Saucony GRID Web £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.

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 Saucony’s 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 it’s built for comfort over speed. (A more curved shoe encourages the foot’s 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 Web’s stability.
In short Saucony’s 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 don’t necessarily want a traditional big-guy shoe.


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AK
I love my shoes - I have never found a more comfortable shoe - they suit my huge bulk (11 stone) and wide foot. But now I'm told they don't make them any more and the replacement version isn't as wide. I've been through all the wide shoes for fat women in Up + Running but can't find a shoe that gives me the comfort and cushioning of the Grid Web.

What can i do? Where can I go? Has anyone got old stock? I would gladly buy any Ladies size 6s available. Please help! I want to run a marathon in June and I need to break new shoes in soon.
Posted: 06/04/2003 at 20:41

AK,

Sorry to hear that you are having trouble finding shoes to replace your webs. We have a small supply left in your size, so your local retailer can get them for you. They should be able to order them from us as usual. I appreciate that this is only a temporary fix, but hope that it helps.
Posted: 06/04/2003 at 21:18

After a few years break from running I am keen to get going again.  I loved my Saucony Grid Web shoes (no more shin splints), but I need to replace them now.  However, I live in a remote area and can't get to the shops to have my feet scanned / get shoe recommendations again from the professionals.

I seem to remember from last time that these shoes helped balance out my tendancy to land on the outside of my heel and roll along the outside edge of my foot, if that makes sense.  Can anyone tell me which current Saucony shoes have the same support as the original Grid Webs did?

Thanks

Kirsten


Posted: 22/04/2008 at 10:00

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