Saucony GRID Omni £69.99


Posted: 16 June 2000

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

Weight 351g
Evaluation The GRID Omni is one of the best-balanced shoes you can buy. It’s responsive, smooth and stable, and its first update makes it 19g lighter, and better for runners with broad feet. The only major change is in the fit: the toebox has become wider and more rounded and the midfoot is more secure. Elsewhere, the forefoot outsole has changed to a DuoSole-style design which trims weight and keeps the shoe flexible; the medial post is fractionally longer; and the upper has stronger support straps on the medial side. The other essential ingredients – especially the low-profile design, the effective forefoot cushioning pad – stay the same.
The only down side of the update is that the toe-off may not be quite so positive as before. That’s partly because for some runners the fit will be relatively loose; partly because the wider upper extends over the edges of the midsole; and partly because the outsole doesn’t extend to the edge of the midsole, which creates a slight angle. But this sounds worse than it is. At its best, the Omni still feels like running free in bare feet.
In short We’ve often said that it’s almost impossible to buy a bad £70 stability shoe, and the GRID Omni is a good example of why. It’s stable enough for mild to moderate overpronators, smooth enough for neutral runners, plenty cushioned enough for midweight runners and fast and responsive enough for light runners.
Try it if you liked Saucony GRID Omni (£70); Asics GT-2060 (£70); Brooks Adrenaline GTS (£70)

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