Running shoes: Saucony Endorphin Pro 2 drops and On Cloudboom Echo announced

Great news for fans of fast running shoes

running shoes: Saucony Endorphin Pro 2 drops and On Cloudboom Echo announced
(Image credit: Saucony/On)

Do you like fast running shoes? If so, this week’s new running shoes announcements will be right up in your street. The timing of these announcements is impeccable as lockdown restrictions slowly seem to be lifting worldwide, meaning that soon we might even start attending running races. And for those, we’ll need decent racing shoes, like the ones below.

And since the weather is nice, you might as well get a new running top and a new pair of running shorts too.

Saucony Endorphin Pro 2: features, price and availability

American sports brand Saucony now stocks the successor of the Saucony Endorphin Pro racing shoes, the aptly-named Saucony Endorphin Pro 2. The Pro 2 uses the same SPEEDROLL Technology, as seen in the OG Pro, combining elevated cushioning with a stiff forefoot for more propulsive toe offs.

The Endorphin Pro 2 features the light and ‘springy’ PWRRUN PB cushioning with Saucony’s signature S-curve carbon fiber plate for “maximum SPEEDROLL effect”. According to Saucony, the Endorphin Pro 2 has improved heel support and an updated lacing system that “provide an even better fit than before, giving you a distraction-free-ride start to finish.” The Endorphin Pro 2 has an 8 mm (35.5 mm at the heels, 27.5 mm at the front) heel drop and weighs 213 grams/179 grams (men's/women's version, respectively).

The price of the shoes is in line with what you’d expect of a high stack, carbon plate-enhanced running shoes nowadays: the Saucony Endorphin Pro 2 has a recommended retail price of $200/£190. Available now at Saucony US/Saucony UK

On Cloudboom Echo: features, price and release date

We don’t know much about the new Cloudboom Echo apart from that it builds on the foundation of the Cloudboom, On’s carbon-enhanced long distance racing shoes. According to On, the new Cloudboom Echo is the “most athlete-involved shoe” developed by the Swiss running brand to date. Apparently, the shoes “showcase over two years of elite insight and footwear innovation from the On Lab.”

Engineered with On's CloudTec technology, the Cloudboom Echo features a dual layer of ‘optimally placed’ Clouds and provides supreme cushioning that is said to adapt to each athlete's stride. A completely new rocker-shaped carbon Speedboard runs the full length of the shoe and is reinforced by the light Helion foam.

The Cloudboom Echo has a recommended retail price of £195 and will be available at On and at select retail partners worldwide on 22 June 2021.

Matt Kollat
Section Editor | Active

Matt Kollat is a journalist and content creator who works for and its magazine counterpart as an Active Editor. His areas of expertise include wearables, drones, fitness equipment, nutrition and outdoor gear. He joined T3 in 2019. His byline appears in several publications, including Techradar and Fit&Well, and more. Matt also collaborated with other content creators (e.g. Garage Gym Reviews) and judged many awards, such as the European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance's ESSNawards. When he isn't working out, running or cycling, you'll find him roaming the countryside and trying out new podcasting and content creation equipment.