The Running Network LLC named the Saucony ProGrid Hurricane 14 tied for Best Renovation in the Spring 2012 version of the Running Network LLC Shoe Review…..
March 7 , 2012
Saucony PowerGrid Hurricane 14 Tied for Top Honors as Best Renovation in the Running Network LLC Shoe Review
FORT ATKINSON – Saucony’s PowerGrid Hurricane 14 tied for top honors as the best renovation in the Running Network LLC Spring Shoe Review.
“The Running Network LLC is excited to name, what our talented team believes to be, the best running performance footwear of spring 2012,” noted Larry Eder, the president of Running Network LLC. “Any shoe that wins its category has done an outstanding job to earn the title of best shoe.”
The 20 best running shoes on the market are put to the test each spring and fall in the Running Network LLC Shoe Review. Each shoe used in the testing process is carefully matched to the foot shape, motion and footstrike of 350 wear testers. Wear testers run 100 miles in the shoes while evaluating the shoes throughout the process on seven key performance characteristics. This data is entered into a software system developed by Cregg Weinmann, the Running Network LLC footwear and apparel review editor, to produce a winner in each category.
The Saucony PowerGrid Hurricane 14 features two changes to the midsole, a switch to PowerGrid foam and the adoption of 8-millimeter geometry to allow for a more moderate footstrike. One of the most impressive features is that this version is at least 5 percent lighter. Thanks to a stretchy midfoot insert called SaucFit the upper has an articulated eyestay that moves with the foot. The outersole was redesigned with flex grooves to improve both flexibility and stability and achieves more surface contact with less rubber. The Hurricane’s cushioning, stability and improved performance tie it for top honors as the best renovation (Weinmann 2012).
“The Hurricane has been my shoe of choice for the last five years. This is a totally different shoe, but what a change. I love them! They are much lighter, but fit as well and have a cushier and more stable ride,” said one wear tester about the Hurricane.
“There are considerable similarities in the running footwear industry and consumers need to be aware that there are shoes from many brands that could work for them. We reviewed many fine shoes that should be considered because they fit and perform differently on different runners, so trying several is the only way to find the best shoe for you,” said Weinmann.
To read the Running Network LLC Spring Shoe Review in its entirety visit www.runningnetwork.com.
Established in 1986, the Running Network LLC develops editorially independent content on footwear, apparel and key events in the sports industry. The Running Network LLC
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and its print, digital and web partners is to enhance the relationship
between runners and walkers of all levels and their local and national
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To learn more about the Running Network LLC, please contact Larry Eder at Larry@runningnetwork.com.
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