Men's Saucony Endorphin Pro 4

Running Shoe Reviews
Men's Saucony Endorphin Pro 4

Category

Men's Road Racing Shoes

Summary

Average Weight: Men's 212g
Offset: 8mm

Stack Height: Heel: 39.5mm / Forefoot: 31.5mm

The market leader in road racing shoes, the Endorphin Pro 4 has returned with new and improved features we think you'll enjoy. Get ready to set some PB's this year!

Men's Saucony Endorphin PRO 4
Men's Road Racing Shoes
£230.00

Features

Upper

  • Breathable single layer upper
  • Formfit construction to provide a secure fit
  • Made from 91% recycled plastic

Midsole

  • S-shaped carbon plate – aggressive forward propulsion 
  • PWRRUN PB cushioning – layered around the carbon plate
  • Speedroll technology – smooth and snappy transition from take-off to landing
  • 4mm higher stack than before, to make cushioning more efficient

Outersole

  • Durable rubber
  • Updated outersole pattern for better traction
Saucony Endorphin Pro 4
Saucony Endorphin Pro 4

Pros

  • Vegan friendly
  • High level of propulsion provided by the stiff carbon plate
  • Layers of cushioning protect against impact on landing
  • Successful features are retained but improved, including the Speedroll technology
  • Much of the shoe is made from recycled materials

Cons

  • Carbon plate may be too stiff and aggressive for beginners

In Testing

This was the first carbon-plated racing shoe I had ever tried, having previously attempted to beat my PBs in more flexible nylon-plated shoes.

The cushioning provided in the midsole of the Pro 4 meant that I felt no impact on my knees, which I had expected. It took me significantly less time to finish a 10K race, and I felt the propulsion from beginning to end.

Having built up my stamina and speed with the Endorphin Speed 4, also from the Saucony Endorphin Collection, I was able to efficiently utilise the Endorphin Pro 4 to the level it required.


Verdict

Capitalising on tried-and-tested features, Saucony has impressed once more by implementing valuable changes. The transition from heel to toe is seamless, the effects of the carbon plate are felt immediately – ideal for race day!

Men's Saucony Endorphin PRO 4
Men's Road Racing Shoes
£230.00

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