Saucony Breakthru 4 | First Look

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Available January 2018  – MSRP $100.00

After reviewing the Saucony Breakthru 3, designers decided to give the Saucony Breakthru 4 several slight but meaningful modifications. Small changes to the midsole, outsole, and upper tweak both the underfoot feel and the overall fit for a more enjoyable running experience.

To maintain the lightweight and springy feel of the previous edition, the Saucony Breakthru 4 includes the same full-length EVERUN topsole design. However, the midsole in the Breakthru 4 will be made of PWRFOAM, which is a more premium foam than the SSL EVA foam used in the previous model and should increase underfoot comfort.

A new molded heel support within the upper should improve the hold of the shoe at the heel while a redesigned engineered mesh upper should provide a more adaptable and comfortable fit than its predecessor.

As an effect of these changes, the reported weights of both the men’s and women’s Saucony Breakthru 4 are 0.1 ounces lighter than the production models of their respective previous versions.

Preliminary Tech Specs

Stack height*: 25 mm heel, 17 mm forefoot, 8 mm heel-toe offset

Weight*: 8.6 oz (men’s size 9),  7.4 oz (women’s size 8)

*Production stack heights and weights may differ from the preliminary data listed here.

Current Model

Shop the Saucony Breakthru 3: Men’s | Women’s – MSRP $100.00

Shop all Saucony Running Shoes: Men’s | Women’s

Competing Shoes

Shop the ASICS Gel Flux 4: Men’s | Women’s – MSRP $99.95

Shop the Brooks Revel: Men’s | Women’s – MSRP $100.00

Shop the Nike Free RN 2017: Men’s | Women’s – MSRP $100.00

Saucony Breakthru 4 Men’s Sample (subject to change)

Saucony Breakthru 4 Women’s Sample (subject to change)

Saucony Breakthru 4 Men’s Sample (subject to change)


Will has been running competitively since high school, and is currently running with the HOKA Aggies, a post-collegiate club here on the central coast of California. With a preference for the humorous and the verbose, he enjoys playing the wordsmith almost as much as his daily runs.

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