Saucony Grid Jazz X

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Saucony Grid Jazz X
The Jazz X still boasts a good fit, great grip from Saucony’s triangular lugs and a soft, smooth ride.

Our Review

If you remember the first Saucony Jazz, then you’ve been running a long time: this classic shoe is 25 years old. The Jazz’s longevity is, in part, thanks to Saucony’s policy of tinkering with the shoe when it updates it, rather than making sweeping changes. The Jazz X is once ...  Continue reading

Reader Reviews

11 user reviews of Saucony Grid Jazz X See all

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Fantastic value,right from the first outing they felt superb and did not need running in. Continue reading...
After struggling to find a pair of shoes to cope with my supinating gait, I found these. My running has been pretty much injury free since then! Continue reading...
A good value shoe for general all-round performance Continue reading...
A really great shoe, offering comfort, support, and excellent cushioning for the neutral runner. A good price, especially for an entry level shoe. Continue reading...
Probably not the longest lasting shoes I'll ever have but they are a really good all round pair. Since they're widely available for well under full price, I think they represent really good value. Continue reading...

Discussions

I'm thinking about buying a pair of these, but would like to know whether they would be a good buy as a cushioned shoe for a neutral stable runner. I'm running about 30 miles a week on roads and parks.

Any thoughts on the comfort and fit of these shoes?

Posted: 15/03/2006 at 09:17

got a pair in america.feel great on the feet gets a bit warm though in the summer,otherwise great shoe for the terrain and milage your talking about,

Posted: 15/03/2006 at 18:04

got a pair in america.feel great on the feet gets a bit warm though in the summer,otherwise great shoe for the terrain and milage your talking about,plenty width as well

Posted: 15/03/2006 at 18:05

I've had 5 pairs all have done over 250 mainly road miles without issue, good all rounder for not so muddy trails as well. Well worth every penny and a for lot less than £60 if you surf wisely.....

Posted: 02/03/2007 at 08:22

They seem to wear very well too. Got 300+ miles in mine now and they're just grubbby...

Posted: 02/03/2007 at 09:47

Also, the Jazz X can be bought for £30 (certain sizes) at Sportsshoes.co.uk at the moment - cheap at 1/2 the price !

Posted: 03/03/2007 at 21:46

I've seen the Jazz X in SportsShoes.com

Quick q? though:
These are specifically the "05 model" and the current ones on saucony.co.uk are blue and not red.

Does this mean the shoes are already 12-18 months old (made in 05)?

And even if it does, does that make any real difference to them?

Posted: 29/03/2007 at 13:45

I got a pair of asics gel as everyone I know was raving about them. They really irrated my ankle and now I have an achilles problem. So I've changed to saucony wow what a difference. I feel like im running on air. So go for it and buy a pair.

Posted: 29/03/2007 at 14:50

So the "age" doesn't really matter?

Posted: 29/03/2007 at 14:51

Age does matter and this is one thing to look out for with sportsshoes.co.uk
All their bargains need to be taken with a pinch of salt. I bought some Nike Air Structure Triax supposedly £35 off. However, they were version 5 and the current version is 9. So, Nike have updated the shoe a few times and I would doubt anyone would pay the 'full' price for old shoes. That said, if you can only afford version 5 then sportsshoes are good BUT beware the amount fo discount that they claim.

Posted: 29/03/2007 at 15:03

Some people will say that the shoes degrade with age, others that it doesn't make much difference.
I virtually always buy shoes online which are discounted as previous models. If it was a good shoe last year, then it will be a good shoe now - and probably better than a "cheaper" new shoe retailing at the same price.
I'm not always convinced that the tweaks actually improve a shoe, and plenty of people go hunting about for previous models which particularly suited them, when the new model doesn't anymore.

The most often quoted advice given is not to get shoes over two years old, but I have no idea whether there is actually and evidence to support that or not.

Posted: 29/03/2007 at 15:55

Thanks everyone!

For the dosh, I'm going to take my chances.

Posted: 29/03/2007 at 18:30



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