Saucony Grid Type A4

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Is this shoe suitable for running a marathon (not for training - just for the race itself) or is the cushoining insufficient?

Posted: 06/02/2012 at 11:19

People ran marathons before the existence of cushioning, and still run them without cushioning.
So, I guess the question is more - do *you* need the cushioning? For which my answer is - I haven't a clue.

Posted: 06/02/2012 at 19:38

For what its worth
I have Saucony Guide 4's and two long runs later won't be using them either for marathon or long slow runs. Its the only shoe I have which causes blistering. I am not heavily built.Adidas S'nova 3s don't seem to have too much cushioning either. May have to turn to Nike Luanrglide2s again!

Posted: 06/02/2012 at 20:13

Gridtype A4 is generally designed for up to 10km, but if you have excellent running technique you can run a marathon in these as well. It all depends on your running style and ability. If your a newbie for example for long distance running, and only have run in cushioned shoes before, then I wouldn't recommend it.

Posted: 07/02/2012 at 22:17

I would say you need to be sub 2.45 and under 70 kilos to run a marathon in these shoes, but everyone is different. I use a5 for 10k but don't think I would like to run a half in them let alone a marathon!!

Posted: 02/07/2012 at 17:01

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