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
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
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
ft. Lauderdale, FL
Light, flexible, stable
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.
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.
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".
Great shoe for Marathoners
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.
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.
Superb low profile 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
The Best of Both Worlds
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.
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.
Expensive, but a great 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.
Awesome,i love this 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
Perfect fit, slightly wider than the Kinvara, exactly what I was hoping for. Very well cushioned, but not too soft.
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Mens Saucony PowerGrid Cortana Running Shoe
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