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The Saucony Cortana 3 is a premium daily trainer and performance uptempo running shoe designed for a neutral foot motion.


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Treat yourself to luxury and performance with the Saucony Cortana 3. Blending a low profile and lightweight design with high mileage cushioning and a premium fit, this plush neutral trainer will keep you going for miles in comfort. Be prepared for a cushioned and responsive ride that won’t hold you back in either mileage or pace.

Model Number:

Weight: 7.9 oz (size 8)

Stack Height: Heel (23mm), Forefoot (19mm)

Available Widths: B=Medium

How it Fits (based on width B)

  • Sizing: Fit small; purchase 1/2 size larger than standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium
  • Midfoot: Medium to low volume
  • Forefoot: Narrow
  • Toe-Box 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: I LOVED my cortanas and naturally moved to the cortana 2's when those were worn out. Moving on to the cortana 3 and I am hugely disappointed. The toe box is snug when first put on, but after "breaking them in" they never got more comfortable. Instead, I have 50 miles on them and hot spots on the sides of my feet after just a couple of miles. Definitely not the high mileage shoes the previous models were.
From: Angela. July 3rd 2014

Comments: I love my Cortana's (DEBUT Cortana), so I bought 2 pairs. However, these feel so much like my Kinvara 4's. I am keeping mine, but Cortana 3's don't feel as flexible as the original shoe. I did not have any problem with the sizing- it stayed my same size in these. Overall, not a bad shoe and I'll continue to run in them.
From: Anonymous. May 10th 2014

Comments: These are more narrow in the toe box and the cushion doesn't seem to be as adequate as the cortana 2. I am a big fan of saucony cortana, but this shoe is disappointing. I feel like they are trying to make the shoe lighter and more minimal much like their kinvara, but they have gone too far.
From: Marian, Goldsboro, NC

Comments: These seem to run more than a 1/2 size small. My Cortana 2's are 10.5 but my recently purchased 3's at 10.5 are too small in the toe area. It seems to be more curved at the end of the shoe. 
From: Kathy, Nashville, TN