I have been wearing Asics for so long that I haven’t bothered to try anything else and who knows there might be something better out there for me! I asked around and did some research to see which ones I might like based on what I wear now, and ended up picking the Saucony ProGrid Guide 4.
I received the shoes very quickly, but it was during my marathon recovery so I had to sit and stare at them for a few days. Then finally I was able to take them out for a spin!
A description from the site:
The Saucony ProGrid™ Guide 4 shoe is the perfect everyday training shoe. This women’s athletic shoe offers a smooth ride and helps to control mild overpronation with a dual-density EVA midsole. The Hydrator lining provides next-to-skin comfort and enhances moisture-wicking breathability; the antimicrobial Comfortride™ sockliner lends extra cushioning in the Saucony ProGrid™ Guide 4 stability shoe.
Honestly, my first run in them was awful. I doubt it had anything to do with the shoes, but it was my one of my first runs back after Big Sur and my legs, feet, and whole body were just mad. I didn’t blame the shoes though and continued on trying them out like a good shoe reviewer. I took them on various short runs, and the longest was a 9 miler!
Being an Asics wearer I am used to a lot of cushion, gel and spring, and I like that about those shoes. The Saucony pair still have cushion and some spring, but it’s just different from what I am used to. Not in a bad way, just different.
I have always heard that it’s good to wear more than one pair of shoes training, so I have continued to rotate these shoes into my routine and wear them at least twice a week. I will continue to do this until they are worn out because I do like them! Will they replace my beloved Asics? Not quite yet, but I would definitely consider another pair of Saucony running shoes the next time I am switching shoes.
Online Shoes was great for picking shoes and had a ton of options in type of shoe and options in specific shoes (color!!). I would order shoes from there again, especially with their free shipping and free return policy. That makes it a little less risky to buy new running shoes online if you are thinking about trying something new.
Overall: I like them and will continue to wear them, but don’t love them just yet.
Are you loyal to one brand of shoe?
Although I would be down to try anything, Asics seem to have won my
heart feet. I am always up for a challenge though!
Have you worn Saucony running shoes?
I will keep you updated on more thoughts on them as I get more miles AND to let you know how long they last for me. That’s always a big thing I consider in shoes and so far I have about 50 miles on them. The price on these is also great at $99.99 full price and $89.99 on sale. I try to keep my shoes under $100 when I have to buy them so often.
***I was sent a pair of Saucony running shoes at no cost in exchange for my review. As always the thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are my own!