The Endorphin Elite is a shoe designed for race day, featuring Saucony’s PWRRUN HG foam to deliver a soft and springy experience when going all out. The brand claims that it is its most efficient foam to date, working in conjunction with a new slotted plate design that promotes stiffness between the heel and toe, but with flexibility across the medial and lateral sides of the shoe.

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The SPEEDROLL technology has been angled for greater momentum, and the carbon plate has been engineered with an aggressive toe-spring for quicker turnover, as well as a more adaptive ride due to the slotted forefoot.

It also features a lean, lightweight upper to remove unnecessary weight and a high level of outsole rubber for grip and to protect the midsole foam. In addition, there’s a PWRRUN+ sockliner for comfort when running at speed.

In this review, five of the Run Testers put the Elite through its paces. Click play to see what we all thought.