Saucony Grid Fastwitch 5

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B_Kins
Reviewed: 30 July 2012

Nice looking, light shoe. Fast and comfortable to run in.

Light, comfortable, good looking, value
I normally run in shoes with more support but wanted a lighter shoe for racing. I got these for £50 on sale. I was wary I'd have to break them in but didn't get a chance. First run was a 5k race and second was a 10k race. Not an ideal start but no problems at all! I ran in around my expected time and still felt fresh at the end. I really notice the reduced weight in my legs and will be sticking with these for racing and fast training days.
Score breakdown



Fit:
5.0
Responsiveness:
5.0
Cushioning:
4.0
Comfort:
5.0
Breathability:
5.0
Durability:
4.0
Value:
5.0

B_Kins would recommend this product
Jocelyn
Reviewed: 24 July 2012

Fantastic for distance races such as Marathon or Half-Marathon due to being more substantial than other racers

These are lightweight enough to race in across all distances from 5k - marathon, but substantial enough to have done some decent road tempo runs in them prior to the marathon. Plus, the 'I'm winning' 'U R Losing' emblazoned on the heels adds a nice touch!
The stitching on the arch can cause blisters if you have anything other than a high arch, but I found this less of a problem as I wore them in.
Cracking, as a distance racer I wouldn't buy any others!
Score breakdown



Fit:
4.0
Responsiveness:
4.0
Cushioning:
4.0
Comfort:
3.0
Breathability:
4.0
Durability:
5.0
Value:
4.0

Jocelyn would recommend this product
Clive Rose
Reviewed: 21 July 2012

TRIED THESE AS ALTERNATIVE TO CUSHIONED TRAINERS (ASICS GELS). SIGNIFICANT SPEED IMPROVEMENT SO FAR.

Fit really well, though my feet are quite narrow.
Performance - I was very surprised. Immediately shaved more than a minute off my normal 5k time of around 22.5 mins.
Previous improvement steps were gradual, maybe around 5 deconds over a few weeks.
For me, they encourage longer strides. Not sure quite how.
Might be tight for people with wider feet.
Feel the bumps and stones more easily than with cushioned shoes (as you'd expect). I can't compare them with other "fast" shoes.
Not everyone will like "luminous" green but they do get noticed. I'm OK with it
I suspect the reduction in shock absorbtion might affect my knee joints over long distances.
So far, I consider these a good buy. The lightness, fit and construction seem to encourage a more natural running movement.
I'll be very happy to use these for races up to half marathon but I'll use heavier, cushioned trainers to accumulate my regular training miles.
Score breakdown



Performance:
4.0
Comfort:
3.0
Value:
3.0
Fit:
4.0
Responsiveness:
4.0
Cushioning:
3.0

Clive Rose would recommend this product
Pete Waumsley 3
Reviewed: 21 March 2012

great training shoe

lightweight shoe
felt confident about running in it
great colours
nothing
another great Saucony shoe
Score breakdown



Fit:
5.0
Responsiveness:
5.0
Cushioning:
5.0
Comfort:
5.0
Breathability:
5.0
Durability:
5.0
Value:
5.0

Pete Waumsley 3 would recommend this product
johnag007
Reviewed: 22 October 2011

Very close fitting performance shoes

Close fit
Close to the ground
Homogeneous feel
Good cushioning for such a low shoe
Good ground feel
Laces too short
Can eat into arch
Fit is very subjective as each foot is different, but this tight fitting feel great.
Feel much like a sports car, lightweight, direct but neither crashy nor too bouncy.
The only concern are the laces and tongue combination, but apart from that a fantastic shoe for me at least.
Score breakdown



Fit:
5.0
Responsiveness:
5.0
Cushioning:
4.0
Comfort:
4.0
Breathability:
4.0
Durability:
4.0
Value:
4.0

johnag007 would recommend this product
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