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Saucony Endorphin Speed 3

Overall Grades And Reviews

8.9 Overall Grade
75 reviews

The Saucony Endorphin Speed 3 is a popular uptempo training shoe that can be used for racing.

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Shoe Comparison

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Shoe Properties
Shoe Type
Trainer
Trainer
Trainer
Trainer
Pronation Control
Neutral
Neutral
Neutral
Weight
7.9 oz. (men's), 6.9 oz. (women's)
8.3 oz. (men's), 7.4 oz. (women's)
9.6 oz. (men's), 8.4 oz. (women's)
11.1 oz. (men's), 10.1 oz. (women's)
Stack Height
38mm.
38mm.
35mm.
43mm.
Forefoot Height
30mm.
30mm.
23mm.
39mm.
Drop Height
8 mm.
8 mm.
12 mm.
4 mm.
Upper material
FORMFIT, Heel Support Frame
Zonal mesh construction upper offers a secure and comfortable fit. SRS (Super Responsive Sockliner) provides a bouncy step-in feel.
Refined 3D Fit Print mesh, Recycled Materials include:
Engineered mesh, Lycra comfort frame, Internal heel counter, Pillowed Tongue
Shoe Released
Q3 2022
Q1 2024
Q4 2022
Q3 2022
MSRP
$170
$140
$165
LRC Ratings
Out of 10
Overall
8.9
8.8
9.2
9.0
Comfort
9.0
8.8
9.1
9.4
Cushioning
9.1
9.0
9.0
9.7
Durability
8.1
8.1
8.7
8.2
Appearance
8.8
8.6
8.3
7.9
Value
8.0
8.1
8.6
7.6

Reader Reviews

  • LRC Editor's Choice

    Still great, but a step back from the 2

    25 miles per week, neutral pronator, medium arches
    Overall
    8.0
    Comfort
    8.0
    Cushioning
    8.0
    Durability
    8.0
    Appearance
    7.0
    Value
    7.0

    These shoes are just fine. If I had never run in the Speed 2s, I would probably say that they are as good as any shoe that I’ve run in. These are a little wider and slower than the 2, so I’m able to do my easy (7:30) and tempo (6:15) runs in them, but I find myself looking for something else when I really want to crank it up, like 5:30 pace or so. There are always Saucony deals to be found, so they’re quite affordable. These shoes are great and I’d buy them again, just feel spoiled by the 2. 

  • LRC Editor's Choice

    An absolutely amazing training shoe.

    45 miles per week, overpronator, high arches
    Overall
    10.0
    Comfort
    10.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    8.0
    Appearance
    8.0
    Value
    10.0

    This shoe is the best overall running shoe I've ever owned. The plastic plate is perfect with the superb cushioning to go either slow or fast. The shoe really shines when being used on road conditions doing 800m paced reps, almost no unnatural movement of the foot while sprinting. The only downside I find is the durability, specifically the where the arch and the outside mid foot is, the fiber connecting the shoe will start to split over time. Otherwise shoe this is a 9.5 out of 10.

  • LRC Editor's Choice

    Not as fast as the original

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

    I was dead set on trying the Speed 3 having enjoyed the hell out of my first plated shoe in the original Endo Speed. I still occasionally run in those amazing shoes - they have over 900km on them and they're still good for runs of less than 1hr. Their versatility was what set them apart from everything else I had tried up to that point.

    In my first run the Speed 3's I was left slightly underwhelmed, while amazingly comfy, they lacked the pop that the first iteration had from the first step. They had the comfort, the looks and no doubt they will prove to be just as versatile, but I don't get the same joy from them at faster paces that I did in the originals.

    I think Saucony have done this intentionally as the Speeds' brilliance was probably carving sales out from the Endo Pro model. 

    So, to sum up: great shoe, but not as good as the original.

  • Possibly my favorite, most versatile shoe ever

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

    I've used this for 20 mile long runs, tempo runs, track day, easy days.  It's comfy, nicely cushioned, has that bit of support that I like/need.  If you want just a single shoe in your quiver... this is the one.  

  • Love this sgoe

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

    Fast, light, comfortable I want to wear it for all runs, tempo, intervals and long

  • Brooks guy turning into a saucony guy?

    Neutral pronator, low arches
    Overall
    10.0
    Comfort
    10.0
    Cushioning
    8.0
    Durability
    7.0
    Appearance
    10.0
    Value
    8.0

    this shoe has made me think of changing from being a hardcore brooks only guy to maybe I need to start looking at different shoes. The way this shoe has made my runs feel is totally different than anything else.

  • incredibly responsive yet cushioned shoe. highly recommend for tempo and up-paced runs

    37 miles per week, neutral pronator, medium arches
    Overall
    10.0
    Comfort
    10.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    7.0
    Appearance
    10.0
    Value
    10.0

  • Great shoe for speedier workouts and intervals.

    20 miles per week, underpronator, medium arches
    Overall
    9.0
    Comfort
    8.0
    Cushioning
    8.0
    Durability
    8.0
    Appearance
    9.0
    Value
    9.0

    I’ve grabbed this pair of shoes any time I want to go a bit faster on a training day. Typically not grabbing for marathon pace days but more for tempo, threshold, intervals and of course segment hunting. I’ve taken these for runs over 15 miles and also have done intervals on the track. They’re not super cushy and soft which I like for an uptempo shoe. They feel super stable and my legs do not feel as beat up after workouts (which they did with shoes like the Nike Pegasus). 
    I got my pair in the Run Shield edition and the upper is perfect for keeping my feet nice and warm in the Midwest winter. The upper is very comfortable and water resistant. 

  • Comfortable Shoe

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

    A comfortable long run shoe that can stay quiet at faster paces, too. Not quite as crisp as its predecessor the Speed 2, but more stable in turning and the foam holds up a bit longer. Best suited for the road - although I've forced them to take on plenty of trail miles. On my second pair and still happy. 

  • Best you I’ve ever run in however, the rubber on the sole could be more durable.

    35 miles per week, neutral pronator, low arches
    Overall
    10.0
    Comfort
    10.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    3.0
    Appearance
    10.0
    Value
    8.0

    I enjoy the Saucony Endorphin Speed3 quite a bit, and I love how it feels. I get a lot of energy return, they are fairly light, I just love everything about them, except for the rubber on the sole of the heel. I am a heel striker, so I tend to wear the heels heavier than the forefoot, however, the rubber is thinner on the speed3 that it was on the Speed 2 and does not seem to last as long.