Saucony has made a big effort to upgrade the Guide–it’s their best selling model and they think it will continue to be–and the result is a stability shoe that’s lightweight (10 oz. for men and about 8 and a half for women) and responsive. The Guide has always been a good shoe, but now it’s even better. The stability is there, if you want it, but it isn’t overwhelming or blockish and some neutral footed bipeds might be able to enjoy it as well. It would be even smoother if the midfoot truss is replaced with a full ground contact midsole, but we like it nonetheless. Saucony is making consistently solid shoes that have helped to propel them into the #2 position in the country. They don’t rely on gimmickry and they don’t make anything except running and walking shoes, and it shows.