Jul 1, 2013

Saucony Progrid Guide 5: My 2nd Pair of Running Shoes

I've been scouting for new running shoes even before I ran my first 10K. My Adidas shoes are still working fine, but the left shoe is showing some signs of wanting to have a reliever already hehehe. It still survived my first 10K run but it may need a bit of repair already.

Last Saturday, I went with my running buddies to the BPI Swim Bike Run Expo. Yesterday was the last day of the Expo so I'm not going to post an invite anymore for obvious reasons. Anyway, when I saw that Saucony was one of the participating brands, I just had to go there and see if I could have a new pair at a marked down cost. You know us thrifty runners...we'd like to get discounts but still get good quality running gears.


So, I practically made a beeline for the Saucony booth, not caring anymore about other brands hahaha!  I did my research already and based on a lot of reviews by runners, this is a good brand so I am trusting that they know what they were talking about.  Check that out, 50% off!



I have yet to test the shoes.  Too bad it rained hard yesterday morning.  If it were just a slight drizzle, I would have ran.  I love the perfect fit and it is indeed lightweight for stability shoes.  Yep, I am flat footed with a slight pronation so I need shoes with ample padding and support.  Usually though, they are the heavier ones.  But not this pair...meet my Saucony Progrid Guide 5. 



I love that the color is dark gray, even the shoelaces so that even if they get soiled, it's not a total eye sore unlike for white or light colored shoes.  It has pink details but not too girly, right?  At least it's not screaming pink, that would be way out of my personality.  I don't like the neon or brightly colored shoes (right now...but who can say if my tastes would change with age lol!), so I totally skipped the Newton shoes aside from the fact that they are also more expensive.  

Saucony Progrid Guide 5 Details


I still love my Adidas and I am not ditching that...but as you can see, I am also a happy endorser of my second pair of running shoes.  For a running enthusiast, it's good to test out other brands until you stick to the ONE brand, maybe for life?  This photo was taken by one of the Saucony sales person, but he's not actually your ordinary salesman.  He could be part owner, am not sure.  But he is very knowledgeable with running and running gears, having ran 3 full marathons already.  If I am not mistaken, he's a triathlete, so it's great to buy shoes from one who is well-versed with the sports.  And yes, I got a good price as well.  This is almost 5 thousand pesos on regular price but I bough it for PhP 2445.  That's already a steal!

So anyway, Sir ( I forgot to ask your name), I borrowed your photo.  You can also find this on Saucony's Official Facebook Page.

Me at the BPI Swim Bike Run Expo (Source)

The sun is shining...so I just might test this out tomorrow.  Who's up for an evening run at Ayala Triangle?  See you there!


46 comments:

  1. Would you know if vibrams are good for running? Do you notice if anyone runs in them?

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  2. It is. But I have to test it pa.

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  3. Rae's comment is missing here in Disqus but I see it on my list of comments. To answer your question, Vibram shoes are for minimalist runners who like very minimal cushioning mimicking barefoot running. And they have that on sale also at the expo, price at par with Saucony if I am not mistaken. Just that I find it funny, you know the five finger shoes hehehe...

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  4. Hi sis, they do have shoes also for cross training...more for gym and if you just go for the treadmill.

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  5. If you check Vibram's website, they also have shoes for trekking, walking, etc....all with the weird five fingers, like foot gloves lol!

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  6. Nice pair! I love that it has touches of pink on it. I wouldn't like a totally girly shoe for running din hehe. Please let us know how the test drive goes! :D

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  7. Nice shoes! It adds to the fun when you like what you're wearing actually. :) Too bad, I missed that sale! LOL

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  8. nice choice! i love the pink details on your shoes! keep on running! XD

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  9. Looks comfortable. I would look for the brand next time that we plan to buy shoes. I hope you give us the feedback about its durability.

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  10. Advice on a nice pair of running shoes please? I wanna start running again this July.

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  11. that's a nice shoes, i also like the color...

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  12. That is indeed a good deal for 50% off! Wow! You must be beaming from ear to ear after purchasing that :) I'm glad you found a good pair of running shoes to keep you company in your running activities :)

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  13. Before I started running, I only knew one brand of running shoes--Adidas. So I simply walked in the dept. store and asked for running shoes. Since I'm a newbie, I just considered the comfort and fit. Good thing I chose the right type.

    For you to be able to choose the right type, you might like to refer to this older article I wrote: Of Run United, Riovana and Finding the Right Running Shoes Just skip to the infographic at the bottom of the article.



    As for brands, well you know the more famous ones like Adidas, Reebok, Merrell, Nike and others. Many running enthusiasts also boot for Saucony, Asics, Mizuno, etc. I know the price is a non issue for you hehehe.

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  14. Good for you. Do let us know when you break them in. When I used to run daily, I wore Adidas and loved them very much. Now I wear ASICS and find them very comfortable for my cross training.

    Elizabeth

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  15. So feminine. I not a runner so I'm not really familiar with the brand but it looks sturdy.

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  16. Nice shoes sis. I love the color combi too. I am sure you are so excited to try it na.


    Mommy Maye

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  17. Congrats for the new shoes...Binyagan na yan! hehehe

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  18. Lovely pair of running shoes.. I 'm sure they are comfy and stylish at the same time.

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  19. have you tried your new kicks? would you give a thumbs up? :)

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  20. I love your new shoes! the color and the style is just so perfect. I bet they are comfy too:)

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  21. true! i love the color of your new running shoes. i've been meaning to take up running but i don't have the time plus i don't know any of my friends who are into it as well. maybe i need to invest in good shoes first, huh? :)

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  22. love to check out on this.. great find you have there..

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  23. Wow, you got your 2nd already. I am wishing that I could buy my first pair soon, together with bf :)

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  24. I love the color! With that kind of shoes, pwede talagang maging sporty and kikay at the same time. :)

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  25. wow, that's a steal nga at 50% off ha. it's the first time i heard about saucony pero from the looks of it, mukang okay nga sya. :-)

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  26. love the color and nakatyempo ka ng sale ha...good for you

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  27. Nice pair of shoes and it is a good bargain. Let us know earlier if there's such a sale again. My son will soon outsize his dad.

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  28. My first time to hear the brand. I love the color and the price too... Enjoy!

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  29. I think i will like this because it has pink on it lol. how much is it sis? and have you tested it na? Oh, by the way, were you one of those who got Skechers' Shape Ups? Isa ako sa nauto who thought I could get in shape lol http://www.upi.com/blog/2013/05/13/Skechers-to-pay-40M-for-Shape-Up-toning-claims/8361368482401/


    by the way, sis, thanks for your kind words re my dad's passing on my blog...

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  30. my fila running shoes is gray and blue, since i haven't been jogging/walking for few months, the little one is using it when not in uniform..:-)

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  31. Nope! I have always thought Skechers are just pang-porma shoes. I don't also get the logic dun sa Shape Ups. To me, it's just a hype. Sis, 2,445 yung Saucony but regular price is almost 5K. The one I bought is the Runner's World Best Running Shoes of 2012.

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  32. I know....it's not the first time I've been told they have not heard of this brand...I never knew about it also until I am more into running. The only brand I knew then was Adidas. So my first pair is that. :-)

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  33. I will keep this brand in mind. My alibi for not exercising is that I do not own running shoes. I hope to buy one within this year.

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  34. i love my nike gym shoes but I would love to have a good running shoes too. i love the color of your shoes so me. :-)

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  35. Wow! That's really a steal! I love the design and color, too. Good luck sa new pair of running shoes Sis. I hope you'll get more inspired to run hehe

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  36. I think I'll consider the brand next time when I'll try running again. maybe next year? hehe

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  37. ahhh...it's actually my first to hear about this brand. It does look good!

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  38. Were you able to use it na? How was it? :D

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  39. I love to run in it! :-)

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  40. Very light and comfy...loving it!

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  41. Excited to run on the Milo Marathon 10K run this July 28 :-)

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  42. Two thumbs up sis!

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  43. I'd like to try Asics too :-)

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  44. I'm sure you'll like them too. Like you, I take my sportswear and feet seriously, so I'm going to pay attention to your Saucony experience. It is a good brand too. :-)
    Elizabeth

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  45. Hoemgee! Such a steal! Hayy, i would like to get one too. I was wondering about the shape ups on where to claim the refund lol.

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