Men's Saucony® PROGRID™ GUIDE 4 :: Even mild pronation can cause serious problems down the road. But not to worry, the men's Saucony® ProGrid™ Guide 4 can give you the support you need to stay on track. Engineered with advanced cushioning and flexibility, those miles ahead will now go by in mere minutes. 11.6 ounces.
Me: 150 lb, 44 y.o., 25-40 mi/wk, 6.5-7.25 min/mi
I was a devoted fan of Nike Air Zoom Elite and ran in them since their inception over a decade ago. Nike replaced them with the Lunar Elite, which is NOTHING like the Zoom elite. In fact, I wear a size 9 lunar and a 9.5 zoom, yet both shoes are the exact same length, yet shaped differently. I realized I'm not alone as the internet is filled with angry ex-zoomers looking for a new home. Where most manufacturers are expanding the toe box (far too much for my liking), the Saucony Guide 4 is snug and supportive, like the Zoom Elite was, and has excellent mid foot support. It's a perfect shoe for high milage efficient runners who want a fast trainer. The shoe could be lightened by reducing the size of the forefoot cushion without affecting performance, but it's still a good shoe for serious runners.
Excellent Running Shoe
The Suacony ProGrid Guide is a superb shoe. I bought my first Guide 3 about three years ago and put a few hundred miles on while training for my first marathon. Soon after I bought the Guide 4, and it was just as good. I fell in love with the Guide because it was comfortable and fairly quick. Most importantly however, is that I didn't have a single running related injury since wearing this shoe (no knee pain, no blisters - two injuries I was prone to with all my past shoes). I have been using the Saucony Guide for a few years now and still have no complaints. I decided the least I could do was write a review. I've finally found my perfect shoe, so I will continue to buy this shoe because for me, I'm not looking for anything else in a shoe - simply perfect.
I'm 5'11", ~190lbs, moderate pronation, typically run 5-8 miles/weekday and about 14-26 miles/day on weekends. Since I run daily, I use two pairs and rotate them - they seem to last me about 600 miles each.
This is a good pair of shoes that fits in perfectly with the Saucony Guide Series. It is my first pair of Guide 4 after going through many pairs of both Guide 3 and Guide 2. I don't see or feel much change from the Guide 3 but I consider that a good thing as I thought the Guide 3 was a great shoe.
If you like Progrid Omnis, you'll like these. Fit and comfort are similar, but these feel lighter and faster.
This is my shoe!
I currently have three pairs of the Guide in my closet. Two pairs are the "4" and I still have a pair of "3's" that I wear around but don't run in any more. I am 6' 160 lbs and run mainly half-marathons and marathons. I love the narrow heel and light weight as an everyday trainer. The toebox is not so big that it feels sloppy to me, like the Mizuno Wave Inspire does. If I wore anything else, it would be the Triumph because of slightly more cushioning.
Love the shoe
I will wear shoe in races. Comfortable, fits well. A little stiff in the mid foot.
Winona Lake, IN
I am usually a size 12 and ordered these in a 12. I had to return and ordered the 12.5. Once I went up a half size, they were perfect. Great shoe to run in. Lighter than I thought they would be and no knee pain! I'm buying a second pair while on sale.
Iron man in training
Great out of the box
Great right out of the box. Ran 6 miles @8:25 pace with them on my first run with them. Lighter than I thought. You can see right thru them. The sizing is right dead on.
Bad Axe, Mi.
I've had them for two weeks into the new season and have taken them out for 5-6 runs. So far, the knee pain I had in past years has not returned. Great feeling!
Solid running shoe
Consistent high quality running shoe from Saucony.
Mens Saucony ProGrid Guide 4 Running Shoe
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