Verdict from 100+ user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • A majority of the reviewers claim that the Saucony Grid 9000 is a really comfortable low-top shoe.
  • The foam-padded tongue of the shoe delivers a snug and more comfortable fit, others noted.
  • The molded-EVA midsole cushion of the shoe absorbs shock, according to some reviews.
  • The triangular lug rubber outsole of the shoe provides additional traction, some say.
  • A lot of the Grid 9000 reviews mention about the satisfaction of the users for the shoe’s well-made construction.
  • A lot of the buyers are 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, some noticed.
  • A handful of purchasers have mentioned that the Saucony 9000 looked bulky on feet.

Bottom line

The Saucony Grid 9000 provides extraordinary cushioning, giving the foot great comfort. It is hands down one of Saucony’s most sought-after sneakers and heavily-collaborated silhouettes.

One can hardly go wrong in this all-around sneaker. Quality of the kicks has also been a deciding factor for many. The chunky nature of the shoes though is a style that isn’t for everyone.

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Good to know

When it comes to the fit and sizing of these pair of sneakers, there are some things to take note of. The Saucony Grid 9000 gives the foot an optimal fit with the mesh lining on its traditional lace-up front. As for the laces, customizing it is easy and very useful, especially for those who like to wear their sneakers a little looser. All in all, the shoe provides a comfortable and snug fit on the foot. The Saucony Grid 9000 has both males’ and females’ sizing.

Although this is a running shoe, the Saucony Grid 9000 shows its versatility in that it can also function as a fashion sneaker. The shoe can be paired with an appropriate casual outfit and can be worn on a daily basis. It goes very well with street style and is a very popular shoe amongst hypebeast wearers.

The Saucony Grid 9000 comes in a number of colors which is a big plus for many sneakerheads. Some popular variants are listed below:

  • Saucony Grid 9000 “Mint”
  • Saucony Grid 9000 “Dirty Snow”
  • Saucony Grid 9000 “Black-White”
  • Saucony Grid 9000 “Wheat”

The comfort and the fit of the shoe are what most people are gushing about with the Saucony Originals Grid 9000. They were highly appreciative of how comfortable the shoe feels when wearing it even though it can be a bit heavy. They also love the numerous colorways that allow them to pick and match their preferred styles. Currently, Saucony continues to keep things up by adding new and exciting colorways to the line-up for sneakerheads and people to enjoy and wear.

One of the classic models of Saucony Originals 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.

  Collaborations and other iterations

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 Spring 2012. The shoe featured a tonal suede block treatment which is mostly tan with some hints of blue.

That same year, Saucony 9000 Grid 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 releases 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 paneling as overlays. The shoe was released in two colorways of cream and black.

  • The shoe weighs approximately 369 grams.
  • Combined materials on the upper includes mesh and suede and knit jacquard.
  • A neoprene tongue can be observed.
  • The shoe contains an interior cleatie construction for a more form-fitting fit as well as enhanced comfort.
  • With its chunky sole and retro-styled upper, fans of the dad-shoe trend can surely consider adding this in their sneaker rotation.

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.