Three Olympic cycles have passed since Saucony introduced the Showdown. Version number 4 steps right in with updated improvements in fit and performance. The upper is a multilayered design, from the inside out. A gusseted tongue of soft breathable stretch mesh against the foot, and smooth heel linings to secure the fit.
ISO-Fit straps extend from the inner layer of the synthetic leather upper, snugging the foot over the spikeplate. The outer layer of the upper is anti-stretch, supported by welded FlexFilm whose top edge zig-zags to support the ISO-Fit system. There is no midsole to speak of, the spike plate attaches directly to the upper with a fiber board smoothing the layer beneath the innersole. The spike plate is Saucony’s proven Pebax® nylon setup, 10 spike wells up front with a sharkskin pattern in the heel to make sure that traction is not a problem, and stiff enough for the power transfer to allow top speeds for all sprints.
Sizes: Men 4–13,14,15; Women 5–12
Weight: 8.4 oz. (w/spikes, men’s 11), 6.4 oz. (w/ spikes, women’s 8)
Spikes: replaceable; 10
Upper: mesh tongue and heel lining, synthetic leather, welded synthetic overlays
Innersole: sheet EVA
Outersole: Pebax spikeplate, sharkskin textured heel
Recommended for: 100-400 meters, on synthetic surfaces