A favourite across the board, The Saucony Jazz 18 has been around since the 1980's. The 18 again adds improvements on its predecessor yielding greater stability.
A Technical Air Mesh allows for extra breathability to the upper, keeping your foot cool and comfortable throughout. Sauconys synthetic overlays work to reduce the overall weight of the shoe, without sacrificing support. They've added a Hydrator Collar Lining, Sauconys' performance fabric that provides next-to-skin comfort and maximises wicking abilities to the inner of the upper. The final technical aspect given to the upper is provided by - Technical Shoe Laces, securing the foot tightly it's aimed to give support and comfort to the wearer during exercise.
The Jazz 18 is packed full of technology in the midsole. Beginning with Impulse EVA, a diverse midsole material that is durable and lightweight whilst providing responsive cushioning. The Impulse EVA works in unison with Saucony's own Progrid material, The Jazz 18 brings it closer to your foot making it 20% more responsive than traditional EVA, Progrid is a unique blend of properties that works to create responsive cushioning along with the Impulse EVA creating an exceptionally cushioned midsole. Saucony go further by adding a strobel board in the midsole, this time they've added 1.5mm. This intelligent change to the Saucony enhances the step-in-comfort of the shoe, generating an incredibly plush ride. Further cushioning qualities are employed by the SRC (Super Rebound Compound) Impact Zone- providing shock attenuation and setting the foot up for a smooth transition.
A new addition to the Jazz 18 is that of a medial support arc. Amplifying stability already afforded to the wearer, the latest increment makes the shoe more stable than previous versions.
Two materials combine to create a durable, lightweight midsole. XT900 Compound is used to provide durability through the Runners heel-strike to toe-off. The lightweight aspect is added by a blown rubber compound which makes up the outsole, its lightweight, yet durable, adding less weight to the shoe but keeping it just as durable as the Jazz 17.
** NEW ** Medial Support Arc - Enhances stability for less roll within the shoe.
Mesh Upper - Provides breathability.
Plush Tongue and Collar - Increases the comforting capabilities of the Jazz 18.
Forefoot Lockdown Weld - Locks the foot to the midsole and provides a more secure fit.
HydraMAX Collar Lining - Combines superior moisture wicking properties with a plush feel for comfort.
ComfortLite Sockliner - Moulded sockliner contoured to cradle the heel, support the arch and reduce peak pressures in the forefoot.
HRC+ Strobel Board - Covered with an additional 1.5mm of EVA in the strobe board enhances the step-in comfort.
ProGrid Technology - 20% more responsive than EVA, ProGrid provides incredible cushioning in a lightweight package.
Compression Molded EVA - A diverse midsole material that is durable, lightweight and provides responsive cushioning.
HRC Forefoot Cushioning - Responsive EVA/rubber compound which provides cushioning through the later stages of the gait cycle.
SRC (Super Rebound Compound) Impact Zone - Provides shock attenuation and sets the foot up for a smooth transition.
Rearfoot HRC - For responsive impact absorption, reducing the amount of shock your body has to take.
PowerGrid Heel - Lightweight, ultra-premium cushioning foam that delivers a smoother more rebound-filled ride.
XT-900 - Premium carbon rubber outsole material that offers exceptional traction and high-wear properties.
Blown Rubber - Lightweight flexible material provides added cushioning while maintaining durability and a smooth ride.s