After The Revolution: Fall 2012 Running Shoe Review

Saucony Omni 11, $120

10.8 oz.; 9.1 oz.

Fit: In a word, luxurious. The heel and midfoot are reliably tight, while the forefoot is comfortably snug. The high-volume interior is soft and cozy, with a pillowy tongue and collar to seal the deal.

Feel: This version of the Omni got considerably lighter, flatter and more agile but there’s still a lot of shoe underfoot. While the heel is moderately soft, the forefoot is decidedly fluffy. It has a moderate heel-toe drop (8mm) but the forefoot is still rather high off the ground, something our testers thought inhibited the proprioceptive connection between the foot and the ground.

Ride: Although it’s still a big shoe, the revisions give it a cushioned, supportive ride. Our testers found this shoe to be a tad heavy and inflexible compared to other shoes in this category, but the decidedly flat bottom helped maintain a consistent, sturdy ride and kept it from feeling overly clunky.

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