Shoe Review: Saucony Freedom ISO 2

When the Freedom was released about 19 months ago, it was a game-changer. It was the first shoe to boast a full-length EVERUN midsole. A very responsive, yet still cushioned shoe that became an instant favourite. The updated version dropped this summer and while I was a fan of The Freedom to begin with, I like it even better now.

With the second edition, you still get the full-length EVERUN midsole, but you also get the debut of ISOKNIT. The previous model had an ISOFIT upper which has a sock-like feel and “morphs to the foot for a custom feel”. Those features are maintained with ISOKNIT, and the addition of a performance knit gives you more freedom of movement and┬ámakes the shoe more breathable.

One of the most striking changes in the new version of this shoe is the fit. The Freedom ISO 2 has a much more spacious toe-box than the original version. I was a little cramped in the previous model, and typically reserved the shoes for track-workouts. I love the fit of the second edition! While I will still be wearing them on the track, I plan to wear them during other, longer sessions as well.

By the Numbers:

Offset: 4mm (same as previous edition)

Weight: 8.2 oz/232g (8.1 oz/230g)

Price: $199.99