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Road Running Shoes • July 10, 2024

Saucony Hurricane 24 Review: Here I Am, Rock Me Like A…

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What You Need To Know

Weight

10.6 oz. (302 g) for a US M9 / 9.8 oz. (279 g) for a US W7.5

Stack Height / Drop

38 mm in heel, 32 mm in forefoot (6 mm drop)

Best For

Super-cushioned road miles

Key Features

Dual-layer PWRRUN midsole, Center Path Technology, Adaptive lacing

On The Run
Extremely well padded Super smooth ride Man, this one gets warm
Price / Availability

Available now for $160

Introduction to the Saucony Hurricane 24

CHAD: One of my mom’s favorite phrases is that, “the squeaky wheel gets the grease.” For those not familiar with the idiom, it basically means that if you make enough noise about an issue, it’s more likely to be taken care of. Well, the re-emergence of the Saucony Hurricane for a 24th version is the perfect example of how this cliche is based on some truth.

Saucony Hurricane fans were not thrilled when they learned that after 23 models, the Hurricane was going to be discontinued. Saucony offered a replacement in the Tempus, but to Hurricane diehards, it was a hollow gesture. But after some intense scrutiny regarding the decision, the Hurricane has been reborn, like a phoenix rising from the ashes, with an entirely new style that Saucony says is “a transformation from the ground up.”

The Hurricane 24 features dual-density foams, with a full-length slab of soft and bouncy PWRRUN PB underfoot and a cradle of firm and responsive PWRRUN below that. Also featuring CenterPath Technology, which saucony claims provides comfort and protection to runners. The CenterPath involves higher sidewalls, a wide platform, and a rocker profile to keep you moving straight through each stride. It features a 6 mm drop and comes in at 10.6 oz for a US M9, so it’s not the lightest shoe on the market; certainly heavier than the Tempus.

RENALDO: In an era where runners are spoiled for choice with the number of options available, it’s nice to see a company bring a shoe back for its loyalists. That’s exactly what Saucony has done with the reintroduction of its newly redesigned Hurricane 24.

Pointing stability runners to its Tempus model after 23 iterations of continuity, there was a small Hurricane-shaped hole in a lot of hearts after the news broke that it would be their final go at it last year. And just as quickly, my compatriot, Chad, had the perfect analogy for this shoe. The Hurricane rose again with a whole new look and a few bells and whistles to bring diehards back and even entice newcomers to the fold.

Does this new addition to the Stability roster rock us like a hurricane? Let’s find out!

What we like about the Saucony Hurricane 24

CHAD: In Saucony’s marketing materials, the Hurricane 24 is summed up into two phrases featuring only four words. “Insanely comfortable. Profoundly protective.” I don’t think that they could have described this shoe any better. The initial step-in and walk-around feel is just that, insanely comfortable. The upper holds the foot snugly while still being accommodating. Once the run starts, you can really feel the softness and bounce of the PWRRUN PB right underfoot, but with the stability and roll-through provided by the PWRRUN frame and rocker geometry.

The best way I can describe it is that it feels like Saucony took the Endorphin Shift line (RIP) and merged it with the Endorphin Speed line, creating a shoe that features softness and comfort with unobtrusive stability for those who need it. Every run I did in the Hurricane 24 ended too quickly in my eyes because I just wanted to keep running in it. To me, that is the epitome of what makes a shoe go from good to great. It’s like the old Lay’s slogan of “Betcha can’t eat just one,” except in this case, it’s “Betcha can’t run just four.”

Lastly, and as some might argue most importantly, the aesthetics of this shoe are very nice. I received the White/Cloud colorway, which is white and gray with minor orange accents and some speckling on the midsole. It is a very clean look, and I blame Meaghan because all of a sudden now I am really into white running shoes.

RENALDO: Being completely redesigned for this iteration, the Hurricane 24 has quite a bit going on. Emphasizing comfort, the Hurricane 24 has an Ortholite sock liner. On the first step in, I have to admit, this is the most comfortable Saucony shoe I’ve ever had the pleasure of putting on. The tongue is like velvet with a slight plush to it that can be felt all around the inside of the shoe. Giving your foot a nice and secure fit when combined with the Adaptive Lacing system implemented in this version. They really stuck the landing on the comfort and protection aspects of this shoe.

Going deeper, Saucony decided to ditch the old guardrail system of the older models for the new CenterPath Technology and pair it with some extremely high side walls and a broader platform to land on when out getting your luxury miles. Covering that platform, we have Saucomy’s PWRRUN PB foam and frame, giving the shoe a bit of a rocker for excess pop when running.

And yes, this shoe is runway-ready. Pulling looks from Saucony’s Ride 17, the Hurricane 24 is very eye-catching! While the shoe will be released with the usual Saucony flavors (navy and orange will never die), we received the White/Cloud colorway. It has a mostly white upper, with touches of metallic and reflective grays and silvers. Mix in small touches of a very exciting orange, and the shoe has more of a boutique/high-fashion look. I absolutely love the paint splotch effect on the sole. Slay, Saucony.

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What we don’t like about the Saucony Hurricane 24

CHAD: I have very little to say here. The upper is plush, and while that does help increase the comfort, its only trade-off is that it can make a shoe run hot. I did an early morning beach run when it was around 70 degrees and my feet were already warm — imagine how they felt when I did an early evening run during a heat wave when it was 90 degrees. Also, it’s 2024, every shoe should have a gusseted tongue. Would a little piece of mesh really add that much weight or bulk to the shoe? I doubt it. While we’re discussing weight, the Hurricane is definitely on the higher end of the daily trainer category, with many these days coming in under 10 oz. for a US M9. It’s not super noticeable early in runs, but I imagine it would be when you get close to double digits.

RENALDO: Now, with all this newness, there are going to be some things that long-time Hurricane chasers are probably not going to enjoy. This being my first run in the Hurricane line, I myself already have some gripes. Immediately, with all the cushion and protection in this shoe, it can feel quite stuffy. My feet got pretty darn hot in this shoe whenever I took it out for a run, and since Baltimore is experiencing its own little “Hot Girl Walk” this summer, my motivation to put more miles than I had to with the Hurricane was certainly curbed.

Also, this shoe is pretty heavy. With an absolute unit of a sole, you won’t have any complaints about the ground feel, but you WILL feel each take-off with these bad boys. Which, unfortunately, took away from the intended purpose of the rocker geometry. Maybe this iteration is a little too “Super Max” for me.

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Final thoughts on the Saucony Hurricane 24

CHAD: I had never run in the prior versions of the Hurricane, but if they were anything close to what the Hurricane 24 is, I can understand why people were clamoring to bring it back from the dead. I imagine even Lazarus himself would be impressed with how solid a shoe it is and would rock it for his runs all over Bethany. If you’re someone who needs a little stability in your daily trainer but also wants the underfoot feel of an elite superfoam, you better call Scorpions because nothing else is going to “Rock you like a Hurricane.”

RENALDO: The fans demanded, and Saucony certainly delivered. While not exactly the kind of shoe I’d expect from Saucony’s stability line, the Hurricane 24 is a decent shoe overall, and it’s definitely one I’d recommend to the runner who likes to put a few miles down a couple of days out of the week while on their running journey. With comfort at the forefront, a runner can expect some nice, long, easy days. But may want to turn to something else to pick up the tempo and intensity. Not bad for $160, either.

You can pick up the Saucony Hurricane 24 for $160 from Running Warehouse (featuring free shipping and 90-day returns) by using the buttons below.

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Chad Zimmermann
Clydesdale Reviewer
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An attorney by day, Chad lives in Central Pennsylvania with his wife and three kids. Never much for running growing up, Chad began running as a way to improve his physical health. He went from his first 5k in 2015 to running the Paris Marathon in 2016.  Given his larger physical build, Chad is the resident Clydesdale runner, providing shoe and gear insights for those with a bigger build and taller stature.

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11.5

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Renaldo Robinson
Baltimore Road Reviewer
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Born and raised Baltimore, Renaldo still resides in his home city and has shared miles with a good chunk of the Baltimore running community. A captain in A Tribe Called Run run group, Renaldo can easily be spotted running with Faster Bastards, Believe Run Club, or doing a solo long run through Baltimore’s midtown. If you spot him, be sure to give him a big “REEENOOO!” or challenge him to a game of pool 🎱

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  • 23:19

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