The Guide is Saucony's most versatile shoe because of fit, stability, and cushioning. Round 7 represents the most effort toward dialing in all aspects. The upper has a similar open mesh and traditional overlays, efficiently securing the foot over the sole. The midsole has been significantly retooled, keeping the 8 millimeter geometry, the segmentation and molding are placed to optimize the touchdown and transition.
A full length PowerGrid layer, to manage the kinetic energy, sits between the midsole and the strobel board. The outersole continues with XT-900 carbon rubber and iBR blown rubber in the forefoot, now the flex grooves follow the contours of the sole for better segmentation. The key to the Guide 7 is performance for feet in need of a balance of cushioning and stability.
Testers: "Snug fit, but flexes well with my feet. Healthy chunk of foam underfoot, plenty of cushion and keeps things lined up."
Sizes: Men: 7–13,14,15,16; Women: 5–12
Weight: 10.9 oz. (men’s size 11); 9.0 oz. (women’s size 8)
Construction: Strobel slip lasted, EVA Strobel board
Recommended for: medium to high-arched feet with mild to moderate overpronation