The Guide is Saucony’s most versatile shoe because of fit, stability, and cushioning. Round 7 represents the most effort toward dialing in all aspects. The upper has a similar open mesh and traditional overlays, efficiently securing the foot over the sole. The midsole has been significantly retooled, keeping the 8 millimeter geometry, the segmentation and molding are placed to optimize the touchdown and transition.
(Editor’s note: Cregg Weinmann has been providing the publications and websites of RunningNetwork.com
(now represented by Fortius Media Group ) with reviews of the finest in running footwear and apparel since 1998, when he began doing reviews for California Track & Running News. Cregg Weinmann tells me, at least once a day, that the near perfect shoe is out there for just about everyone, if you take the time to look for it. And as always, Fortius Media recommends that you go to your local running store for that research and purchasing. Research globally, buy locally.)