ProGrid Guide 3
$95 (purchase latest version HERE)
Test Period: 10 months
Field Tester: Scatman
The ProGrid Guide 3’s were suggested to me after the first shoe I tried gave me blisters within a few miles. Right away I could tell the Saucony was a better fit for my foot. I’m a firm believer that if you have the right shoe you shouldn’t get blisters.
I made the classic rookie mistake and my first run in these was a long one but it worked out as the shoes performed great.
The construction of the Pro Grid Guide is top notch. It is slightly heavier than the Guide 2 with small changes to the collar and the shape of the overlays. The Guide 3 is designed with a thick sole for extra protection and plushness. It’s great for the new runner since it offers some stability.
Most experts say you should get around 6 months out of them or 300-500 miles depend on your size and frequency of running. Personally I’ve had mine much longer but most of my miles are off road so they only have about 100-150 miles on them.
I did have an issue with them squeaking but it was not the shoe itself but the insole. I also had some trouble when using green Superfeet in these. I kept getting a hot spot right on my arch. I switched the greens for oranges and problem solved.
RUN – Light Stability
- Light stability everyday training shoe
- Second density post incorporated to slow down mild pronation
- Smooth transition from heel strike to toe-off
- Weight: 11.9 oz
- Hydrator collar lining: Saucony�s performance apparel fabric that provides next-to-skin comfort and maximizes wicking
- Comfortride Sockliner: Breathable, moisture wicking, anti-odor and anti-microbial Comfortride insole provides improved step-in comfort with rebound properties
- Air Mesh Upper: Provides lightweight breathability
- HRC Strobel Board: Increases cushioning and comfort.
- Heel ProGrid™: Saucony�s latest impact deflection technology, ProGrid™, absorbs impact, dissipates shock and sets the foot up for a smooth transition
- Dual Density Impulse EVA: Provides increased shock attenuation, responsive cushioning, stability, durability and rebound properties
- SRC(Super Rebound Compound) Impact Zone: Provides shock attenuation and sets the foot up for a smooth transition
- SRC Xtra Forefoot Cushioning: Saucony�s premier forefoot cushioning system provides a smooth toe-off
- Blown Rubber: Lighweight flexibile material provides added cushioning while maintaining durability and a smooth ride
- XT-900™: A carbon rubber outsole material that offers exceptional traction properties without sacrificing durability
Pros and Cons: The big Pro for me with this shoe is the fit. I have a slightly narrow foot with an even narrower heel. Being new to running I like the extra support the sole offers as it makes me more sure footed when I run. I’m yet to find a Con with these shoes.
Overall: This shoe has been a solid performer. As I mentioned before any issue I had wearing these shoes where not the shoes problem but my insole. I love these shoes and can only hope the new Saucony Peregrines are as good.
Get out there!