Saucony Xodus 3.0

BEST FOR: Midfoot strikers looking for big-time traction and cushion. THE TEST: With this much rubber on the road, we expected a firm ride. Instead we got a cushy, flexible one. The Xodus's oversize lugs were overkill on pavement but inspired confidence on tacky fire roads and aspen-leaf-slick ascents above Santa Fe. At 11 ounces, with a supportive upper and lots of padding underfoot, they’re best for those used to traditionally cushioned shoes or those heading to super-technical terrain. Midfoot strikers will appreciate the four millimeters of drop from heel to toe. THE VERDICT: A serious off-road shoe that won’t beat up your feet. 11.5 oz


Brand: Saucony $110
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