Guide ISO 2, Black | Grey, dynamic
$89.99 Sale $120.00
2019-09-23T11:57:11.536Z 2020-09-22T11:57:11.536Z USD 89.99
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Sizing issues - by , Jul 23, 2019
2/ 5 Stars
The fit on these were weird. The heel was too loose and they ran a full size too short. Shame since I was excited about these shoes but I ended up with a black toenail due to the short fit of the shoe. Buyer beware!

Sizing issues

Jul 23, 2019
The fit on these were weird. The heel was too loose and they ran a full size too short. Shame since I was excited about these shoes but I ended up with a black toenail due to the short fit of the shoe. Buyer beware!
Saucony's reply

We're sorry this style didn't work out for you. Give the team a ring at 800.282.6575, we are here to help!

Disappointing! - by , Jul 22, 2019
1/ 5 Stars
Inferior to the Guide 10 in every way. Feels cheap. Clunky transition . My last pair !

Disappointing!

Jul 22, 2019
Inferior to the Guide 10 in every way. Feels cheap. Clunky transition . My last pair !
Saucony's reply

We're sorry this style didn't work out for you. Give the team a ring at 800.282.6575, we are here to help!

Missed the mark - by , Jul 11, 2019
2/ 5 Stars
I have run in the Guide starting with the Guide 6, so have a lot of experience with the changes over the years. The Iso model had fewer overlays over the toebox which was a big improvement and made the shoe more comfortable. The Iso 2 has retained the improved toebox, but has increased the width of the spacing of the 'wings,' so that the laces must travel from the sides of your foot, and up and over your instep. Poor move - the wings should be CLOSER together, and wrap your instep, not be farther apart. Very uncomfortable! The back of the shoe cuts lower above my heel than the Iso. The Iso 2 does not properly secure my heel or provide the security over the middle of the shoe of previous models. Plus the new models have the thinnest, shortest, cheapest, slickest shoe laces I've ever seen. They won't hold a knot, so be prepared to buy new laces. Still a good platform, but all changes to the upper and structure of the shoe have compromised what has been a good shoe. I'm going to have to look for a new shoe. The Guide Iso 2 is a profound disappointment.

Missed the mark

Jul 11, 2019
I have run in the Guide starting with the Guide 6, so have a lot of experience with the changes over the years. The Iso model had fewer overlays over the toebox which was a big improvement and made the shoe more comfortable. The Iso 2 has retained the improved toebox, but has increased the width of the spacing of the 'wings,' so that the laces must travel from the sides of your foot, and up and over your instep. Poor move - the wings should be CLOSER together, and wrap your instep, not be farther apart. Very uncomfortable! The back of the shoe cuts lower above my heel than the Iso. The Iso 2 does not properly secure my heel or provide the security over the middle of the shoe of previous models. Plus the new models have the thinnest, shortest, cheapest, slickest shoe laces I've ever seen. They won't hold a knot, so be prepared to buy new laces. Still a good platform, but all changes to the upper and structure of the shoe have compromised what has been a good shoe. I'm going to have to look for a new shoe. The Guide Iso 2 is a profound disappointment.
Saucony's reply

We appreciate your honest and thorough feedback and will most definitely pass this along to our product team. If we can help with a more in-depth conversation, please give the team a call at 800.282.6575. Thank you.

Great...for a while - by , Jun 14, 2019
4/ 5 Stars
I really like these shoes, but the wear on them isn't great. I bought these on sale in late 2018 and they sat in the box for months. Finally opened them Spring this year and they are incredibly comfortable, breath well, and fit perfect. I've been wearing Saucony Guide's for some time given the performance, but these shoes actually look sharp as well. If you need a light shoe with a wide toe box and good arch support (not too firm, but just right), these shoes will be your friends. As it is, I've already worn holes behind the heels in both shoes, which has never happened on any other shoe I've ever worn. I see from the other comments that this is common. It's about my only complaint, but for shoes in this price range, shouldn't see these type of wear issues.

Great...for a while

Jun 14, 2019
I really like these shoes, but the wear on them isn't great. I bought these on sale in late 2018 and they sat in the box for months. Finally opened them Spring this year and they are incredibly comfortable, breath well, and fit perfect. I've been wearing Saucony Guide's for some time given the performance, but these shoes actually look sharp as well. If you need a light shoe with a wide toe box and good arch support (not too firm, but just right), these shoes will be your friends. As it is, I've already worn holes behind the heels in both shoes, which has never happened on any other shoe I've ever worn. I see from the other comments that this is common. It's about my only complaint, but for shoes in this price range, shouldn't see these type of wear issues.
Saucony's reply

Have you reached out to our customer service team yet? We stand behind our products and we would love the opportunity to help. Please visit our ‘Contact Us’ page and fill out the Defective Product Form to start a warranty claim. If you need any assistance with the form give the team a call at 800.282.6575. Thank you.

My Second Pair - by , May 30, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
This is my second pair of these shoes. I bought the standard gray ones but I always wished they made these in different colors. As soon as I saw these solid blue ones were introduced I knew I had to get them. These are comfortable and supportive but at the same time they feel light and springy, instead of bulky. It’s a very solid running shoe and they’re even better with the new color, (Saucony, how about a solid red one, now!).

My Second Pair

May 30, 2019
This is my second pair of these shoes. I bought the standard gray ones but I always wished they made these in different colors. As soon as I saw these solid blue ones were introduced I knew I had to get them. These are comfortable and supportive but at the same time they feel light and springy, instead of bulky. It’s a very solid running shoe and they’re even better with the new color, (Saucony, how about a solid red one, now!).
Saucony's reply

Thanks for the great feedback Brian! We're happy to pass your color request on to the team.

same great design on a poor quality of material - by , May 27, 2019
3/ 5 Stars
The guide 6, my first pair. I have use them for training and running events. I have a pair that I use for work. 12 Hrs a day in the ER. got a new pair 4 months ago. the guide ISO for work. I am not impress with the material since they are coming apart. the front is peeling off. the mesh upper part already have a hole. i have strictly use this for work and not running. I still have a pair of guide 7 that I use for yard work!. Same great comfort for runners in need of heel support. I know we can do better. I am still a fan. trying the cohesion for the first time.

same great design on a poor quality of material

May 27, 2019
The guide 6, my first pair. I have use them for training and running events. I have a pair that I use for work. 12 Hrs a day in the ER. got a new pair 4 months ago. the guide ISO for work. I am not impress with the material since they are coming apart. the front is peeling off. the mesh upper part already have a hole. i have strictly use this for work and not running. I still have a pair of guide 7 that I use for yard work!. Same great comfort for runners in need of heel support. I know we can do better. I am still a fan. trying the cohesion for the first time.
Saucony's reply

Have you reached out to our customer service team yet? We stand behind our products and we would love the opportunity to help. Please visit our ‘Contact Us’ page and fill out the Defective Product Form to start a warranty claim. If you need any assistance with the form give the team a call at 800.282.6575. Thank you.

Best running shoes I’ve ever had. - by , May 18, 2019
5/ 5 Stars
I’ve gotten very usto running with pain in my knees and feet but then I was fitted for the Guide ISO 2’s and they are great. No pain, good support where I need it, and cut two minutes off my mile run time.

Best running shoes I’ve ever had.

May 18, 2019
I’ve gotten very usto running with pain in my knees and feet but then I was fitted for the Guide ISO 2’s and they are great. No pain, good support where I need it, and cut two minutes off my mile run time.
Saucony's reply

We're thrilled these work for you! Thanks for the great feedback!

Downgrade from previous models - by , Apr 24, 2019
1/ 5 Stars
I have worn every iteration of Guides since the Guide 7, and I loved the Guide ISO. The ISO2 seems to have lower profile in the back, and my foot slips out when using Superfeet insoles. Using marathon lacing helps, but then the shoes are tight across the top of my foot. There was no problem with previous versions. After ~200 miles, the inner lining at my heal has worn through.

Downgrade from previous models

Apr 24, 2019
I have worn every iteration of Guides since the Guide 7, and I loved the Guide ISO. The ISO2 seems to have lower profile in the back, and my foot slips out when using Superfeet insoles. Using marathon lacing helps, but then the shoes are tight across the top of my foot. There was no problem with previous versions. After ~200 miles, the inner lining at my heal has worn through.
Saucony's reply

We stand behind our products and we would love the opportunity to help. Please visit our ‘Contact Us’ page and fill out the Defective Product Form to start a warranty claim. If you need any assistance with the form give the team a call at 800.282.6575. Thank you.

Nice update with minor issues - by , Apr 05, 2019
4/ 5 Stars
I have been running in Guides since iteration 6. Love them for training runs and races. The Guide ISO2 is no exception. Although it feels a tad larger than the ISO and the other previous models, the run is smooth and comfy. I got the shoe when it came out and ran the Chicago Marathon in it with just 30 miles of break. I think I could have run in them out of the box. I am now at 630 miles, and feel that they need replacing. It held up well, and I am happy with it except for two issues: First, the sock liners have a tendency to come loose and wobble around to the point that they start folding over when the shoe gets a little wet. It's not the first time that this happened (my Freedom ISOs and the Guide ISOs had the same issue). I never had this with other brands, and it can be really annoying. Once it's crumpled up it must be replaced (which Saucony did). Second, also a first, the upper in my big toe area got so thin that I could see my sock peeking through. Some wear is to be expected, but maybe they are using different materials. Overall, this is still my go-to shoe, and I recommend it to anyone needing a little support.

Nice update with minor issues

Apr 05, 2019
I have been running in Guides since iteration 6. Love them for training runs and races. The Guide ISO2 is no exception. Although it feels a tad larger than the ISO and the other previous models, the run is smooth and comfy. I got the shoe when it came out and ran the Chicago Marathon in it with just 30 miles of break. I think I could have run in them out of the box. I am now at 630 miles, and feel that they need replacing. It held up well, and I am happy with it except for two issues: First, the sock liners have a tendency to come loose and wobble around to the point that they start folding over when the shoe gets a little wet. It's not the first time that this happened (my Freedom ISOs and the Guide ISOs had the same issue). I never had this with other brands, and it can be really annoying. Once it's crumpled up it must be replaced (which Saucony did). Second, also a first, the upper in my big toe area got so thin that I could see my sock peeking through. Some wear is to be expected, but maybe they are using different materials. Overall, this is still my go-to shoe, and I recommend it to anyone needing a little support.
Saucony's reply

Thanks for your great feedback!

Not my favorite Guide - by , Mar 18, 2019
3/ 5 Stars
I've been wearing the Guide shoes since the 7, these new ISO2 are my least favorite. Gave them my usual 2 week short (3-5 mile) run break in then did a 13 mile run one weekend. The next morning my left arch hurt more than ever before and has continued for almost a week with no running. I'll keep them for short runs but will stick with my Omni 16 for long runs.

Not my favorite Guide

Mar 18, 2019
I've been wearing the Guide shoes since the 7, these new ISO2 are my least favorite. Gave them my usual 2 week short (3-5 mile) run break in then did a 13 mile run one weekend. The next morning my left arch hurt more than ever before and has continued for almost a week with no running. I'll keep them for short runs but will stick with my Omni 16 for long runs.
Saucony's reply

We're sorry this style didn't work out for you. Give the team a ring at 800.282.657, we are here to help!