Saucony Zealot ISO 3

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Round 3 of the Zealot ISO is perhaps its most versatile incarnation yet. The ISOfit system in the saddle has been sandwiched between the inner and outer layers of mesh to secure the mid-foot, while allowing the shoe to flex well and still support the foot. The linings are smooth and the ankle collar foam conforms to the foot with a luxe feel. The embossed molding of the heel counter provides some firmness without restricting the motion. The midsole continues with the full-length Everun topsole, but the new midsole foam is resilient and cushy without mushing out. The outersole sports a zigzag pattern of blown rubber in the forefoot and a perimeter of tougher carbon rubber in the heel. The zigzags have great flexion, and the shape is perfect for both firm and loose surfaces. The medial side is toughened foam from the heel up to the forward end of the arch, contributing to the cushy feel without compromising the grip or durability. The fit, ride, and performance earned the Zealot ISO 3 our award for Best Renovation. 

Testers: ”The fit was good, seemed to form to my foot. Lighter than they look, actually quite light, well cushioned and they breathe well.” 

Price: $130

Sizes: Men 7–13,14,15; Women 5–12

Weight: Men 9.8 oz. (size 11); Women 7.8 oz. (size 8)

Shape: semi-curved

Construction: Strobel slip-lasted, Everun topsole

Geometry: full contact