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Endorphin Rift Shoe - Women's

3.625 out of 5 stars
8 Reviews


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Why We Like The Saucony Endorphin Rift Shoe

Light and nimble, the Saucony Endorphin Rift Shoe gets us in the flow and keeps us there. With more freedom than the Endorphin Edge, the Rift gives us more flexibility on technical terrain: The lack of a carbon plate allows the platform to better adapt to rugged trails, ensuring we toe-off with a powerful stance no matter what's underfoot. The moderate stack of springy foam shortens ground contact time for fast transitions, while the unique ghillie lacing keeps us locked in, and the padded heel counter ensures comfort perseveres deep into double-digit miles.


  • Agile running shoe for a smooth ride on technical trails
  • Mesh upper with sock-like collar for anti-debris breathability
  • Heel reinforcement panel increases durability and improves fit
  • 6mm drop encourages a natural gait and midfoot strike
  • High-energy foam sails you into quick, efficient transitions
  • Forefoot rock plate and toe cap prevent bruising on rocky terrain
  • Multi-directional lugs release mud and give stabilizing traction
  • Item #SAUQ05U
Upper Material
mesh, Debris Shield
PWRRUN PB (compressed PEBA), rock plate, Speedroll tech
PWRTRAC rubber, 4.5mm lugs
Support Type
Claimed Weight
trail running

Overall Rating

3.5 based on 8 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 2 reviews
2 Stars - 0 reviews
3 Stars - 0 reviews
4 Stars - 3 reviews
5 Stars - 3 reviews

Fits True To Size

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1 out of 5 stars

November 9, 2023

Not well made

These shoes began having issues day one, unstabel insole, less than 20 miles of training the outer sole began peeling away. Was hoping for more so I could alternate training shoes. ON Cloud for the win still.

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Originally reviewed on Saucony

5 out of 5 stars

October 18, 2023

Winter White Wonder Land

This is a very comfortable shoe and quite stylish. Winter here we come!


Originally reviewed on Saucony

1 out of 5 stars

October 12, 2023

Not quite.

The neoprene ankle opening is too tight compared to the rest of the shoe that is too loose. I personally couldn't get a snug fit so after a couple multi hour runs my fit were sore and blistered. I lovey.otjer Saucony shoes but these ones are a miss.


Originally reviewed on Saucony

4 out of 5 stars

October 10, 2023

Great and excited for a future iteration

I've used this for east coast trail running, including a 22-mile, 9,000' vert day. Fantastically comfortable. The PWRRUNPB feels a tad too firm for my liking when compared to last year's Xodus Rift or the Endorphin Pro 3, but does have that great light and responsive feel. In a perfect world I'd shape a millimeter or two off the lugs. Otherwise, stupendous.


Originally reviewed on Saucony

5 out of 5 stars

October 8, 2023

The greatest run

These are the comfortable shoes ever. It feels as if you walking on air with a bounce and spring in every step.


Originally reviewed on Saucony

5 out of 5 stars

September 26, 2023

Game changer

These hiking shoes have been a game changer for feeling secure when hiking on gravel and steep inclines. I really like them. Design wise, the color/veneer around the base of the shoes started rubbing off. But the functionality is great!


Originally reviewed on Saucony

4 out of 5 stars

September 12, 2023

Great Cushioned Trail Shoe

I've used it several times
Size Bought:
5' 4"

This is my first trail running shoe in many many years. In the past I have always felt that train runners were stiff and kind of clunky. That’s not the case anymore. I purchased this shoe to use for train running as well as hiking. I’ve taken them in many scenarios from hikes in the White Mountains to New Hampshire to a hike in Idaho and for local trail runs on roots, rocks and dirt. I find the shoes to be true to size. I had seen some reviews online that recommended sizing up so I initially ordered an 8 and they were way too big. For me this shoe is true to size in my usual women’s 7.5. I don’t typically go for a bootie style because they tend to fit too big for me. That is not the case here. I have a narrow foot and skinny ankle and the bootie style fit is great for me. I’d only recommend this shoe for someone with a narrow to average foot. The shoe has been great in all types of terrain an I have loved them for both trail running and hiking. The only downfall is water drainage. I dunked a foot recently during a river crossing and it did take a bit for the water to drain. Otherwise I can’t say enough things about this shoe. I am newish to trail running and I am also coming off of an Achilles injury and I really enjoy the cushion, stability and comfort that this shoe provides.

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4 out of 5 stars

August 23, 2023

Decent shoe, just a little small for me

It is a well-made shoe. I should have sized up a half-size, and because I did wear them once, out of my house, I was unable to return them. It is difficult for me to get my foot in the sock-type opening. In the right size, they would be great!


Originally reviewed on Saucony