Who should buy the Saucony Type A8

You will love the Saucony Type A8  if you want a dependable race-day shoe that enhances speed and allows a protective and secure fit for an absolute race day performance

Saucony Type A8 Saucony

Run faster with the Saucony Type A8 outsole

The Type A8 uses XT-900 as its outsole. It is one of three variants of Saucony’s carbon rubber outsole of increasing levels. XT-900 is a mid-level material that offers moderate traction and protection on the high-wear areas.

Saucony Type A8 heel outsole

In the forefoot area is the IBR+, which stands for Injection Blown Rubber, an element that is 33% lighter and more cushioned in contrast with the typical blown rubber. This feature enables a flexible toe-off, thus resulting in a quick turnaround time. The IBR+ is also present in the Saucony Ride 10.

Saucony Type A8 forefoot outsole

Saucony’s SSL EVA midsole

Saucony’s SSL EVA is a premium material that brings maximum rebound inside a minimal weight. The SSL EVA gives the shoe durable and resilient properties, which, in turn, improves the running economy. What this means is that the runner is more efficient in utilizing the necessary energy for running.

Saucony Type A8 midsole

Saucony Type A8 midsole heel back

Dynamic and seamless fit with the Saucony Type A8 upper

The engineered mesh upper of the Saucony Type A8 permits for a dynamic and seamless fit. As it supplies an almost second-skin feel, the foot is encouraged to move according to correct biomechanics and without inhibitions.

Saucony Type A8 upper top

The shoe also has FlexFilm, a thin, welded film that acts as a supportive unit to the upper. With FlexFilm, the need for extra layers – such as overlays – become unnecessary, emerging in a trail runner that is adaptive and streamlined.

Saucony Type A8 overlays

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 167g / Women 144g
Drop: 4mm
Arch support: Neutral
Forefoot height: 13mm
Heel height: 17mm

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Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.