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Saucony ProGrid Jazz 13

The Saucony ProGrid Jazz won itself new fans with the newly updated Jazz 13. The thirteenth installment has a reworked sockliner and upper for a better fit and feel while keeping the basic features of the famous Jazz series. Testers say that the shoes feel properly fitted and fresh from the box – there were no uncomfortable seams and doesn’t need wearing in.

The cushioning of the Saucony ProGrid Jazz 13 is built with the Heel ProGrid technology, Saucony’s latest impact deflection technology, and is meant to absorb shocks and dissipates shock from heel strike to toe-off. It is also constructed with SRC ImpactZone which provides shock attenuation. This shoe also features the Compression Molded EVA midsole that is durable, lightweight and provides responsive cushioning. Testers like the soft underfoot feel the compressed midsole provided, as well as the snug fit around the heel. The stitched overlays lock the foot in place and the wraps the shoe firmly around the arch, but some testers find the upper a little stiff because of the stitched overlays.

The Saucony ProGrid Jazz 13 also has a well-ventilated upper that makes the shoe breathable, yet some testers say the shoe has poor-weather proofing. However, the toebox is larger than previous versions, and some runners find this bothersome.

This neutral-cushioning shoe retails for $80 but can be purchased for as low as $60 online. The women’s version can be found on sale for about $69 USD.

Overall, the Saucony ProGrid Jazz 13 is a good value for runners looking for affordable neutral-cushioning shoe. It is highly recommended for runners with high arches and underpronators. It can also be used for running on and off the road because of the extra traction it offers.

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