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Athletes, New Runners, Run, Shop

Everyone wants shoes that are comfortable. This is especially true if you’re a runner. Whether you’re a novice or a long-time runner, you need comfortable shoes. Understanding that a cushioned ride is as good for your ankles, shins, and knees as it is for your feet. Saucony makes the best cushioned running shoes for men and women.

If you have any special concerns, Saucony makes cushioned running shoes that address knee issues, flat feet, high arches, and other matters. If you run long distances and want lightweight shoes that are still cushioned, Saucony builds those too. Overall, Saucony makes the best cushioned running shoes for women and men.


M Triumph 21   W Triumph 21

One of Saucony’s most favored styles, the latest version of the Triumph is packed with PWRRUN+ high-tech cushioning and designed with a lacing system that ties up for snug security, a dynamic fit, and luxurious comfort. Named by Fleet Feet as one of the top ten cushioned running shoes for 2023, “The Saucony Triumph 21 gives you springy cushioning with each step, making it a great daily trainer and one of the best cushioned running shoes in Saucony’s lineup.” The Triumph is an exemplary cushioned running shoe for bad knees – allowing you to push off powerfully but land softly. Available in men’s and women’s sizes in Regular/Medium and Wide widths. APMA certified.*

Kinvara Pro

M Kinvara Pro   W Kinvara Pro

Saucony engineered the Kinvara style to be a daily trainer, and the latest iteration still has a no-days-off attitude. Its SPEEDROLL technology gently rolls you forward with a 3/4-length carbon plate you’ll love. Engineered with PWRRUN PB cushioning provides exceptional bounce and energy return. Runner’s World recommended the Kinvara Pro, stating, “It’s been a long time since we tried a shoe that feels like a genuine all-rounder – something you can run fast or run slow in and get the same lovely pep out of both. That’s where these shoes [Kinvara Pro] really shine.” With 42mm of cushioning, this neutral shoe will give you a comfortable ride run after run and will wear well as a cushioned running shoe for heavy runners. Available in men’s and women’s sizes in Regular/Medium and Wide widths.


M Tempus 8 2 23   w tempus 7 25 23

As reviewed by Running Shoes Guru, “The Saucony Tempus is a fresh breath of air into the stability game that eloquently balances support and speed.” A stability shoe, the Tempus is a cushioned running shoe for overpronation. If you overpronate, your ankle rolls inward while you run, causing the treads on your shoes to get more worn down on the inside edge of the bottom of your shoes. This can lead to overuse injuries to the shins, Achilles tendons, and knees. People with flat feet often overpronate. The Tempus has signature midsole geometry that gives you a supportive base, and the FORMFIT design ensures a personalized fit and feel, top to bottom. The full-length core of ultralight PWRRUN PB cushioning and the contoured PWRRRUN Frame above the midsole make Tempus one of the best cushioned running shoes for men and women and is available in Regular/Medium and Wide widths. APMA certified.*


m Ride 16   w Ride 16

Designed to be your day-in-day-out training shoe, the Ride is a lightweight cushioned running shoe with plenty of support. The PWRRUN stack of cushioning gives you a comfortable run, and the higher sidewalls help your foot sit into the shoe, giving you the support, you need and want. The Ride offers an exceptional balance between soft and firm providing great runs day after day. The Ride is a neutral shoe, but as Believe in the Run reviewed, “With great firmness comes great stability, and although the Saucony Ride 16 is a neutral shoe, I don’t think pronators would have many problems.” The Ride is available in men’s and women’s sizes in Regular/Medium and Wide widths.

Find your perfect Saucony pair

Remember, every runner has individual needs and preferences, and you might need to try out a few different shoes before you find the ones that have the right amount of cushioning and support. Shop Saucony’s best cushioned running shoes for men and women to find the best kind of cushioned ride for you.

Having trouble picking a pair?

The Saucony Shoe Finder is an online tool that will help you narrow down your options. You can also pop into your local running shoe store to have an expert fit you with shoes.

Want more Saucony scoop?

Be sure to keep checking the Saucony blog for tips and insights about shoes, training, racing, and more.

*The American Podiatric Medical Association, APMA Seal of Approval/Acceptance Program recognizes products that have been found beneficial to foot health and of significant value when used in a consistently applied program of daily foot care and regular professional treatment.


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