Test: Saucony Xodus Ultra
A softer and more versatile Xodus
After ten versions, Saucony presents the Ultra version of the classic Xodus, a shoe dedicated to mountain ultramarathons. Compared to the Xodus 10, this version reworks the entire choice of materials, while maintaining the original volumes of the previous model intact. Overall, the shoe is softer: the new PWRRUN PB midsole is much more cushioned and made more flexible by the new tread, divided into three parts and designed with a thinner and more homogeneous lugs than before and which make it more versatile and also suitable for softer grounds. It maintains the thin rockplate under the forefoot, which protects from stones and stabilizes the support. The upper also maintains the original padded and enveloping fit, while revisiting the materials and finding a more modern engineering mesh. The heel is less structured than before: it has been removed the external plastic shell of the previous model and lightened the weight of the shoe. Instead, the tongue and lacing have been completely redesigned, they wrap the foot on the upper part, increasing the feeling of stability. We liked it above all on technical terrain, but it is also ideal on short stretches of asphalt. Being a fairly structured shoe we do not recommend it to runners who are too light-weighted, but it’s perfect to those people looking for a reliable and versatile shoe.
We Like: Its softness in torsion and its versatility
Uso: Trail running
Midsole: PWRRUN PB + PWRRUN
Upper: Engineering Mesh
Price: € 165,00