>Gears and Wears>Saucony Freedom ISO vs Freedom ISO 2
Hello everyone. My daily trainers are a bit over the limit (+1,400 km) ASICs Kayano 24, got them this February. My racing/fast pace shoes New Balance RC 1400 v5 NYC Marathon edition and I love them, got few PB wearing them (10k 36:47, 5k 17:33) and want to spare the use.
What should I buy? Freedoom ISO in amazon Black and Blue 82.95€. Freedom ISO 2 118.25€ Green and Black (Very cool color). Does It worth to go for Iso2? I read Iso (1) is lighter. Thanks.
I’ve worn both quite a lot, mainly for long runs and easy runs. The ISO2 is apparently heavier but I don’t notice it. It has a slightly more snug upper than the ISO1 particularly around the ankle - the ISO1 had quite a minimal upper (I liked it but others preferred a bit more hold around the ankle). Both great shoes which have a long life too.
5,000m: 15:39 (Dec-19) | 10,000m: 32:58 (Nov-19) | 10km: 33:15 (Sep-19)
HM: 1:10:46 (Nov-19) | FM: 2:57:36 (Oct-17)
Last race: Bays Night of 5's 5000m, 20 Dec, 15:39 (PB)
Up next: Southern Lakes Half Marathon, 4 Apr
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Thanks for your answer Mark. I'll buy the Freedom ISO 2, Orange and blue color not what I like the most, but for 70€ is a no brainer buy, totally worth It. I'm not paying 125€ for black and green color that would be plain stupid. I can't understand why +50€ if you want them on black/green or white.
Pablo, are you ordering those from Amazon? I can't find anything that cheap for the Freedom 2, even on amazon and accounting for exchange rate.
Road Mile: 5:19 (2017), 5k: 18:10 (2017), 10k: 38:25 (2017, course was 6.1), HM: 1:25:16 (2018), M: 2:57:18 (2018)
Yes, but the seller/shop is in Spain, so I don't know what price you may see. Hope It helps.
I have around 500 miles in Freedom ISO (including two HMs and a full marathon races) and wrote a detailed review on them recently, if that helps. In short, I'm quite satisfied with the shoes: they feel lightweight and fast, work perfectly both on the track and in occasional sprints during the road run. Nothing that'd really bother me, and I'm happy that I found a good alternative to Kinvaras which are often priced higher.
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I have around 500 miles in Freedom ISO (including two HMs and a full marathon races) and wrote a detailed review on them recently, if that helps. In short, I'm quite satisfied with the shoes: they feel lightweight and fast, work perfectly both on the track and in occasional sprints during the road run. Nothing that'd really bother me, and I'm happy that I found a good alternative to Kinvaras which are often priced higher
That's odd. Here in Canada the Freedom are priced higher than the Kinvaras.
I have a pair of Freedom ISO 1 that currently have around 650 miles on them. The upper has a hole in one shoe, but the foam is still very good and the cristal rubber still has some thread to it. I expect another 100-200 miles out of them.
I have bought a pair of Freedom ISO 2 but have yet to run in them. So can't really compare other than when I put them on, I don't see much of a difference except maybe that the upper feels more comfortable? To be confirmed, but I expect a similar shoe to the first version.
Thanks Marky Mark for confirming that.
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Yeah, I've always found the Freedom's to be priced higher too (and often harder to pick up on sale too), both on Australian shopfronts (where I buy most of my shoes) and US (where I occasionally buy shoes if there's a good deal to be had).
Hmm, that's really interesting. In the UK, I often see Freedom ISO discounted, and given Kinvaras are on sale as well, they usually come a bit cheaper. This spring I was buying Saucony, Freedom ISO were already discounted with the price tag around £70 (Sportsshoes) and Kinvaras were full price. There was a sale round in summer, but Freedom ISO got discounted even further and stayed cheaper than Kinvaras. Whilst I agree the RRP for Freedom ISO is higher, the actual price situation still remains the same e.g. if I open Sportsshoes (or Runrepeat): https://www.sportsshoes.com/product/sau3258/saucony-freedom-iso-running-shoes/ (£49.99) vs https://www.sportsshoes.com/product/sau3469/saucony-kinvara-9-running-shoes/ (£57.49).