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Saucony Grid Type A5 Reviews

16 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

55%Rated 5 stars

27%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

9%Rated 2 stars

9%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

44% "Felt a half size smaller "

80% "Felt true to width"

53% "Moderate arch support"

13 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 6/7/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

These are great, comfortable sneakers. I also get lots of compliments when I wear them.

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3 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 2/25/13
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

The width of this shoe qualifies as a solid "B" width. It is not even close to a "D" width. I ordered a size 12.5 and when I took the shoe out of the box, I thought they sent me a size 10 narrow. I barely was able to squeeze my foot into the shoe and the width in the toebox is woefully inadequate for anyone with a foot that is close to a "D" width. The shoe is very light weight and the style is excellent, but the sizing is way off on this shoe. The instep area is also very small, so if you have a large arch this is not the shoe for you.

Additional -4 Grid Type A5 Saucony Reviews

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April 8, 2013

James F

from Chicago, IL

This is my first time going from a supportive shoe to the transition level before eventually going to a minimalist shoe. I am still breaking them in, but they feel great. As many others have commented, you may want to play it safe and get a 1/2 size larger. Overall very happy with the purchase!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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December 7, 2012

Anonymous

 

Amazing. Simply put, these are extremely light shoes that provide the support that the larger shoes do. I use them for the gym only, short distances (3-5 miles), and I couldn't be happier. Throw in the fact that I am a very large guy (6'8", 270) who has had no physical issues with this minimalist shoe (I was scared) and you have a home run. I have put over 100 miles on them already and there are almost no signs of wear. I have found my go-to gym shoe for life unless they quit making them.

Brands I'd also recommend: Mizuno, Brooks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

October 15, 2012

Brick

from Arkansas

Great minimalist shoe! I know these shoes are meant for shorter races being a racing flat but I've been running in minimalist shoes for awhile now and I have developed strength in my feet over that time. With that being said I've run long in these shoes (Half-IM race and two 20 mile training runs) without any negative effects. I also plan to use these in my upcoming Ironman event. What I like most about these shoes, however, is the holes on the bottom. I am a heavy sweater and these holes, along with the mesh uppers, allow excess water to shed and my shoes don't weigh an extra 5 pounds each at the end of a run/event. They do run a full size small so order up.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 14, 2012

SAGE

from SALT LAKE CITY

I got the shoe thinking that I really didn't want to do cross country for my high school team this year, but still most interested in track. I wore these shoes, broke them in quickly, and started doing very well, and I love how these shoes are so lightweight! Lightest shoe I have ever worn. I probably should have invested in a distance shoe, but these shoes work great for the workouts, except that they really aren't meant to last long if you have them. Now I'm doing XC with my team and getting Personal bests, racing in these shoes. Also everybody loves the style of these shoes, it just is a great looking shoe. I will definitely get another shoe coming indoor track season.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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September 4, 2012

Anonymous

 

Excellent shoe, making the transition to minimalist running and these are definately helping.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

August 4, 2012

Anonymous

from Greenville, SC

After significant research, I purchased this racing shoe as an alternative to my minimalist "barefoot" style shoe that provides a slight amount of cushion for longer runs. While I have had no problems with my other shoes, I wanted to be cautious as I increased mileage. These are the lightest shoes I have ever owned. They are also extremely comfortable. Based on other recommendations, I ordered one size up and they fit perfectly. These shoes allow me to continue to run barefoot style, as opposed to heel striking, while providing some cushion. Since I do not run off-road in these shoes, I have not issues with the holes in the bottom filling with debris as others have mentioned. I highly recommend this shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

March 29, 2013

Anonymous

from Houston, Tx

Shoes are good but due to the light weight you actually feel each step right up to the knee during the run. May be its just me wonder if other people have felt the same thing.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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March 19, 2013

Anonymous

 

Great running shoe for people who don't want a lot of padding. I train short distances in Inov-8s but typically run/race in these for longer distances. Very light shoe and breathable too. The slime green color is also great for night running. If you're looking for a minimal padded shoe for a half marathon, this is it!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

February 28, 2013

Robert h

from Bluford, Illinois

Great racing shoe. A little narrow, I usually buy my running shoes 1 full size large as I did with these but they are still a little tight, although not terribly so, a half size larger would fix the issue for me. That is the only major issue. They are super light & responsive. Small port holes in the sole do pick up pebbles that need to be removed after runs but they are great shoes & I will purchase another pair in the near future.

Brands I'd also recommend: Asics, Brooks, New Balance & Nike

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

December 9, 2013

Adam

from Saint Petersburg, Fl

These are ok, not great. I was looking for lighter neutral running shoes for my fore foot running style. I like the stability and form of the boots. But the impact is too great for street training shoes. Maybe a one off race but I doubt I will get 100 miles out of them. Sorry but the Kinavaras are still hard to beat and they are more affordable.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

 

October 20, 2013

Ellen

from United States

Totally comfortable, totally stylish...and totally awful build quality. I've had these for two months and a bunch of the little triangles which provide traction on the sole have fallen off, and the bottom of the sole has now started to separate as well. I'll be returning them shortly. I'll note that this is totally out of character for Saucony - I've worn Saucony running shoes as my full-time shoes for years now, and I've never seen them deteriorate like this. Hoping it's just an outlier, but it's extremely disappointing.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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