Guide 7 £105
saucony.co.uk the most supportive shoe on test, this time-honoured model from Saucony is lighter and less bulky than previous editions but still a substantial bit of footwear compared with many of the shoes on test here. Pronation control comes from a traditional medial post (firmer foam on inside of the foot to force it upwards) and a plastic arch bridge that wraps back to the heel, though Saucony has reduced weight of their midsole materials for a lighter run. The feel is stiff and firm – for lighter runners its unforgiving but anyone with strong support needs should appreciate it. The inner isn’t as plush and cosy as some others on test, which is a bit disappointing at this price, though less of a problem with sock-shod winter running.