Shoes with optimum cushioning, lateral support, and flexibility for daily workouts and studio sessions. See workout shoes
Versatile, low-profile shoes for constantly varied exercises including plyometrics, sprinting, weightlifting, and rope climbing. See CrossFit shoes
Shoes for daily wear that ensure a smooth walking gait cycle. Check out walking shoes
For people with normal pronation. Also provide support for high-arched feet with underpronation (excessive outward rolling of the foot). See neutral training shoes
For people with low-arched or flat feet and moderate overpronation (excessive inward rolling of the foot). See stability training shoes
Shoes feature stabilizing technologies for people with severe overpronation. See motion control training shoes
Good to know
Stability and motion control add-ons are uncommon for workout shoes and are never present in CrossFit or weightlifting footwear. They are mostly found in walking shoes where the gait is easier to correct.
WeightMen: 13.2ozWomen: 11.4oz
Training footwear typically weighs between 200g and 300g per shoe to accommodate agile workouts. Minimalist trainers go as low as 150g, while weightlifting shoes can go as high as 500g.
Heel to toe dropMen: 12mmWomen: 12mm
Heel heightMen: 29mmWomen: 29mm
Forefoot heightMen: 17mmWomen: 17mm
WidthMen: Standard, WideWomen: Extra wide, Narrow, Standard, Wide
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Updates to Saucony Grid Omni Walker
- The Saucony Grid Omni Walker was designed to serve as a stability walking shoe for people with moderate overpronation. It hosts a number of features that are aimed at delivering ample cushioning, arch support, and gait control.
- The brand’s proprietary GRID cushioning system is found in the heel section. It ensures that the heel receives a centered cushioning upon the footfall.
- The heel is also reinforced with the Super Rebound Compound (SRC) impact zone. It complements the GRID technology by deflecting shock and preparing the foot for a smooth transition to the toes.
- The High Rebound Compound (HRC) runs the full length of the shoe, getting denser in the forefoot. Made of an EVA/rubber material, it cushions the foot as it moves from the heel to the toe-off.
- A Midfoot Bridge is added in the mid-section of the shoe. It is made of a rigid yet lightweight TPU material which prevents the foot from rolling inwards in the midfoot phase of the gait cycle.
- The XT-900 material on the outsole is manufactured with durable carbon rubber. It ensures traction on both indoor and outdoor surfaces.
Saucony Grid Omni Walker size and fit
The Saucony Grid Omni Walker is available in both men’s and women’s versions. The trainer follows standard measurements for the size and width. The men’s shoes come in D - Medium and 2E - Wide profiles, while the women’s options include 2A - Narrow, B - Medium, and D - Wide.
The Saucony Grid Omni Walker makes use of the proprietary XT-900 material on the outsole unit. It is a carbon rubber compound which covers the unit, ensuring traction and lasting protection. It is also non-marking and doesn’t leave any scuffs or marks on the floors.
The Walk Trac lines extend from the midfoot to the forefoot section of the outsole. This design helps the foot go through the walking gait cycle more smoothly.
The flex grooves are also present in the forefoot area. They make sure that the flexibility of the foot is not hindered.
The midsole unit of this walking shoe offers a multitude of technologies, designed to deliver a cushioned and stable walking session.
The hallmark feature of the shoe is the GRID cassette. Inherited from the Saucony’s running shoes, it is comprised of Hytrel thermoplastic elastomer filaments, which are interwoven to form an actual grid. It is embedded into the foam in the heel section of the shoe. When this construction bends upon the heel strike, it centers the impact in one area, giving the wearer better control of their movement.
The cushioning is ensured by a combination of the HRC and the SRC components. The HRC system is placed in the full length of the shoe. It is made of a fusion of the EVA and rubber to deliver responsive cushioning and shock absorption. This compound is thicker in the forefoot to provide a smooth toe-off.
The SRC impact zone complements the GRID in the heel section. Made of an upgraded foam material, it is claimed to provide 15% more resilience than the standard EVA foam. It is meant to add cushioning during the heel strike.
The shoe also features an asymmetrical sole design. It is engineered to promote the natural biomechanics of the foot.
A removable sockliner is added for extra arch support and cushioning. Owners have the option to remove or replace it with custom orthotics.
The Saucony Grid Omni Walker employs full-grain leather for its upper unit. This material is supposed to give a structured yet plush coverage for the foot. It features additional leather overlays for enhanced support and durability in the key areas.
A conventional lace-up closure is used for an adjustable fit. A padded tongue protects the instep from the pressure of the laces.
The collar is also padded to keep the rearfoot securely in place throughout the movement. A breathable mesh lines the tongue and the collar to keep the interior ventilated.