This model may still be available on clearance. But we've reviewed a newer version since we published this.
A new upper – including a sensuously padded ankle collar – is the only change to this agreeably protective and leisurely-paced stability shoe. (A review of the previous version is below.) The fit, with its broad, roomy toe-box, is the same; as is the broad, straight midsole and outsole combination. A two-thirds-length medial post, a sturdy
midfoot shank, and rear- and forefoot
cushioning inserts complete the picture.
Saucony GRID Web £69.99
Weight (m) 370g (w) 300g
Evaluation The all-new GRID Web is a shoe you feel you could come to no harm in. The fit, the stability and the cushioning all combine in a protective, easy-going way. The shoe is built around Sauconys Jazz last, with a wide forefoot and roomy toe-box, and set onto an exceptionally broad base, which stays wide from the forefoot right through to the heel, and curves very little.
That breadth and straightness gives the GRID Web a lot of stability and makes for a confident ride, though it does mean the shoe feels like its built for comfort over speed. (A more curved shoe encourages the foots motion, which makes it faster but less stable.) A second-density medial post and an effective plastic midfoot shank blend unobtrusively into the deep, semi-firm cushioning of the midsole, and add to the Webs stability.
In short Sauconys new shoe has wild looks but a conservative heart. A relaxed fit and a thick, stable midsole make it a reliable, uncomplicated training choice. It would benefit mild to moderate overpronators, forefoot-strikers and heavier runners who want good cushioning and a broad base of support, but who dont necessarily want a traditional big-guy shoe.