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A premium shoe dialed in for performance, the Saucony Cortana delivers moderate cushioning and a semi-soft ride.


Important Shipping Note: U.S. sales only.


When high mileage requires ultimate comfort in plush styling, look no further than the Saucony Cortana. This neutral shoe provides runners with superior cushioning and a responsive ride thanks to Saucony’s latest midsole technology; PowerGrid with PowerFoam. The upper on the Cortana offers plenty of midfoot hold and breathability. With a 4mm heel-to-toe differential, the Cortana brings a whole new experience to high mileage trainers.

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Weight: 9.9 oz (size 8)

Stack Height: Heel (24mm), Forefoot (20mm)

Available Widths: B=Medium

How it Fits (based on width B) 

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


The Cortana is a maximum feature, moderate neutral shoe designed for daily training and high mileage.


  • Powergrid with Powerfoam combines the shock dissipating, responsive Powergrid with the new 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.
  • Midfoot Support Bridge is a thermoplastic unit that extends from the heel through the midfoot for increased torsional rigidity.


  • Air Mesh covers the entire upper and is a breathable lightweight fabric.
  • Sauc-Fit upper provides a comfortable fit and feel, while keeping the foot secure.
  • Hydrator Collar Lining cups the heel and provides next-to-skin comfort while wicking unwanted moisture.
  • Comfortride Sockliner is an open cell sockliner that is antimicrobial and breathable.
  • Strobel Last with the upper stitched to full length HRC Strobel Board, for responsive, enhanced cushioning and a soft underfoot feel.
  • 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.

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 love my Cortanas!! I just ran a personal best for a half marathon in these and they felt super! I followed the advice of the shoefinder size recommendation for these and went a half size up than my usual 7.5M size. I have high arches. These comfortably encourage the forefoot strike and provide excellent cushioning.
From: Anonymous

Comments: This is my shoe.  I have built up my mileage and so far avoided any injury since switching to these.  Just what I wanted, a lower forefoot to heel drop and enough cushion for road running and my 53 year old legs.  My Plantar Fascitis has subsided and although still there, my IT band issues are much better as well.  Not to mention my calves handle the lower drop much better.  No calf strains either.  Biggest downside, it I only have a bout 100 miles on them, looked at the sole and was appalled at how much they have already worn down.  I have ordered another pair while they are on sale and may have to go for a 3rd.  Love Love Love them.
From: Anonymous

Comments: There isn't a shoe on the market that takes care of my feet like the Saucony Cortanas do. As a full-on forefoot striker and slight supinator, nothing provides the cushioned ride on the longer miles like this shoe. The only downsides that I've found are that I had to replace them after a little over 250 road miles (worn through) and none of my local running shoe outlets carry them or, in some cases, have even heard of them. Kinavar, yes. Cortana, no. I've got another pair coming in the mail but will be looking for another brand with the same features and, hopefully, a little more durability.
From: Michelle, Akron, NY, USA

Comments: I had to get off my heels.  No two ways about it.  Sciatica has been very difficult to overcome.  The Cortana made the transition very easy for me.  Love the shoes.  One thing needs to change.  The shoelaces need to be longer. With the Cortana I believe I'll leave my back injury behind.
From: Patty, New York, NY, USA

Comments: I absolutely love these sneakers. I am not a huge runner, but I do go on short runs to stay in shape and these sneakers are perfect. They are very comfortable and I am extremely happy with how they look! I am also very thankful for the reasonable price and the quick shipping provided by running warehouse. I absolutely recommend these sneakers as well as this website.
From: Melissa, NJ, USA

Comments: I love these shoes! I have been working on my stride from heel striker to midfoot but I like plenty of cushion. The Cortana delivers. This shoe is making that the transition easier and more comfortable because it's got plenty of midfoot cushion and no huge chunky heel. I'm getting faster too! :) Love them!!
From: Deanna, Houston, TX, USA