Do Saucony Run Small or True To Size?


In this article, I’m going to answer the question: Do Saucony run small, big, or true to size?

If you do not have the opportunity to go and try on your favorite Saucony running shoes in person and want to order them online, then this article is for you.


How do Saucony shoes fit compared to Nike or New Balance? Please check this running shoe size comparison between brands guide

Let’s dive right in… 

Do Saucony Run Small or True To Size?

Having extensively tested a wide range of their shoes, I can confidently say that Saucony running shoes generally fit true to size.

Saucony has earned a reputation for making shoes with excellent fitting uppers, ensuring a comfortable and reliable experience for runners.

Their commitment to precision in sizing, coupled with the quality of their upper construction, makes Saucony a go-to choice for those seeking a dependable fit in their running footwear.

Saucony Endorphin Pro 3


Neutral 〉 W: 6.5 oz 〉 M: 7.3 oz 〉 Drop: 8 mm 〉 Heel: 39 mm 〉 Forefoot: 31 mm

Does the Saucony Endorphin Pro run small or big?

The Endorphin Pro runs true to size. I don’t think I would want to go a half size down even though it’s a racing shoe. The toe box is a little snug but pretty much spot on. Also, the length of the shoe is good.



Where the Pro Shines

I would love to race a marathon or a half marathon in it. It’s for someone who’s looking for a carbon plate racing shoe with some higher durability predictions.

If you want to buy one shoe for the next 6 to 9 months to train in and do time trials in, the Endorphin Pro is a great option.

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Saucony Endorphin Speed 3


Neutral 〉 W: 6.9 oz 〉 M: 7.9 oz 〉 Drop: 8 mm 〉 Heel: 38 mm 〉 Forefoot: 30 mm

Does the Saucony Endorphin Speed small or big?

Just like its sister the Endorphin Pro, the Endorphin Speed runs true to size. The Speed fits true to size with no issues at all. It’s definitely not a narrow fit through the forefoot and there’s plenty of room in the toe box.

Saucony nailed the upper and the breathability and the shoe has no heel slipping.


The Endorphin Pro and Speed are two of these best 8mm drop shoes.

Where the Endrorphin Speed Shines 

The Speed is the middle-of-the-road running/racing shoe from Saucony. It has a lot of stack height and so therefore can knock out two for one, a long run and tempo-day shoe.

If you’re looking for an affordable half marathon or marathon training/racing shoe, the Endorphin Speed is your shoe.

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Saucony Endorphin Shift 3


Neutral 〉 W: 8.2 oz 〉 M: 9.3 oz 〉 Drop: 4 mm 〉 Heel: 41 mm 〉 Forefoot: 37 mm

Does the Saucony Endorphin Shift run big or small?

The Endorphin Shift runs true to size.

It has an engineered sandwich mesh upper. This means there are two layers of mesh that make up the upper that are working together to create a lockdown feel but also not making it too thick so that you have enough breathability.


Where the Endorphin Shift Shines

The Shift is a neutral maximalist road training shoe.

It’s a great option if you like a higher stack height with little to no ground contact feel but want a shoe that does not feel too mushy underfoot. I can put it in that middle-distance/long-run trainer category.

Just a side note, this Endorphin Shift is a shoe that works wonders for runners with Hallux Rigidus.

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Saucony Triumph 21


Neutral 〉 W: 8.5 oz 〉 M: 10.0 oz 〉 Drop: 10 mm 〉 Heel: 39 mm 〉 Forefoot: 29 mm

Does the Saucony Triumph run big or small?

The Triumph runs true to size. While it fits true to size, the toe box might feel a little wide for narrow feet. If you have a wider forefoot, the toe box is going to work really well for you.

It has a jacquard mesh upper that’s really comfortable but not very breathable. It has a very lockdown feel.


Where the Triumph Shines

The Triumph is a very plush neutral road running shoe. I would most likely use it as an easy-day or daily trainer shoe.

If you love a plush, plush, plush shoe, and you don’t mind the weight and you just want to put miles in every single day, the Triumph will last you a long time.

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Saucony Ride


Neutral 〉 W: 7.8 oz 〉 M: 9.1 oz 〉 Drop: 8 mm 〉 Heel: 35 mm 〉 Forefoot: 27 mm

Doeas the Saucony Ride small or big?

The Saucony Ride runs true to size. The jacquard mesh upper isn’t narrow through the midfoot and it’s plenty wide through the toe box. It’s a very plush shoe with an incredible amount of cushion through the tongue and heel collar and great lockdown.



Where the Saucony Ride Shines

The Ride is a neutral daily trainer, but I’m not going to say an easy-day shoe is because of that weight.  

If you need a gentle stability shoe that just gives you a little more support through the gait cycle but you don’t want a true stability shoe, the Saucony Ride could be the option for you.

But if you want a stability shoe with similar cushioning and comfort, go for its sister, the Saucony Guide.

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Saucony Kinvara 13


Neutral 〉 W: 6.2 oz 〉 M: 7.2 oz 〉 Drop: 4 mm 〉 Heel: 24 mm 〉 Forefoot: 28 mm

Does the Saucony Kinvara run big or small?

The Saucony Kinvara runs true to size. The upper is absolutely spot on with no heel slipping at all through the heel counter.


Where the Kinvara Shines

The Kinvara is a definitely neutral road running shoe with very minimal overlays. It’s going to be a tempo-day shoe for how lightweight it is. It could be an easy-day shoe, but it’s not a long-run shoe because there’s not quite enough midsole protection.  

Or, if you’re looking for a shoe to protect your legs in 5k or 10k meaning you’re tuning up for a half marathon, this could be a shoe for you.

Also, the Kinvara could be an affordable half marathon racing shoe. I think the stack height is enough protection or the half marathon distance for your legs if you are a bit experienced.

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Saucony Hurricane 23


Neutral 〉 W: 9.8 oz 〉 M: 11.4 oz 〉 Drop: 8 mm 〉 Heel: 33.5 mm 〉 Forefoot: 25.5 mm

Does the Saucony Hurricane run big or small?

The Hurricane runs true to size. The toe box is not too wide nor too narrow.


Where the Hurricane Shines

The Hurricane 23 is not incredibly plush like the Hurricane 22 but very comfortable with outstanding lockdown.

If you need a little help with overpronation but you don’t want a stability running shoe that is crazy stiff, the Hurricane is definitely your classic stability daily trainer.

I would use it for a long run if I was not concerned about pacing as much because it’s very heavy.

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Road Runner SportsDicks Sporting Goods


Saucony Guide 16


Neutral 〉 W: 8.3 oz 〉 M: 9.5 oz 〉 Drop: 8 mm 〉 Heel: 35 mm 〉 Forefoot: 27 mm

Does the Saucony Guide run small or big?

The Guide runs true to size. The upper is super comfortable straight out of the box with no hot spots.

If you have a narrow ankle, you’re going to use the last eyelet at the top to lace it a little bit tighter because the opening of the shoe is a little bit wide.


Where the Guide Shines

The Guide has been a long-standing stability shoe from Saucony. The stability comes from the new Guidance Frame that runs through the upper and the seamless TPU medial posting.

The Guide remains to be a really great shoe for long runs or recovery days and the PWRRUN midsole reflects that.

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Saucony Liberty ISO 2


Neutral 〉 W: 8.4 oz 〉 M: 9.8 oz 〉 Drop: 4 mm 〉 Heel: 23 mm 〉 Forefoot: 19 mm

Does the Saucony Liberty ISO run big or small?

The Liberty ISO runs true to size.


Where the Liberty ISO shines

The Liberty ISO is a responsive performance trainer with a hint of stability, support, and energy return. It offers a quick and versatile option for anything from up-tempo runs to daily training.

It can also be great for neutral runners because the medial posting can be really helpful at the end of a run when your legs are tired and your ankles start to roll inwards.

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Saucony Freedom


Neutral 〉 W: 7.0 oz 〉 M: 8.0 oz 〉 Drop: 4 mm 〉 Heel: 28 mm 〉 Forefoot: 24 mm

Does the Saucony Freedom small or big?

The Freedom runs true to size.


Where the Freedom Shines

The Freedom is a neutral shoe with a hint of stability and a fantastic toe box. It’s not quite as stable as a stability shoe but not quite as loosey-goosey as a regular neutral daily trainer.

It has a PWRRUN+ midsole, which makes for a very squishy and springy ride where longer runs and easier paces are really comfortable. Also, it weighs in at the weight of a daily trainer.

It can certainly soak up the miles but has the agility for a wide variety of types of runs. You can certainly put in your long runs or even your marathon efforts.

I didn’t like it for speedier stuff, I liked it at my daily training effort or even slower for recovery runs or very long runs.

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Do Saucony Run Small or True To Size?

So, there you have it. As you can see, Saucony is a really great company that makes really great uppers that run true to size for nearly every model they have.

If you’ve ever had an issue with Saucony sizing, please tell us your experience down below in the comments section.

Until then, stay safe 🙂

About Eric Barber

Eric Barber is a happy father of two little angels, a husband, and a runner. He eats, sleeps, and dreams anything foot related: running shoes, walking shoes, sneakers, you name it. It all started when Eric was a shoe store specialist watching and fitting people's feet day in and day out.

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