If you are looking for a pair of motion control running shoes that are lightweight and easy to run with, you can put these two models into your consideration. Both Saucony Omni 14 and Brooks Adrenaline 16 are lightweight running shoes that offer lots of stability and support, making them suitable for people who need motion control running shoes but without the weight and clunk. So, what are the differences between Saucony Omni 14 and Brooks Adrenaline 16? Which shoes will be more suitable for you? Read the comparisons below to get the answer.
These two models have different approaches in designing the uppers. Brooks Adrenaline 16 has a minimal amount of stitched overlays on its upper, making it quite more lightweight and comfortable to wear, especially around the midfoot area. It is also less likely to cause irritation, if that is your concern with some motion control running shoes.
On the other hand, though, Saucony Omni 14 has lots of sturdy stitched-on overlays on the medial side and around the heel, creating much more support. The extra support will give your foot a really good hold on the places needed the most. The forefoot area has no-sew overlays to provide structure without limiting the foot too much. So, Saucony Omni 14 is actually pretty comfortable to wear. On the rear, you can find the Support Frame which cups the heel very well to keep it in place howsoever.
Both models here offer full heel-to-toe cushioning, but with different characters. Saucony Omni 14’s cushioning is ideally firm on the heel area, but becomes much cushier as it travels forwards to the forefoot area. Such design is very comfortable to wear. Meanwhile, Brooks Adrenaline 16’s cushioning is slightly firmer.
The crash pad of Saucony Omni 14 runs only to the midfoot, instead of along the entire length of the midsole. Brooks Adrenaline 16 has a full-length crash pad that is well segmented to create a much smoother ride. However, Saucony Omni 14 allows more ground contact than Brooks Adrenaline 16; more ground contact usually translates into more stability.
Compared to Brooks Adrenaline 16, Saucony Omni 14’s outer sole has larger rubber parts and less segmentation. Saucony Omni 14 is actually a little bit more flexible than Brooks Adrenaline 16, and the traction is very good. Brooks Adrenaline 16 is more geared towards shock absorption and dissipation.
Finally, Saucony Omni 14 is more recommended to overpronators due to the great, comfortable cushioning, excellent stability, and proper support. But if you only have mild overpronation and you prefer lighter shoes with a smoother ride, then Brooks Adrenaline 16 can be good, too.