Verdict from 100 user reviews

8 reasons to buy

  • The Saucony Grid SD has multiple color selections for both men and women.
  • It’s a budget-friendly pair.
  • A good number of users are satisfied with the comfort brought by the Grid SD.
  • The shoes are a great fit, as mentioned by some reviewers.
  • A handful of users are glad they can tap the 90s look with the Grid SD by Saucony.
  • A small number of users use these kicks for physical activities, such as walking and gym exercises.
  • A few people like the looks and style of the shoe.
  • The shoe feels light in the feet of some reviewers.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Only a limited number of online shops are selling the women’s version of the Saucony Grid SD.
  • More than a couple of users observe that these kicks take time before they break in.

Bottom line

The fusion of performance and classic style is brought by Saucony to the Grid SD. Now with material upgrades, it keeps its bearing in the modern world. Its comfort stems from its GRID technology, which excels in both cushioning and stability.

The benefits and the ageless style in one shoe are a great deal for potential buyers. Just a caveat: breaking it in will take more than a couple of uses.

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Good to know

The Saucony Grid SD has versions for men and women. Women who would choose to get the shoe in men’s sizing need to subtract 1.5 from their regular size to ensure a correct fit. The front features a laced-up closure, allowing the wearer to adjust and get a snug fit. Plush comfort is provided by the padded tongue and collar.

There are material upgrades for the Saucony Grid SD that are great for the summer season. The upper is made of Wolverine Silkee Suede. It is incorporated with quarter straps and a molded forefoot. The heel comes with a reflective material. The shoe also features a Shadow 5000 sole that has an exterior triangular lug system. These kicks are great with jeans and shorts.

Comfort is the most known attribute of the Saucony Grid SD shoe. It has a heritage, cutting-edge technology called the GRID. Originally solving the problems of over pronators, the performance of the shoe can now be enjoyed even when walking along the city streets.

The Saucony Grid SD is a running silhouette that took three years to produce. First launched by Saucony in 1991, the performance trainer was marketed to all the runner types.

Pronators need stability shoes which reduce overpronation. But the catch is that shoes of this type are not that comfortable. Fortunately, Saucony invented a solution. For the first time in running shoe history, a dual-function midsole that has cushioning and stability properties was invented. It was none other than the Ground Reaction Inertia Device or simply GRID. This technology utilized the negative spaces which are carved into key areas to create an optimum point of shock absorption, reduce weight and get maximum control and support by leading both feet through the gait cycle. These performance shoes treated wearers to a stable ride with a soft return.

The GRID concept is still applied in present Saucony running shoe models with its PWRGRID+ system. As for the current Saucony Grid SD, the shoe received great material updates.

  • The Saucony Grid SD silhouette was used in a collaboration with Packer Shoes and Just Blaze to create a shoe with a casino vibe.
  • Saucony had a collaboration with YouTuber and fashion enthusiast ToNYD2WiLD. Wanting a shoe that speaks to himself, Tony selected premium materials and conspicuous patterns to recreate the Grid SD.
  • The shoe was launched in a “No Chill” pack, featuring four colorways. All shoes included in this release had a tonal upper. The collection was released on August 15, 2015.
  • The shoe was seen in a triple white colorway when Saucony joined forces with Tyler J Blake (TBLAKE), a YouTuber that features lifestyle products.
  • The Saucony Grid SD became a canvas for colorways inspired from 16-bit gaming tech. The collection is known as the “Games” pack.
Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

daniel@runrepeat.com