Saucony Mirage 4 Sneak Peek

The shoes you see in this post are no mirage. And yet, they are the Mirage. The Mirage 4 to be exact, checking in with an updated look for spring 2014.

Now that’s we’ve blown your mind, we can reorient you by letting you know that the Mirage 4 is not a radical departure from its predecessors. It remains a light, flexible shoe that offers a bit of pronation support. According to Saucony, weights will increase a few tenths of an ounce for both Men’s and Women’s models due to the more durable mesh used in the upper. But still, the shoe will be under 9 oz for men and under 8 oz for women.

What to Watch For

  • New Upper: The fresh upper design is engineered for increased breathability, with more ergonomic FlexFilm overlays.
  • Power Up: PowerGrid replaces ProGrid Lite in the heel for increased shock absorption.
  • Carryover Platform: Beyond the PowerGrid update, the Mirage 4 has the same tooling as the Mirage 3, which we’ve found to offer a much more enjoyable running experience compared to the Mirage 1 and 2. The shoe will continue to offer a 4mm drop.


Release Date
February 2014

Men’s Colors
Red/Black/Citron Saucony Mirage 4
Blue/Black/Citron Saucony Mirage 4
Black/Green/Orange Saucony Mirage 4

Women’s Colors
Red/Blue/Yellow Saucony Mirage 4
Purple/Citron/ViziCoral Saucony Mirage 4
Black/ViziPink/Green Saucony Mirage 4

Saucony Mirage 4 Men's Running Shoe Black/Green/Orange

Saucony Mirage 4 Women's Running Shoe Purple/Citron/ViziCoral

  • RenĂ©

    Does it have a wider toebox?

  • Matt

    Thanks for the question. Saucony did not mention any changes to the shoe shape so we believe it will fit nearly identically to the current model.

  • Mark

    How will the cushioning be compared to the 3?

  • Matt

    Thanks for the question. The only change to the platform of the shoe is PowerGrid replacing ProGrid Lite in the heel for increased shock absorption. The shoe should be just a little softer in the heel as a result.