I have been reviewing Saucony Hurricane since version 9. But Hurricane 12 was my least favorite version, which is why I never reviewed or recommended it. Hurricane 13, however, has restored my faith in this model and surpasses all prior versions with respect to fit, stability and comfort. Structured yet lightweight, Hurricane 13 has a thick, cushioned forefoot and firm EVA medial midsole providing support for even the most excessive pronators.
If you haven’t tried Saucony ProGrid Hurricane 13 yet, you may be missing out on one of this season’s best running shoes. Here’s my video review. My previous Hurricane posts follow the video.
You’re gonna be disappointed in the 14. Unfortunately, Saucony has taken this shoe from a high stability trainer to very minimal stability. They seem to have embraced the minimalist running trend and are incorporating that philosophy into shoes for people with very specific support needs. At least the Omni is still stable…
This looks like a super stiff shoe with a brick like feel. Shouldn’t this be classed as a motion control shoe?
Saucony refers to it as “cushioned stability”, but you are correct, it could also be categorized as motion control. Fortunately, for those needing this level of support, it doesn’t feel like a brick, but rather, feels fitted, lightweight and comfortable.
Is the 13 good for runners with a neutral gait or slight pronation?
Hurricane 13 is a very structured shoe and is probably too much shoe for runners with a neutral gait or only slight pronation. Other, similar fitting shoes with less pronation control include, Brooks Ravenna 2, Asics Gel Nimbus 13 and Adidas Supernova Sequence. You can also check with your local running shoe store and directly compare Hurricane 13 to other less supportive shoes.