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The Type A4 gets more simple. A more minimal upper and thinner sole help reduce weight and thus increase speed. Ideal for 5k and 10K road races and if you are an elite runner, it will work for the half marathon. The flatter midsole (4mm difference from heel to toe) also makes this shoe a great option for minimalist runners.

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Weight: 6.3 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: Heel (14mm), Forefoot (10mm)

How it fits (based on width D) Width D=Medium

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium
  • Midfoot: Low to medium volume
  • Forefoot: Medium
  • Toe-Box height: Low
  • Arch structure: Medium-low height

Product Lifecycle

  • Release date: May 2010
  • Color update: February 2011
  • Model discontinued: Unknown
  • Heritage: Grid Type A3


The Grid Type A4 is a moderate feature, minimum neutral shoe designed for racing. It is built with a curved shape.


  • To keep weight down, this shoe contains no additional cushioning technologies.
  • SSL EVA is Saucony's premium midsole material that is designed to maximize rebound and durability while minimizing weight. SSL stands for Saucony Super Lite.
  • Open Mesh covers the entire upper and is a breathable lightweight fabric.
  • XT-900 is located in the heel and is a carbon rubber material that increases traction without sacrificing durability.
  • XT LITE is utilized in the forefoot and is a lightweight design with improved gripping properties.

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