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- Synthetic and leather
- Synthetic sole
- Weight: 10.2 oz/289g
- Designed for the moderate over-pronator
- ProGrid foam cushioning from heel-to-toe
- 8mm heel-to-toe differential
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- A running shoe designed for the mild over-pronator who requires a combination of cushioning and stability.
- Breathable open mesh upper.
- Supportive synthetic overlays.
- Updated elasticized laces are designed to stay tied through even the longest runs.
- Padded tongue and collar for added comfort.
- HydraMAX Lining is made of a superior fabric to offer exceptional moisture management, as well as a great step-in feel.
- Comfortride open-cell foam sockliner offers breathable underfoot plush and features antimicrobial properties for a healthier in-shoe environment.
- HRC Strobel Board for enhanced cushioning and comfort.
- ProGrid™ LITE is the lightest version of ProGrid. It is 20% more responsive than EVA and is designed to provide supreme cushioning.
- Dual-density SSL (Saucony Super Lite) EVA optimizes rebound and durability while maintaining a light weight.
- SRC (Super Rebound Cushioning) Impact Zone helps attenuate shock, setting the foot up for a smoother transition.
- Midsole Offset: 8mm.
- IBR is a new blown rubber compound designed to be lighter and more responsive, while delivering better cushioning.
- XT-900™ carbon rubber outsole material delivers exceptional traction and long-lasting wear.
- Weight: 12 oz
- Product measurements were taken using size 12, width D - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
Saucony is among the most respected names in running shoes. They offer a wide range of running and walking shoes, each with the Saucony trademark fit, feel, and performance. They've spent years studying the biomechanics of top athletes because the goal is to develop creatively engineered systems that maximize your performance, allowing you to focus on the activity instead of the equipment. From studies have come many innovative Saucony concepts. Advanced technologies like Grid, the first sole-based stability and cushioning system, provide an advantage to athletes of all types.
- Product Dimensions: 11 x 4 x 7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B005J2LLAM
- Item model number: Progrid Guide 5-M
- Date first available at Amazon.com: October 4, 2005
- Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
- International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
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Top customer reviews
Update 9/27/2013: These shoes have been fantastic. I bought a 2nd pair without hesitation.
I've loved running in my New Balance Minimus -- the barefoot style running shoe. But when an irksome Achilles Tendinitis case just wouldn't go away. I decided I needed a bit of cushioning.
So, I read about these new Saucony's in Runners World -- which rated them an Editor's Pick -- and took a chance on 'em. Great look, great fit, stable in the ankles, extremely light (e.g. even down to a nice, short tongue) , nice cushion, and -- most important for me -- a relatively short drop from ball to heel, only 8MM. Makes running on your forefeet much easier. And, after a month, my Achilles tendinitis is finally starting to recede. (I credit the shoes and, strangely, a homeopathic cream also noted in Runner's World, Topricin, which one can also find on Amazon. I have absolutely no faith in homeopathy, but this stuff seems to work.)
The shoes ran "hot" the first time. Since then, though, they've been just fine. And now are easily the best, most comfortable running shoes I've ever used. If you can get 'em at the $89 price I got, they're about the best running buy you could ever make.
Before I got them in, I had just completed Tough Mudder which is a 12 mile obstacle course, so my legs were a bit shaky anyway. I've done 3 runs so far, 2-4 mile runs and a 3 mile interval to train for an upcoming race. The new heel drop has been a learning experience for me, and has definitely activated some muscles that I hadn't been relying on as much (or I abused them at Tough Mudder!!). Beyond that, all I can say is that they felt good on my runs and I haven't had any problems at all.
So far these have been a great pair of shoes. They keep me running right and feel good on my feet. I don't have any complaints at all.
If you're a slight overpronator give them a shot!
Still using the same pair months later, and they are still amazing!
In my decision process, I wanted a shoe that was lighter than the Asics I had been wearing, and also wanted a smaller heel/toe drop so I could start the slow transition toward better mid-foot striking. The Progrid 5 shoe seemed to fit the bill in what I was looking for. My initial impressions were the following:
* This shoe is very light weight compared to my previous Asics 2160 shoe. It's really not even close. You will definitely feel the difference if you transitioning from a standard training shoe.
* I moderately pronate, so with the lighter weight I was worried that I was going to be sacrificing support. With over 200 miles on these shoes I have had no injuries or soreness usually associated with bad supporting shoes. In fact, my ankles (my normal problem spot) have felt better (perhaps due to better mid foot striking?)
* The toe box is a little tighter than my Asics, but not enough to chafe or cause any issues. Just something to note.
* Even with the lower heel/toe I didn't feel like I was getting beat up on the road due to less cushioning. If you are coming from a standard 12mm shoe you definitely get some feedback that you are heel striking, but not enough to make you uncomfortable like most minimalist shoes. During my 200 miles of running in these shoes I have definitely transitioned more to my midfoot and less on my heel.
The shoes have held up nicely and are wearing well. Will probably be able to get my standard 500 miles or so from these puppies. And, on the aesthetic front, I like the color selection as well. I went with the Vizipro/Citron/Blue shoe and I've definitely gotten some "nice shoes!" comments yelled my way.
Overall, I'm super pleased with these shoes. They provide great support for the moderate pronator, are a great transition shoe to mid foot striking without getting injured, are very light and comfortable, and are wearing well. Buy with confidence.