Saucony Grid Hurricane 8 – Well Worth the Honors


One shoe I’ve kept my eye on during my running history is the Saucony Grid Hurricane. The latest version, the Hurricane 8, uses a number of different devices to help give runners maximum comfort. As hinted at in the title, the Saucony patented “Grid” (woven filaments) at the heel helps stabilize the foot on impact. For additional comfort, a MCD (Motion Control Device) helps reduce pronation, and an increase in HRC (“high rebound compound”) makes it the most comfortable version of the Hurricane ever.

The other key to this stability shoe lies in the midsole. Saucony’s patented Dual Density Impulse™ EVA system helps to minimize shock while its Arch-Lock system (see above) provides control and support. The shoe weighs in at 13.2 oz for men, and 11 oz for women.

While I haven’t purchased the shoe myself (it isn’t exactly right fit for my foot), reviews of the shoe have been impressive. Runners’ World magazine recently named the Saucony Grid Hurricane 8 the Editor’s Choice shoe of Spring 2006, and the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine has named previous models some of the best shoes for mild motion control. The Hurricane rings in at a heavy $125, but if you’re willing to fork out the cash, you’ll have a great run!

February 15, 2006 | by Admin