5 Oct 2018

Saucony Guide ISO 2 Overview

The recently announced Saucony Guide ISO 2 is one of a number of new running shoe model announcements by Saucony this Spring 2018 in Australia (Fall in the US).

Saucony debuted the ISO upgrade to the popular Saucony Guide running shoe at the 2017 NYC Marathon in November 2017. The successor to the Guide ISO, the Guide ISO 2 incorporates a few subtle changes to improve upon an already great (IMHO) guidance/stability running shoe.

Saucony Guide ISO 2 Australia

Saucony Guide ISO 2 Release Date Australia

The Saucony Guide ISO 2 is already available in United States at the time of writing and has a release date of December 2018 in Australia. It will be available to shop online in Australia at onsport.com.au in December.

Saucony Guide ISO 2 Price Australia

The recommended or suggested retail price of the Saucony Guide ISO 2 in Australia will be A$200, consistent with its predecessor's pricing.

Saucony Guide ISO 2 Overview

The Saucony Guide ISO 2 is a cushioned stability running shoe offering road runners (meep meep!) with mild to severe levels of overpronation with support during running and other sports via the 2nd density medial post on the inside midsole in order to counter inward rotation forces generated by lateral heel striking, for those who naturally heel strike when they run, or for longer distance events where runners tend to heel strike as the race goes on when they can tire and experience form breakdown.

The Guide ISO 2 has a slightly softer than average stride response, allowing for a slightly higher than average impact absorption and energy return and a middle-of-the-road (pardon the pun!) pressure reduction level. The Guide ISO 2's sole has been designed to disperse impact forces whilst providing flexibility through the saw-tooth design Saucony call TRI-FLEX.

Guide ISO 2

Weighing in at just 292 grams for the men's Guide ISO 2 and just 255 grams for the women's Guide ISO 2, it is lightweight for the guidance category which is handy if you're covering a lot of kms in training. With a heel to toe offset (drop) of 8mm, the Guide ISO 2 caters for both heel and mid-foot strikers.

The Guide ISO 2 continues to incorporate the delightful EVERUN topsole and PWRFOAM midsole that the Guide ISO included, for plush cushioning and energy return.

Guide ISO vs Guide ISO 2

Significant feature updates from the Guide ISO to the Guide ISO 2 include:

  • Redesigned ISOFIT lacing/fitting to be more dynamic in adapting to the motion and shape of runner's feet
  • FORMFIT contoured foot-bed for comfort and performance
  • A tweak to the jacquard engineered mesh upper for a dynamic, lightweight fit
  • Colour updates across the model - new Guide ISO 2 colours include: Men's Slate/Blue, Men's Black/Grey, Women's Slate/Aqua and Women's Grey/Blush.

Saucony Guide ISO Specs

  • Shoe Category: Guidance
  • Pronation: Moderate
  • Cushion: Plush
  • Construction Type: Stability
  • Surface: Road, Track
  • Arch: Normal (Mid), Low
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Waterproof: No
  • Offset: 8mm - Heel Stack Height: 27mm, Forefoot Stack Height: 19mm
  • Weight: 292 grams (Men's), 255 grams (Women's)

Conclusion

The Saucony Guide ISO 2 is an excellent update to a guidance running shoe (hence the name "Guide") designed for mild to severe over-pronators who are training for and running in medium to longer distance events - from 10k to half marathon to full marathon distance. We think you'll love the updates to the fit, feel and overall look of this popular Saucony running shoe!

Shop Saucony online at onsport.com.au or for more information visit Saucony online.

Thanks for reading, happy running!

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