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A nimble and lightweight road racer, the PR breaking Saucony Type A5 features minimal cushioning and a firm ride. 


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Lead the pack in the Saucony Grid Type A5. This racing flat is lighter than ever with super thin overlays that hug your feet without heating them up. A thin, flexible midsole provides great feel for the ground while still protecting you from the sting of the pavement. Lace up, get out, and get ahead. 

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Weight: 5.8 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: Heel (16mm), Forefoot (12mm)

Available Widths: D=Medium

How It Fits (based on width D) 

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium
  • Midfoot: Medium volume
  • Forefoot: Medium
  • Toe-Box Height: Low
  • Arch structure: Medium-low
  • Shoe Shape: Curved


The Grid Type A5 is a moderate featured, lightweight racing flat designed for neutral or supinating runners.


  • SSL EVA is Saucony's premium midsole material for lightweight comfort, rebound and durability.
  • SSL EVA is Saucony's premium midsole material for lightweight comfort, rebound and durability.
  • 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.
  • XT-900 throughout the outsole is a carbon rubber material that offers durable traction.
  • XT LITE material utilized in the forefoot provides lightweight, durable traction

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: Just a great shoe. If you want to barefoot this is the shoe.You will not hurt yourself if hitting a sharp object. Its enough between your foot and ground so that you run safely. 4mm drop and 160g / 5.6oz. Very good fit. I just love it. Just bought my second pair to use indoors. A definite buy.
From: Stefan, Sweden

Comments: I really like the structure of these shoes, they're light and firm but still provide decent forefoot support. However, I do have a problem with the upper, in the the mesh is thin and slightly brittle, such that they've ripped on me, so I need to replace them far sooner than I would have and not with another pair of these. I also agree with the "Great shoes if you have 4 toes," comment, and I too do not have wide feet.
From: Mike, San Francisco

Comments: The description claims that this flat has a firm ride, but that is entirely incorrect. It's a flat with minimal cushioning and a soft ride. I really enjoy training in the Type A5 because I workout in a non-responsive shoe then race in a responsive one. Love this thing!
From: Zachary

Comments: These shoes have everything going right for it except width. Although I don't have wide feet, I like having room for my toes to wiggle and splay. Felt like my pinky toe was going to burst out. Back to true minimal wide shoes for me. Great shoes if you have 4 toes.
From: Kishore, Seattle, WA, USA

Comments: The BEST shoe i have ever run with!!! :)
From: Seb, Riverside, CA, USA

Comments: Great shoe! I have been a fan of the A series from the A2. Irecently ran a marathon in them though and the elastic on the side thatpulls down the tongue wore on my foot a little too much. Besides that, these shoes put up great with way too many miles on them.
From: Mike

Comments: My go-to shoe for anything under about 8 miles.  LOVE these.  I size up about a .5 size (for comparison, I like my Kinvaras true to size...weird).  Fast shoe, flexible, and just barely enough under foot.  Lotsa PRs in these.  Holding up pretty well too; these actually have some rubber on the sole and not just exposed EVA like some other lightweight flats.  A solid buy.
From: Anonymous

Comments: These so are so light! A great minimalistic type shoe with a low drop. I really like the mesh
construction of the upper. They are not seamless (nor do they claim to be) so you have to wear socks with them. The only thing I'd like to see more of on this shoe is a slightly wider toe box. I ended up using a Lydiard Lacing pattern for a comfortable fit.
From: Chris