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Retailers' Descriptions

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Saucony created a minimalist-like shoe with cushioning galore to cushion your tired hooves mile after mile after mile: the Men's PowerGrid Cortana 3 Running Shoe. It takes a a 4mm heel-forefoot drop and adds a super cushy ride to make mid-foot strikers marvel at how simple a soft ride can be. Whether you're a Clydesdale who needs extra cushioning, or a thoroughbred that is striking out on a long-distance trek, you'll appreciate the sweet ride of softness in the Cortana 3. Many minimalist shoes have only a 4mm heel-forefoot drop, but also are close to the ground. With a heel rise of 22mm and toe lift of 18mm, your foot won't succumb to the usual bumps and bruises oft accompanying other low-lift shoes. With this version of the Cortana, Saucony added more ground-contact iBR+ blown rubber for a plush feel, and streamlined the upper with FlexFilm bonded, seamless construction. A lightweight Support Frame heel counter adds a bit of structure, yet at the same time the weight has been reduced to 9. 5 ounces. The full-length PowerGrid foam insole takes the force of your footstep and turns it into bounce-back energy to propel you forward, faster. Super Rebound Compound, SRC, Impact Zone sucks up shock in the heel crashpad area for the off-chance you misstep on your midfoot strike. The sole's medial post ups the ante on support, and a decoupled Crash Pad in the heel allows a more natural stride. The insole comes out and can readily be replaced with custom orthotics. A slimmer toe box and fitted heel cup keeps your foot locked into the Cortana for a confident feel over the roads. A cushier version of the Kinvara, but with more support, the Cortana is an excellent option for traditional runners looking to transition to a more minimalist shoe, as well as a seasoned low-drop running looking to up the weekly mileage and needing more protection.

- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version

Saucony PowerGrid Cortana 3

previously retailed for:
$42.25 - $108.95

The Saucony PowerGrid Cortana 3 is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen February 22, 2016 at Backcountry.com.

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