Saucony PowerGrid Cortana

Looking for a shoe that promote a more natural foot movement while retaining most features of a full trainer? Then... the Saucony PowerGrid Cortana is the answer. Having a 4mm heel to toe drop ( reduction in heel to toe differential will encourage a more natural foot movement as compared to the traditional 12mm differential) the PowerGrid Cortana brings a whole new experience to high mileage trainers. Saucony is introducing its new midsole technology, PowerGrid, a combination of a new and innovative PowerFoam with acclaimed Grid technology to provide runner with superior cushioning and responsiveness on every run. ( Updated Model : Saucony PowerGrid Cortana 2 )

MSRP : US$145
Weight : 10.7 oz / 302m
Predecessor : Nil
Product Cycle : RY.2011.DY.2012 Mar.
Features : Style : 4mm Heel-Toe Differential : Upper : Engineered Airmesh, Sauc-Fit, Hydrator Collar, Comfortride Sockliner, HRC™ Strobel Board : Midsole : PowerFoam Midsole, Impact Interface, SRC™ Impact Zone : Outsole : XT-900™, IBR™

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N: A "Neutral" high mileage daily trainer with maximum features which promote a more natural foot movement.

2011NewModelHistory : PowerGrid Series : Cortana('11)

ZebraPlusGlossarySauconyPPowerGridCortana.G4mm Heel-Toe Differential, Midsole : By reducing the heel to toe differential, it will encourage a more natural foot (Midfoot / Forefoot Strike) movement as compared to the traditional 12mm differential.

Comfortride Sockliner : Breathable, moisture wicking, anti-odor and anti-microbial Comfortride insole provides improved step-in comfort with rebound properties.

Engineered Airmesh : A lightweight with high breathability and support while providing un-restricted foot movement.

HRC™ Strobel Board : Full lenght board placed uder the foot which increases cushioning and step-in comfort : HRC : High Rebound Compound : A responsive EVA/rubber compound which provides cushioning through the later stages of the gait cycle : Strobel : The upper is attached to a thin material that is patterned on the shape or silhouette of the midsole. Traditional strobel lasts use a thin cloth material, while newer variations use a thin sheet of EVA for a more cushioned feel.

Hydrator Collar : Gives next to skin comfort and maxizes wicking and the Comfortride sockliner is antimicrobial and breathable.

IBR, Forefoot : A Flexible lightweight material which has enhanced cushioning and durability properties then traditional blown rubber.

PowerGrid®, Midsole : Combining a innovative material, PowerFoam with industry acclaimed Grid technology to provide superior cushioning and responsiveness. Powergrid with Powerfoam combines the shock dissipating, responsive Powergrid with the new Powerfoam material to create a cushioned and a responsive ride : PowerFoam : An injected molded which is lighter and more responsive than SSL EVA : Grid : Saucony's patented technology. A woven configuration of Hytrel™ filaments which provide superior cushioning and stability by centering the heel on impact.

Sauc-Fit™ : A unique fit system in the upper that not only locks the midfoot onto the platform but also keep the heel secure and comfortable.

SRC™ Impact Zone, Rearfoot : Super Rebound Compound : Mixture of rubber and polymers used to absorb impact and provide great cushioning.

XT-900™, Rearfoot : Carbon rubber provides durability in the heel and medial forefoot.

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