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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: 5.0 oz (size 8)

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

Available Widths: B=Medium

How It Fits (based on width B) 

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe size
  • Heel: Narrow to medium
  • Midfoot: Low to medium volume
  • Forefoot: Medium to narrow
  • Toe-Box Height: Low
  • Arch Structure: Low
  • Shoe Shape: Curved

INTRODUCTION

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

CUSHIONING

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

Comments: Loved these for racing a half marathon. I gradually increased my running in lower drop shoes like the NB 730 and Altra Zero Drop Intuition before racing a half marathon in this style. I went up one half size in these compared with what I wear in the Saucony Mirage.
From: Amanda, CA

Comments: These are really great. In structure they are identical to last year's. That's the best thing. Second-best thing is the citron-and-magenta colorway. I may buy another pair while they're still available. I got rid of my last TypeA 5's when they had 200-300 miles on them, but I rather wish I'd held onto them, since they were good for at least another hundred. I found them particularly good for long mixed-surface runs. The radial-tire-like plate gives enough purchase for trail and asphalt without weighing you down. I am currently rotating among the TypeA 5, the Kinvara 3 and 4, the New Balance 1600, and some minimalist shoes. Only in comparison with the Kinvaras would I consider the TypeA 5 to be a lightweight racer; it's a middleweight all-purpose flat, so far as I am concerned. It gives more support and structure than the NB 1600 and minimalist shoes, but has a very flexible plate.
From: Margot Sheehan, New York, NY

Comments: These shoes are not very good. They fall apart.
From: Jill, Indiana

Comments: Bright, flexible and sturdy enough for long runs.  I've done 20 milers in these.  The curve of the shoe makes the toe box a little short on the lateral side but I'd buy another pair. 
From: AJ, Texas

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

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

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

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