Saucony Grid Stabil MC

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Saucony Grid Stabil MC

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To start with, its a good shoe. Saucony have been good for motion control shoes. The stabil 5 is by far perfect for a overpronating runner. It provides good support and cushioning and does well on your 1st run. Continue reading...
REALLY GOOD, RELIABLE SHOE Continue reading...
I've had three pairs so far and works perfectly for me Continue reading...
I was advised to try these shoes as I was having big problems with blisters on the inside of my arches. These shoes solved the problem immediately by controlling the motion of my foot inside the shoe. They fe Continue reading...
Wont be buying another pair Continue reading...


I have been running in a pair of Saucony Stabil MC5s... they are great and have sorted out all sorts of problems in my feet and legs....

However they squeak like mad... It sounds like I am kicking a duck everytime my feet hit the ground.. particularly the left foot.

Interestingly the squeak (or should I say "quack") is worse when I run "properly" ie heal to toe... not so bad if my foot strike is flat or towards my forefoot (something I am trying not to do!!).

Has anyone got any handy tips for this problem coz it's driving me bonkers!!


Posted: 11/07/2005 at 16:51

oooo - that's interesting!
I'm a saucony girl, and have had at least seven different pairs. No squeaks.

My daughter, who plays netball, uses Saucony Tempest - and they squeak like mad! Both pairs!


Posted: 11/07/2005 at 17:03

maybe i should check under the insoles for the presence of unwanted ducks!!

Posted: 11/07/2005 at 17:08

Good news - just spoke to shop that sold them to me and they are going to swap them for a new pair! 100 miles of free running - can't be bad!!


Posted: 11/07/2005 at 17:22

Oh...I've had about 250 miles out of my Grid Omni 3's and they've squeaked since day 1 (as did the previous pair)...not sure there is really anything wrong with them.

Posted: 12/07/2005 at 10:39

Some shoes squeak - some shoes dont
Some shoes need a lot of loving and some shoes dont
Well I've got the squeak and I dont know why
Some say they will and some shoes lie

Posted: 12/07/2005 at 10:50


Posted: 12/07/2005 at 11:17

I've got three pairs of Squeaky Sauconys . . two Triumphs and one Grid Shadow 9 . .

I think it may be coz I've put on a little weight and peaked recently at 15 stone . .

but what else are cushioning shoes for if it's not for big fellas?

one of the pairs of Triumphs and the Shadows are both quite new too . . haven't done more then 200 miles a pair :(

has something burst?

Posted: 12/07/2005 at 22:21

thought I'd boing this coz I saw Mr Saucony-in-the Sky was around earlier . .

Posted: 19/08/2005 at 20:51

a day-time, weekday boing, for Mr Saucony-in-the Sky . .

Posted: 22/08/2005 at 13:51

Thanks for boinging this Rich.

I'd have missed the "some shoes" song, and that was definitely a ROFLOL moment.

"Kicking a duck" is also a phrase I will store for future reference.......

Posted: 22/08/2005 at 13:58

thanks for pointing those out Nessie . . I hadn't really paid attention to them . . they are good aren't they!!

I was too intent on trying to find Mr S-i-t-Sky . . even more so now that I have a heel injury (grrrrrr) . .

Posted: 23/08/2005 at 14:30

All my shoes squeak like buggery (especially my boots), I reckon it's down to how my foot falls. The squeak DID get worse on my left one when the air bubble finally popped after 700miles though, so give them a quick once over to make sure they're still in good condition.

Posted: 23/08/2005 at 21:06

yep - saucony grid stabil mc's - this years model - they fart away merrily on every footfall (right foot only i think). I'm used to it now. My last pair did it as well. I am 16.5 stone which may have something to do with it (shoes screaming in agony perhaps...)

Posted: 01/11/2005 at 21:25

My Saucony definitely squeak rather than quack. It drives me mad! Never had the problem with any other running shoes.

Posted: 02/11/2005 at 18:44

Cor thought it was just my jazz 7000's that squeak but after a mile or so it disappears unless I get into a trance.

Posted: 02/11/2005 at 18:57

My replacement Stabils starting quacking after 50 miles or so - I guess it's one of those things... trying to introduce the noise into my meditation mantras!

Posted: 02/11/2005 at 21:44

andreas strangely my sauconys are quiet but my right work shoe squeaks

blasted shoe ducks

Posted: 12/11/2005 at 22:41

I have several pairs of Sauconys and all are silent.

The Grid Hurricanes smell of cow dung though.

Posted: 13/11/2005 at 10:36

All Saucony shoes smell of cow dung. someone started a thread on it ages ago, and 'im indoors keeps putting all mine in the drawer under the bed in the spare room, which means I can never find them!!

Posted: 13/11/2005 at 10:48

I know, but the dung quotient certainly varies from model to model. The Grid Hurricanes were by far the worst - fortunately for my relationship I can't wear them since I got my orthotics, so Señora Wibbley has let me back in the house. The Triumphs aren't too bad, the Domains were dung-free. Except when I'd been running through cow dung, of course.

Posted: 13/11/2005 at 11:47

>>when I run "properly" ie heal to toe...

Can't belive no one picked up on this!!!

Anyway, talc shuts up my shoes but the noise is from my orthotics rather than the shoes...Although some are worse than others.

Trigon boy me...

Posted: 13/11/2005 at 12:00

lift up insole of trainer/shoe/boot, sprinkle in talc, shake it about a bit, put insole back, put trainer/shoe/boot more squeaking

Posted: 13/11/2005 at 12:25

Thanks for the tip eternal plodder i shall raid my daughters talc supply when she sleeps.

Posted: 13/11/2005 at 18:28

EP . . thanks for that top tip!!!

Finally had the opportunity to put it to the test yesterday at the Bedford Half . . and the shoes that had squeaked their way around the Cheddar Half a month ago were completely silent . .


Posted: 12/12/2005 at 19:56

That was probably mice, Rich.

Posted: 12/12/2005 at 21:12

Glad it worked :o)

Posted: 12/12/2005 at 21:16

mice!!! how come I didn't think of that? so mice are allergic to talcum powder then . . is that how it works?

me too EP . . my faith in Sauconys is restored :)

Posted: 12/12/2005 at 21:20

they're not allergic to talc.... they have all gone off to the's panto season, didnt you see the request in the paper for all mice to report to cinders fairy God mother?

Posted: 12/12/2005 at 21:24

report Cinders to Fairy Godmother . . why . . is Cinders in trouble again?

not many people know that they actually use talcum powder to make the mice white :)

Posted: 12/12/2005 at 22:59

true, most people think they are painted, personally I blame Tom and Jerry

Posted: 12/12/2005 at 23:02

I think you'll find the mice will be less of a problem now you've left Cheddar, Rich.

Posted: 12/12/2005 at 23:27

. . . . . . . . . <<tumbelweed tumblin'>> . . . . . . . . .

Posted: 13/12/2005 at 08:37

Tumbleweed as well as the mice?

No wonder you've got a problem. Sounds like you've got half a grain silo in there.

Posted: 13/12/2005 at 08:50

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