Saucony Liberty ISO 2 review

  • Weight: 287g (M), 252g (W)
  • Heel/toe drop: 4mm
  • Type: Road
  • Price: £140

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    Saucony brought a second iteration of their Liberty support shoe to marketplace saying, ‘For those looking to grasp their personal goals, a Liberty ISO 2 lets we resolutely follow after them. This using shoe sports a light and stretch feel with a hold of secrecy fortitude to keep we gentle as a miles shelve up.’

    Liberty ISO fans will be gratified to hear a second chronicle of a shoe is flattering identical to a original. The full-length Everun cushioning is still a distinguished feature, with a few tweaks for fortitude and comfort. The top is now done from a brand’s ‘ISOKNIT’ rather than filigree – it’s elastic and designed to reinstate a some-more organisation outmost support frame. The outsole now has lengthwise grooves to urge stability, though they are also designed to make a shoe some-more flexible.

    TRI-FLEX Outsole

    The outsole is done from Saucony’s durable clear rubber. In a ISO 2, Saucony have kept a same shock-dispersing crooked step called TRI-Flex, though have tweaked a outsole with some-more superintendence grooves, that are designed to assistance centre your weight over a shoe when we land.

    All of a testers found a hold to be considerable when using on a road; one wrote, ‘good traction on soppy ascending pavements with no slippage – we found a traction most improved than that on my new Asics shoes.’ Another noted, ‘the step is good and doesn’t trip – we felt like we had a good volume of hold on a lane and on a highway doing shorter runs and my longer training runs.’

    EVERUN cushioning

    A middle superintendence support (rather than a post), places a stout square of TPU on a middle corner of a midsole underneath a arch, though also extends support along a fringe of a shoe. The outcome is a stable, gentle ride. Our testers found a cushioning to be conjunction indolent nor heavy. One tester wrote, ‘they have good cushioning though feeling bouncy’; another said, ‘felt really cushioned and understanding underneath a forefoot. Cushioning felt organisation though had some bounce, quite pulling uphill.’

    According to Saucony, a firmer heel cushioning is designed to yield 83% appetite return, while still ancillary a feet for overpronators. This is one component that all of a testers liked, with one commenting, ‘the cosy heel support was good padded, even assisting my bruise achilles tendon’.

    ISOKNIT construction

    The ISOKNIT construction is a biggest change between a Liberty ISO 2 and a predecessor. Saucony say, “theISOKNIT top adapts to a figure and suit of a runner’s feet providing leisure of transformation for a healthy using motion.” The change from a filigree element to this knitted top helps a shoe to feel some-more breathable on a run.

    The boots are also assembled with a brand’s ISOFIT upper; an middle sleeve designed to ‘provide a locked-in, close-to-foot fit’. That said, a few of a testers struggled with Saucony’s ISOFIT lacing system, anticipating it was formidable to lift a shoe parsimonious on a foot, with one writing, ‘The usually problem a boots have is a approach they edging up. The reduce partial of a lacing gets lax if we don’t say consistent vigour on a laces. While this creates them easy to take them off, we struggled to get a shoe to edging adult parsimonious opposite my foot.’ Others enjoyed a wrap-style upper, with one noting, ‘the approach a lacing wraps a feet gives a good secure hold’.

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