Saucony Echelon 8

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Editor’s Conclusion
The Saucony Echelon 8 embodies power, strategy, support, and overall enhancing technologies to give you the ride that will urge you to push your running to new limits.

Let's take a deeper look at the Echelon 8 to see if they do it for you.

If you're looking for road running shoes that possess the wow factor, then Saucony might just be the brand for you.

Editor's Pros & Cons


TRI-FLEX outsole

Orthotic-friendly sockliner


Only for running on roads/pavement (the shoe sole will come apart easily on any other terrain)

Key Features


If you have ever run in a pair of shoes that weren't comfortable, you will understand the importance of comfort. Saucony has a reputation for making insanely comfortable shoes, they are the perfect brand for both flat-footed runners and runners who use orthotics.

These runners benefit from PWRRUN foam for that touch of softness, FORM FIT for that hug-like feel and a more personalized fit, and an Orthotic-friendly sockliner for that plush step-in comfort.

Whether you are taking a gentle stroll or going for an easier road run, the Echelon 8 will most certainly provide you with the comfort you desire when you're pounding the pavement.


Any road running shoe needs to have a great outsole. The Saucony Echelon 8 has a good outsole.

The foundation platform provides a great wide base for stability and comfort and the TRI-FLEX outsole is the optimal choice for flexibility.

The outsole of this is shoe is perfect for the pavement/road.


The Saucony Echelon 8 is designed with mesh uppers, perfect for allowing breathability and airflow to the foot.

The toe box is spacious, allowing the foot the splay and breathe without feeling trapped and uncomfortable.


They are at the higher end of the scale for running shoes but given the Saucony brand's reputation for crafting exceptional running shoes, I'd say they are worth the money.

The quality craftsmanship used on the Echelon 8 gives them that edge you need to go further and for longer periods than your average running shoe.

Designed with quality, expertise, and experience, this model is going to be a running partner as well as a running shoe.

Comparison to Similar Road Runners

Newton Running Distance 10 - these runners boast a level platform design, high-rebound EVA midsole, breathable non-friction lining, and a padded collar and tongue. Price-wise, they are slightly more than the the Echelon 8.

HOKA One One Rocket X - The One One Rocket X is a really swanky running shoe. The design is true to HOKA style, bold and unique. They offer a plush 5mm drop, rubberized foam outsole, strategically-placed carbon fiber plate, and early-stage meta-rocker for a smooth up-tempo ride. They are well worth a look but be prepared, they are pricey.


I'm a big advocate of Saucony shoes. They're are comfortable, cushioned, and perfect for running.

The FORMFIT is a really great feature that will give your feet the hug they deserve while putting you through your paces; the TRI-FLEX outsole is a great platform for your feet to run on as it is flexible and will allow you to move across the terrain freely; the security your heel gets from the 3D support frame is also perfect for trail shoes. The 8mm offset also promises a nice transition from heel to toe while you strike the ground.

They embody all the technologies that offer advantages and enhancements to your performance.