Saucony Endorphin Speed 3 vs. Pro 3: Which One? (2024)

saucony endorphin speed vs pro

Saucony has designed its Endorphin series to meet all the needs of runners, with two or three models depending on your practice and objectives.

In the case of Endorphin Pro 3 and Speed 3, the technologies are almost the same, and the configurations (heel-to-toe drop of and weight) are very similar.

There’s carbon rubber on the outsole, PWRRUN PB midsole foam, an 8 mm, heel-to-toe drop, and maximal cushioning with 36 mm heel stack height for the Speed and 39.5 mm for the Pro.

The critical difference is the type of propulsion plate in the midsole: carbon fiber for the Pro and nylon for the Speed.

The result? The propulsion of the Pro is more explosive and shines in competition. Clearly, it’s a shoe to go fast and crush your Personal Bests. On the other hand, the Speed’s nylon plate is semi-flexible, giving the shoe a softer cushioning. Therefore, it makes it more versatile, although the result may not be as impressive as the Pro.

Endorphin Speed or Pro: Which One Is Better?

The answer depends on your preferences and goals.

Are you looking for a racing shoe to give it all and don’t mind a firm cushioning underfoot? Choose the Pro.

Do you prefer a versatile shoe that can be suitable both as a daily trainer and a racer? The Speed it is!

Side-By-Side Comparison Table

9.5
Saucony Endorphin Speed 3 Check Prices
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Saucony Endorphin Pro 3 Check Prices
Overview
Description The Saucony Endorphin Speed 3 is a nylon plated running shoe for comfortable and responsive faster runs. The Endorphin Pro 3 are Saucony's carbon plated super shoes. This new version is more stable and versatile while retaining its edge for the half marathon!
Comfort
9.5
Responsiveness
9.5
Foot lockdown
9.5
Stability
9.5
Durability
9.5
Value
9
Design
9.5
Comfort
9.5
Responsiveness
9.5
Foot lockdown
9.5
Stability
9.5
Durability
9
Value
9
Design
9.5
Facts
TerrainRoadRoad
Support NeutralNeutral
Heel stack height36 mm39.5 mm
Forefoot stack height28 mm31.5 mm
Heel-to-toe drop8 mm8 mm
Weight (men)229 g204 g
Weight (women) 204 g179 g
Features Vegan, Recycled materials, Nylon plateCarbon-fiber plate, Vegan, Recycled materials, Rocker
Athletes
Release year20222022
Technologies
Outsole XT-900XT-900, carbon rubber
Midsole PWRRUN PB, Speedroll PWRRUNPB, S-curve carbon-fiber plate, SPEEDROLL
UpperEngineered MeshFORMFIT mesh technology
Cushioning
Cushioning Balanced Balanced
ResponsivenessHigh High
Use
DistanceMid, 10K, Half marathon, Long, Marathon Mid, Half marathon, Long, Marathon
Speed Moderate, Fast Moderate, Fast
WorkoutsDaily running, Racing Racing
Kevin Le Gall

Kevin Le Gall

Kevin is the founder and editor of Runner's Lab. He started running in 2015 and completed his first marathon in Rotterdam in 2016. He's also worked for Under Armour from 2016 to 2018 and helped launch their running collection in Europe (in particular the HOVR shoes). In addition, Kevin is a 300-hour certified yoga teacher (Sivananda) and uses this experience to run more mindfully with a focus on well-being over performance.

3 thoughts on “Saucony Endorphin Speed 3 vs. Pro 3”

  1. Are you telling me that I may as well buy the speeds instead of the pros and will get the same results speedwise?

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