Review of Saucony Cohesion 7 running shoes

IMG_2660Finding the right combination of durability and comfort when it comes to running shoes can be difficult. If you have wide feet like me, it’s even more difficult. But it looks like I’ve finally found a near perfect sneaker for endurance running, the Saucony Cohesion 7.

Not only are they extremely comfortable(thanks to the wide fit), unlike the Asics I used to wear, but they stand up pretty well to hundreds of miles of running. How do I know this? Because I just bought my second pair!

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Old and new Cohesion 7. That’s what the rubber soles look like after hundreds of miles of running.

I got my first Saucony Cohesions several months ago after wearing Asics over the winter. In the end, I was disappointed with the Asics, since they just weren’t wide or comfortable enough. In fact, when I first tried out the Saucony Cohesions, I was shocked. I hadn’t felt comfort like that in a long time. Of course, just because they were comfortable at the store doesn’t mean they would still feel comfortable after months of running over the summer, yet they still are. I even think my new PR last week was partially due to the comfort and cushioning of these sneakers, and that was accomplished with my old pair of Cohesion 7s that I won’t be wearing anymore.

These days I mostly run on sidewalks or other hard surfaces, so my experience with them for running trails is limited. What little trail running experience I have with them suggests they are good for that too, since they have good traction, though there are some similar shoes from Saucony that are made for trails.

In terms of price, these sneakers are in the very affordable range for me. In my experience, the more expensive, gimmicky sneakers are seldom worth the cost.

I really hope the wide Saucony Cohesion doesn’t get discontinued any time soon.

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