Saucony Endorphin Speed 4 Release Date & Info

Saucony Endorphin Speed 4 Release Date

The Saucony Endorphin Speed 4 is the newest version of the Endorphin Speed series from Saucony. As you can probably tell from its name, the Speed series is designed to give a fast and smooth ride, whether training or racing, especially for longer distances. We look ahead to the release date of the Endorphin Speed 4 and what updates you can expect from its design and performance.

Saucony Endorphin Speed 4 Release Date – Now Available

The Saucony Endorphine Speed 4 was released in February 2024. This follows the update from Saucony to move their performance shoes to a two-year release cycle. Previously, we’ve seen a new model from their flagship lines every year.

You can get your hands on a pair of Saucony Endorphin Speed 4’s here!

Or, there are currently some great deals on the Endorphin Speed 3

How Much Will It Cost?

Factoring in the next-gen features, the brand’s performance positioning, and inflation between releases, we expect a slight price increase of the Speed 4 to $180 (or £175). The Endorphin Speed 3 retailed at $170 on its release.

Saucony Endorphin Speed 4 Design & Performance

Saucony Endorphin Speed 4 Updates

The Saucony Endorphin Speed 4 has a similar look to that of the Speed 3 but with some changes to improve its fit, comfort, and durability.
Upper – The Endorphin Speed 4 is gearing up to sport a redesigned knit and mesh upper, focusing on a more padded knit tongue. This revamped upper is structured to ensure a snug fit, accommodating a diverse range of foot shapes and sizes.

Midsole – A significant part of the midsole will be molded from Saucony’s high-performance PwrRUNPB foam. However, our sources tell us that we will likely see the introduction of dual foam construction in the form of PwrRUNHG — a foam previously exclusive to the Endorphin Elite. PwrRUNHG is known to provide unmatched rebound, and its inclusion will make the shoe an absolute powerhouse.

Outsole – The shoe has a durable and grippy outsole that provides traction and protection on various surfaces. The outsole also has some flex grooves that enhance the flexibility and responsiveness of the shoe. The outsole also has some rubber pods that add grip and protection to high-wear areas.

Plate Evolution – Capitalizing on the success of the winged nylon plate in the Speed 3, the Speed 4’s plate will be precision-engineered to optimize the running biomechanics, especially the heel-to-toe-off transition.

Responsiveness vs. Comfort – The integration of PwrRUNHG promises to strike a perfect balance, appealing to both elite racers and recreational joggers.

Weight – The introduction of the more padded tongue will add weight, meaning we’ll need to see some weight reductions from other areas, such as the rubber or lightening of the foam midsole.

When did the Saucony Endorphin Speed 3 come out?

The stellar Endorphin Speed 3 was released in June 2022, a year following the release of the Speed 2 in 2021. The Speed 3 came with a wider base, a thicker midsole, and a snugger two-layer mesh upper, making it a more stable, snug, and versatile runner.

Saucony Endorphin Speed History

Saucony is known for its innovative and high-quality running shoes that cater to different types of runners and running needs. Saucony’s motto is “Run for Good”, reflecting its commitment to creating products that enhance the running experience and support the running community.

The Saucony Endorphin Speed series first launched in 2020 as part of the Endorphin Collection, which consists of three models: the Endorphin Pro, the Endorphin Speed, and the Endorphin Shift. Each model has a different purpose, but they all share the SPEEDROLL Technology, which propels you forward with a combination of stack heights and midsole shape.

The Endorphin Pro is the elite racing shoe of the series, designed for marathons and other long-distance events. Endorphin Speed is the crossover train/race shoe of the series, suitable for half marathons and over. Endorphin Shift is the everyday training shoe of the series, designed to protect your legs from fatigue.

Final Thoughts

The much-anticipated Saucony Endorphin Speed 4 promises to uphold the brand’s commitment to pushing innovation and performance. The combo of the redesigned upper, dual foam construction, and a meticulously crafted plate points towards a shoe that doesn’t just promise speed but also ensures comfort, durability, and efficiency. Whether you’re preparing for a marathon or simply a jog around the park, the Endorphin Speed 4 is shaping up to be the ideal companion for every stride.

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