The Saucony Type A6 is a racing flat ideal for distance road, track, and XC races.


Important Shipping Note: U.S. sales only.

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Set new PRs with the Saucony Type A6 racing shoe. This version of the flat has dropped weight so you con drop seconds. Hyper thin overlays provide subtle support, while a modest midsole height keeps you close to the ground for a great road feel and fast performance.

Model Number:

Weight: 5.5 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: Heel (17mm), Forefoot (13mm)

Available Widths: D=Medium

How It Fits (based on width D)

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium
  • Mid-foot: Low to medium volume
  • Forefoot: Narrow to medium
  • Toe-Box height: Low
  • Arch Structure: Low to medium
  • Shoe Shape: Semi- Curved



  • SSL EVA is Saucony's premium midsole material for lightweight comfort, rebound and durability.


  • XT-900 throughout the outsole is a carbon rubber material that offers durable traction.
  • IBR+ in the forefoot is a lightweight flexible material that offers enhanced cushioning and a responsive ride.


  • Open Mesh covers the upper and is a breathable lightweight fabric.
  • Flex Film Overlays are made of a thin film that is welded to the upper for a snug, secure fit.

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

  • Neutral
    • Min
    • Mod
  • Support
    • Min
    • Mod
    • Max
  • Motion Control
    • Mod
    • Max

Heel-Toe Offset (mm): What's This?

  • 0
  • 1-2
  • 3-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-8
  • 9-10
  • 11+

Stack Height:

  • Barefoot
  • Minimal
  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
  • Maximal


  • Road
  • Road-Trail
  • Hard Trail
  • Varied Trail
  • Soft Trail

Shoe Type:

  • Premium
  • Standard
  • Performance
  • Racing

Customer Reviews

Comments: My go to road racing shoe for every distance. Just enough cushion, great connection with the road, just feels light, responsive, and fast. Would not recommend for someone who is a heel striker, but great for mid/forefoot strikers. Have performed well for me in anything from a 5K to marathon even being a "heavy" runner at 6'4" and 185 lbs. The only thing that could make this shoe better is to get rid of the holes. They are not needed for the shoe to drain and they WILL pick up stones. Like and earlier reviewer said, fill them with silicone if you will do any off road running or even roads with pebbles/stones on them.
From: Corey, Stoney Brook, NY, USA. July 26th 2015

Comments: Great racing flat. I love this shoe......please Saucony don't change it :-) Nothing on the top to pinch or cause abrasion to the foot and just lets you move. Sole gives great feedback and it is light and fast! Awesome shoe but I am partial to Saucony.
From: Dave, Ontario, Canada. June 2nd 2015

Comments: I have now been running in the A6 shoe for a year. Before this I haven running in A5 for a long time. The A6 has improvement. The upper fabric is much better than A5 so more durable. When it comes to running I can only say - Super. As for A5 and 6: Not for heal runners. It does not forgive you. I run long runs (21km) and short (5km). I'm using the shoe for all. It works great. (I run 2-4 times per week) You feel the contact with the ground which is good. The only place I don't use them is on wet trails in the woods. I don't see why anyone would need any other shoe than A6. One remark: Fill holes in sole with silicone. If not you get to rinse them from small stones.
From: @CasualRunner, Fairfax, VA, USA. April 22nd 2015

Comments: I'd been wearing Kinvaras and was looking for something a bit lighter and yet suitable for half marathon distance. This shoe fit the bill nicely! I've been wearing them for 4 months now and for everything from track workouts to 5K and on up to half marathons. I find them light and fast yet supportive enough that I've remained injury-free.
From: Tim, Syosset, NY, USA.  August 6th 2014

Comments: Great shoe, I switched after the kinvara 4's took a turn for the worse. An amazingly fast shoe that is supposedly a racing shoe, but doubles as a trainer. At first I feared that they may wear out quickly, but I was very surprised to see that they have lasted a long time both in terms of performance and simple physical appearance. I am very happy with this shoe.
From: Anonymous, Port Angeles, Washington, USA. 4/6/14

Comments: This is the best shoe i've ever put on!!! I'm a sockless 6ft 165 lb runner with medium width feet, and the fit is amazing(i was concerned they might be very narrow). The combination of the light weight, glove fit, and thin responsive outsole makes this shoe cry out for speed. I haven't had them long enough to comment on long term performance or durability, but I'm already planning to buy up several pairs in case they are changed for the worse like my favorite kinvara ones have been. I did not upsize: I wear 11.0 in every shoe, and the 11.0 in the A6 fits perfectly: snug and hugging but still with enough room everywhere. I think the recommendation on upsizing probably stems from the forefoot volume, which I would simply choose another shoe if you have a wide foot rather than size up. If your foot shape is compatible this is one killer shoe. It begs to go fast!
From: Jacob, Portland, Oregon, USA. 2/13/14