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A supportive trainer with a weight nearing the lightweight category, the Saucony Guide 5 features moderate cushioning and a semi-soft ride.


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Get down to earth with the Saucony ProGrid Guide 5. This popular support shoe is the predecessor to the Saucony ProGrid Guide 6 and has moved from the traditional 12mm heel-to-toe drop to an 8mm heel-to-toe drop, bringing your heel closer to the ground and encouraging a more natural forward foot strike. On top of that the Guide 5 is nearly identical in weight to the Saucony ProGrid Guide 6. With greater flexibility, lighter weight, moderate support and increased cushioning throughout, the Saucony ProGrid Guide 5 is an outstanding value.

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Weight: 8.7 oz (size 8)

Stack Height: Heel (28mm), Forefoot (20mm)

Available Widths: B=Medium, D=Wide

How It Fits (based on width B) 

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



The ProGrid Guide 5 is a moderate featured, moderate support shoe designed for daily training and high mileage.


  • ProGrid Lite is a full-length midsole foam for lightweight cushioning.
  • SRC Impact Zone made from Super Rebound Compound extends from the heel to the midfoot for improved shock absorption and a smooth heel-to-toe transition.
  • Dual Density SSL EVA uses high density EVA in the midfoot to control overpronation, and a SSL (Saucony Super Lite) midsole material throughout the remainder of the shoe for lightweight comfort, rebound and durability.
  • Midfoot Support Bridge is a thermoplastic unit that extends from the heel through the midfoot for increased torsional rigidity.
  • Open Mesh covers the entire upper and is a breathable lightweight fabric.
  • Hydrator Collar Lining cups the heel and provides next-to-skin comfort while wicking unwanted moisture.
  • Comfortride Sockliner is an open cell sockliner that is antimicrobial and breathable.
  • Strobel Last with the upper stitched to full length HRC Strobel Board, for responsive, enhanced cushioning and a soft underfoot feel.
  • XT-900 in the heel 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.

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: I have been in the Saucony Guide since the first generation. I was very sad when I first heard that it changed because I am prone to injury and the right shoe seems to really make the difference. I had to change to the guide in the first place because my last shoe had been discontinued. I gave the guide 5 a chance and once my legs got used to the new running gait, I was hooked. I have had no injury problems since the change and I'm sure it's because of the more "natural" running shoe. I am sold on the new fad.
From: Amy, Richmond, VA, USA

Comments: This shoe has been excellent for me. I'd been having a lot of foot pain with my old pair. I began running in these, and soon after I had no more foot pain. I sent in a video for the online gait analysis, and this was one of the recommended shoes. I adore them. Thanks Running Warehouse!
From: Jessica, Menasha, WI, USA

Comments: Love this shoe!  I had a shoe crisis a couple weeks before my first marathon and chose the Progrid Guide 5 as the replacement.  Had no problem transitioning to the lower heel-toe drop as I had already been using a shoe with a lower drop.  Shoes are very comfortable, no problems with rubbing, smooth responsive ride.  The only complaint is that the laces are WAY too long. 
From: Erika, IL, USA

Comments: I despise the changes made. I need the arch support that the previous models had. Oh well, back to looking for a running shoe that works for me. :(
From: Candice, Corpus Christi, TX, USA

Comments: Finally, a shoe that I don't feel the supportive arch. LOVE LOVE LOVE this shoe! I have tried them all. This shoe is comfy and supportive. PLEASE SAUCONY, LEAVE IT ALONE \you have a good thing here. DON'T CHANGE ANYTHING.
From: Anonymous