The Nomad TR is the first new trail running shoe from Saucony since the introduction of the Peregrine four seasons ago. The Nomad offers several features that differentiate it from its off-road siblings and add value to Saucony’s trail line. The upper is closed mesh with no-sew overlays, Pro-Lock secures the midfoot, and a D-ring at the bottom of the laces facilitates the use of gaiters.
The midsole features 4-millimeter geometry and a low-profile setup of Power Grid foam for responsive cushioning and good flexibility. The outersole employs a newly designed tread of elongated diamond-shaped lugs that flex laterally to conform to the trail. The flat bottom adds stability to the foot plant, and the tack of the rubber offers additional grip. The Nomad TR successfully fills the gap in Saucony’s RAW collection, and its versatile traction, adaptable fit, and good protection earned it our award for Best Trail Shoe for Winter 2015–16.
Testers: “Roomy fit, but without feeling sloppy. Traction is subtle but effective, with a smooth feel on trail and road. I was im- pressed by both the fit and the performance.”
Sizes: Men 7–13,14; Women 5–11,12
Weight: 11.2 oz. (men’s 11); 8.9 oz. (women’s 8)
Construction: Strobel slip-lasted, EVA Strobel board
Recommended for: medium- to high-arched feet with neutral biomechanics to mild pronation