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The Saucony Carrera XC Flat is an ultralight, elite-level flat designed for 3k to 10k cross country racing.


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Break away from the pack and leave your rivals behind with the Saucony Carrera XC. Featuring a featherweight upper and an aggressive spike-less out sole with torsional rigidity and unrelenting traction, this elite-level XC flat is designed to bring you nothing but performance on race day.

Model Number:

Weight: 4.3 oz (size 9)

Widths Available: D=Medium

How It Fits (based on width D)

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium to narrow
  • Midfoot: Low to medium volume
  • Forefoot: Narrow to medium
  • Toebox Height: Medium to low
  • Arch Structure: Medium to high
  • Shoe Shape: Curved
  • SSL EVA is Saucony's premium midsole material that is designed to maximize rebound and durability while minimizing weight. SSL stands for Saucony Super Lite.
  • XT-900 throughout the outsole is a carbon rubber material that offers durable traction.
  • Lightweight Ripstop Mesh covers the entire upper and is a breathable lightweight fabric.
  • Flex Film Overlays are made of a thin film that is welded to the upper for a snug, secure fit.
  • Pro-Lock is an internal support strap that keeps the foot locked down to the shoe.

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

  • Neutral
    • Min
    • Mod
  • Support
    • Min
    • Mod
    • Max
  • Motion Control
    • Mod
    • Max

Heel-Toe Offset (mm): What's This?

  • 0
  • 1-2
  • 3-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-8
  • 9-10
  • 11+

Stack Height:

  • Barefoot
  • Minimal
  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
  • Maximal


  • Road
  • Road-Trail
  • Hard Trail
  • Varied Trail
  • Soft Trail

Shoe Type:

  • Premium
  • Standard
  • Performance
  • Racing

Customer Reviews

Comments: I agree with other reviewers: not durable enough at all. If there is any gravel, pavement, or non-grass/dirt areas on your course, you are better off with the Shays. I went through two pairs and had the same problem each time: the spikes and the sockets in the shoes got bent out of place (sockets were bent sideways) and the shoe became unusable with spikes. I use them as flats for workouts on grass now. Stick to the Shay XC, its new update is much lighter than it was and it's much more durable.
From: Anonymous. November 16th 2014

Comments: We had the same problem as the previous review.
From: Anonymous. October 26th 2014

Comments: Nice & light but fragile! First time I wore them stepped on a rock & the spike got pushed through the sole of the shoe and got stuck pushed in...very uncomfortable for the rest of the race. Nice shoe if you can aford a new pair each time you wear them...
From: Anonymous. September 23rd 2014