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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.

Good to know

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.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

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.

Good to know

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.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.


We spent 7.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

7 reasons to buy

  • A majority of the reviewers claimed that the Saucony Grid 9000 is a really comfortable shoe.
  • The foam-padded tongue of the shoe delivers a snug and more comfortable fit.
  • The molded-EVA midsole cushion of the shoe absorbs shock.
  • The triangular lug rubber outsole of the shoe provides additional traction.
  • A lot of the reviewers were satisfied and said that the shoe is well-made.
  • A lot of the buyers were glad of the affordable price.
  • The shoe is available in multiple colorways.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Some buyers complained about the shoe with lighter colorways getting dirty easily.
  • It is a bit heavy.
  • A handful of purchasers mentioned that it looked bulky on their feet.

Bottom line

The Saucony Grid 9000, with its EVA Midsole and visible G.R.I.D. system, provides extraordinary cushioning, giving the foot great comfort. It is hands down one of Saucony’s most sought-after and heavily-collaborated silhouettes. One can hardly go wrong in this all-around sneaker.



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Saucony Grid 9000 History

One of the classic models of Saucony is the Saucony Grid 9000. The shoe was first released in 1994. The Grid 9000 became the “90’s premium running shoe” and has been remarkable ever since its release.

In 2012 as part of the Saucony Elite collection, the brand collaborated with Bodega, a Boston-based retailer. The Bodega x Saucony Grid 9000 Elite was released for the Spring 2012. The shoe featured a tonal suede block treatment which is mostly tan with some hints of blue.

That same year, Saucony Grid 9000 made a re-release of its collaboration with New Jersey’s Packer Shoes: the Packer x Saucony Grid 9000 Trail Pack. During the Australian publication, Sneaker Freaker’s, 10th anniversary, they joined forces with the Saucony brand and an updated version of the Grid 9000 was released. The Sneaker Freaker x Saucony Grid 9000, also named as the “Bushwhacker”, has a black colorway with some hints of mint.

By June 2013, Saucony released a “Premium Pack” of the Grid 9000 which can be determined by the three-hole Saucony branding logo found on the sides of the shoe. In September that same year, the Saucony Grid 9000 “Three Rivers” Pack was released as part of the brand’s fall collection.

The entire 2014 was almost a year round dedication to the Grid 9000 when it comes to collaborations. The year saw, among others, Extra Butter, Bodega, Packer Shoes, Kith, the RISE, and Play Cloths who took this very versatile shoe to almost unprecedented popularity. Some of the releases made from these collaborations are: the Extra Butter x Saucony Grid 9000 “ACES” in which “ACES” stands for “Advanced Crew Escape Suit”; Bodega x Saucony Grid 9000 with the new “Polka Dot” Pack; Packer Shoes x Saucony Grid 9000 “Snow Beach”; Saucony Grid 9000 “Kithstrike”; RISE x Saucony Grid 9000 “Keys Open Doors”; and the Play Cloths x Saucony Grid 9000 “Motocross” for a holiday release.

During the Halloween season in 2015, the brand released the “Hallowed” Pack of the Grid 9000 model. The END. x Saucony Grid 9000 “WHITE/NOISE”  was then released next.

By early 2016, during the winter season, Saucony teamed up with Miami-based Shoe Gallery to create a new colorway for the Saucony Grid 9000. The collaboration produced a beachy vibe colorway to pay tribute to the late 80’s and early 90’s surf culture of Florida.

Still in 2016, the brand dropped the Saucony Grid 9000 “Letterman”. Premier x Saucony Grid 9000 “Sweets” came out next. Its collaboration with the retailer, BILLY’S , the BILLY’S x Saucony Grid 9000 “Nippon”, followed. It was a Japanese-inspired colorway. The brand ended the year by releasing the “Liberty Pack” of the Grid 9000 model during the holiday season.

One of the latest release of the Saucony brand this year with their Grid 9000 silhouette is the boxing inspired shoe, and also known as the “Sparring with Saucony Sneaks”. The combination of red, white, navy blue, and gold sum up the colorway for the shoe. With the red suede running around the toe box and the navy blue covering the mid-foot part of the shoe with bits of gold on the logo and on the heel as the complement.

The Saucony brand then switched to the knit construction for the Saucony Grid 9000 and released the Saucony Grid 9000 Knit Pack. The shoe featured a freckled knit jacquard base and with traditional suede panelling as overlays. The shoe was released in two colorways of cream and black.

Saucony Grid 9000 Style

Although this is a running shoe, the Saucony Grid 9000 showed that its versatility that it can also function as fashion sneaker. The shoe can be paired in an appropriate casual outfit and can be worn on a daily basis.

Fit & Sizing

The Saucony Grid 9000 gives the foot an optimal fit with the mesh lining on its traditional lace-up front. The shoe provides a comfortable and snug fit on the foot. It fairly runs true to size. The men’s size is from 5 to 14 while the women’s is from 4 to 11.

Notable Features

The comfort and the fit of the shoe is what most people are gushing about the Saucony Grid 9000. They were highly appreciative of how comfortable the shoe feels when wearing even though it can be a bit heavy. They also loved the numerous colorways that allow them to pick and match their preferred styles.

Additional Info

  • The shoe weighs 13 oz.
  • Combined materials on the upper which includes mesh and suede and knit jacquard.
  • A neoprene tongue can be observed.
  • The shoe contains an interior bootie construction for a more form-fitting fit and enhanced comfort.