The Saucony Type A is a performance light-weight trainer ideal for fast training and efficient runners. This shoe has two features that make it a potential good choice for triathletes: 1) mid-foot drainage holes to allow water to drain and prevent you from getting a soggy foot, and 2) pull-tabs on the heel to make it easier and faster to pull this shoe on quickly in transition.
The Type A is made from lightweight materials, including an air-mesh upper, an EVA midsole, and Saucony's I-Grid (a lattice of lightweight EVA pillars) cushioning in the heel. Also, there is a mid-foot bridge that provides some structure to the shoe, that strengthens against torsional forces. In the end this leads to a shoe weighing only 9.1 oz (250 g), that still maintains decent cushioning. The Type A features a performance last for fast heel-to-toe transitions for speed training and racing.
This shoe retails for $90, is only available in red, and comes in both men's and women's versions. However, you can find it available as low as $30 (see Eastbay).
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