Saucony 2014 Shoe Previews: Virrata 2, Grid Type A6, Peregrine 4, and Mirage 4

Saucony Grid Type A6My friends over at Runningshoes.com just posted a series of videos previewing shoes from the 2014 Saucony lineup that were on display at the recent summer Outdoor Retailer Show. Two of my personal favorite shoes were in the mix, including an update to my top shoe from last year, the Saucony Grid Type A5. The Grid Type A6 is a completely updated shoe from top to bottom, and it looks like the durability of the sole should improve considerably as Saucony has exchanged the little rubber nubs on the A5 for almost full-coverage rubber on the A6. My Spring marathon shoe, the Saucony Virrata, sees an upper update in its second iteration – the sole looks to be the same. I’ve also included videos for the Peregrine 4 and Mirage 4.

For more, visit the Runningshoes.com YouTube page.

Saucony Virrata

Saucony Grid Type A6

Saucony Peregrine 4

Saucony Mirage 4

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Comments

  1. James De Ocampo says:

    I was hoping that they tried to improve the outsole durability of the Virrata. I don’t find any problems about the upper. The A6 is intriguing as they were able to reduce the weight despite adding rubber on the outsole.

  2. The Grid type A5 is a fantastic racing flat, looks like A6 is gonna be wait and see as the sole looks completely different. If only they would launch a zero drop version, it would fill the hole between the Virrata (sole way too thick and and soft) and the Hattori which is a bit too minimalistic for marathon.

  3. Ben McDonald says:

    Like the updated sole of the A6, but not excited on the visuals for the probable stack height increase. Hope to be wrong and that it’s similar to the A5.

  4. I’m having good luck with the Mirage 3. 99% of my running in the last year has been in Hokas. I’ve found the Mirage 3 to be a pretty good substitute for shorter runs. The forefoot cushioning in the Mirage 3 is superb. I’ll almost certainly get a pair of the Mirage 4 when they become available.

  5. Louise Bourque Cunningham says:

    Wow the Peregrine 4 looks great. I might have to get that and retire my Kinvara TR’s…

  6. Hi Peter,
    I’m really excited about the Virrata 2 and A6′s coming out but I live in Australia. I usually purchase shoes from the running warehouse or wiggle but both have stopped shipping Saucony Internationally. Is there another site you can recommend?

  7. Really look forward to the A6. RW says it is available in Feb’14. A5 was one of my favorite shoes, my only complain was the “drainage” holes at bottom, which were clogged easily… thank god they redesigned the outsole and it looks much better from the preview (less holes, more rubber/durability), and somehow Saucony still managed to reduce 0.4oz of weight … this is good !!

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