Saucony ProGrid Cortana

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5

As you’d expect given the brand name and the top-end price, Saucony’s ProGrid Cortana delivers on many fronts: supreme fit, light weight and vibrant styling. There’s good support from the upper on first wear – in particular at the ankle – which provides great reassurance and an excellent ride. And it’s not at the expense of design, which remains compact and streamlined.


The rest of the shoe’s upper has adequate ventilation thanks to a fairly minimal materials list. But it’s when the miles clock up that the Cortanas start to feel a bit on the sluggish side. The resulting feeling is as if they’re losing shape as you run, and the positive ‘out of the box’ support seems to evaporate over a long-distance outing.

All in all this leads us to challenge the durability of the Cortanas – something which wouldn’t be welcome at half this price point, let alone when you’re paying £140 for a pair of run shoes.


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