Rated 4 out of 5Â by WSGSD Medium-duty shoe
This is my second pair of Xodus 3.0 GTX. Very comfortable. I have a men's narrow heal, narrow mid foot & need a wider but shallow toe box. Xodus fits me well. The shoe is designed to more or less mold to your foot. If a shoe's support isn't right, I get bad knee pain / runner's knee. Knee pain with the Xodus 3.0 is not an issue. Traction is descent, but can hold wet soil within the tread pattern. I like the black and yellow. Laces are good. Xodus GTX tends to get warm easily. I'd wear a thinner sock in warmer weather.
Long term durability is so-so. I'm 6'4" and do a lot of hiking (dry, wet, rocky & wet conditions). Boots and hiking shoes don't allow me to use a smooth stride. A shoe like the Xodus does. I can move at a good speed. After a few months of use my first pair started coming apart and the waterproofing (GTX) began to fail. Tip of the toe began to come unglued and where the shoe's upper meets the sole, it's separating. I can fit my finger in the weak points. The shoe is kaput. My knees are starting to ache. A lawn work shoe at this point. The shoe's tread is also kaput. It's smoothed out. Keep in mind this is after using the shoe on average almost 3 to 4 miles per day in all types of terrain. They have taken a beating, but have revealed the shoe's limitations. They're not indestructible or even heavy-duty. I'd label them medium-duty. They're definitely a trail type of shoe. Overkill for routine street use. I do like the shoe's features and what it does for me (it's hard for me to find a shoe that fits right & performs decently, so when I find one that works well, I stick with it), so I gave it another try. My first pair I'm contemplating returning to where I bought it (a reputable online outdoor outfitter).
October 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Sleeve After 2 weeks Love Them
These were a little narrow when I got them, probably because of the liner. I almost sent them back for a Wide but decided not to. After a couple of weeks the narrowness was gone and now they might be the best shows I ever wore. You can feel cushioning underneath and stability side to side. I highly recommend these. Before these I always ran in Guide 3, which you feel closer to the road with a harder feel. I have been running in Saucony's for 5 years now. I developed shin splints and a Tri-Athlete I know said to switch to Saucony's, I did, and never had shin splints again.
September 1, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5Â by duckpond Heavy
Really Heavy. You'll feel the weight of these shoes increasingly throughout your run.
August 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by JMac Awesome! Don't change them.
I switched over to tail running from hard surface. I started in the Exodus 3.0 and after wearing them for 5 weeks I had to grab the GTX version. We have had a ton of rain in the mountains and these were tremendous.
Great true fit for once. Very nice toe box for anyone worried about splayed toes. My other Saucony running shoes have tighter toe boxes. I ran in these and the 3.0 right out of the box.
Now you need to make the Saucony gaiter for them so I don't have to buy someone else's gaiter for my Sauconys.
I am new to trails so the little bit of extra weight and hefty treads were great for me. But they are not that heavy.
The only down side is of course they are a little hot but not so bad. And as with most Gore tex linings it makes the tongue area have a little thicker feel. Nothing good socks don't cover up though.
I wear 11 1/2 D in pretty much everything and these fit the same or similar to my old Inov-8's.
Also, not a drop of water has leaked. I live in the NC mountains and we have been flooded.
July 24, 2013