The Type A 5 is Saucony's ultimate racing shoe and it's been a big favourite with both runners and triathletes since day one. This fifth version has been stripped down even further to make it lighter and more responsive than ever. Now weighing in at under 160g for men and 145g for women, the Type A 5 is just about as fast as it gets. The new style is still as low to the ground and possible on built on Saucony 4mm heel-to-toe drop which helps the runner onto their toes more easily. The high specification SSL (Saucony Super-Lite) midsole give greater cushioning and improved responsiveness too.
The outsole provides grip in even wet conditions, yet remains as light as possible. The new upper utilises Saucony’s FlexFilm technology which was first implemented on track spikes, so is a minimal and lightweight as possible, yet still hold the foot securely to ensure no excessive movement and power-loss. This is achieved using a skeletal mesh of minimal overlays which hold the foot in place without causing irritation, so makes the Type A 5an ideal shoe to wear without socks.
Racing shoes are ultra-lightweight, built on a curved last and stripped of the majority of cushioning and stability features found on most training shoes. Generally, the lighter the shoe, the more minimalist the design. You should choose these if you’re a fast, elite runner concerned predominantly with weight. Unless you’re very light, these aren’t for you if you run a marathon outside 2:45, or 1:30 for a half.
From the GRID cushioning system through Custom Ride Management to dual density midsoles, all Saucony's technologies are based on concepts which have been tried and tested over many years. Furthermore all are conceived from sound principals, based on extensive biomechanical research and developement. Be it in the search for comfort or injury prevention.
|Sizing Guide For Saucony Men's Shoes|
|Sizing Guide For Saucony Women's Shoes|
We are sorry, but due to your delivery destination USA we can not dispatch this item.
Wiggle ships to over 100 countries. To see what delivery options are available for other destinations you can update your delivery destination via the International Options feature at the top right of the website.
Goods are shipped from the UK. Does not include delivery charges, local taxes or import duties, if applicable.
More information on International delivery options
We will happily refund or exchange any item purchased on Wiggle if returned to us within 365 days, excluding Wiggle gift vouchers and personalized products except when faulty.
Returned goods must be unused and supplied with their original packaging, unless the goods are faulty.
Wiggle will pay the return postage costs for any faulty items.
More information on Wiggle's return policy
Only 4 products can be compared at once. Adding this product will remove the product you added to the list first.
Do you want to continue?
Wiggle Ltd. 1000 Lakeside, Suite 310, Third Floor N E Wing, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 3EN, United Kingdom /
Company No: 2667809 /
VAT No: 884 2571 94
There are no facilities for customer collections or returns at this address. Please ensure any returns are processed as instructed on the Help page - Returns.
Executive Director: Stefan Barden.