KNOW YOUR TECH breaks down the scientific technology used in your favorite sneakers and activewear. Let’s demystify your next purchase: today’s technology is Saucony ProGrid cushioning. Utilized in full-length and heel-only configurations, Saucony ProGrid cushioning is a lightweight foam compound designed to provide cushion and stability.

What is it? In its full-length form, Saucony ProGrid cushioning is a combination of rubber and polymer, utilizing Respon-tek to provide a smooth toe-off. Saucony ProGrid cushioning is strategically designed to function in harmony with Saucony's other technology, offering lightweight cushioning. Saucony ProGrid cushioning is 20% more responsive than standard EVA foam.

How does it work? As the forefoot strikes the ground, Respon-tek begins to rebound for a smooth, flexible toe-off. In the midfoot area, Saucony ProGrid cushioning and continues to provide a smooth transition through mid-stance. As the heel strikes, ProGrid absorbs the impact and dissipates the shock, setting up for an efficient transition.

Notable products: Guide 5, Kinvara 3, Omni 11

Bottom line: Saucony ProGrid cushioning is suitable for runners of all levels, providing the necessary impact protection needed for road and track running.

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