Sunday, July 07, 2024

Saucony Hurricane 24 Review: 3 Comparisons

Article by Allison Valliere

Saucony Hurricane 24 ($160)


Cushion, comfort, stability, protection, breathability, durable outsole


Lacking response/agility, big, broad on the ground and built up


The Hurricane is a new model for me and I cannot find that we have reviewed it here at RoadTrailRun so I will not really be able to compare to previous versions. The Hurricane 24 has been rebuilt from the ground up, to provide maximum cushioning and protection.  

It is is a stability trainer with a very broad inherently stable platform, among the broadest available at 100mm heel / 88mm midfoot / 125mm forefoot  

It has a dual foam midsole with a lower stable layer of PWRRUN foam with below the foot a layer PWRRUN PB, a softer, supercritical, energy returning foam also found in Saucony racing shoes..

The Hurricane 24 features what Saucony calls “protective geometry”, that provides a broader base with increased ground contact and higher sidewalls so as to  provide more security, protection and comfort.

It’s  a shoe for those with pronation control needs, a great recovery shoe for slower paces, for long walks or for great comfort for all day wear.  


Spec Weight: women's 9.8oz / 279g, men’s 10.6oz / 302g

  Sample Weight: women’s 10.25oz / 291g US 9

Stack Height: 38mm heel /  32mm forefoot (6mm drop spec) 

Platform Width: 100mm heel / 88mm midfoot / 125mm forefoot 

First Impressions, Fit and Upper

Out of the box, the Hurricane looks quite large, very well padded, cushioned and comfortable.  Upon initial step in, they feel very soft, cushy and remarkably comfortable.  Fit is true to size, with a secure heel, secure midfoot and a roomy toe box.

The upper consists of a breathable engineered mesh that is very light, flexible and well vented.

The heel collar is high, well structured and provides a comfortable, secure, cradled feel.  Padding is plush, but not overly so.

The tongue is moderately padded and very comfortable (though not gusseted).

Lacing is very secure and snugged perfectly and comfortably on the first try.

Midsole & Platform

The midsole consists of a dual cushioning system, featuring plush, energy returning PWRRUN PB foam underfoot (with an Ortholite insole) on top of a more supportive PWRRUN foam frame.  

This provides a very comfortable and well cushioned feel underfoot, which is great for slower paced runs, recovery runs and walking, but I  find the cushioning to be a bit too soft and the platform too broad for any faster or uptempo running.  

The wide platform makes for a very stable and consistent ride, but the overall size/bulk of the shoe combined with the soft cushioning can feel a bit lumbering when trying to pick up the pace.


The outsole has full coverage and full ground contact aside from a small strip of exposed foam in the center. The rubber is a perfect density, enough to be soft and compliant, yet quiet, grippy and durable.  

Ride, Conclusions and Recommendations

The ride is soft, smooth and compliant with an easy transition due to Saucony's Center Path technology which: "has the broad platform, higher sidewalls, an asymmetric profile and a rocker shape that guides the stride from impact to toe off."  

I find the Hurriacane 24 to be a fine choice for easy slow runs, long walks and just as a generally comfortable shoe for long days on your feet.  For such a broad and high platform they are reasonably light but don’t expect the Hurricane to be speed type shoes.  I appreciate the comfort and breathability of the upper, the deep cushion and overall support, stability and protection that they provide.

Score:  9.43/10

Ride: 9.5, Fit: 9.5, Value: 9.5, Style, 8


3 Comparisons

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Brooks Adrenaline GTS 23 (RTR Review)

The Adrenaline is has a little less stack and more drop (12mm vs. 6mm) and is subsequently lighter (a full ounce in my women’s 9).  I find the cushion in the Hurricane to be softer and more compliant, which makes them feel more comfortable, though for long days on my feet, I prefer the more supportive midsole of the Adrenaline.

Saucony Guide 16 (RTR Review)

The Guide 16 has a little less stack and 8mm drop, is lighter by over 1.5oz in my women’s 9 and has a more supportive midsole.  The Guide also a support pronation control shoe feels faster, more responsive, agile and nimble, where the Hurricane is a much bulkier shoe with softer cushioning.

Saucony Echelon (RTR Review)

The Echelon is heavier (nearly 11oz in my women’s 9), has less cushion and is a more bulky and sluggish shoe.  The Hurricane has a better fitting upper with a softer cushion and a smoother ride.  My biggest gripe with the Echelon was that it feels very flat under the arch  (at least for my foot) and is really designed to accommodate orthotics.

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Tester Profiles

Allison Valliere is a 5th generation Coloradan who is passionate about the outdoors and has been hiking, backpacking, skiing, snowshoeing and running in the mountains since she was young.  She has completed all but 5 of the Colorado 14ers (a dozen or so in winter), has many hundreds of year round ascents of 14ers, 13ers and other peaks in Colorado and the West.  Allison has also traveled the world and trekked to over 18,000 feet in the Himalayas, to high altitudes in Ecuador and has worked for the National Park Service mapping plants in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California .  Her almost daily routine involves runs/power hikes in the foothills above Boulder, or 4-5 mile flatter runs at 8-10 minute mile pace if schedule permits.

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1 comment:

nave said...

I'm curious about a comparison to the other dual-cushioning, high-stack stability trainer from Saucony, the Tempus?