Following our preview of the next installment of Saucony’s flagship guidance shoe, the Guide 7, from earlier month, today we get an even more detailed breakdown of what upgrades the shoe will entail both in the design and performance categories.

The Guide 7 features some key updates for improved overall performance, including overlays on the upper for enhanced mobility, and a reformatted outsole design to allow the forefoot to propel forward with more power during toe-off.

Though, the biggest upgrade in the shoe by far is the switch from the lightweight ProGrid midsole to a sturdier PowerGrid version for better cushioning and responsiveness (similar to the Peregrine 4.0). The result is more support and comfort underfoot, which in turn should mean more miles on the road.

For a smoother transition and more ground contact, the Guide 7 will house a decoupled SRC crashpad and beveled heel. It also comes with a new and improved forefoot flex design that features deeper grooves for a better feel.

Look for the Guide 7 to hit retail shelves starting November 1, 2013.


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