Saucony Endorphin Pro 3

Overall Grades And Reviews

9.0 Overall Grade
29 reviews

Nike may have invented the supershoe but the Saucony Endorphin Pro 3 is a strong alternative that receives great scores on cushioning and comfort.

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Shoe Properties
Shoe Type
Supershoe, Racing Flat
Supershoe, Racing Flat
Supershoe, Racing Flat
Supershoe, Racing Flat
Pronation Control
Neutral
Neutral
Neutral
Weight
7.3 oz. (men's), 6.5 oz. (women's)
7.7 oz. (men's), 6.5 oz. (women's)
7.1 oz. (men's), 5.8 oz. (women's)
7.9 oz. (men's), 7.9 oz. (women's)
Stack Height
39mm.
40mm.
38mm.
35mm.
Forefoot Height
31mm.
32mm.
30mm.
27mm.
Drop Height
8 mm.
8 mm.
8 mm.
8 mm.
Upper material
FORMFIT Mesh Upper
Lightweight breathable mesh upper keeps you comfortable at high speeds. SRS (Super Responsive Sockliner) provides a bouncy step-in feel.
FlyKnit
Shoe Released
Q3 2022
Q1 2024
Q2 2023
Q2 2023
MSRP
$225
$250
$250
LRC Ratings
Out of 10
Overall
9.0
9.4
8.7
Comfort
8.8
8.9
8.9
Cushioning
9.3
9.2
9.1
Durability
7.8
6.9
8.2
Appearance
8.9
8.8
8.4
Value
8.2
7.5
8.0

Reader Reviews

  • LRC Editor's Choice

    No bargains in super shoes, but this one comes close

    10 miles per week, neutral pronator, medium arches
    Overall
    9.0
    Comfort
    9.0
    Cushioning
    9.0
    Durability
    9.0
    Appearance
    8.0
    Value
    8.0

    That carbon bounce, mixed with a decent stability on corners, is hard to find. The Pro 3 balances these factors well and seems to be longer lasting than just a couple races. Weight is comparable to other super shoes. The flick of the stiff plate, combined with firmer mid-foot foam than previous models, means Saucony got the right sauce with the Pro 3. There’s generous enough rubber to keep tread underfoot for hundreds of miles. The only complaint may be the tongue slips a bit on downhills. It is well enough anchored on its sides not to become a problem, but fans of no-show socks may not love how short it is. 

    These are not everyday running shoes. I trained with them only for a few tempo days before racing. They feel like a bit too much for recovery days, and their stack height is not advisable for use on trails.

  • Great shoes, but the cushion breaks down quickly

    39 miles per week, underpronator, high arches
    Overall
    8.0
    Comfort
    7.0
    Cushioning
    9.0
    Durability
    8.0
    Appearance
    10.0
    Value
    9.0

    These shoes are so light, you barely know they are on your feet. Love the mesh uppers. Very springy, but there is a pressure point in my right inside heel from the shoes.

  • Great for anything from long slow runs to fast 5Ks

    Overall
    9.0
    Comfort
    10.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    7.0
    Appearance
    7.0
    Value
    8.0
  • favourite supershoe for road racing

    10 miles per week, overpronator, low arches
    Overall
    10.0
    Comfort
    9.0
    Cushioning
    9.0
    Durability
    8.0
    Appearance
    10.0
    Value
    7.0

    These shoes are great, I've been training in them for triathlon and planning to race in them and they are light but super comfortable, and FAST! They are definitely on the expensive side but for me it is worth it.

  • Great racing shoe, but very limited durability

    Overall
    8.0
    Comfort
    10.0
    Cushioning
    9.0
    Durability
    4.0
    Appearance
    10.0
    Value
    8.0

    It's a very comfortable and fast shoe, but the upper material is not durable at all, the holes appeared in the toes area after 35 miles...

  • Best Marathon Shoe for a recreational competetive runner

    20 miles per week, neutral pronator, medium arches
    Overall
    8.0
    Comfort
    9.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    10.0
    Appearance
    9.0
    Value
    9.0

    Lightweight, speedy roll technology, stable perfect grippy  and solid cushion, airy mesh foot-conforming uppers make this my go-to half and marathon racer. The only disappointment I have about the Endorphin Pro is that it doesn’t come in wide width for women!

  • Versatile super shoe

    30 miles per week, neutral pronator, medium arches
    Overall
    7.0
    Comfort
    9.0
    Cushioning
    9.0
    Durability
    3.0
    Appearance
    10.0
    Value
    4.0

    Bouncy, fast and comfortable. I bought the shoe initially as an ultra distance racing shoe but it eventually found its way in my rotation as a tempo trainer and long run shoe. Too bulky personally for me for those 10-21k racing distances.

  • Saucony Endorphin Pro 3, but for training

    Neutral pronator, medium arches
    Overall
    9.0
    Comfort
    8.0
    Cushioning
    8.0
    Durability
    6.0
    Appearance
    9.0
    Value
    8.0

    Usually a racing shoe, but with an insane discount ($90/pair) I bought a few pairs to train in. They are all around 300 miles now, and have been incredible to train in. Lightweight, not as much cushion, but the carbon fiber plate makes every run feel comfortable and recovery is easy.

  • I've tried other brands of and on but always seem to come back to Saucony. I'm training for a marathon and wore a new pair of Endorphin Pro 3 rogue out of the box for 8 miles. No issues and felt like I was running on a cloud! 69 year old (runner)

    30 miles per week, neutral pronator, medium arches
    Overall
    10.0
    Comfort
    10.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    10.0
    Appearance
    10.0
    Value
    10.0
  • Midsole has such a good rolling feel

    20 miles per week, overpronator, medium arches
    Overall
    10.0
    Comfort
    10.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    10.0
    Appearance
    10.0
    Value
    10.0

    Endorphin pro midsole is quite bouncy in a good way. Definitely feel faster in these shoes. Races and tempo and track runs are great.