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The Saucony Cohesion 11 is a fantastic shoe at a fantastic price. With a cushioning system that helps keep the heel protected, fantastic customer reviews, and an affordable price, you’ll forget that its colour options are on the sparse side. Check out our list of best running shoes to learn more or see other runners you may be interested in.

Why We Like It – Saucony Cohesion 11

When it comes to budget running shoes, you can’t get much better, or much cheaper, than Saucony Shoes. It doesn’t come with all the fancy bells and whistles Saucony may be known for with their higher-end shoes, things like ISO uppers or an EVERRUN midsole, but it does come with the most important bell and/or whistle: a great running shoe for a great price. Although pricier, you may want to compare these to the Nike Free Trainer 3.0 advanced athlete training shoes.

  • Grid Cushioning System keeps the foot protected
  • Breathable mesh uppers
  • Affordable
  • Limited colour options compared to last year
  • Only 1 shoe width size option


The heel’s Grid Cushioning System on the Saucony Cohesion 11 keeps the foot steady and safe from impact shock thanks to the durable rubber outsole and the supportive rubber overlays. Customer Reviews for the Saucony Cohesion 11 are also great with a lot of them praising the great support of the midsole as well as the cushioning system. If you want to get straight into running head-on or have outgrown your budget pair, the ASICS GEL-Venture 5 are an impressive, all-around pair of shoes.


The Saucony Cohesion is a lightweight, comfortable shoe that can appeal to veterans and newbies alike. If you are looking for the most lightweight shoe on the market, we recommend the Nike Revolution 3 or the Nike FlyKnit. The mesh uppers on the Saucony Cohesion 11 are breathable and a lot of customer reviews appreciated how lightweight the shoes are. Lightweight enough even just for daily use. The durability of the shoes, able to withstand any type of run you throw at it, ranging from a light jog to a hard sprint, was also lauded by customers.


One of the great things about the Saucony Cohesion 11 is the price. At a mere $48.00 it’s easy for anyone to pick up a pair and begin their running journey. If you choose to buy them from the Saucony website, though, your colour options are limited to only grey/blue. If you’re looking for a shoe with a grand design and many colours, the KUBUA Running Shoes are the most stylish ones available. You can select size and width too, impressively, on the Saucony website. However, the only width size available is medium, so you’re out of luck if you have a slightly wider foot than normal, which is unfortunate.

Saucony Cohesion 11 Wrap Up

Bottom line, the Saucony Cohesion 11 is a great budget shoe able to compete with a lot of signature and higher-end level shoes. It has received respect from most runners because of its shock-absorbing midsole, its lightweight design, and affordability. It loses some points for not having an eye-catching design or colour options, but are you buying running shoes to run or to look fashionable?

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Michael Iaboni

Michael Iaboni is a Canadian Freelance Writer and Editor. He graduated from York University with a Degree in English and Creative Writing and then attended Queen's University where he obtained a Professional Editing Standards Certificate. He is a member of Editor's Canada and, in his spare time, enjoys reading, writing, soccer, and gaming.

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