Men’s: 275 g (9.7 oz.); Women’s: 245 g (8.7 oz.) Drop ratio: 4 mm $210 As a part of Saucony’s gradual shift towards implementing some of their recent technical innovations and a fresher look, they’ve fittingly introduced an entirely new shoe. The Liberty ISO is an important addition to their lineup, providing a relatively lightweight trainer option with just a touch of medial stability.
The most exciting aspect of the Liberty ISO is that it’s now the second shoe to get the full Everun treatment. Saucony introduced this super springy and durable material as an alternative to EVA in its Freedom ISO, another part of Saucony’s roster overhaul over the last year. Everun is similar to Adidas’ premium midsole material, Boost, and feels zippy yet flexible underfoot. The Liberty employs a small medial TPU piece to maintain some structure to the malleable Everun midsole, but not too much to make it feel chunky or rigid. If you need a bit of guidance and support, but find stability shoes to be overkill, the Liberty may be your Goldilocks everyday trainer.
Up top, the Liberty also uses another great innovation by Saucony, their upper fit system called ISOfit. It dials in a nice secure and custom fit. Mixed with the engineered mesh and forward-thinking colourways, the Liberty ISO is one sharp-looking shoe.— MD