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Saucony Grid Type A4 & Shay XC 2

Posted on March 25, 2010 in Running Shoes

Saucony grid Type A4 for Men

Saucony Grid Type A4 for Men

Another great update from Saucony this summer is the new Grid Type A4.  Man, this is a nice update.  Saucony’s 6.4 oz neutral racing flat with a great mesh upper that has a fast look with a cool flame treatment in the heel while maintaining the Saucony DNA.  Add a SSL EVA midsole and a XT-Lite Outsole (very similar to the Asics Duosole) for grip and durability and you have yourself a flat that should speak directly to those who would likely be seen sporting a “O2DEBT” personalized plate on their ride.  This should be a great flat for those looking at a minimal neutral racer suitable for 5k – 10k distances.

Saucony Grid Type A4 for Women

Saucony Grid Type A4 for Women

Saucony Shay XC 2 w/ Adjustable Color Window and Mylar Insert

Saucony Shay XC 2 w/ Adjustable Color Window and Mylar Insert

The Shay XC 2 Flat/Spike receives an upper only update (the plate, outsole and midsole remain untouched) with the main addition being a window where you place a colored mylar piece to personalize the shoe to your liking.  We haven’t seen this since Nike tried it a few years back with Cheerleading shoes, but given the number of kids who race XC for their team and seek some form of personalization to their team footwear, this seems a perfect application for this concept. It’s a good thing that Saucony did not change the midsole as this is one of the most surpisngly comfortable footbeds ever available in a cross country specific racing shoe. The new Shay XC 2 will be available in black/silver for men and women,  blue/citron for men and plum/citron for women.

Saucony Shay XC 2 for Women

Saucony Shay XC 2 for Women

Saucony Shay XC 2 for Men

Saucony Shay XC 2 for Men

Expect to see the new Grid Type A4 in May, with the updated Shay XC 2 arriving a month later.

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