UPPER The Saucony Echelon 4 Women’s Running Shoe’s breathable mesh upper is straddled by a series of synthetic overlays that reinforce its construction, to deliver a shoe that is simultaneously lightweight, breathable and robust. In an update from previous iterations a 5mm, antimicrobial polyurethane sockliner enhances support and cushioning, whilst ARCH-LOCK envelopes the medial arch and integrates with the lacing system to deliver a secure, adaptive midfoot lockdown that can be manipulated by tightening the shoe. A RUNDRY collar lining intelligently wicks moisture away from the skin and works in concert with the antimicrobial sockliner to encourage an environment that is cooler, drier and fresher. Reflective components positioned at the heel and toe preserve the wearer’s visibility in poor light. MIDSOLE A full length PowerGrid insert cushions the foot and attenuates impact shockwaves superbly, working with the primary midsole compound – a Saucony SuperLite (SSL) EVA blend – to deliver a phenomenally smooth ride. OUTSOLE The shoe’s outsole consists of an iBR+ and XT-900 compound blend – the former yielding 3 times more impact absorption than other comparable materials, albeit in a considerably lighter format, and the latter delivering consistent, reliable grip and traction with a superb longevity.
PowerGrid full-length cushioning
TPU support cage
RunDry chafe-resistant lining
SRC Impact Zone cushioning
Traction outsole with smart-wearing XT-900 compound