Saucony GRID Shadow £59.99

Weight 423g
Evaluation As competent, big-runner workhorses go, the durable GRID Shadow is hard to beat. Don’t be put off by its weight – it’s actually very wearable, with a pleasing spring to its ride. Saucony manages this by combining a tough polyurethane section of midsole in the rearfoot and midfoot with a lighter, more flexible EVA forefoot. The GRID Shadow is built on a straight last, with a good heel counter and a tough upper, all of which gives it the basic stability that all big runners need. It’s also good value, with a forefoot GTO cushioning pad as well as Saucony’s normal rearfoot GRID unit. If you have biomechanical problems, you should look to a motion control shoe such as Saucony’s £75 GRID Hammer or £60 GRID Sovereign, but for simple durability and support, the Shadow is an outstanding option.
In short The great-value GRID Shadow combines the durability of polyurethane with the smoothness of EVA. It’s an excellent shoe for heavy runners and for heel strikers.
Try it if you liked New Balance 991 (£80); Nike Air Durham (£80); Saucony 3D GRID Hurricane (£80)