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Ready for wet conditions on the trail, the rugged and protective Saucony Xodus 3.0 GTX offers moderate cushioning and a semi-soft ride.

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The Saucony Xodus 3.0 GTX will protect your feet no matter where they go. Stream crossing? No problem, the waterproof upper blocks out moisture to keep feet dry. Mud, rocks and roots? Never fear, the gnarly mulit-directional outsole keeps traction over slippery and loose terrain. A rock plate in the forefoot prevents stone bruising and the protective midsole cushions your feet every step of the way. 

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Weight: 12.3 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: Heel (26mm), Forefoot (22mm)

Available Widths: D=Medium

How It Fits (based on width D) 

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Narrow
  • Midfoot: Medium volume
  • Forefoot: Medium to narrow
  • Toe-Box Height:Low
  • Arch Structure: Medium-high
  • Shoe Shape: Curved

 

INTRODUCTION

The ProGrid Xodus 3.0 GTX is a moderate feature, moderate neutral trail shoe designed for daily training and high mileage in all weather.

CUSHIONING

  • SRC Impact Zone made from Super Rebound Compound extends from the heel to the midfoot for improved shock absorption and a smooth heel-to-toe transition.
  • ProGrid Lite is a full-length midsole foam for lightweight cushioning.
MIDSOLE
  • SSL EVA is Saucony's premium midsole material for lightweight comfort, rebound and durability.
UPPER
  • Gore-Tex a 100% waterproof breathable upper
  • Pro-Lock is an internal support strap that keeps the foot locked down to the shoe.
  • Gussetted Tongue prevents debris from entering the shoe.
  • HydraMAX Collar Lining cups the heel and provides next-to-skin comfort while wicking unwanted moisture.
  • Premium Sockliner is a breathable, moisture wicking, anti-odor and anti-microbial Ortholite insole that provides improved step-in comfort with rebound properties.
  • Lace Garage stows laces securely.
  • Strobel Last with the upper stitched to full length HRC Strobel Board, for responsive, enhanced cushioning and a soft underfoot feel.
OUTSOLE
  • Vibram Outsole is designed with a durable and aggressive pattern for increased traction in all weather conditions.
  • External Bedrock Outsole (EBO) is layered between the outsole and midsole and is designed to protect the foot from rocks.

Comments: This is an update to my earlier post. I've used the shoes on 3 additional runs, plus a couple of bushwacking walks/climbs. My opinion is more positive than before. The more rugged the terrain, the better these perform (the earlier runs were shorter and not as rugged) The biggest test was a favorite tough run: 14.7 miles with just over 1800 feet of climb and, of course, also 1800 of descent. Compared to doing this with Asics Gel Fuji Racers, these were way better. They kept my feet drier and Waaayyyyy better protected, which made a very big difference. With the Gel Fuji's my feet would be beat up after this run, but not with these. I thought on the uphills, I might notice the extra weight, or that these would slow me down. This is not the case. On the downhills, they rock. This run has a two mile down section where the trail is strewn with rocks from marble-sized to softball-sized. These shoes let me ignore that small stuff, which could give a stone bruise with a softer shoe, and focus on the big stuff, which can twist an ankle. It lets you go faster with lots more confidence. Also, this run has several sections of slick, hard packed clay, which I noted before was problematic. However, since I knew the shoes could be a little slick, I adjusted my technique and there were no significant issues. For example, on the downs, I made sure to land on my forefoot, giving a fuller sole contact, and this reduced the slippage to normal. Similarly, on the ups, I used a delayed toe off...same thing. Anyway, for serious runs, these just became my go-to shoes. They are comfortable and protective and because of that, they let you go faster with more confidence.
From: Basil, Kapaa, Hawaii, USA

Comments: I've used this three times on mixed trail runs of 5 and 6 miles. These runs were all in Hawaii during our wet winter.
Pro:
This is a very protective nice shoe. The waterproofing is incredible. I've  intentionally splashed through puddles and my feet stay totally dry. Very protective sole...the Vibram is quite tough. While a bit heavy, it feels fine running and cradles the foot.
Cons:
While it has good traction in most situations, on hard wet clay it is dangerously slippery. On my first run I fell going uphill (!!) while running on a canted section of hard, wet clay. The clay is slippery, but most shoe soles with softer rubber handle it better. My slip was completely unexpected and thus a hard fall. The sole design features are nice, so this is just a function of how the hard rubber acts on certain surfaces.
Overall:
I like the shoe and will wear it for a number of activities besides running. However, for many of the trails here, I will wear a softer rubber trail shoe.
From: Basil, Kapaa, Hawaii, USA

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

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

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

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