A good shoe is like a old friend. You go though both the good times and bad times together. Together you push through the heat, pain, joys, fears, etc.
This year I had to say goodbye to my old friend the Saucony Mirage (review). My friend helped me through dozens of 13.1, a half dozen 26.2, a dozen 70.3 and three 140.6. We had five models and many, many years together.. We had some good years and a not so good year. The Mirage 4 was not your best model but the Mirage 5 added some much needed changes and I had high hopes of spending many more years with my old friend. But Saucony said they had enough of you and discontinued make you.
This year I had to find a new friend to train with. I have IM Chat 140.6 later in the year. I did not know how I could ever find a friend to replace the Saucony Mirage.
2015 ZEALOT ISO (SOURCE)
Saucony then introduced me to a new sexy model called the Zealot ISO. They said she was just like the Mirage. So when my last set of Mirages had to be put to rest I had to move onto my new friend the Zealot ISO. With tears in my eyes I put on the new Zealot's and we went out on a running date.
The date started off slow as we got to know each other I found my new friend very comfortable. I am sad to say she is a great replacement for the Mirage. The new shoe is very well constructed and extremely comfortable. It breaths very well in the hot Florida heat. It has a 4mm offset (like the Mirage). The Red/Black/Silver model is really cool looking also.
I highly recommend the Zealot ISO. It is a great replacement for the Mirage and the Zealot has become my primary running shoe.
For more information on the Zealot (see Saucony page here)