Saucony Cohesion 11 Reviewed

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Saucony Cohesion 11 Reviewed Review Facts

The Saucony Cohesion 11 is the newest addition to the line and it comes with some improvements which can be found mainly in the construction of the midsole and the upper to provide a supported and stable ride for the user. The traction and durability have also been enhanced and this running shoe performs well on both dry and wet surfaces for a better running experience. This is a great everyday low-mileage running shoe that comes at an affordable price and sports a stylish look that many customers praised.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Breathable and lightweight
  • Comfortable
  • Excellent traction
  • Long lasting
  • Supportive
  • Spacious toe box
  • Affordable price tag
Cons
  • Lacks responsiveness
  • Not long-distance friendly
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Positive
  • Love these because they have a wider toe box so I’m able to remove the insole and replace with my own. It feels wonderful and I’m able to wear my orthotics with it.
  • I bought a few years ago and became a huge fan. Great room so they don’t pinch my toes and I don’t have any friction.
  • I usually have a hard time finding comfortable running shoes but I found the right ones finally. The Saucony Cohesion 11’s are very comfortable, I have tons of room and I love the color.
  • I have wide feet and the only shoes I wear that provide me with comfort and support are the Saucony’s shoes. I would highly recommend.
  • My wife has had these for 3 months and they are still like new, providing the same great support and cushion.
  • My feet would ache after my 3 mile walk every day. I decided to switch my walking shoes to these and I don’t have any more pain. My feet feel great. I’m very pleased.
  • Very lightweight shoe that fits my wide feet. I’m able to run with these shoes, they provide great stability.
  • I was recommend these shoes from my doctor after surgery on my foot. I’m always comfortable with these shoes on.
  • I’m a huge fan of the Saucony Cohesion. They look and feel great, so happy they come out with more colors.
  • These shoes are holding together great and very affordable. I wear these more often than not since they are my work shoe. I’m always very comfortable.
  • I’m older and my feet have been through a lot. Saucony’s give me great space to support my feet without squeezing to much. I can also add my inserts and they’re perfect.
  • I love these shoes. I injured my foot and was looking for a comfortable shoe. These feel amazing. I’d highly recommend. Great comfort and support.
  • I bought these as a replacement shoe to an old pair. I hike and walk a ton a week, these shoes never give me any issues and I never have shin splints anymore .
  • I have used these shoes for running for years. I have nothing but great things to say. Very lightweight, comfortable and my feet can breathe.
  • I have achilles tendon issues, wearing these shoes give me no issues. Most comfortable pair of shoes I’ve owned.
  • These are my go to’s when buying my daughter a gift. My daughter has foot issues and this shoe provides her the most comfort. She loves Saucony’s.
  • I’ve been a fan of the Saucony brand for over 15 years. I wouldn’t wear another brand, the 11’s are just so comfortable.
  • Having wide feet makes sometimes finding a good fitting shoe a little difficult but these are great.
  • I have a hard to find shoe size but I was able to find the right shoe with the Saucony Cohesion 11’s. They are very light and my feet are able to breath, which is a plus.
  • My go to brand. I have wide, flat feet and these shoes provide the most comfort for me when I’m exercising or dancing. I would highly recommend them.
Negative
  • Some customers said the shoe can run pretty narrow.
  • Some customers had to purchase a ½ size up than their regular shoe size.
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Outsole

Outsole

The new Saucony Cohesion 11 is not much different from the previous model regarding the outsole. Namely, it is made of a durable rubber material to ensure a long lasting effect. This outsole material acts as a sort of shield for the entire shoe, especially the midsole, protecting it from abrasions. The outsole also provides excellent traction that will hold up on wet surfaces as well. The forefoot area of the outsole features Flex Grooves, which besides enhancing the shoe’s flexibility, also help the runner grip onto the ground and provide a smooth and natural toe-off for easy transitions.
Midsole

Midsole

The Saucony Cohesion 11’s midsole contains a full-length foam unit for ample underfoot cushioning. The heel area features the Heel Grid System technology with extra padding for the heel, which is great at absorbing the shock of each footfall. It also contains a crisscross design that helps keep the heel in place during use. The comfort does not stop there, though. Saucony included its REACT2U memory foam all along the footbed, which is a lightweight foam material that molds to the shape of each individual’s feet, providing customized support to whatever area of the underfoot needs additional support. This model is an excellent choice for short distances or even everyday use, since it will provide adequate supportive cushioning.
Upper

Upper

The new model features a lightweight and very breathable mesh upper, which promotes free air circulation and helps regulate the temperature inside the shoe for a dry and cool ride without overheating. In addition, the mesh upper of this running shoe is interwoven with synthetic overlays, which help the shoe to keep its shape and they lock the foot down in a secure and snug position. Contributing to the stable position of the feet is the standard lacing system, which can adjust the upper to anyone’s foot shape and they will not untie mid-run, a characteristic runners appreciated. The tongue and collar feature enough padding to keep the feet nicely cushioned and stable throughout the running session and prevent the slipping of feet inside the shoe.
Weight

Weight

The Saucony Cohesion 11 weighs 9.6 ounces for the men’s size and 8.2 for the women’s and is considered a lightweight running shoe, excellent for those 5k-10k runs as well as everyday use. The reason for this light weight is that the cushioning is lighter in this version. However, it still provides enough support and stability to be a great running shoe while not weighing the runner down.
Breathability

Breathability

The open construction of the mesh upper on the new Saucony Cohesion 11 allows the air to circulate freely in and out of the shoe, leaving the feet dry and cool. This also helps with temperature regulation, so your feet will not get overheated and you don’t have to worry about hot spots either. The synthetic overlays provide a structured fit, yet do not take away from the breathability of this running shoe, which customers were satisfied with.
Comfort

Comfort

this is a very comfortable everyday running shoe that still provides enough stability and support. The Heel Grid System implemented in the heel area of the shoe provides ample cushioning for the heel and is an excellent shock absorber, making each footfall light and supported. The REACT2U foam stretches along the footbed and provides a customized cushioning effect that will accommodate any underfoot. The breathable and lightweight upper has excellent ventilation for a dry and comfortable ride. The toe box is also quite roomy, allowing for a natural toe splay. Customers liked the comfort level this running shoe provided them with for their daily runs as well as everyday use.
Style

Style

Being not much different from the previous model, the Cohesion 11 now includes more color schemes than its predecessor for both men and women. The silhouette of this running shoe is sleek and stylish as well, making it a great choice for runners who like a little style with their running gear and for casual wearers as well.
Durability

Durability

This new iteration is remarked by customers as more durable than its predecessor. This can be attributed to the durable rubber outsole, which is very abrasion resistant. The outsole also protects the rest of the shoe from wear and tear, especially the midsole. The upper on the Cohesion 11 is also praised for being more durable than on the previous version. This is thanks to the synthetic overlays, which give structure and support but do not take away from the breathability of the mesh. All in all, customers were left satisfied with the longevity of the shoe.
Protection

Protection

The shoe packs a good amount of protection for the runner. The durable rubber outsole ensures a long lifespan and provides excellent traction on both dry and wet surfaces. The midsole features the Heel Grid System, which gives supportive cushioning for the ball of the heel while absorbing the shock of landing, thus preventing injuries. The midsole also features the REACT2U footbed, which molds to each individual’s footshape, providing a customized cushioning support. Customers praised the new Cohesion 11’s upper for being very breathable and durable but also providing protection. Namely, the synthetic overlays combined with the traditional lacing system and padded collar/tongue provide a very supported and stable ride without the risk of the feet moving around or slipping inside the shoe.
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

When it comes to responsiveness, runners were satisfied with the amount the new Saucony Cohesion 11 provided in contrast to the previous version. This is mostly thanks to the REACT2U footbed, which molds to any underfoot shape and provides a responsive and supportive cushioning effect for the user.
Support

Support

The new Saucony Cohesion 11 features a good amount of support, thanks to its design and materials. Starting with the Heel Grid System in the heel area of the midsole, it provides a supportive cushioning and helps protect the ball of the heel from the shock of impact. The REACT2U footbed also adds to the overall support of the underfoot by molding to your foot shape and delivering a customized support. The upper is now more durable and structured, thanks to the synthetic overlays present. Together with the lacing system and padded collar/tongue, it provides a snug fit that will keep the feet in place for the whole duration of the run.
Terrain

Terrain

As a neutral daily running shoe, the Saucony Cohesion 11 is meant to be used indoors, like gyms or on roads and pavements. They are an excellent choice for short distance running or just walking as well.
Price

Price

Customers were pleasantly surprised with the price tag on the new iteration of the Cohesion series. This neutral daily running shoe that has sufficient support, stability and is lightweight comes for a very affordable price. Considering all its good qualities and performance, it is a bargain.
Traction

Traction

The durable rubber outsole of the Saucony Cohesion 11 has excellent traction, even better than the previous versions, according to customers. Thanks to the Flex Grooves present in the forefoot area, it has an even better grip on the ground, be it dry or wet. However, runners should have in mind that this running shoe performs best on flat surfaces as it is not meant for trail running.
Flexibility

Flexibility

The Saucony Cohesion 11 provides a good amount of flexibility thanks to the Flex Grooves present in the forefoot area of the outsole, which deliver a smooth toe-off since they allow for the natural bending of the toes. The upper also contributes to the flexibility of this running shoe by giving a snug fit and moving with the natural movement of the feet.
Stability

Stability

The stability of this running shoe comes from its outsole and upper respectively. The outsole has an excellent grip and traction on the ground and performs well on both dry and wet surfaces. The upper’s construction of mesh and synthetic overlays creates a snug and structured fit, which in turn provide a stable environment for the feet.
Drop

Drop

The 12 mm drop on the Saucony Cohesion 11 is higher than the standard 10mm drop, due to the Heel Grid System and the enhanced cushioning, which take away from the responsiveness of this running shoe but provide a well-padded and supported running experience.
Key Features

Key Features

  • Durable rubber outsole for a long lasting and stable effect

  • Flex Grooves in the forefoot area for enhanced grip and flexibility

  • Heel Grid System

  • REACT2U footbed for customized cushioning and support

  • Breathable and lightweight mesh upper with synthetic overlays for structure

  • Padded tongue and collar

  • Standard lacing system

  • 12mm drop
  • Bottom Line

    Bottom Line

    The newest iteration of the Cohesion line is a great neutral daily running shoe for those who just started getting into running or even experienced runners who want a good quality running shoe for those low-mileage runs. The outsole is made of a durable rubber material with excellent traction, on dry and wet surfaces alike. Saucony included Flex Grooves into the forefoot area of the outsole for even better grip and enhanced flexibility for toe-offs. The midsole features the Heel Grid System, a supportive cushioning in the heel area, which is a great shock absorbent and provides stable padding for the ball of the foot.

    There is also the REACT2U foam footbed for a customized cushioning, which molds to any underfoot shape, thus providing even more support and stability for the underfoot. However, since it is not a stability-leaning running shoe, it cannot correct over or underpronation. The upper is made out of a lightweight and breathable mesh material with synthetic overlays for a structured upper. The laces are standard style laces and the tongue and collar feature some padding for the ankles.

    Runners were mostly satisfied with the performance of the Saucony Cohesion 11, however, they noticed a lack of responsiveness, which can be attributed to the higher drop and enhanced cushioning. The price tag and color combinations were a crowd favorite. To sum up, the new version of the Cohesion line is a great quality and performance daily running shoe with excellent durability for those who want to conquer short distance running.