Men's | Saucony Endorphin Speed Reviews
4.7/5 on 19 total reviews
What a surprise. This pair is Not just for fast workout. Very versatile. If you like Hoka Rincon or NB Beacon, one has to check out Endorphin Speed. Check out at Fleet Feet. Great service.
For me they ran about a half size too short.
Let me begin by saying I am a Nike fanboy. Even when their shoes were not best for me, I soldiered on for the brand. This year I just had enough and branched out. Had been hearing that Saucony had been killing it this year so decided to give them a try. Bought the Endorphin Shift and Ride 13's initially. Both of those shoes are excellent daily trainers. Then went ahead and purchased the Speeds. Right out of the box, they are fantastic. Went for a nine mile run. Goal was an 8:30 pace and finished just above 8minute avg pace with little perceived effort. Shoes have excellent cushion with great responsiveness. The plate in the shoe helps with propulsion without being rigid. Fantastic shoe. Will run till this one wears out, then buy another and another
Endorphin Speed has been a nice surprise for the responsiveness and lightweight built for threshold and tempo sessions.
I got the Endorphin Speed within two days of ordering it. I couldn't wait to give it a go. I was impressed with the performance. If you compare this to other reviews on the Internet, you'll find that it matches very well with the Endorphin Pro, but costs less. I found that to be true. THe weight difference between the carbon-plated Pro and nylon-plated Speed is negligible. For someone at my pace, I didn't feel a propulsion delta between the two shoes. Perhaps if I was running 5-minute miles, the difference might be substantial, but I can't be that pretentious to presume that. I'm well past that point in my so-called "running career". If you can afford it, give these shoes a try. I think you'll also find them to be a terrific race shoe for the middle-of-the-pack runner.
It's comfortable , it's very fast, it's light, and very very versatile. Very happy I bought it
Way back in 1978, my parents bought themselves a pair of Saucony trainers. They used them for about two days and put them in their closet. Later on, I asked if I could use them and wore them out as fast as I could. Those were the most comfortable (at the time) shoes I had ever worn. Since then, I had fallen in love with the New Balance 1080v10, which I still think are fantastic shoes. My new Saucony Endorphin Speed shoes just arrived at my house, and I could not wait to try them out. After lacing them up, I resolved to walk a bit to warm up, and I only made it fifty feet before I was running in this fantastically comfortable, cushiony, responsive, knee loving shoes. Never mind the fact that it is 90 degrees outside, these things made me want to run and run and...run. I will be running in these from now on. I am going to see just how durable they are, too. I am 6' 3" and weight 244, so I'll put them to the test. I only hope that they make it to the Turkey Trot this year (if we have it). If not, I'll buy another pair and maybe spring for the Pro, too. Like those I had in 1978, these are among the most comfortable running shoes I have ever put on my feet. You can't go wrong with this incredible shoe.
Let me just start with, I love this shoe! It is light and responsive. It is also a very versatile shoe in that it can do a lot of different types of runs. Saucony has hit a grand slam with this shoe! It also pairs well with the Endorphin Pro so you don't have to just save it for race day. If you aren't into $200+ racing shoes then this is well worth the price of admission.
I had very high expectations for the Endorphin Speed, and am happy to say that they were met or exceeded! The cushioning is highly responsive/bouncy, but also comfortable and forgiving enough for longer runs, and the nylon plate and toe spring provide a nice sense of propulsion and forward momentum without feeling too aggressive or altering my form. I'm a mild overpronator, and have had stability issues with other plated shoes, but found the Endorphin Speed's heel counter and upper just supportive enough, and the plate/midsole encourages a forward-roll that seems to keep excess lateral motion and instability in check. They felt a little bit stiff on my first run, but after a short break-in period, the cushioning feels great- soft but not mushy, and supportive enough to combat foot-fatigue during longer runs. The laces are rather short, and I would recommend purchasing a pair of longer laces if you plan on using the extra eyelets for a runner's knot, but otherwise, the Endorphin Speed was everything I'd hoped for, and I'm very pleased with my purchase!
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