Dial in, log out. The Saucony Switchback ISO features the Boa dial lacing system to hug your feet just the right way. A low-profile, full-length contoured midsole gives amazing flexibility and energy return while cradling and protecting your foot. On the bottom, the dual-density outsole combines a firmer centre footprint with a softer, tackier perimeter for traction so you can conquer all the slippery roots and sneaky rocks in your path.
- Isofit upper adapts to the shape and motion of your foot.
- Boa lacing system allows you to fine-tune the fit.
- Hot-melt vamp layer and external support frame for reinforced protection.
- Moulded toe shell provides durable protection.
- Full-length Everun contoured midsole offers energy return and continuous cushioning throughout your run.
- Grippy Pwrtrac outsole with 6mm lugs provides traction across a wide variety of surfaces.
|Ideal for||Trail running|
'Minimal and natural' shoes offer low drop, lots of flex, and minimal cushioning. Most running shoes are 'Light and responsive' with medium cushioning and good energy return. 'Cushioned and floaty' shoes have maximum cushioning.
|Light and responsive|
Some shoes include added motion control or stability features to help minimize pronation or supination, where the foot tends to roll inward or outward in a biomechanically imbalanced running position.
The approximate thickness of the midsole cushioning under the heel and the forefoot. A thicker heel and greater difference between heel and toe height tends to suit heel-strike runners, while forefoot and midfoot strikers may prefer a minimal drop between heel and toe cushioning.
The drop is the difference in height between the heel and the forefoot midsole cushioning. Traditional running shoes tend to have a 10mm drop or higher while minimalist style shoes are on the lower end of the spectrum.
Waterproof shoes and boots feature a waterproof-breathable membrane and a gusseted tongue to help keep your feet dry in wet conditions.