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Jan 18|Saucony

Saucony® Celebrates 125th Anniversary With Launch of the Endorphin Elite

Exclusively featuring all-new PWRRUN HG™, Saucony’s highest rebound foam, the Endorphin Elite starts a new chapter in the brand’s legacy of innovation

WALTHAM, MA (December 18, 2022) – In celebration of its 125th anniversary, global performance running lifestyle brand Saucony today announces the launch of the Endorphin Elite, the lightest, fastest and most energy efficient shoe the brand has ever made. Combining PWRRUN HG, Saucony’s newest and highest rebound foam, with a new articulated, fork-shaped carbon plate, the Endorphin Elite is engineered to propel runners toward their next personal best. The upper of Saucony’s snappy speedster combines knitted and mesh materials for next-to-skin, weightless performance, while a midfoot webbing system ensures a secure, race-ready fit. The Endorphin Elite starts a new chapter in the brand’s legacy of innovation beginning February 21, with availability at and select retailers globally. 


“Innovation, evolution and an unwavering focus on the runner have been part of Saucony’s deep-rooted heritage,” said Brian Moore, senior vice president of global product for Saucony. “Today, that story continues with the release of the most innovative shoe we’ve ever made: the Endorphin Elite. We collaborated with our athletes for many years to create a pinnacle shoe with the express purpose of running faster, hunting down PRs and maximizing energy return. The Endorphin Elite, an expansion and evolution of the beloved Endorphin Collection, does it all and more. The combination of our new PWRRUN HG foam midsole and updated plate geometry delivers a propulsive, next generation ride with the highest energy efficiency gain of all the Endorphin lineup to date. For runners of every level chasing fast times, the Endorphin Elite is definitely a legacy in the making.” 

“The Endorphin Elite is the definitive benchmark for speed, and I’m so fortunate to have had a hand in its creation,” said Parker Stinson, Saucony athlete and the American record holder for 25K. “This shoe is the result of testing, lots of prototypes and yes, crushing workouts. The energy return defies gravity and its speedy turnover, propulsion and efficiency allow me to capitalize on my quickness across my hardest  of workouts and on race day. This shoe just seems like something that is really going to help you stay smooth, stay strong, and get you ready to close out a marathon. For me it’s a real game changer.”  


Endorphin Elite – Features & Benefits 

  • New PWRRUN HG foam cushioning is brand’s most energy efficient foam to date 
  • New heel-to-toe fork-shaped carbon plate is more flexible and adaptive, maximizing energy return 
  • Upper combines knitted and mesh materials for next-to-skin, weightless performance 
  • Highly perforated tongue for protection and breathability 
  • Midfoot mesh webbing helps secure the perfect race-ready fit 
  • PWRRUN PB™ sockliner delivers an extra layer of responsive cushioning 
  • XT-900 premium carbon rubber outsole offers exceptional traction and durability 
  • Sustainability: This style is vegan and contains recycled materials     
  • Category: Neutral/Race Day 
  • Heel-to-toe Offset: 8mm (40 mm heel/32 mm forefoot)  
  • Weight: Men’s 7.2 oz. (205g), Women’s 6.5 oz (185g) 



The Endorphin Elite will be available at and select retailers globally beginning February 21. The Endorphin Elite will be available in men’s sizes 7-13, and 14 and women’s sizes 5-12. The suggested retail price of the Endorphin Elite is $275.00. To find a Saucony retailer near you, call 800-365-4933 or visit here. 


About Saucony: Saucony, the ‘Original Running Brand’ and a division of Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE: WWW), is a leading global performance running brand that fuses innovation, style and culture. Widely recognized for award-winning technologies including PWRRUN™ PB, PWRRUN+™, and SPEEDROLL™, Saucony creates innovative technical and lifestyle footwear and apparel across Road, Trail and Originals. Founded in 1898, Saucony exists to inspire and enable people to live a better  life through running culture, self-expression and their impact on the world. For more information, visit 




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