Women's Fastwitch 5
So comfortable I forget I'm wearing them. Love at first sight.
I love the purple color and the shine of the purple trim. I'm still getting use to the green laces but they are trendy. I laughed when I saw the messages on the bottoms of the shoes for the people behind me in the races. The shoes are light weight, good cushion in the sole, a great roll and support when I walk. Comfortable arch for my average arch feet. The mesh area over the top of the toes lets a breeze in but I got used to it.They do run a full size small in length but they are roomy and comfy wide in the toe area. They're very flexible shoes and kind of feel like I'm just wearing socks with soles.
April 12, 2013
I am not a runner
I bought these simply because I like the brand and liked how they look. Overall they are a nice shoe. My one complaint is that they leak from the bottom. Not sure if this is just my pair or a design flaw.. stepped in a puddle that was unavoidable and my feet came out wet... now I know if there is a chance of rain were my others.
February 4, 2013
These have a bad rep!
I LOVE Saucony Fastwitch 4s! I had three pair of those ugly green shoes, but they were the BEST! I kept buying them online until I couldn't find them anymore because I was so afraid to buy these (because of all the bad reviews).
I tried Kinvaras, and I ran in them three times with horrible knee pain (never had it before). I took them back and decided to try these! I am SO GLAD I did!! While they are a little heavier than the 4s, they are a GREAT shoe! Aside from having to break in a new pair of shoes, I have transitioned into these really easily! I wish I had done it sooner as this version has better color options (although not the pink I want).
I do have high arches and underpronate, and I run four miles about five times a week!
November 20, 2012
very happy with this shoe
it's my second pair of Saucony. I had the Kinvara 2 and used to be an Asics girl but I won't buy them anymore. The Fastwitch is light, responsive, very comfy and get me a GREAT workout. tip: buy a FULL SIZE bigger than your regular size. I wear a 7 for regular shoes. 7.5 /8 for running shoes and bought the Fastwitch in a 8.5 after experiencing some minor toe injury on marathon training with a size 8. Our feet change overtime amount of running, normal aging process...) so you have to adapt, and not blame the shoe:)
November 4, 2012