Saucony Cohesion 8

Pros

  • Cohesion 8 is offered at an affordable price.
  • It has good breathability.
  • The outsole of the shoe has a great traction and grip with strong durability and protection.
  • It gives stable support to under-pronators.
  • It has nice cushioning properties and shock absorption features.
  • Its soft and smooth interior lining keeps the shoe from causing irritation and chafing.
  • They are reported to be true to its size.
  • It possesses a strong fit to its runners, whichever the gender may be.

Cons

  • The toe box is somewhere narrower and with no wide sizes.
  • It has poor durability in the heel area of the midsole.
  • Its muted colours are not at all appealing and liked by many reviewers.
  • Some reviewers reported that the durability is not upto the mark as claimed by Saucony.

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The 8th generation of Cohesion series of shoes by Saucony was released in the year 2015. They were constructed for both men and women for delivering a cushioned ride to neutral runners as well as under-pronators.

 

This saucony cohesion shoe possesses a breathable mesh and synthetic upper in which the external heel contrary works for stabilizing the heel.

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Reflective hits have been added in the shoe for increasing the visibility of the shoe in low light conditions.

 

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

 

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 overlays are made with matte finish to provide more stylish appearance. Also, reflective materials have been added to provide clear visibility in low light areas.

 

Its lace-up patterns also gives a perfect fitting to the shoes. The shoe carries an external heel counter that sustain and balance the heel and toe-box that provides durability and protection to the front protection of the shoe.

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The toe-box is slightly narrower than its previous models, but is average-sized.

The outsole of the saucony cohesion shoe is created with an XT-600 rubber which is really high in durability and provides a tenacious grip on high scuffed and scratched surfaces without breaking off or wearing down.

 

A triangular shaped humped has been added in the outsole to provide better traction on roads that leads to ultimate stability.

 

Two layers of foam have been used to made midsole of Cohesion 8. The underlying layer is light-weighted with IMEVA (Injection Molded Ethylene Vinyl Acetate) foam that is engaged in giving cushioning for landings and responsiveness.

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. The 12 mm drop promotes the forward strength and energy.

 

This saucony cohesion 8 shoe offers great protection to the foot with its thick outsoles against blister formation of chafing issues while running. The breathable mesh and the interior area protect the foot against heat and the upper protects itself from cold and windy weather conditions.

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The protective and secured fitting of the shoe protects the heel counter against slipping and rolling on the grounds.

The weight of the men and women shoe is 10.4 oz. and 9 oz. respectively. The heaviest component in the shoe is its outsole, which delivers a strong durability, protection and traction.Thus making it one of the best running shoes both for women and men.

Design Feature

Design

The design of the shoe has a classic look with Saucony features. The open meshed covers most of the shoe with synthetic overlays for structure and support.

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For a more stylish appearance, the overlays are made with a matte finish. Some reflective materials are also added for clear visibility from the shoe in low light areas.

 

The shoe is available in Grey/Black/Yellow for men and Grey/Pink/Citron or Grey/Black/Coral for women.

Stability Feature

Heel to Toe Transition

Saucony Cohesion 8 shoe has a standard drop with 12 mm. The heel height is 29 mm and the forefoot area height is 17 mm. This level of drop transitions gives heel strikes and promotes forward propulsion.

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The extra-padding in the heel area also takes pressure off and gives smooth heel-to-toe transitions.

Fittings Feature

Stability

The Cohesion 8 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 XT-600 rubber is really high in durability which has been equipped in the outer areas of the shoes.

 

It is really helpful in providing a strong gripping on high-scuffed and scratched surfaces without breaking off or wearing down.

Package Feature

FITTING & COMFORTABILITY

Saucony Cohesion 8 has true sizing components most of the times in both length and width.

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For standard foot measurements, it comes with a variety of size available from 5.5 to 12 for women and sizes from 7 to 13 for men runners.

 

It has width that hold medium to wide fitting which gives a satisfactory performance.

Cushioning Feature

MATERIAL PACKAGE

The outsole of the shoe is made with an XT-600 rubber which has strong durability. It is really helpful in providing a strong grip on high-scuffed and scratched surfaces without breaking off or wearing down.

 

The midsole of Cohesion 8 are made up of 2 layers of foam. The underlying layer is light-weighted with IMEVA (Injection Moulded Ethylene Vinyl Acetate) foam that is engaged in giving cushioning for landings and responsiveness.

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Also the dominant layer has a removable foam insole that can be changed if the wearer wants. It could probably be replaced with a medical orthotic or a gel insole.

Grip Features

CUSHIONING

The upper is created with an open mesh for breathability with stitched-on synthetic technology overlays for support and structure. 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. The midsole of Cohesion 8 have light-weighted IMEVA (Injection Molded Ethylene Vinyl Acetate) foam that is engaged in giving cushioning for landings and responsiveness.

Grip Features

TRACTION/GRIP

The specially designed rubber added in the fore-sections of the shoe adds in the gripping of the shoe on grounds.

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The XT 600 rubber is found really helpful in providing a strong gripping on high-scraped and abrasive surfaces without breaking off or wearing down. It has some triangular shaped hump that provides traction on roads and helps in achieving stability.

 

The flex grooves is incorporated to increase the flexibility of the shoe that makes the shoe easier to act. The outsole is really thicker to protect the foot to feel objects on the ground that comes by the way of the runner.

Weight Features

WEIGHT

The weight of the shoe for men is 10.4 oz. and for women’s pair is 9 oz. It is slightly higher than other running shoes but is a strong lightweight shoe being a well-cushioned one.

 

The heaviest component in the shoe is its outsole, which delivers a strong durability, protection and traction.Thus making it one of the best running shoes.

Stability Features

VERDICT

Saucony Cohesion 8 is basically a very comfortable running shoe for neutral and under-pronators that delivers a right amount of cushioning and support. It offers great cushioning and support with some super shock attenuation properties.

 

The special quality the shoe carries is its inexpensive price and lot of people gets attracted due to the features offering by Saucony in its Cohesion 8 at such an affordable price.

 

If you are an indifferent and neutral runner or an under-pronator searching for a cushioned enriched riding for daily off-trail runs or exercising sessions, then the shoe is worth buying for them.

Saucony Cohesion 8 is an inactive and bystanding trail running shoe. They are built specially for both men and women to deliver a cushioned and comfortable ride to neutral runners as well as under-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.