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Finlay McAndrew  •  Running Gear •  02.07.2024 •  8 min read

Saucony Hurricane 24 Running Shoes Review

The Saucony (pronounced ‘Sock-A-Knee’) Hurricane 24 running shoes are completely different to any previous Hurricane. These new max cushioned Saucony running shoes are designed to deliver the highest levels of protection and underfoot comfort for daily miles. 

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A pair of Saucony Hurricane 24 Running Shoes
Please note the Men's Viziblue/Citron colourway (pictured throughout) was used for testing purposes only. The Men's Dusk/Navy colourway is ranged at Run4It for Autumn/Winter 24.

Saucony kindly sent us a pair to test out for this review. This article details all of the tech, how they feel to run in, and what they’re best suited to.

Saucony Hurricane 24 Tech

  • Men’s Weight: 302 grams
  • Women’s Weight: 279 grams
  • Forefoot Stack Height: 32 mm
  • Rearfoot Stack Height: 38 mm

Midsole construction

The main body of the midsole features Saucony’s super foam cushioning, PWRRUN PB. A layer of PWRRUN cushioning wraps around the lower section of the midsole. This acts like a supportive frame and increases stability.

Back of a pair of Sauconu Hurricane 24 Running Shoes

Extra support is also delivered by Saucony’s Centre Path Technology. To explain further, the midsole base is very broad, which makes it inherently stable. It’s around 8% wider than the Saucony Triumph 22 base. Next, the medial section of the midsole has a very straight profile. Which again, increases stability. Finally, the midsole walls are elevated. This means they wrap up around the sides of your feet and encapsulate them. 

Medial side of the left shoe from a pair of Sauconu Hurricane 24 Running Shoes

Upper construction

The Hurricane upper is a lightweight seamless engineered mesh. Although there’s some padding on the tongue, and inside the heel collar, those areas aren’t overly bulky. Eyestay webbing at the midfoot is designed to increase midfoot support.

The upper of a pair of Saucony Hurricane 24 Running Shoes

Outsole construction

There’s a lot of outsole rubber on the bottom of the Saucony Hurricane 24 Running Shoes. The compound is named XT-900 carbon rubber. Yes, this does add some weight; however, this is worth it, as it offers great durability and traction.

The outsole of the left shoe from a pair of Saucony Hurricane 24 Running Shoes

How does the Saucony Hurricane 24 cushioning feel?

As you’d expect, the thick layer of PWRRUN PB foam feels incredibly soft and bouncy. Unlike other super foam based running shoes, which can feel slightly unstable at the edges, the Hurricane running shoes feel very stable. This is ultimately down to the supportive PWRRUN frame, and the very wide base.

The back of a pair of Saucony Hurricane 24 Running Shoes

 The challenge of making a midsole this broad, is that it could feel a bit awkward and clunky to run in. However, that is not the case. The midsole feels very natural and fluid to run in. You really can just forget about your feet and enjoy the energy return on offer. It’s fair to say Saucony has absolutely nailed the midsole design here. They’ve managed to deliver an ultra cushioned and energetic ride that feels exceptionally stable.

Overall, you should expect the Saucony Hurricane 24 cushioning to feel very protective, bouncy, and stable underfoot - which should translate into a lot of comfort.

How do they fit?

It’s difficult to find any flaws in how they fit. The toe box offers a relatively broad and accommodating fit; while the midfoot and ankle area offer great lockdown. There's just the right amount of padding on the inside to increase comfort, but not compromise foot hold.

You should choose your normal running shoe size in the Saucony Hurricane 24.

What are they best suited to?

The Saucony Hurricane have a lot of end uses. 

First of all, I’ve been using them for recovery runs and long slow miles. Even though I normally run in neutral running shoes, the extra support in the Hurricane feels better when my legs are tired and sore. For example, they make a noticeable difference on the runs that follow the harder workouts. Additionally, the support also helps keep things in check on the longer slower miles. By this, I mean the geometry helps to lower rotation at the knee and hip, and makes the end of the workout feel more comfortable. 

The extra support should reduce greater ranges of pronation; and therefore means they’re likely to work well for runners with unstable feet and ankles. The holistic nature of the support also has the potential to reduce excessive knee and hip rotation. 

Most runners will find the Hurricane 24 running shoes feel best on their slower to steady paced runs. However, the midsole feels very energetic. Runners who typically run in stability running shoes, might find the Hurricane are great options for half marathon and marathon events. This is because the midsole offers great support, but is likely to feel bouncier and faster to run in than non-super foam based stability running shoes. 

Ultimately, if your aim is to take as much stress off your legs as possible during aerobic runs, that’s what the Saucony Hurricane 24 running shoes are best suited to.

How do they compare to other models?

As mentioned, the base of the Hurricane 24 is around 8% broader than the Triumph 22. The Hurricane midsole volume is also around 25% greater. Even though the Triumph feel very stable, the Hurricane offers a more supportive ride. 

The Hurricane should feel more cushioned and bouncier than the Saucony Guide running shoes. This is because the midsole volume is around 10% greater, and the Guide don’t feature the PWRRUN PB super foam. Even though the Tempus features a similar midsole set up, the stack height isn’t as high, and the midsole base isn’t as broad. 

It’s likely the Hurricane will be compared against the HOKA Bondi running shoes. They’re designed for similar purposes, and both sit in the max-cushioned silo. Even though the Bondi are very cushioned, they don’t have a super foam. So, the Hurricane feel softer and bouncier. They could also be compared to the HOKA Gaviota running shoes, as the Gaviota have more support than the Bondi. Again, the Hurricane feels softer and bouncier underfoot, but importantly, feels very comparable from a support perspective.

Another logical comparison are the ASICS Gel-Kayano running shoes. The Gel-Kayano offers great support, and should feel very plush underfoot, like the Hurricane do. The main difference is that the super foam in the Hurricane should result in a much bouncier underfoot sensation.

Overall, the Hurricane feels more stable than the neutral models which feature super foams. They should offer very similar levels of support to max-cushioned stability running shoes, but offer a much bouncier ride.


Saucony has absolutely nailed the design of the Hurricane 24 running shoes. There’s a reason there’s not many running shoes that feature a super foam construction and added stability, it’s difficult to make it work. Despite this challenge, Saucony has delivered a midsole that offers a lot of the benefits of soft and bouncy shoes, with the stability and structure of more supportive options. This experience isn’t for everyone, but if you’re looking for great support with maximum cushioning, it’s hard to look past these.

We’re in no doubt these will suit a lot of runners. In fact, these are probably our running shoes of the year so far. Saucony has demonstrated that it’s possible to make a super foam midsole feel very stable, so hopefully other brands will follow with more shoes in this category.

Saucony has absolutely nailed the midsole design here. They’ve managed to deliver an ultra cushioned and energetic ride that feels exceptionally stable.

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