Mens Saucony PowerGrid Cortana Running Shoe

Men's Saucony Powergrid Cortana

Item #SCN980
MSRP:$144.95
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Men's SAUCONY® POWERGRID™ CORTANA :: Experience the joy of barefoot running... without going full "commando-style" just yet. Enjoy the minimalist design and cushioning of the men's Saucony® PowerGrid™ Cortana. Run fast and free in these lightweight and plush shoes that represent the perfect juxtaposition of responsiveness and comfort. Your feet will grab the road with comfort, thanks to a mere 4mm heel-to-toe offset and an injection-molded midsole with all of the plush cushioning of PowerGrid™ technology. Experience versatile running in these shoes designed for both daily training and high mileage; it's no wonder that the PowerGrid™ Cortana boasts so many awards. 10.1 ounces

Category Type:

NEUTRAL [?]
If you have high arches and need minimal support, Neutral shoes are right for you. Your feet will guide themselves more naturally through each step for your perfect running gait. When choosing running shoes, find your perfect fit using this chart. Category types are based on factors like arch height, running habits and body frame.

Features & Benefits:

  • Feel secure and supported with the Sauc-Fit system; it locks your midfoot onto the platform while cradling your heels in snug comfort
  • Say goodbye to odor with the plush Comfortride sockliners; they're anti-microbial and breathable
  • Stay dry and cool with HydraMax collar linings that wick away moisture and add another layer of comfort
  • Experience a smooth transition with each step with the SRC - that's "Super Rebound Cushioning" - impact zone that attenuates impact shock
  • Protect your feet at heel impact with the isolating, cushioning impact interface at the heel
  • Enjoy the superior responsiveness and cushioning of the PowerGrid™ Powerfoam injected midsoles
  • Stay steady on your feet with super gripping, traction-enhancing IBR+ and XT-900™ outsoles
Product SCN980 Review

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Mens Saucony PowerGrid Cortana Running Shoe
 
4.8

(based on 12 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Breathable (8)
  • Comfortable (8)
  • Cushions impact (8)
  • Lightweight (8)
  • Fast (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road running (9)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        75% 

        (9 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        100% 

        (12 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Arch Type:
      • Average arch (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (7), Casual/ recreational (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (11)

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great shoe

    By klecompte11

    from louisiana

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Mens Saucony PowerGrid Cortana Running Shoe:

        put my yankz on and ran 9 miles right out of the box. Great shoe. I normally wear kinvara 2 and this is the perfect shoe for upcoming marathon. I highly recommend these shoes. I hope they last last longer than the kinvaras at this price.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels half size too small
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Superb low profile shoe

        By Dino

        from Florida

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Fast
        • Good Arch Support
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Mens Saucony PowerGrid Cortana Running Shoe:

          Great shoe for those looking for a combination of cushioning, light support, and a low profile...I am normally a Newton shoe guy, but have been having Achilles problems...these have been a good replacement, or maybe, an alternative...Also, as mentioned in the review below, this shoe adapts well with my full length orthotics...highly recommend them

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome,i love this shoe

          By Peter

          from Camarillo,Ca.

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Fast
          • Good Traction
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Mens Saucony PowerGrid Cortana Running Shoe:

            I was running in Brooks Glycerin 9 and then i tried these when they came out and i gotta say they are my go to shoe now. They work great for me

            • Sizing:
            • Feels full size too small
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Great shoe for Marathoners

            By Micro151

            from Palatine, Il

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Good Arch Support
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Mens Saucony PowerGrid Cortana Running Shoe:

              I've already purchased my 2nd pair of Saucony PowerGrid Cortanas for when I wear the 1st pair out. I've put in over 320 miles on mainly asphalt roads and they have kept this old man's knees in great shape. I use alternate shoes and the ProGrid Cortanas are used on my Tempo runs and Long runs. They cushion enough to keep away the injuries and are light enough for faster runs. I will use them for my Marathon as well.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels half size too small
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • Average Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Excellent

              By ME Run Slow

              from Wisconsin

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Pros

              • Cushions Impact

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Mens Saucony PowerGrid Cortana Running Shoe:

                Perfect fit, slightly wider than the Kinvara, exactly what I was hoping for. Very well cushioned, but not too soft.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Arch Type:
                • Low Arch
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                The Best of Both Worlds

                By Dave

                from Middlesex

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Mens Saucony PowerGrid Cortana Running Shoe:

                  This shoe is, in my opinion, the perfect shoe. It's lightweight and has a very minimal heel/toe drop, but also has cushioning to make sure you don't get hurt. It combines incredible protection with an incredible amount of freedom for the runner. They're expensive but in this case, you get what you pay for.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width
                  • Arch Type:
                  • Average Arch
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Great Shoe

                  By tomb9128

                  from ft. Lauderdale, FL

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Breathable
                  • Comfortable
                  • Cushions Impact
                  • Durable
                  • Good Arch Support
                  • Good Traction
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Endurance Training

                    Comments about Mens Saucony PowerGrid Cortana Running Shoe:

                    I am a 205lb'er. I have run several marathons and an Ironman in Kinvaras. After a layoff I was looking for a shoe with a little more cushion and stability than the Kinvara. I tried the Triumph 9. (It didn't work out. See that review. Sent them back for the Cortana. The Cortanas have more cushion than the Kinvara and a little more support. The shoe is very comfortable and I have taken them on several runs for approx. 65 miles. The sole shows little to no wear. They are great for long runs and slower running. They are also very responsive during speed workouts as well. I am not going to hesitate to use them for everyday training or racing. They are a great compliment to the Kinvaras. I will be using both in my shoe rotation. But I think the Cortana will be my go to shoe. The Cortana shoe rolls identical to the Kinvara. The cushioning is a little stiffer than the Kinvara, but being 205 it is not an issue. I can't say enough good things about these shoes. I will be buying another pair. SAFE RUNNING

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Width:
                    • Feels true to width
                    • Arch Type:
                    • High Arch
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Awesom Shoe

                    By Love2run2

                    from Bowie, MD

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Pros

                    • Breathable
                    • Comfortable
                    • Cushions Impact
                    • Fast
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Poor Stability

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Running

                    Comments about Mens Saucony PowerGrid Cortana Running Shoe:

                    While I really like this shoe I have noticed that they seem to make my landing feel a little out of control. I think it might be because they have such good cushion. At any rate I will keep them but they are more of a summer shoe than winter. Also, they look better on than not.

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Width:
                    • Feels true to width
                    • Arch Type:
                    • Average Arch
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Expensive, but a great shoe

                    By Buscuit Wheels

                    from Edmond, OK

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Pros

                    • Breathable
                    • Fast
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gym

                      Comments about Mens Saucony PowerGrid Cortana Running Shoe:

                      I was talked in to this shoe by the sales rep, and I have not been disappointed. This shoe is very neutral and has a very cushioned feel considering how light it is. Worth the money? I'm not sure, but it is a really good shoe.

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels true to size
                      • Width:
                      • Feels true to width
                      • Arch Type:
                      • Average Arch
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Simply Amazing!

                      By Sean

                      from Chicago, IL

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Cushions Impact
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • High topline

                      Best Uses

                      • Walking

                      Comments about Mens Saucony PowerGrid Cortana Running Shoe:

                      I needed a shoe that I can wear without the shoe itself causing pain. I have neurological issues with chronic pain in my legs (hypersensitive) with a stress fracture to my sesamoid bones. These shoes feel like walking on a firm cloud...cushy yet also stable. I also LOVE the 4mm heel/toe drop. The best part...these shoes do not bother my fracture! Yippee!!! The negative part is the high topline...digs into my ankle...but after cutting a chunk to make way for my ankle bone...PERFECT!!! Even though I have to "modify" the shoe...I'm buying more before they change the design.

                      I would have given the shoe 5 stars if it wasn't for the "modification".

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels true to size
                      • Width:
                      • Feels true to width
                      • Arch Type:
                      • High Arch
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      Nice Shoe

                      By Tom

                      from Cranford, NJ

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Road Running

                          Comments about Mens Saucony PowerGrid Cortana Running Shoe:

                          I switched to these from the Saucony Guide 3. At first I was worried because these are not Stability shoes but they work great for me. (I'm 190 lbs and 6 feet tall) So far I've had them one week, ran 12 miles with them and they are great. Very light, very roomy in the toe box, they look cool...but they are pretty expensive. The only concern that I might have is that I feel like they will wear out sooner vs. the Guide 3. I guess I'll need to find out.

                          • Sizing:
                          • Feels true to size
                          • Width:
                          • Feels true to width
                          • Arch Type:
                          • Average Arch
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          4.0

                          Light, flexible, stable

                          By thebbk

                          from Denver, CO

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Breathable
                          • Comfortable
                          • Feels flat
                          • Forefoot cushioning
                          • Forefoot room
                          • Good Traction
                          • Orthotics fit
                          • Pronation Control

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Road Running

                            Comments about Mens Saucony PowerGrid Cortana Running Shoe:

                            I have bowed legs and need orthotics, but wanted a shoe without the usual 24mm-12mm heel toe drop. I like the Kinvara's a lot, but not stable enough for me to run in everyday. The Cortana is the shoe. It has the same heel to toe difference which I think is 4mm. It's pretty easy to land using the whole foot/midfoot landing.

                            I was surprised at how well my orthotics work in them. No heel slippage and no goofy lacing required. It is so nice to finally have a shoe I can use my orthotics in without having to put up with a high heel.

                            I've used these on dirt trails and the road and they feel great. Way to go Saucony for putting out shoes that don't have a steep heel-toe ramp.

                            • Sizing:
                            • Feels true to size
                            • Width:
                            • Feels true to width
                            • Arch Type:
                            • Average Arch
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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