Editor rating:
8/10 on
OLIVIA YODER
User's rating:

PROS

  • Budget Friendly
  • They have a nice big toe box
  • Nice traction on all surfaces
  • It comes in a wide version and also has half sizes

CONS

  • Longer time to break them in
  • Had some minor pulling on the mesh up near the toe box
  • Lacks some newer upgrades

OUR VERDICT

The Women's Saucony Cohesion 14 shoes were surprisingly nicer than anticipated. They didn't offer a lot of bells and whistles but got the job done.

I would incorporated these into my weekly running schedule for a few low mileage days.
SHOE INFO
Brand
Cohesion 14
Model
10 oz. (283 gr.)
Weight
65 US$
MSRP
12 mm
Heel Drop
Previous model
WHO IS IT FOR
They are a fantastic option for a entry level running shoe. I would recommend these shoes for individuals who are just starting out on their running journey and won't be looking to put heavy miles on them daily.

These are great shoes for jogging but I would not suggest doing training runs in them. Overall they are a solid budget friendly shoe.

Saucony Cohesion 14 Intro

The Women’s Saucony Cohesion 14 is a lower-priced shoe that is intended for people who are looking to get into running. This shoe will cost you around $65.00, which is a fair price to me considering what it offers.

The trail version of this shoe is Cohesion TR14. It still uses the VERSARUN cushioning throughout the whole shoe that is felt as soon as the shoe is worn.

The Cohesion 13 has this technology as well so if you’re looking to upgrade you will see little to no difference. This is about all the technology this shoe offers but for this price, I was happy with that.

This cushioning is used to reduce impact and make sure you experience a soft stride each time you put them on. I did enjoy the feeling of these shoes once I got a little warmed up for each run.

The Cohesion 14 weighs in at 7.6 oz and has a heel drop of 12mm. This is on the higher end and would be ideal for people with medium to high arches and neutral pronators.

Saucony Cohesion 14 First Impressions

Saucony Cohesion 14 - Toe

Saucony Cohesion 14 – Toe

My first honest impression when I opened the box up was are these really running shoes? When you first see them you automatically think of walking shoes and not running shoes.

My mind was changed after a took them out for a few spins. The color I got was grey/purple and I know they come in various other colors such as black, black/pink, charcoal/coral, and navy/light blue.

The shoes are very traditional looking and do lack a bit with being more modern. This pair of shoes is a prime example of not judging a book by its cover.

When I put the shoes on for the first time they did feel a little stiff but in minutes of my run, they felt great. I ran well over 50 miles total in these shoes and felt no issues.

I enjoyed the nice cushioning this shoe offers as well as the snug heel fit.

Saucony Cohesion 14 Sole Unit

Saucony Cohesion 14 - Sole

The outsole unit of the Cohesion 14 is slightly different from the Cohesion 13. It is still made up of the same trusted durable rubber that they always use.

There are grooves up near the forefoot but are less grooved towards the heel. The flexibility grooves will be more prominent to make this sole more flexible and lightweight.

In this newer model, there are more lug patterns for better grip. I did notice this on rainy day runs.

The midsole is made up of the VERSARUN cushioning that extends from the heel to the toe. I liked this cushioning at slower paced long runs. I did 2 runs around 10 miles and didn’t have any complaints.

When I did some training runs I did notice the sole unit to be more firm than what I would like and I felt like my feet were striking the ground hard.

I tested the shoes on various surfaces and weather conditions and they performed quite well on all of them.

Saucony Cohesion 14 Upper Unit

Saucony Cohesion 14 - Top

Saucony Cohesion 14 – Top

The upper is made of engineered mesh with a few overlays. This mesh is rougher but kept my feet nice and cool on the longer runs. The overlays are placed nicely along both side of the shoe and the heel.

This makes your foot feel secure but allowing for much room in the toe box. The tongue and collar are made up of thick padding that makes your foot feel stable and not allowing slipping or rubbing to occur during a run.

The laces are flat and long. I typically double knot my shoes and had no issues with them coming undone mid-run.

When it comes to size these fit true to size. I read in other reviews about past models that they may be narrower but that is not what I found.

I love to run in thicker Stance socks and I could with no problem. If your foot is a little wider, Saucony offers this shoe in a wide fitting.

Saucony Cohesion 14 Conclusion

Saucony Cohesion 14 - Heelcup

Saucony Cohesion 14 – Heelcup

The Saucony Cohesion 14 is a great choice for anyone who is looking to get into running or walking. I was pleasantly surprised after having my first impressions.

This shoe isn’t the fanciest but gets the job done and more for this price point. I had no major issues with this shoe other than when I would pick up my pace or do speed work.

We purchased a pair of Saucony Cohesion 14 from runningwarehouse using our own money. This did not influence the outcome of this review, written after running more than 50 miles in them.

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