Saucony 3D GRID Hurricane £79.99

Posted: 16 June 2000

This model may still be available on clearance. But we've reviewed a newer version since we published this.

Weight 393g
Evaluation On the surface, the updated Hurricane looks a lot like its predecessor, but when you look deeper you see that an already fine shoe has been improved further. The most important change is in the midsole, where the second midsole density has been extended upwards in the rearfoot. This makes the Hurricane more stable. Also, while it still has the rearfoot GRID device, the configuration of the GRID’s Hytrel strings has been altered.
In its predecessor, the strings that protruded through the midsole had been evenly spread out. Now they’re thicker and closer together on the medial side of the shoe (for better stability), and thinner and more spread out on the lateral side (for a softer ride). The result: weartesters noticed the new Hurricane’s softer landing.
In the forefoot, some of the rubber has been removed and replaced with a more flexible configuration, similar to Asics’s DuoSole. Saucony is also using more open mesh in the Hurricane’s forefoot to make it slightly wider.
In short The 3D Hurricane has never been a light shoe, but it is smooth, stable and built to last. The softer cushioning in this new version makes it more luxurious than before, which should widen its appeal to incorporate lighter runners.
Try it on if you liked Asics Gel Kayano (£100); Mizuno Wave Creation (£90); New Balance 1220 (£100)

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i found these shoes very stiff& uncomfortable around the ankles----have done approx 100 miles in them & they still chafe---also my feet get very hot in them--is it only me?
Posted: 22/08/2002 at 03:44

I've just changed to these after being a fan of Asics 'twenty's' for ages - fancied a change. I find I'm getting blisters which I've never been bothered with before. I put it down to the amount of room in the toe which seems to allow my socks to bunch up. I bought them to wear-in for the Dublin marathon so I hope they settle down.
Posted: 23/08/2002 at 12:21

Since changing to Hurricanes the shinsplints that I had previously have gone, weather this is down to the shoes or not I don't know but they are comfortable though a little clumpy.
Posted: 29/08/2002 at 17:17

Still gettin used to mine as I've only done a few miles, do seem a little heavy...think I prefer the old omni's
Posted: 06/09/2002 at 14:15

i love mine
But have been told in the shop my funny feet dont have much other option, so its just as well(v flat footed over pronator)
Posted: 11/09/2002 at 20:50

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