The Saucony ProGrid Hurricane 13 is a cushioned stability shoe designed for the moderate over-pronator. As the latest incarnation of the ProGrid Hurricane series, this shoe is lighter and plusher than previous versions but still manages to include technology that supports the foot and provides for a great running experience.
The upper part of the shoe features an HRC Strobel Board. Combined with the Comfortride sockliner, it increases cushioning and makes stepping into the shoe comfortable. Moisture is wicked away by the sockliner as well as the Hydrator Collar lining and the entire foot is kept snug in the shoe by the Stability Arch Lock. This technology adapts to the foot to provide support for the midfoot. Breathability is enhanced by the open mesh design which works to keep feet cool and comfortable.
Shock is handled by the Full-Length ProGrid technology. The impact from the heel strike is absorbed and dispersed throughout the entire foot to promote a smooth transition from heel to toe. The lightweight Dual Density EVA enhances durability and rebound while the Impact Interface cushions the heel and isolates the impact from your strides. An SRC Impact Zone sets up the foot for easy and stable heel to toe movements.
The outsole is outfitted with two types of rubbers. The Blown rubber is a flexible material that adds to the shoe’s total cushioning system while assuring a smooth ride. The XT-900 carbon rubber is placed on the outsole for superior traction. Both rubbers reduce wear and tear on the shoe which means your Saucony ProGrid Hurricane 13 will provide you with many miles of comfortable riding.
The shoes weigh in at about 12oz per shoe which is about average for running shoes. Most people who purchased or tested the Saucony ProGrid Hurricane 13 loved them. From competitive running to weight loss to working on beating your personal best, reviewers found that the shoes gave them the support and gentle correction they needed for overpronation.
The ride was firm but cushy and the toe box offered a more contoured fit. Some testers liked the arch band on the shoe which they felt secured the top of their foot. Other users have reported reduced pain while running which allows them to do more. One reviewer felt the shoe did not provide enough support for distance running.
Beware that some have reported slight rubbing on the inside of the heel which may or may not go away as you break the shoe in. Overall, though, the feedback on the Saucony ProGrid Hurricane 13 has been positive. The shoe is best for people who are average weight or prone to injury. The shoe lands in the midrange price range and comes in three color combinations which are different for men and women.