the Shift’s outsole. There’s a nice interplay of rubber and foam at work here. The robust, gummy rubber protecting the outsole’s perimeter delivers fantastic grip and seems highly durable. Toward the interior of the outsole, the exposed foam serves to eliminate any ‘slapiness’ on asphalt, and makes for a much silkier footstrike. Its simple, continuous design, lacking any drastic embellishments, enables it to deliver a fluid and predictable transition.


Sam: The Shift 3 is following the trend of the Speed 3 and Pro 3 as it mellows its ride a bit with a softer, easier flexing platform. While I clearly, clearly appreciate what Saucony has done with the Endorphin Pro 3 , one of my top any distance race choices of the 2022 and with the broader softer more easy flexing Speed 3 one of my top faster daily training picks(and I even raced a fine hilly half in them) with Shift 3 I puzzle a bit to determine its range and utility. 

So much stack, no plate, softer foam, 4mm drop, a fairly minimal outsole is a tricky combination to pull off. I am feeling the Shift 3 may be a bit too much of a “friendly” giant for slower paces and my tendency to heel strike which with the v1 wasn’t the case with its firmer ride and more structured outsole.

As part of my testing I did a short run with v1 on one foot and v3 on the other then changed to v3 on both feet for 6 miles at an ending pace of 9:49 per mile, so on the slow end of what the shoe is designed for but it was hot!

Side by side the v3 clearly had a more secure rear hold than v1. V1’s ride was somewhat firmer and less bouncy, more responsive. V3’s ride was softer and had more rebound. I found v1’s roll to toe off longer passing midfoot a bit easier as well with the Speed Roll more subtle than v3’s. v3 felt lower at the heel and seemed to favor (the softer foam and the more aggressive forward medial support) a more forward strike, reminding me a bit of the New Balance More v3 in that respect. I tend to heel strike at slower paces and low drop softer shoes usually work better for me at faster paces than I went during the A/B test run.

Nils: I have almost 200k of running in my sample pair of the Endorphin Shift 3 and have done many different runs: Slow recovery sessions, slow long runs, steady long runs, long runs with an increased effort towards the end and even an interval session with reps at half marathon pace (3:45 min / km).

For the slower stuff I find the Shift 3 to be a clear improvement. The softer foam in combination with the new slight flex in the forefoot make the ride more forgiving and enjoyable. Note that the shoe clearly tries to get you onto your toes even at those slower paces. I like that because it reminds me to hold a good form even while running slow.

As soon as you increase the pace the forward rolling sensation of the Speedroll feels more natural. Especially at steady and uptempo paces the shoe shines and I feel like I could roll forever. As the midsole offers a bit more rebound than its predecessors the ride also provides a little more fun than before.

If you try to run even faster in the Shift 3,  it gets obvious that you maybe have a little too much shoe under foot for that purpose. The forefoot sensation feels fine even at half marathon effort and below, but the heel starts to feel a little bottom heavy.

Michael: I went back and read the Ride section I put together for the original Endorphin Shift - here’s what I wrote in 2020: “In sum, the Shift is less clunky than its weight and stack height would suggest, and the Speedroll geometry goes a long towards aiding that - specifically, it’s a smoother, more kinetic ride than you might expect when looking at it.” It’s funny - I still don’t think the new Shift is clunky, and it is smooth, but it’s just… a little flatter than I’d hoped for. 

Numbers aren’t particularly useful in this hypothetical, but I’ll give it a try - a midsole that was 20% more firm would probably be the perfect blend here; as it is, I felt myself squishing into the midsole more than I felt myself getting propelled from it.

I should also add - this didn’t preclude me from giving them a try on some faster runs, and they certainly aren’t bad - I put together a 10 mile fartlek (averaging 5:40) in the Shift 3, and really appreciated the cushion on the “off” portions… but man, it can feel hard to “crank” a shoe this soft, even with the Speedroll baked in. 

Zack: In terms of ride, this shoe’s ride was one that I would say is very optimal for what a daily trainer / easy day should be. It has alot cushioning, and it is really smooth to running . 

I definitely would recommend them for easy days and normal training runs, as they are slightly on the heavier side and dont really give any responsiveness that would be very useful for faster runs. The Speedroll geometry that Saucony implements in the shoe does counteract what responsiveness the foam lacks to a certain extent. I do agree with Michael that they aren’t bad for uptempo runs, such as tempos, but it does require a lot of work to reach those paces. Overall though, for the use of a daily training which the shoe was intended for, it performs really great and i would really recommend it. 

Ryan: In a nutshell, the ride is smooth and directed. I’m a forefoot striker, and for that reason I may take better advantage of this design than other folks who like to land further back. 

There isn’t a ton of rebound coming out of the midsole, and the PWRRUN design here seems far more focused on cushion and stability. 

As a daily trainer, the Shift delivers what I feel to be a near-perfect balance of a mellow yet stable ride. Its firmly-planted feeling allows you to divert your attention away from your footstrike, and cruise for mile after mile. Transition from heel to toe-off is very seamless. The Shift V3’s thick slab of PWRRUN provides bottomless cushion as well as stability at the sides of the foot.

As for the turnover, things tended to feel a bit blocky at higher speeds. There’s a sensation of too much midsole volume and not enough drop to really propel things forward. I’m in agreement with my colleagues in that the Speedroll is heavily dampened by the dynamics of the midsole material. But stick to easier running, and the Shift shines.

Conclusions and Recommendations

Nils: With the Endorphin Shift 3, I think Saucony has managed to update an already great shoe very well. The drastic weight loss found in many Saucony models this year has also benefited the most cushioned member of the product family. 

The combination of a smooth forefoot and rearfoot rocker and the new, slightly softer PWRRUN formula make the shoe even more versatile than its predecessors. The upper material could be a little softer and more airy and anyone with wider feet will only be partially happy with the Shift 3. 

Otherwise, the Saucony Endorphin Shift 3 is a great option for long, long training runs in a wide pace range from around marathon pace to the slowest recovery runs. Anyone planning to do an ultra on moderate trails or roads, or perhaps their first marathon, should also keep an eye on the Shift 3. The weight loss coupled with a high level of stability for those late miles make the Shift a great option for those endeavors!

Nils’ Score 8.90/10

Ride: 9 (50%) Fit: 9 (30%) Value: 8 (15%) Style: 10 (5%)


Michael: Ultimately, I know I’m trying to stretch the Shift 3 beyond its intended use. Saucony makes this shoe for easy, well-cushioned running, and the Shift 3 nails that. But what I loved so much about the Shift 1 and 2 was its dynamic ability to give just a little more, to be a chunky trainer than could also rip the occasional hard mile. The Shift 3 does move, if you push it, but it’s just not nearly as fun at fast paces as its predecessors. 

I don’t usually comment on price, but I’m also pretty happy to see this shoe at $150 - I thought for sure it would make the jump to $160 or higher. That feels fair, and especially for this lovely white and gold variant, does feel worthwhile. You’ll see it on my feet for many more miles to come - just know it’ll be for easy days!

Michael’s Score: 8.9/10


Sam: I tend to agree with Michael. The Shift 3 is more pleasant, easier on the legs and less dynamic.  While before it was the big shoe to go fast and long with, now it sits as a max cushion easier paced runs option. I think the 4mm drop in combination with the softer foam, stack height, and lack of a plate makes them a bit too ponderous if for sure stable. As a big stack shoe it needs to decide where it wants to be a bit more succiently.  A mellow more recovery oriented shoe or the big training speedster? I think more drop as in the Ride 15 or supercritical PB foam and nylon plate would improve the ride. 

That said, the light weight and snappier ride compared to its competitors such as More v4 and Hoka Bondi 8 is really noticed and appreciated so in the category it leads the pack but I would lean SC Trainer if going max max in a trainer.

Fit is excellent and if you want a lightweight max cushion option value is strong at $150.

Sam’s Score: 8.9 / 10


Zack: Overall,I really enjoyed what the Shift 3 had to offer for daily training. Overall it presented a cushioned, smooth, and fun ride that allows for fun miles As Michael said,at $150, it is at an excellent price for the performance and is certainly worth that price. It could be used for easy runs, normal runs, and in long runs they even performed great, and if need be, tempo runs they will suffice in. 

Zack’s Score: 8.81/10

Ryan: For what it’s meant to do – provide tons of pleasant cushion and stability for training – it’s a fantastic shoe. I’ve already used this for 150 mi in my marathon buildup, and it’s made for many pleasant recovery runs. The fit and comfort of the upper is spot-on, and the outsole both feels and performs exceptionally well. It’s clear that V3’s design wasn’t just a layup, as the sock liner, stretchy laces, bolstered heel, and improved stack make apparent.

There are better shoes for quicker efforts, as the Shift tends to hesitate in turning over at higher paces. I think this shoe complements the rest of Saucony’s current lineup very nicely, and for the build quality you get, it’s very reasonably priced.

Ryan’s Score: 9.3/10 - Deductions for lack of versatility/turnover, too low of a drop (4mm)



Index to all RTR reviews: HERE

Saucony Ride 15 (RTR Review)

Sam: Nearly as highly stacked and cushioned, the Ride 15 is a more traditional geometry higher drop shoe with some flexibility.  It is a more versatile option from Saucony as it neatly bridges classic daily trainer and near max max cushion. 

Saucony Tempus (RTR Review)

Michael: Man, both good picks - both the Tempus and the Shift are really enjoyable shoes, and I’d just open by saying… they’re both good! But the Tempus is my choice here: it’s lighter and more nimble, and just has that upside that the Shift lacks. The Tempus’s midsole is firmer and springier, and for all but the easiest days, I think it’s a more fun choice.

Sam: Tempus adds some mild adaptive stability elements and as with the Ride 15 has a more traditional geometry making it a more versatile option for me than Shift 3.

ASICS Superblast (RTR Review)

Michael: I found the Superblast to be more firm than the Shift 3. In turn, whether it’s changed geometry or just the shifter firm on the Shift 3, I found it less responsive. The Superblast isn’t a hyper-lively shoe (as my review suggests - I wish it was more so!) but it is a noticeably firmer ride and doesn’t have quite the same squish/drop-in feeling, especially at faster paces. There’s less of a rocker-geometry in the ASICS, to my foot, but I still found it a better ride with the high stack and less-mushy platform! The upper on the Superblast is also better, but not markedly so. 

New Balance Fresh Foam More v4 (RTR Review)

Sam: The More v4 is softer, mushier, broader yet on the ground and heavier. The Shift 3 is an easy pick here.

New Balance FuelCell SuperComp Trainer (RTR Review)

Michael: My experience in the SC Trainer was limited, because my ankle got so ripped up by the stiff ankle/lace elements that I had to swear them off. But, for what it’s worth - the fun factor on the SC Trainer is definitely there. It’s everything the original Shift was and more, and if you’re interested in a chunky trainer that has major speed upside, I’d give the New Balance a look. Just make sure your ankles can handle it.

Sam: Agreeing 100% with Michael

New Balance Fresh Foam X 1080 v12 (RTR Review)

Michael: Another well-apportioned, soft-riding trainer, I see this being a major choice for many runners - and while I genuinely like both shoes, I’d give the edge to the “X-factor” - the Fresh Foam X 1080 v12. It’s just a little more robust in its performance, and while it’s not as “fun” as the Tempus or SC Trainer, it is a little more lively than the Shift 3. The uppers are similar (which is to say, both really good!), and unless you’re dying for a soft soft soft trainer, I’d take the NB.

ASICS Glideride 3 (RTR Review)

Sam: Heavily rockered the Glideride is more prescriptive and moves along more smoothly at faster paces than the Shift with equivalent stability and more dynamic cushion. Not as “pleasant” in feel it is a more effective trainer over a wider variety of paces for me.

Hoka Bondi 8 (RTR Review)

Sam: Heavier, very stable and with a somewhat less effective rocker the Bondi 8 would contend with Shift 3 but its weight gets in the way. 

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Anonymous said...

Comparison to NovaBlast 3 and Glycerin 20?

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Novablast 3 is more agile quicker in feel with a livelier midsole and all most as much cushion ie plenty. Glycerin 20 foam is springy and soft, really fine. Higher drop and more flexible. Somewhat spoiled for me by an over comfort oriented not as well held upper in the regular mesh version. Of the 3 prefer Novablast

Chris said...

Thanks for the review. How would you compare the Shift 3 to the Triumph 20 and the Craft Pro Endur for easy to mid-paced runs (including some double-digit mileage)? Thanks!

70's Teen said...

Ride comparison to the similar stack Superblast?

jake D said...

So I have an upcoming 100 mile race on pavement, that I will be completing in December. I am in-between what shoe I should use for it. I've used the shift 1 (2 Pairs) for over 700+ miles, along with the triumph 18 for over 250+ miles.

Would the Shift 3, Tempus, or Triumph 20 be your choice for a 100 mile race? or an alternative shoe like a quicker Speed 3?

My goal time is sub 24 hours. Thank you for the great reviews!

Philipp said...

How would you compare the Shift 3 to the Clifton 8?