Do Saucony Run Small or True To Size?


In this article, I'm going to answer the question: do Saucony run small or true to size?

If you do not have the opportunity to go an try on your favorite Saucony running shoe 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

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Do Saucony Run Small or True To Size?

Saucony Endorphin Pro


Is the Saucony Endorphin Pro true to size?
Yes. 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.


I would love to race a marathon or a half marathon in it. It’s for someone who’s looking for a carbon fiber 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.

Related: Saucony Endorphin Pro vs Nike Vaporfly Next%

  • Weight

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Women’s size 8  (6.7 oz / 190g)
Men’s size 9 (7.5 oz / 212g)

Saucony Endorphin Speed


Is the Saucony Endorphin Speed true to size?
Yes. The Endorphin Speed runs true to size.

This is the middle-of-the-road running/racing shoe from Saucony.

It 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 Speed 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 racing shoe, the Endorphin Speed is your shoe.

Related: Saucony Endorphin Speed vs Pro (aka, the training Speed vs Racing Pro)

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Women’s size 8  (6.8 oz / 193g)
Men’s size 9 (7.8 oz / 221g)

Saucony Endorphin Shift


Is the Saucony Endorphin Shift true to size?
Yes. The Endorphin Shift runs true to size.

This is a neutral maximalist road training shoe.

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.


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.

Related: Do Asics Run Small or True To Size?

  • Weight

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Women’s size 8  (9.3 oz / 263g)
Men’s size 9 (10.4 oz / 294g)

Saucony Triumph 18


Is the Saucony Triumph true to size?
Yes. The Triumph runs true to size.

This is a very plush neutral road running shoe.

It fits true to size, but 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.


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.

Saucony Triumph vs Hurricane
Saucony Triumph vs Ride

  • Weight

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Women’s size 8  (10 oz / 283g)
Men’s size 9 (11.3 oz / 311g)

Saucony Ride 13


Is the Saucony Ride true to size?
Yes. The Ride runs true to size.

This is a neutral shoe. 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 incredible amount of cushion through the tongue and heel collar and great lockdown.


It’s a day trainer. 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 13 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.

Related: Saucony Ride vs Brooks Ghost  - Two Great Daily Running Shoes

  • Weight

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Women’s size 8  (8: 8.6 oz / 243g)
Men’s size 9 (9.9 oz / 280g)

Saucony Kinvara 11


Is the Saucony Kinvara true to size?
Yes. The Kinvara runs true to size.

The upper is absolutely spot on with no heel slipping at all through the heel counter.

The Kinvara 11 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 11 could be an affordable half marathon racing shoe.

I think the stack height is enough protection or the half marathon distance for your legs.

Related: Glossary of Running Terms

  • Weight

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Women’s size 8  (7.8 oz / 221g)
Men’s size 9 (6.9 oz / 195g)

Saucony Hurricane 23


Is the Saucony Hurricane true to size?
Yes. The Hurricane runs true to size.

The toe box is not too wide nor too narrow.

It’s 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.

Related: Saucony Hurricane vs Guide

  • Weight

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Women’s size 8  (9.8 oz / 278g)
Men’s size 9 (11.4 oz / 323g)

Saucony Guide 14


Is the Saucony Guide true to size?
Yes. 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.  

This 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.

  • Weight

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Women’s size 8  (9.6 oz / 255g)
Men’s size 9 (10.5 oz / 283g)

Saucony Liberty ISO 2


Is the Saucony Liberty ISO true to size?
Yes. The Liberty ISO runs true to size.

This is a responsive performance trainer with a hint of stability, support, and energy return.

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.


It offers a quick and versatile option for anything from up-tempo runs to daily training.

  • Weight

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Women’s size 8  (8.4 oz / 226g)
Men’s size 9 (9.8 oz / 255g)

Saucony Freedom 3


Is the Saucony Freedom true to size?
Yes. The Freedom runs true to size.

This 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.

Related: Best Running Shoes for Speed (Saucony, Brooks, New Balance, Asics, Adidas)

  • Weight

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Women’s size 8  (7.7 oz / 198g)
Men’s size 9 (8.5 oz / 226g)

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 issues with Saucony sizing, please tell us your experience down below in the comments section.

Until then , stay safe 🙂

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