SAUCONY ENDORPHIN SHIFT 2: MAXIMALIST SHOES. 200 KM TEST
SAUCONY ENDORPHIN SHIFT 2: LONG TRAINING SHOES. 200 KM TEST. Our RUNNING SHOES section shows us today the test after 200 kilometers of filming of the shoe with more cushioning and maximalist of the new updated range for this year of the Saucony Endorphin saga.
Saucony has launched this summer the new SAUCONY ENDORPHIN SERIES 2021 as a step forward for the brand. The Saucony Endorphin SHIFT 2 is the shoe, of the three asphalt ones, ideal for our daily training, especially intended for neutral runners.
SAUCONY ENDORPHIN SHIFT 2
The Saucony Endorphin Shift 2 is one of the three asphalt shoes that make up the Endorphin saga, in addition to the Shift 2, the Saucony Endorphin Pro 2 and the Saucony Endorphin Speed 2 are also being tested by other #patroncarrerasdemontana.
The Saucony Endorphin SHIFT 2 is the shoe, from the Endorphin range, ideal for our daily workouts, especially intended for neutral runners. Before starting with the in-depth test that we have carried out, we review the technical sheet of this shoe of the North American brand Saucony.
SAUCONY ENDORPHIN SHIFT 2: DATA SHEET
- Price 150€
- Weight: Male 295 gr | Female 261 gr
- Cushioning: PWRRUN together with SPEEDROL technology.
- Upper: Engineered Mesh
- Drop: 4 mm (38 mm / 34 mm)
- Category: Structured damping
- Colors: 4 in male version and 4 in female version. See below, the first row shows the women version and the second the men.
SAUCONY ENDORPHIN SHIFT 2:
200 KM TEST BY IVÁN VILA
During this last month and a half we have had the opportunity to try the Saucony Endorphin Shift 2 which, as we have already mentioned, is the most rolling shoe in the range, so it is the one that best suits my way of running, since I am not a runner of very fast rhythms but rather a roller.
The vast majority of the kilometers we have done have been by asphalt, the natural terrain of this shoe and where we can get the most out, in any case, we have also made some exit by trails and mountain tracks easy, corrible, without technical difficulties to compare sensations and reactions in different terrains.
The training we have done with the Saucony Endorphin Shift 2 has been quite varied, from short starts at slow paces but also others at fast paces, longer departures (the maximum we have done with them have been about 25 kilometers approximately) and some exits also by mountain with a moderate slope but without being excessively technical terrain.
From the first outings it was already seen that we would get along quite well, no discomfort or chafing in the feet, so we can say with absolute emphaticness that they are quite comfortable shoes to run kilometers and kilometers without any discomfort (at least we have not had any).
The PWRRUN cushioning is correct, the truth is that it is a shoe with good cushioning but I have noticed that it is firmer, not as “soft” or cushioned as other compounds such as Fresh foam X from New Balance or Ultra boost from Adidas for example, which you notice more padded sensation than the Shift 2 does not have.
The Saucony Endorphin Shift 2 is a shoe that gives you good protection and structure during your outings, thanks largely to the TPU reinforcement that incorporates the shoe in the heel part. Runners with enough weight will appreciate it and will be the most benefited from this protection that reinforces the heel area of the shoe.
One of the great differences of this version with respect to the previous one focuses on the upper part of the shoe in which we have to say that it stands out for a very good breathability, it is also true that we have carried out the test during the autumn months with what the heat has not been as accentuated as it is in summer. Also note the great fit of the foot inside the shoe that does not give any kind of problem, on the contrary, it fits perfectly.
One of the most positive aspects, along with the great comfort you have when running with them, is the reactivity of the shoe that gives you the SPEEDROLL technology, if with respect to the cushioning we expected a little more, with the reactivity we have noticed that it gives you a plus of speed in the longer exits.
After 200 kilometers and, some of them made by tracks and trails, the sole of the shoe is still perfectly preserved and is that, as we have already said, it is a shoe for long distances and with which we can travel many kilometers, so the sole, for the moment, is perfectly preserved. The rubber reinforcements on the exteriors is a great success to extend the life of the sole.
SAUCONY ENDORPHIN SHIFT 2. CONCLUSIONS.
The Saucony Endorphin Shift 2 is the most rolling shoe of the three asphalt shoes that make up the Endorphin series, obviously, it is the heaviest and most structured shoe, designed especially for our daily training and long distances in which we can run without any problem.
We expected a little more cushioning of the shoe, it is rather a firm cushioning, but this does not prevent us from running long distances because they are quite comfortable shoes, in addition, thanks to the SPEEDROLL technology it gives us a plus of reactivity to make the most of each stride.
They are purely asphalt shoes, the sole holds without problems on tracks and trails, but the truth is that it loses much of grip and reactivity, which works so well on asphalt that, during the outings through the mountain we have seen that they did not work as well.
The runner with a medium – high weight, who prioritize comfort and stability at fast paces will be the ideal profiles to get the most out of this shoe from the North American brand Saucony.
SAUCONY ENDORPHIN SERIES 2021
Saucony has launched this summer the new SAUCONY ENDORPHIN SERIES 2021 as a step forward for the brand. The range consists of four shoes, three asphalters and a mountaineer. The latter is the SAUCONY ENDORPHIN TRAIL that we already presented on the web a few days ago.
Let’s go now with her three sisters for asphalt and track running: They are the Saucony Endorphin Pro 2 for greater speed; the t-training shoe and long runs Saucony Endorphin Speed 2 and finally the stability version for pronators, the Saucony Endorphin Shift 2. The collection is already on sale in specialized running stores selected worldwide and in the online store Saucony.com.
SAUCONY ENDORPHIN SERIES 2021: THE COMMON BASE.
SPEEDROLL GEOMETRY, PWRRUN CUSHIONING AND ADJUSTMENT.
Three are the common pillars to the new 2021 collection
- Speedroll technology: It maintains and refines the speedroll technology characteristic of the brand. A geometry in rocker (“rocker”) that we have already seen triumph with other brands. Here it combines in each model different foam, carbon plate, height to the ground and shape of the midsole. It seeks to amplify or facilitate cadence in each stride.
- New Formfit setting: A better tuned fit is now sought, to minimize slippage but maintaining that comfort brand of the house at all times
- PwrRun Cushioning: Development owned by Saucony, which boasts of using different ultralight foams, improved this 2021 to adapt to each model. From the ultra-light and elastic PWRRUNPB super foam to the soft and sensitive PWRRUN.
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