Men's SAUCONY® POWERGRID™ HURRICANE 14 :: You're not messing around with flimsy footwear, step in to super duty Stability when you're sporting the men's Saucony® Powergrid™ Hurricane 14. Enjoy ample support and cushioning in a sleek style with a reduced heel-to-toe drop for a more natural run. 11.2 ounces
I have been running in 4 pairs of Asics Gel Kayano 17 and 18's for the past two years. I am a 210 pound runner and love the support and durability of the Gel Kayanos. Wanting a back up shoe for my new 18's, I thought I would try something different. After alot of research the features of the new Saucony PowerGrid Hurricane 14 sounded like a winner. They arrived yesterday and went out for a 7 mile run. With the new 8MM heel to toe drop, my foot strike and motion transfer felt much more natural than the Gel Kayano. The stability and cushioning was amazing. I took 20 seconds per mile off my average training pace for this course. I can't wait to try them out again. My new Gel Kayano 18's are only a few weeks old, but it may be hard to wear them again after experiencing the Saucony PowerGrid Hurricane 14's. Would highly recommend for the larger runners out there. First pair of Saucony's, but not my last.
love at first run
I'm writing this after one six mile run. These shoes are lighter than my previous "stability" shoes, and are very comfortable on my wide-ish feet. They feel true to size and width. My most common run is on an old railroad grade, not quite trail, but there are plenty of ruts and dips. The shoes felt perfectly stable, and don't seem to ride too high. Throughout my run, my feet were telling me they really like the pillowy ride of these shoes.
The most radical thing about these shoes is the 8mm heel rise. This is a significant enough change from the 12mm of a normal running shoe that I would recommend you try it only if you are a midfoot striker. It almost feels as though the heel is missing. For grins I tentatively tried a couple of heel strikes; they didn't feel good. For a midfoot stride, the lower heel is good news. The missing heel wedge is out of the way, your foot lands better aligned to the ground (and better aligned with the force of you landing on it), and your shoe/foot gives you strong feedback when you land too far back in the shoe.
The potential downside of a lower heel is that too much change can take you through a painful adjustment period, as your calves, achilles tendons and other unpredictable body parts must reshape their physiology for the new foot orientation. I ran very cautiously today. I am hoping that 8mm will be a happy medium and I'll be more successful than I have been in the past with 4mm rise racers. I won't be walking around in these shoes. I don't think there is a good walking version of the midfoot strike, since it's harder to use gravity to propel you forward while walking.
I hope to update this review after I have some more miles on these shoes.
Twain Harte, CA
still love 'em
Here is the promised update, somewhat later than expected. I trained for and ran in the SF Marathon in these shoes. It turned out the left shoe is too narrow for my foot, and this caused some pain from my (self diagnosed) Morton's neuroma (ouch!). I had some calf cramping in the marathon, but overall the lower heel has not been an issue... and now I prefer it.
I cut the side out of the left shoe so my foot can spread out, following fellrnr's lead. This helped dramatically.
Finally, I decided Sauconys are too narrow for me, I need a show that fits, and went for New Balance 1260 v2 in 4E width. These comparatively heavy and klunky shoes just reaffirmed how much I like the Sauconys. No contest, the 1260s are going back.
The light weight construction of the upper makes it less durable - my big toe has worn a hole in the mesh. On the plus side, that's not a pressure point any more.
Twain Harte, CA
Very good stability shoes
I have flat foot and have been having arch pain, knee pain from running, after changing to this shoe, the arch pain is gone and i am recovering much faster from the run.
What i like is the cushioning and stability which this shoe provides, also the material is very breathable, i don't get anymore throbbing feet after a long run, and greatly reduced arch pain, and i can feel that my knees are protected.
I love this shoe.
No, no, NO!!!
WHAT happened!?!?! Last year's Hurricane was a fantastic, supportive shoe. This year's is flimsy with absolutely NO support at all. You can ball it up with one hand. The heel support is totally gone. The impact protection is gone. This shoe looks absolutely cheaply made. The "paint" and the stitching are not even clean looking. The progrid system that I loved is gone. I hate this shoe. Returned it. I'll gladly stick to my old models if I can still find them. I don't know WHAT they were thinking.
Like this shoe
I have been running in Asics Kayano's for at least 15 years, and it seems like the last couple of models have been getting lighter, less supportive, and less pronation control. My hips had been bothering me after long runs in the Kayanos, so decided to try a different running shoe. So far, I really like the Saucony shoes, they don't have as much cushion as the Kayanos, but better motion control, which prevents the soreness in my knees, and hips after a long run.
The every day runner
Runs too small
Unfortunately these are too narrow for me even in 2E. This was a surprise because the Triumph 9 fits perfectly in the same exam size and width. Very strange! The forefoot needs to be re-worked to be just like the Triumph. In terms of stablity they are not much different from the Triumph even though one is Neutral and the other is Stability! The cushioning is their best asset. If you don't have wide feet, then these are excellent.
Great stable ride
I suffered from plantar fasciitis that I attribute to another brand of shoe. I switched to this shoe after suffering for over a year. Shoe Dog recommended this shoe so I thought I'd try it out. After a few months of running in this shoe my plantar fasciitis has been subsiding which I attribut to this shoe. I will continue to use this shoe until they change the model and I can no longer wear it....as Saucony has done to me in the past.
Makes mid-ft running easier
I've spent years running with knee pain and having tried most all shoes including unsuccessfully Saucony. I'd been trying to switch to the mid-foot strike running method without success until I bought the Saucony Hurricane. This shoe has got me into the method with ease and I'm now running virtually pain free. Best shoe I've ever had and I'm not one to scrimp on shoes due to price.
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
GOOD SHOE BUT TOO RIGID
I purchased these shoes because I was having of series of injury problems. The shoes did not improve my foot problem and seemed rigid/stiff. They are well made and light but they just do not feel right. I like shoes that do not cause my feet to be the focus of my runs. I thought the shoes had a harsh ride, but unlike some comments I have read, I had no problems adjusting to the heel to toe offset.
does not wear like the 13's
I easily logged 345 miles on the Hurricane 13's that I had previously used and they still had life in them. The 14's sole started wearing badly after one hundred miles. Now at 250 miles I am through the sole and into the white underlayment of the sole. Additionally, the mesh on both shoes are torn. Really poorly constructed, moving on to Brooks which are made in America.
Frank the former hurricane 14 user
Jackson, New Hampshire
Just what I was looking for...
Just purchased and have dozen runs accomplished. Little to no break in needed. Cushioning is great. Absolutely encourages a mid foot strike, which was perfect for my stride. Cool pocket on tongue for key storage, if needed. All in all, exactly what I was looking for.
Ran in these and precursors for 20+ years but (like Eric) developed Morton's neuroma in foot that had developed bunion. Cut slit in side and used metatarsal insert with complete relief. Switched to New Balance 1012 with 2E width so I didn't have to slit shoe, but the heels have worn out very quickly and I've developed gastroc pain which happened once before in NB. Now that there is a Saucony 2E I'm switching back.
New Rochelle, NY
I buy saucony.
Love this shoe. Shoe is a good balance of support and cushion that last mile after mile. I can run long miles and do speed work in this shoe. I am a Saucony Fan.
I usually buy two pair every 6 months. For some reason one pair got worn by my big toe. I think they should use more vinyl and less webbing.
light good looking and confortable
i use it in the gym, running ocasionally.
what is great is that it is light, stable and
confortable. plus good looking.
mens saucony powergrid hurricane 14 runn
great shoe:i have run in alot of shoes but the hurricane is the best:the shoe is lightweight but has great support & cushion:
Best shoe I've had in a long while feel so plush. I've had Asics, brooks, nike and this shoe blows them all away!
Great running shoes!
The Saucony Hurricane 14 felt great right out of the box, great cushioning and a great secure fit.
I use these shoes for walking and cycling.
Order 1 size bigger than your shoe size.
I wear a 9.5 but this shoe is an entire size too small.
Mens Saucony PowerGrid Hurricane 14 Running Shoe
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