Gear Review Update - Saucony Women’s Xodus 4.0 I recently posted my love for the Saucony Women’s Xodus 4.0 and the issues I was having with the shoe.  The issue of the heel rubbing continued to get worse, the right shoe completely breaking down at the back and eventually tearing the lining of the inside.  Thankfully, Saucony has a defective return policy and I sent my shoes in for inspection.  In less than 6 days I had a brand new pair of Xodus 4.0 waiting for me on my front porch!  Here’s an update of how I feel about the shoe now: 1) The heel rubbing issue is completely gone.  I’m almost wondering now if I had a defective pair of shoes.  This new pair fits me completely differently, which was surprising given the size being the same.  The toe box being so tight is also resolved, even though the shoes are laced the same.  2) STILL NO BREAK-IN PERIOD! I slapped these shoes on this afternoon to wear around town to break in and it was totally unneeded.  These shoes fit me incredibly well and were comfortable for both walking the dog and taking a bike ride before the sun went down.   To say I’m extremely pleased with this shoe is an understatement.  The customer service is incredible and the shoe is damn comfortable.  The color replacement was definitely a shock as my old ones were gray and blue, but these look bright and feel great, so I will definitely be ordering more as my shoe of choice for my 2015 thru hikes. 

Gear Review Update - Saucony Women’s Xodus 4.0

I recently posted my love for the Saucony Women’s Xodus 4.0 and the issues I was having with the shoe.  The issue of the heel rubbing continued to get worse, the right shoe completely breaking down at the back and eventually tearing the lining of the inside.  Thankfully, Saucony has a defective return policy and I sent my shoes in for inspection.  In less than 6 days I had a brand new pair of Xodus 4.0 waiting for me on my front porch!  Here’s an update of how I feel about the shoe now:

1) The heel rubbing issue is completely gone.  I’m almost wondering now if I had a defective pair of shoes.  This new pair fits me completely differently, which was surprising given the size being the same.  The toe box being so tight is also resolved, even though the shoes are laced the same. 

2) STILL NO BREAK-IN PERIOD! I slapped these shoes on this afternoon to wear around town to break in and it was totally unneeded.  These shoes fit me incredibly well and were comfortable for both walking the dog and taking a bike ride before the sun went down.  

To say I’m extremely pleased with this shoe is an understatement.  The customer service is incredible and the shoe is damn comfortable.  The color replacement was definitely a shock as my old ones were gray and blue, but these look bright and feel great, so I will definitely be ordering more as my shoe of choice for my 2015 thru hikes.