Facts

Terrain
Road

Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Arch support
Stability

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Use
Daily running

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

Price
$120
Weight
Men: 10oz
Women: 8.7oz
Heel to toe drop
Men: 8mm
Women: 8mm

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 6.4 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

9 reasons to buy

  • The Saucony Guide 10 was true to size, according to many reviewers.
  • A tester commented that it was comfortable right out of the box.
  • A runner noted that this shoe didn’t need a break-in time; it performed well from the get-go.
  • The stability mechanic of this model was appreciated by those who needed guidance.
  • The upper unit was able to hug the foot snugly and securely, commented a purchaser.
  • The responsiveness of this shoe’s platform impressed several reviewers.
  • Based on consumer feedback, the cushioning system was suitably soft yet long-lasting.
  • The overall quality of the Saucony Guide 10’s components and parts was appreciated by those who have tried it.
  • A reviewer was able to use it on light trails, and they said that it still performed agreeably.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Some runners felt that the forefoot area was a bit narrow.
  • According to a purchaser, the footbed of this version placed pressure on the ball of her foot, causing some numbness.
  • The interior cover system has caused some blistering to the foot of a tester.

Bottom line

Overall, many runners agreed that the Saucony Guide 10 was a solid update to the long-running series of stability shoes. They noted that the supportive mid-foot section reduced pronation tendencies, while the plush cushioning system offered reliable responsiveness. But for some, it was a bit narrow in the toe area; others experienced various forms of discomfort while wearing it.


Rankings


Ratings

4.1 / 5 based on 33 ratings

5 star
52%
4 star
21%
3 star
12%
2 star
12%
1 star
3%

My Rating

Expert Reviews

Experts are running shoe geeks, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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81 / 100 based on 21 expert reviews

  • 81 / 100 by Runner's World • Runner's World • Level 5 expert

    It's a shoe that still delivers good stability for moderate overpronators and a really soft and go fast ride.

  • 83 / 100 by Canadian Running Magazine • Tim Huebsch • Level 2 expert

    This shoe performs really well, especially those long runs that lead to a marathon.

  • 89 / 100 by Solereview • Solereview • Level 5 expert

    The Guide 10 leaves all the stitching and crash pad behind, taking to a no-sew upper and a cleaner midsole design instead. There are some changes in the shoe's ride and fit quality, but nothing drastic.

  • 81 / 100 by Motion Control Running Shoes • Motion Control Running Shoes • Level 5 expert

    The Saucony Guide 10 is good for lighter runners looking for stability and a soft ride, while the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 would suit larger and heavier runners better.

  • 81 / 100 by Motion Control Running Shoes • Motion Control Running Shoes • Level 5 expert

    If you are an overpronator who is looking for a stable and overall soft ride, the Saucony Guide 10 might do a better job than the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17.

  • 81 / 100 by Motion Control Running Shoes • Motion Control Running Shoes • Level 5 expert

    But if you are an overpronator who needs a lot of stability and support and who appreciates a soft, smooth, and comfortable ride, then the Saucony Guide 10 would be the one to consider.

  • 80 / 100 by Motion Control Running Shoes • Motion Control Running Shoes • Level 5 expert

    However, while the Saucony Guide 10 displays a good amount of flexibility, the Saucony Ride 9 turns out to be somewhat stiff for both men and women, according to running shoe lab tests.

  • 80 / 100 by Motion Control Running Shoes • Motion Control Running Shoes • Level 5 expert

    The Saucony Guide 10 does not come with a midfoot shank but rather provides a good amount of ground contact under the midfoot, which not only adds support but also allows runners to get smoother heel-to-toe transitions.

  • 80 / 100 by Motion Control Running Shoes • Motion Control Running Shoes • Level 5 expert

    Another distinction point is in the amount of cushioning. For an overall very soft ride, the Saucony Guide 10 might to a better job than the Brooks Ravenna 7 despite the latter providing quite a bit of cushioning.

  • 78 / 100 by Motion Control Running Shoes • Motion Control Running Shoes • Level 5 expert

    They are somewhat less supportive, but because the Saucony Guide 10 comes with a good few no-sew overlays in all of the places where you would need support, you would get enough support through the upper.

  • 77 / 100 by Runner's World • Runner's World • Level 5 expert

    The Guide keeps you toeing the straight line, even as the shoe itself veers a little from the last version.

  • 83 / 100 by Triathlete • Brian Metzler • Level 4 expert

    This classic stability shoe got some small upgrades that made a big impact. The most notable difference is the soft and flexible engineered mesh upper, which provides a more accommodating and secure fit through the front of the foot.

  • 80 / 100 by Running Shoes Guru • Jim Coulson • Level 4 expert

    Runners will find with the guide 10 super durability, a responsive ride, and lasting comfort in a great daily supportive running shoe.

  • 90 / 100 by The Active Guy • Scott • Level 2 expert

    The 10.2oz shoe feels light, fast, and supportive.

  • 87 / 100 by Canadian Running • Tim Huebsch • Level 2 expert

    The newly-released Saucony Guide 10 makes fast feel a little bit faster as the stability shoe is streamlined making it light yet supportive.

  • 80 / 100 by Gear Junkie • Gear Junkie • Level 2 expert

    This level of comfort and tech come at a steep price: $180. But, if you're a dedicated winter runner, these are among the best shoes you can find right now.

  • 95 / 100 by RunRepeat • Dan Biagi • Level 1 expert

    It is very hard to find forefoot cushioning as long lasting as that of the Guide 10 in another shoe, especially of this weight and flexibility. The shape is comfortable overall, and the outsole is suitable for different kinds of surfaces, from asphalt to grass and terrain.
    Definitely a shoe to consider if you are looking for a moderate supportive and cushioning trainer!

  • 88 / 100 by The Runner's Flat • Scott • Level 1 expert

    Still super lightweight for a high-mileage stability trainer and looks really good this year. [sic] Feels really good. Just feels a little bit faster.

  • 85 / 100 by THITHER • Jonathan Looi • Level 1 expert

    If you’re a frequent winter runner, the Saucony Razor Ice+ shoes are a must have. Vibram’s Arctic Grip technology won’t elevate you from klutz to god, but it will make running on icy surfaces a bit steadier.

  • 75 / 100 by Runner Equipment • Runner Equipment • Level 1 expert

    I think if most runners can get the size dial, they can find a smooth, durable and reliable cushioning shoe in the stomach for a higher price tag.

  • 60 / 100 by Outdoor Gear Lab • Brittney Ahrens • Level 1 expert

    This pair of running shoes dished out an even ride and provided a high level of comfort on every run. We think this contender is an excellent deal, especially if you're in the market for a workhorse or everyday trainer.

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Updates to Saucony Guide 10

Saucony pointed the changes in the 10th version of the Guide for a better, more adaptive fit and enhanced support for overpronators. One clear change is the introduction of a new engineered mesh. It is now seamless and slightly more flexible than the past model. The new upper offers a more form-fitting fit.

Another apparent change in the upper is the removable of the thick and stitched overlays, including the ones that support the eyelets. With a no-sew construction, there should be lesser risk of developing blisters or hot spots.

Breathability should also go up a notch as the engineered mesh has slightly bigger and more holes all throughout the upper.

Saucony made the midsole and the heel a bit firmer than before. For minimal overpronators, this is a welcome development as it adds a little more stability to their runs. With a firmer heel and midsole, there is also a quicker transition from landing to take off.

A minor change in the rubber placement in the outsole improves ground contact for better stability and enhanced flexibility.

Saucony Guide 10 size and fit

Fans of the Guide line will be delighted to know that the fit of the 10th instalment of this popular series largely remains the same. There is adequate toe room, secured heel and midfoot. The shoe length is standard as well. Runners with average to slightly wider feet are tailor-made for the shoe.


Outsole

The Saucony-unique Tri-flex outsole features numerous flex grooves for superior flexibility. With a very unique underfoot layout, the Guide 10 has optimal ground contact that disperses impact upon landing and delivers a more effective transition in the gait cycle. In the latest version of the Guide, the heel has more articulation for shock attenuation. IBR+ rubber is located in the forefoot and midfoot for improved traction. The tip of the forefoot, the heel, and other areas use XT-900 carbon rubber for added protection against wear and tear.


Midsole

The Saucony Guide 10 continues to utilize the Everun technology as the top sole for a springier and more resilient ride. Providing added cushioning is Saucony’s SSL EVA. This modified version is a bit firmer for enhanced transition and better stability for runners. Both the Everun and the SSL EVA are quite durable while still minimizing weight.


Upper

The new engineered mesh gives a more adaptive fit and optimal breathability. Delivering lightweight support and are the FlexFilm overlays, which are melded into the upper. This heat-induced technology allows Saucony to deliver excellent support without the added weight or the risk of irritation. The tongue and the collar provide a luxurious feel all throughout the run. A RunDry technology, which has moisture and sweat-wicking capabilities, make every ride as cool and dry as possible.