Based on the feedback we’ve heard from customers, the Saucony Fastwitch 5 was a bit of a dud for some fans of the Fastwitch series. We’re happy to see a more forgiving ride with the Fastwitch 6, which we think will put the supportive distance racer back among the competitive ranks.
But don’t just take it from us. Our good friend Pete Larson at Runblogger is a longtime fan of the Fastwitch dating back to version 2. We sent him a pair of the 6′s to see if he felt the shoe was back on track. Long story short, after being disappointed by the Fastwitch 5, he’s now considering wearing the 6 in an upcoming marathon – possibly some of the highest praise one can give a running shoe.
We encourage you to read the Runblogger Saucony Fastwitch 6 review yourself. For even more info, check out our written review of the Fastwitch 6 and video review of the Fastwitch 6.
Saucony Fastwitch 6 Women's Running Shoe
The Fastwitch is a favorite race shoe for runners with a touch of overpronation. Those of you who like the light and fast feel of the current Fastwitch have reason to be excited – the midsole and outsole carry over unchanged, while the upper gets significantly lighter.
What to Watch For
- New Upper: Like many of Saucony’s faster models, the Fastwitch now sports FlexFilm overlays on the upper, along with lightweight breathable mesh.
- Lighter Weight: The changes to the upper are expected to drop an ounce from both the Men’s and Women’s Fastwitch, with weights at 6.9 oz (Men’s 9) and 6.2 oz (Women’s 8).
Orange/Black/Citron Saucony Fastwitch 6
Slime/Blue/White Saucony Fastwitch 6
Blue/Orange/White Saucony Fastwitch 6
Purple/Slime Saucony Fastwitch 6
Saucony Fastwitch 6 Men's Running Shoe
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