Saucony Liberty ISO Review
The Liberty ISO is a logical evolution of the Freedom ISO while adding a support, comfort and style. Where the Freedom ISO was almost prototype like in it's feel and construction the Liberty adds a level of refinement to the upper adding subtle but impressive support features and maintaining the low slung ride that can go fast and far. The heel is not rigid but includes more of the support bands first seen in the Freedom and incorporates a stiffer mesh material in the rear foot. The toe overlays are a little more refined and the ISOfit continues to wrap the foot nicely. Even better the Liberty is slightly wider and longer and fits much more true to size than the Freedom which could require going a full size up in some cases.
The sole includes extra rubber along the interior side of the foot and while very visible the shoes supportive post under the arch provides stability without actually being noticeable underfoot on the run or impeding the flexibility. Likely a shoe that is closer to the Freedom 2 than the existing Freedom it is a performance trainer with very few counterparts. The only real downside is the weight is higher than is ideal, noticeably more so than the Freedom. If it was lighter this shoe would be leap in supportive technology yet remains a welcome alternative to heavier, stiffer options in the category. A shoe that looks good and you can wear from 5K through a marathon and beyond demonstrates the future Saucony is creating.
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