The Saucony Cortana 4 is a premium daily trainer and performance uptempo running shoe designed for a neutral foot motion.


Important Shipping Note: U.S. sales only.


Plush luxury meets responsive performance with the Saucony Cortana 4. This low profile neutral trainer features a premium air mesh upper and cushioned PowerGrid midsole. No matter the distance, the Saucony Cortana 4 is ready to perform.

Model Number:

Weight: 9.3 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: Heel (25mm), Forefoot (21mm)

Available Widths: D=Medium

How It Fits (based on width D)

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium
  • Midfoot: Medium
  • Forefoot: Medium
  • Toebox Height: Medium to low
  • Arch Structure: Medium
  • Shoe Shape: Semi-Curved


  • PowerGrid combines the shock dissipating Grid technology with Powerfoam material to create a cushioned and a responsive ride.
  • SRC Impact Zone absorbs shock and provides a smooth heel-to-toe transition.
  • Impact Interface is a thermoplastic elastomer device that provides cushioning and isolates heel impact.
  • Medial Post in the midfoot provides added support.


  • XT-900 throughout the outsole is a carbon rubber material that offers durable traction.
  • IBR+ in the forefoot is a lightweight flexible material that offers enhanced cushioning and a responsive ride.


  • Air 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.
  • Sauc-Fit upper provides a comfortable fit and feel, while keeping the foot secure.
  • HydraMAX Collar Lining cups the heel and provides next-to-skin comfort while wicking unwanted moisture.
  • Comfortlite Sockliner is a molded sockliner that contours the heel and arch, reducing pressures in the forefoot.
  • Strobel Last with the upper stitched to full length HRC Strobel Board, for responsive, enhanced cushioning and a soft underfoot feel.

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: the cortana 4 is a great daily trainer, for a competitive runner. I log about 60-80 miles per week and these last me for about a month and a half (450-500 miles). They still look like new when i retire them for a new pair. I'm 6'4" and about 185lbs. Marathon PR 2:38.
From: Alex, Brooklyn, NY, USA. August 20th 2015

Comments:  One of my favorite all time shoes. Wear life is crap, but hey, you can't have everything.
From: Kevin, Del Mar, CA USA.

Comments: Really liked the shoe. They are worn out now (wore them through a central Illinois winter and all of track season), and the sole was the first thing to wear out. They are lightweight, but still have some cushion. I use them for fast workouts and also long runs and they perform wonderfully. I have had trouble with durability in Sauconys in the past, but not this model. I run around 55-60 miles per week, around 70 if you count some slow morning jogs, and they have held up for around 6 months. I am not a big guy though (5'11" 135lbs) so that may help. No problems with injuries for me. Loved the shoe, just a tad expensive.
From: Seth, Washington, IL, USA. May 20th 2015

Comments: Two problems that I had were 1. short life span (fabric breaking on the side after about 150 miles) and 2. premature wear on the carbon rubber. It is not very light nor very cushioned. It is however expensive. No impressed to say the least. It seems that my Virrata 2 would last longer.
From: Zhou, SLC, USA. April 9th 2015

Comments: If I could wear only one pair of shoes for the rest of the year, it would probably be the Cortana 4. This shoe feels fantastic sockless, and feels really smooth and stable. Fortunately, though, I don't have to wear one pair of shoes for the rest of the year since I have a couple of dislikes about this shoe. First of all, I find it too soft. That said, its a perfect second run or easy run shoe and is no means a marshmallow. Second, I found it narrower than many Sauconys, despite the upper being accommodating and stretchy. I'm not pinched or in danger of losing toenails, but I do wish it was just a tad bit wider. You probably should go a half size up, especially if you plan on wearing wool or thicker socks.
From: Matt E, Saint Paul, MN, USA.  October 8th 2014