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Type A

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If you’re wearing the Type A, then running is in your blood. A lower profile is perfect for higher intensity runs, while a firm midsole allows for a faster turnover as you chase your next best time.

OVERVIEW

  • The ultimate road flat designed to be lightweight and responsive
  • Lower provide is ideal for distances anywhere from 5K to the half-marathon
  • Firmer midsole allows faster turnover while lightweight mesh and flex film allow for an ultra-comfortable fit from toe to heel

SPECS

  • Shoe Category: Road, Track, Cross Country
  • Pronation: Neutral
  • Cushion: Plush
  • Construction Type: Neutral
  • Surface: Road, Track
  • Arch: High, Normal (Mid)
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Waterproof: No
  • Offset:4mm
    • Heel Stack Height: 16mm
    • Forefoot Stack Height: 12mm
    • Weight: 4.5 oz. | 127 g.

  • Cheat Sheet: technical running term help! Visit our glossary >
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Technology

4MM

Saucony 4mm Technology

Shoes with a 4mm heel-to-toe offset deliver a more natural ride, letting your feet and body do more work while relying less on the shoes’ cushioning and stability features.

FLEXFILM

Saucony Flexfilm Technology

A strong, lightweight material is melded to the upper, which allows for fewer layers in the shoe. The result is a seamless, flexible feel.

IBR+

Saucony iBR+ Technology

iBR+ is a supremely lightweight but durable outsole rubber that enhances your shoe’s other cushioning elements.

Type A

TYPE A INFOGRAPH

Cushioning

The underfoot feel and amount of impact protection provided by the compressing materials between the foot and running surface.

Support

The level of pronation control built into the shoe. Pronation is the inward rolling of the ankle through the gait cycle.

Offset

The difference in height between the heel thickness and forefoot thickness of the shoe.

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3 5
Great road racing shoe I love this shoe for races and speed work on the track. It's a great lighter weight option for those who do longer miles in something like the Kinvara. My one issue is the durability. I've raced a full and half in them with a handful of track workouts, around 80 miles total, and the upper is fraying in a few spots. I love the fit and feel though, just wish I could get some more miles from them.

Great road racing shoe

Apr 02, 2017
I love this shoe for races and speed work on the track. It's a great lighter weight option for those who do longer miles in something like the Kinvara. My one issue is the durability. I've raced a full and half in them with a handful of track workouts, around 80 miles total, and the upper is fraying in a few spots. I love the fit and feel though, just wish I could get some more miles from them.
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3 5
Won't Last 4 Months I strictly wear the Type A for speed training and racing. Long distance training is done in another shoe. Although the Type A runs like the wind, I am severely disappointed with the quality of the upper material. I've had the shoe for less than 4 months, haven't put more than 100 miles on them, and the material is fraying across the top front on all sides of the toe box. My socks are visible through the holes all over the front of the shoe. Also the shoe tongue began tearing away from where it is attached after about 40 miles of wear. I feel that's unacceptable. Buyer beware.

Won't Last 4 Months

Feb 22, 2017
I strictly wear the Type A for speed training and racing. Long distance training is done in another shoe. Although the Type A runs like the wind, I am severely disappointed with the quality of the upper material. I've had the shoe for less than 4 months, haven't put more than 100 miles on them, and the material is fraying across the top front on all sides of the toe box. My socks are visible through the holes all over the front of the shoe. Also the shoe tongue began tearing away from where it is attached after about 40 miles of wear. I feel that's unacceptable. Buyer beware.
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2 5
please bring back the a5 this shoe is losing the spirit of the a line. it's still light, but it has none of the perfect fit, flexibility, and responsiveness that i first experienced with the a4 and the a5. the a5 was seriously the perfect shoe that i used for daily training and racing, i loved it so much. i hoarded pairs of it and sadly ran out... i've had a pair of the a6 and now a pair of the a7, and i'm sad to say it's been a steady decline since the a5. this shoe feels clunkier, less responsive, and the upper is not a snug fit that you don't even think about during runs. it feels overengineered, kind of 'more is more', other than the weight of the shoes. i agree with the other review to say... please bring back the a5.

please bring back the a5

Feb 18, 2017
this shoe is losing the spirit of the a line. it's still light, but it has none of the perfect fit, flexibility, and responsiveness that i first experienced with the a4 and the a5. the a5 was seriously the perfect shoe that i used for daily training and racing, i loved it so much. i hoarded pairs of it and sadly ran out... i've had a pair of the a6 and now a pair of the a7, and i'm sad to say it's been a steady decline since the a5. this shoe feels clunkier, less responsive, and the upper is not a snug fit that you don't even think about during runs. it feels overengineered, kind of 'more is more', other than the weight of the shoes. i agree with the other review to say... please bring back the a5.
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3 5
Good shoe but not the true A series I train on asphalt, grass, and astro turf in this shoe. I’ve been a long time wearer and believer of the A5 and A6 series...so sad to see them go. This shoe is of amazing quality as always. It’s also a little bit of a hybrid A5 and A6 but lacks in a few areas that those had: 1. There is a bit more stability on the bottom but for a race shoe, you need the flexibility of the sole and this is too stiff. 2. The tongue is WAY too thick and big for the lightweight, slim, and minimal design of the shoe. It should’ve matched what the A5 and A6 had which was a slim comfortable tongue that NEVER slid around. You didn’t even know it was there. The A series slides all the way to the side and is SO annoying that it’s uncomfortable after a while. 3. Why does the shoe color have to be so neon? Very distracting and not fun to wear but of course bright shoes aren’t my style of training shoe. All-in-all...I’ll be wearing this shoe for 2016 because you can’t find the old versions in my size but PLEASE bring back the A5 and/or A6 series!

Good shoe but not the true A series

May 19, 2016
I train on asphalt, grass, and astro turf in this shoe. I’ve been a long time wearer and believer of the A5 and A6 series...so sad to see them go. This shoe is of amazing quality as always. It’s also a little bit of a hybrid A5 and A6 but lacks in a few areas that those had: 1. There is a bit more stability on the bottom but for a race shoe, you need the flexibility of the sole and this is too stiff. 2. The tongue is WAY too thick and big for the lightweight, slim, and minimal design of the shoe. It should’ve matched what the A5 and A6 had which was a slim comfortable tongue that NEVER slid around. You didn’t even know it was there. The A series slides all the way to the side and is SO annoying that it’s uncomfortable after a while. 3. Why does the shoe color have to be so neon? Very distracting and not fun to wear but of course bright shoes aren’t my style of training shoe. All-in-all...I’ll be wearing this shoe for 2016 because you can’t find the old versions in my size but PLEASE bring back the A5 and/or A6 series!
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