Technology FAQs

What is Pronation?
Pronation is the natural inward rolling motion of the foot and can sometimes overstress the body causing discomfort or injury. Shop Stability >

What is Supination?
Supination (or under-pronation) is the opposite of pronation and refers to the outward roll of the foot during normal motion. Shop Neutral >

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Technology Glossary

C

COMFORT LITE SOCKLINER

Molded sockliner contoured to cradle the heel, support the arch and reduce peak pressures in the forefoot. Built from premium EVA for an exceptionally responsive feel.

CRYSTAL RUBBER

Serves a dual purpose of providing great traction and durability with increased flexibility to give you a fluid feel. Also, it’s very easy on the eyes.

E

E•B•0

Our External Bedrock Outsole is a protective plate that shields the forefoot from rocks and roots.

EVA+

High Abrasion EVA foam that is a lighter alternative to rubber in the midsole and outsole construction.

EVERUN

EVERUN provides a lively, resilient ride while providing continuous cushioning throughout the run. Highly durable and with enhanced energy return properties, EVERUN delivers an energized running experience with every stride.

F

FLEXFILM

Lightweight yet strong material allows for fewer layers in the upper for a seamless, flexible feel.

FORM2U

Memory foam footbed provides all-day comfort.

FOUNDATION PLATFORM

Provides a highly versatile, accommodating fit and feel designed to maximize comfort and support. Specifically designed for compatibility with orthotics or shoe inserts.

G

GRID

Offers stable cushioning in the heel.

H

HRC+

Our strobel board is covered with an additional 3mm of foam to deliver an incredibly plush ride.

I

iBR+

33% lighter and provides more cushioning compared to standard blown rubber.

IMPACT INTERFACE

Isolates and distributes impact upon heel strike.

ISOFIT

A soft inner sleeve and floating support cage combine to create a dynamic fit system that adapts to the shape and motion of your foot.

O

OFFSET

Heel-to-toe differential of the shoe, inclusive of the midsole and outsole measurements.

P

POWERGRID

Powerfoam material is integrated with GRID technology to create a system that effectively centers the foot, absorbs impact and distributes pressure, resulting in an exceptionally smooth and responsive ride.

PROGRID

More responsive than EVA, ProGrid provides incredible cushioning in a lightweight package.

PRO-LOCK

Supportive straps on either side of the midfoot that encase the foot and lock it to the platform.

PWRGRID+

PWRGRID+ platform is over 20% more cushioned and 15% more resilient than a standard POWERGRID construction, providing a plush feel, responsive ride, and superior impact protection.

PWRTRAC

Tacky, durable rubber providing exceptional traction and abrasion resistance. Compound has a Coefficient of Friction (COF) that is 3x that of normal carbon rubber.

R

RUNDRY

Collar lining material combines superior moisture wicking properties with a plush feel for comfort.

REACT2U

Ultra-plush memory foam footbed for ultimate cushioning.

S

SAUC-FIT

Supports the medial arch and provides a snug, secure fit.

SRC

Super Rebound Compound provides durable shock absorption in the heel crashpad to help reduce torque and allow for a smooth transition into the midfoot.

SSL

Saucony Super Lite EVA blend that maximizes rebound and durability while minimizing weight.

SUPPORT FRAME

Molded support locks the heel in place for a secure, stable fit.

T

TRI-FLEX

Our TRI-FLEX outsole works with the EVERUN topsole for increased force dispersion over a greater surface area while also delivering optimal flexibility and traction.

X

XT-900

Premium carbon rubber outsole material that offers exceptional traction and high-wear properties.

XT-600

Carbon rubber outsole material that offers exceptional abrasion and traction properties.