By: Blake Harris
A couple months ago, Sammy reviewed the Saucony Endorphin Shift. Now Blake has some and it’s his turn!
The Endorphin line is Saucony’s attempt at streamlining their products into an all-in-one training package. The Shift represents the daily trainer offering and is the beefiest of its sister shoes, the Speed and the Pro. Saucony was gracious enough to send some of the staff a pair so I’ll be gracious enough to share my thoughts on the Saucony Endorphin Shift. A lot of shoes in the maximal cushioning market tend to fit loose and boxy, this is not the case here. If my (average) foot was any wider it might be a bit snug but I like it. The Shift is not as soft as competitors such as the Hoka Clifton but the speedroll technology turns a shoe that might otherwise feel a bit clunky into a smooth ride. The arch is assertive but not overwhelming and I love the light, papery laces. In terms of aesthetics the Shift may seem gaudy but take it from someone who knows how to look good: It’s a good look. This shoe seems to have what it takes to handle heavy mileage. If you are in the market for a high cushioned neutral shoe and looking for an alternative to the traditional powerhouses, try the Saucony Endorphin Shift.