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Endorphin Rift Shoe - Men's

4.0606060606060606 out of 5 stars
33 Reviews


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Why We Like The Saucony Endorphin Rift Shoe

The Saucony Endorphin Rift Shoe keeps us comfortable and protected during fast-paced training or races on any terrain, whether smooth, rocky, or technical. The PWRRUN PB midsole foam provides moderate cushioning for long-distance comfort, while the PWTRAC rubber outsole uses 4.5mm lugs to ensure superior grip.


  • A flexible and nimble trail running shoe
  • Neutral support with medium cushioning
  • PWRRUN PB midsole foam offers long-distance comfort
  • PWRTRAC rubber outsole with 4.5mm lugs for superior grip
  • Protective rock plate defends against sharp rocks and debris
  • Item #SAUQ05T
Upper Material
PWRRUN PB (PEBA based foam)
PWRTRAC rubber, 4.5mm lugs
Support Type
Heel / Forefoot Height
Claimed Weight
8.6 oz
trail running

Overall Rating

4 based on 33 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 1 reviews
2 Stars - 2 reviews
3 Stars - 6 reviews
4 Stars - 9 reviews
5 Stars - 15 reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

July 5, 2024

Great style and fit

Very comfortable and they look great I stand a lot and my feet felt great all day

Jab Uno

Originally reviewed on Saucony

5 out of 5 stars

June 23, 2024

As close to perfect as any shoe I’ve tried

I have run in the Saucony Endorphin Speed, Edge, Shift, Rift, exodus ultra, and peregrine. The Rift is by far my favourite. The only thing that could make it better is a slightly lower heel to toe drop. Don’t change the upper. It is perfect!

Cow Dr

Originally reviewed on Saucony

4 out of 5 stars

May 8, 2024

Lacrosse Official

4 and a half stars would be more appropriate. GREAT shoe, but the best shoe is a different pair of Saucony's I have! I officiate girls Lacrosse and the weight and cushion of this shoe is awesome. The only negative I have is with breaking them in the back of the shoe is a bit high and while working to break them in has caused blisters. Once fully broken in, they are the best shoes I have had for running up and down the field.


Originally reviewed on Saucony

2 out of 5 stars

May 7, 2024

Rift Not For Me.

Fit smaller than the Xodus which had been my got to trail shoe. I suppose that’s the risk of ordering online. Made the mistake of giving them their first real try during an Ultra race. Really did a number on my feet with my toes crashing into the front of the shoe with every downhill strike. After a good streak with the Xodus decided to upgrade to the rift. Will now go back to the Xodus.


Originally reviewed on Saucony

5 out of 5 stars

May 5, 2024

Comfortable, light, very stable

Bought few weeks ago, I went out twice on different type of trails with those Rift and I really like them. Comfortable, very light and with good ankle support.

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Justin Credible

Originally reviewed on Saucony

3 out of 5 stars

May 4, 2024

Missed the mark

I was excited about the prospect of another shoe to rotate with my Xodus Ultras. However, the Endorphin Rift missed the mark for me with this first iteration. First, I ran into the same issue I did with the first Xodus Ultra. The cuff on the shoe digs into my lateral malleolus and creates serious pain. When looking closer, it's because several layers of material are sewn together in that spot, creating a bulge in the worst possible location. I literally had to cut that part out of the shoe to be able to wear it comfortably. Second, the longevity of the shoe is questionable. After just 200 miles, I'm seeing wear and tear that I don't get on my Xodus Ultra after 500 miles. For such a high quality and expensive shoe, I need these to last longer.


Originally reviewed on Saucony

4 out of 5 stars

May 3, 2024

Amazing shoe, but achilles killer

I really love this shoe, except for one thing... This is my 3rd pair of shoes from the Endorphin line. I have the Speed 3, Pro 4, and Rift. I love the midsole, SpeedRoll, weight, look, basically everything. However, I get terrible rubbing and blisters on my achilles due to the way the heel is built. I'm actually surprised there aren't more complaints about this. The heel curves in toward the achilles, and is a very rough material. Maybe this will change as they break in...I've only got around 30 miles in them, but I have to put bandages or moleskin on the back of my heels before each run or I will suffer. That one flaw aside, these are one of the best, most agile shoes I've ever worn on technical trails.


Originally reviewed on Saucony

4 out of 5 stars

April 20, 2024

Almost perfect

A very good shoe. Love the cushion and the look. It’s like a softer Peregrine in some ways. The fit is great, width is decent, similar toe box to the peregrine. My only gripe is the lacing system. It’s hard to get a locked down fit across the lower section. Almost a perfect shoe.


Originally reviewed on Saucony

3 out of 5 stars

April 10, 2024

Good shoe, but functionally imperfect

I have 100 trail miles into the shoes on hilly technical terrain. It is different to tension the laces. It has to do with the ease in which the laces move through the eyelets. The result is usually overly tight laces in the two eyelets closest to the ankle and the rest loose. The result is the foot is not as secure as it should be and my toes hit the toe box turning my big toe nails black. Next is chaffing on Achilles from the cuffs on runs longer than 10 or 15 miles. Last night I abandoned ship and bought a different shoe. Other than the two issues, I enjoyed running in these shoes, they have a lot going for them and it was frustrating having to get a different pair.


Originally reviewed on Saucony

5 out of 5 stars

March 11, 2024

Soft fast and great grip

Fast and light. Ran in soft to muddy dirt and loose debris. Excellent grip and comfort. Nice toe gaurd for rocks and roots. Definetly gonna race 100k in these and use them at Western States.


Originally reviewed on Saucony