It’s been almost 20 years since I had a pair of dedicated race shoes for running. My last pair was in high school for spring track season.
I’ve been contemplating a race only pair of shoes for awhile now, I just couldn’t decide which pair to get. After almost a year on my Saucony Peregrine trail shoes now, I wanted something with a similar heel drop and feel, just in a road version.
Enter the Saucony Type A5. It’s got a 4mm heel drop just like the Peregrine. The Type A5 is very similar to the Kinvara, just not as soft on the bottom, I generally prefer a firmer feeling shoe anyways. The Kinvara is also classified as a minimalist shoe, while the A5 is more “race” according to the Saucony website.
While color is generally not in my top 5 deciding factors, I thought the “slime green” color was pretty sweet.
My first pair of running shoes in junior high was a pair of Saucony and I have loved this company since then. I don’t know what it is about their shoes, but they feel just about perfect for my running style. I hope these shoes fall into that category.
And look, they send a little message too…..
I’ve got the Rock N Race coming up in a week, so these shoes will hopefully make their race debut there. Until then, I need to get in a few workouts in them. Make sure they are the right shoe for me (if they are anything like the Peregrine, they should be fine) and break them in a bit.
Thanks for reading.