Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.
Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.
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As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.
Neutral / cushion / high arch
Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.
Stability / overpronation / normal arch
Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.
Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet
Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.
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Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.
Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.
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If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.
The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.
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Saucony Grid 8500 Weave History
Saucony is an American company founded in 1898, on the high banks of Saucony Creek in Pennsylvania. Although the brand is somewhat underrated when compared with other athletic footwear companies, Saucony has produced some of the best-loved running shoes in the world—the Grids 8000 and 9000.
The Grid series came about from Saucony’s technology: the Ground Reaction Inertia Device (GRID). The Saucony Grid SD, launched in 1991, was the first to incorporate this midsole technology. The GRID used negative spaces carved into critical areas of the midsole to generate the most advantageous point for shock absorption. It created stable cushioning across the heel and lessened impact strain to the hip, lower leg, ankle, back, and knee joints.
The Grid 8000 debuted in the same year that the Grid SD did. It featured perf details in the upper for improved breathability. Three years later, an updated version was launched, the Grid 8000 CL, which used blended composite Hytrel filaments in an interlocking pattern designed to work with the midsole’s GRID system for improving shock reduction and enhancing stability.
In 1994, Saucony released the Grid 9000. The 9000 is a premium sneaker built for running. It had a gum outsole, neoprene tongue, EVA midsole, and a mix of materials on the upper including suede and mesh.
The Grid 8500 Weave is a hybrid shoe which fuses maximum comfort with uncompromising traction.
It comes from a combination of these two classics—the Grid 8000 CL and Grid 9000. The shoe’s cushioned midsole and outsole take from the comfortable Grid 8000 CL while the impeccable style and upper is a copy of the 9000.
Saucony Grid 8500 Weave Style
The stylish and intricate woven suede upper is the first thing that catches the eye of any casual observer. That, along with the speckled GRID midsole make this shoe easily stand out in a crowd.
It looks best when paired with joggers, jeans, and running shorts.
Fit & Sizing
The Grid 8500 Weave is a low top available in D-medium width for men with sizes ranging from 4.5 to 13. Some half sizes are available.
The shoes’ detailed woven construction commandeers attention the way a bright colorway normally would. It also features a trim and elegant shape accented by suede and leather overlays. Debossed branding can be seen under the sole and at lateral parts of the shoe.
The shoe features Saucony’s signature midsole cushioning system, G.R.I.D., for improved stability and enhanced cushioning.
- The shoe’s upper is a combination of woven suede, synthetic leather, and nubuck.
- The Saucony Grid 8500 Weave features a removable insole and textile cushioning and lining.
- Available at a discounted price at some retailers.
- Weight is 14 oz.
- Colorways available are: Black, Grey, and Cream.