The Xodus has been the flagship of Saucony’s trail line, and has just received a complete overhaul to highlight its new approach to the category. The upper is a closed, engineered mesh with no-sew overlays, and now uses the ISO fit system long seen on Saucony’s high-end road models.
A TPU heel counter adds protection and anchors the full rand, with a bit of forefoot support from the midsole sidewall. A no-sew toe bumper called Toe Shell, shapes and protects the toe, raising the upper material over the toes for a bit of extra volume. The midsole features EverRun foam that enhances the cushioning here just as it has across its entire running line. The newly designed outersole is a herringbone-shaped tread, angled to best handle the trail. The full-contact bottom adds effective stability to go along with the grip. The Xodus ISO is a full-featured trail SUV, with traction, good protection, and an adaptable fit.
Testers: “Built like a tank, but not clunky. Plenty of toe room, but secure in the midfoot. The tread has a great grip on the trail, but is also smooth on the road. This one is a keeper.”
Sizes: Men 7–13,14; Women 5–11,12
Weight: 11.9 oz. (men’s size 11); 9.2 oz. (women’s size 8)
Construction: Stobel slip-lasted, TPU Strobel board
Recommended for: medium- to high-arched feet with neutral biomechanics to mild pronation