Saucony Omni 14

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Pros

 

  • The light-weighted construction is admirable.
  • It provides enough cushioning for long distance running.
  • It gives stable support to pronators.
  • It has nice cushioning properties and shock absorption features.
  • The outsole is reliable and delivers stable traction and grip.
  • It gives nice visibility on low light conditions.
  • They have a great ground contact.
  • The Powergrid unit in the midsole has strong shock absorption properties.

 

Cons

 

  • The toe box is somewhere narrower as found by some users.
  • This model of Hurricane is heavier in weight than the previous ones.
  • The color options are less.
  • The upper unit is not comfortable as expected.
  • The bulky look is not apparelling and the flexibility is also not satisfying.

 

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Saucony Men’s Omni 14 is essentially a long distance run and training shoe. Omni series of shoes created by Saucony was released in the month of June 2015.

 

They are designed only for women for delivering a durable combination of protection and support. The shoe is a perfect choice in respect with the weight; Men’s Omni 14 is 10.9 oz. for a men size of 9. It is available in narrower, medium and wide widths.

 

The heaviest component in the shoe is its outsole, which delivers a strong durability, protection and traction. Dealing with pronation gives a sufficient amount of stability to the runner.

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An elegant and deluxe collar is attached along with a collar. Its breathable fabric lining gives a great feeling after wearing the shoe.

 

The shoe has a fully decoupled SRC Crash pad that provides smoother transitions and a better arch support to the shoes. The redesigned upper of the shoe has some incorporated signature technologies by Saucony.

 

It also has enabled Arch-lock and a support frame that works for delivering a proper fitting to the shoes. The upper of the shoe is offered with more comfort because it has introduced breathable mesh materials with some added overlays on the main areas of the shoe.

 

The upper is created with a synthetic mesh for breathability and adding an overall look of the shoe.

 

The upper is the most visible part of the shoe that is designed with a variety of colors and materials adding to its appealing and attractive look.

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The moisture absorbing HydraMAX collar lining will keep your foot dry and cool most of the times. The synthetic mesh is designed in such a way that it acts as a well-ventilated shoe that let the air to easily pass through the shoes.

 

The interior lining of the shoe is soft and have enough breathability properties that prevent irritation and chafing issues within the foot. It also has and elegant tongue and an enough padded collar. It laces also gives a perfect fitting to the shoes.

 

The saucony omni 14 also has an outer heel counter that sustain and balance the heel and toe-box that provides durability and protection to the front protection of the shoe. The toe-box is slightly narrower than its previous models, but is average-sized.

 

The outsole of the shoe is created with a mixture of compounds created by Saucony in its latest models for both the toe region and the heel counters. It includes carbon compound with great durability properties and is combined with the IBR+ that is a rubber compound having 33% lighter in weight than its other rubber components. The zigzag shape of the outsole of the shoe induces the distribution of impacts released by the foot.

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The midsole of Men’s Omni 14 contain a “Powergrid” for extra protection to the foot of the wearer. This specialized Powergrid technology used by Saucony helps in shock absorption and makes your feet all time active and ready for performance.

 

This technology used in the shoe provides 20% shock attenuation properties than other models of Saucony.

 

The standard drop transition or say heel-to-toe drop is 6.7 mm for pair of Men’s Omni 14. This level of drop transitions is very low. The protective and secured fitting of the shoe protects the heel counter against slipping and rolling on the grounds.  

 

The light-weight contributes to the comfortable long-distance runs. It has an 8 mm offset that means that the difference between heel and the forefoot is 8 mm.

Design Feature

Design

Men’s Omni 14 has a hasty and sporty appearance. The open meshed covers most of the shoe with synthetic coats for structuring and support. For a more stylish look, the coats are structured with a matte finish and appearance.

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Some reflective materials are also added for clear visibility from the shoe in low light areas. The zigzag structuring of the outer sole of the shoe indicates the distribution of impacts thrown by the foot.

Stability Feature

Heel to Toe Transition

The heel drop transition is around 8 millimetres for a pair of Men’s Omni 14. This level of drop transitions is very low with a moderate heel height with 26 millimetres and a soft heel cushioning unit inside the shoe interior.

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Fittings Feature

Stability

The Men’s Omni 14 has enough amount of stability for neutral runners and under-pronators. It slightly becomes less for over pronation runners because they require more control and stability.

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The outer sole of the shoe is made with an XT-600 rubber which is really high in durability. It is really helpful in providing a strong gripping on highly scrappy surfaces without breaking off or wearing down. It has some triangular shaped hump that provides traction on roads and helps in achieving stability.

Package Feature

FITTING & COMFORTABILITY

The use of Sauc-Fit technology helps in achieving a stable ride with the midfoot properly locked at its place. It has width that hold medium to wide fitting which gives a satisfactory performance.

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Saucony Men’s Omni 14 runs true to its size most of the times in both length and width. There is great fitting in the toe box and the heel area while its midfoot area is enough wide to provide a comfort feeling.

Cushioning Feature

MATERIAL PACKAGE

The upper section of the shoe is formed with synthetic network overlays for breathability and to enhance the overall exterior appearance of the shoe. This resulted in establishing a SpeedBoard called full-length EVA foam designing in the midsole. Their arch support carries a solid connection from Midfoot area to the upper portion.

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Special flex grooves are added to the arch, heel and the forefoot area that provides additional flexibility and potential rigidity to its thick padding and fillers.

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Grip Features

CUSHIONING

They are a power pack performer having contribution from the suede leather and the meshed toils along with its gusseted tongue that intentionally resists any form of debris to enter and is formulated from closed-cell foam for strong cushioned fitting.

 

The top section roughed rubber prepared outsole adds endurance, and filled foam sockliner provides soft comfort to the base of the shoe which also introduces an indigo version with some metallic flashes.

 

The moisture retaining HydraMAX collar strings keeps the foot healthier, dry and cooler most of the times.

Grip Features

TRACTION/GRIP

A TC5+ outsole used in the shoe has a 5 inch heel drop in order to increase the grip and traction. M Select DRY Waterproof seal helps in water detainment from entering the interior base and lets the moisture evaporate from it for giving lasting dryness.

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The cluster of the rubber material on a range of grounds and pavements is highly strong ranging from muddy to roughed ones. The midsole also provide some arch support for neutral runners as well as 2 mm of foam support for under-pronators.

 

These are also equipped with a Heel Grid system to cushion and stabilize landings, shock absorption and smooth transitions.

Weight Features

WEIGHT

The weight of Men’s Omni 14 is 264 grams which is slightly higher than other running shoes but is a strong lightweight and a well-cushioned one.

 

The bulkiest component in the shoe is its outer sole sections, which gives a strong durability, protection and traction on varieties of grounds and terrains.

Stability Features

VERDICT

Saucony Men’s Omni 14 is designed for both men and women for delivering a fierce mixture of protection and dependency. The shoe is a perfect choice for dealing with pronation giving a sufficient amount of stability to the runner.

 

They are enough cushioned for providing a long-distance runs with extreme comfort and ease. All-together it is a lightweight running shoe that gives a perfect combination of support, stability and durability.

 

Saucony Men’s Omni 14 is a running shoe which is highly cushioned and responsive. They are built specially for both men and women to deliver a cushioned and comfortable ride to neutral runners as well as pronators.

 

It has some engineered material used which gives a Saucony trademark fitting, smoothness and comfort during training and running. It advanced-technologies maximizes the performance for any specific activity you perform while wearing the shoe.

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