Facts

  • Terrain
    Terrain

    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
    Arch support

    Neutral / cushion / high arch

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

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

    Motion control / severe overpronation / 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
    Use

    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
    Price
    $120
  • Weight
    Weight
    Men: 9.5oz
    Women: 8.4oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    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.

  • Heel height
    Heel height
    Men: 27mm
    Women: 27mm
  • Forefoot height
    Forefoot height
    Men: 19mm
    Women: 19mm
  • Width
    Width
    Men: normal, wide
    Women: narrow, normal, wide
  • Release date
    Release date
    May 2017
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Summary

We spent 6.8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • Customers appreciated the high comfortability achieved by these shoes.
  • The reviewers admired the excellent performance of Saucony Ride 10 on the ground; their feet did not hurt and the tiredness level was well below their expectations.
  • A runner mentioned that the upper air mesh was airy and breathable; it kept his feet nicely cool and dry.
  • One of the runners commented how he had used running shoes of different brands in the past and Saucony Ride 10 had turned out to be the best in the field in terms of performance.
  • A user found these shoes to be durable.
  • A runner liked how flexible these shoes were; he said that this feature enabled him to transition smoothly from the heel strike to the toe-off during his races.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Runners complained about the narrow toe-box.
  • Another user mentioned that this running shoe lacked the necessary traction; it did not perform well on wet surfaces.

Bottom line

Saucony Ride 10 is a reasonably weighted, adequately cushioned, high energy returning running shoe whose positives exceed its negatives and is therefore very popular among the racing community. The shoe is suitable for neutral runners and performs well in all types of races.

Rankings

Expert Reviews

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89 / 100 based on 7 expert reviews

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Updates to Saucony Ride 10

  • This newer version of Saucony Ride uses the PWRFoam in its midsole. The material ensures a high energy return during long races and added durability for the shoe.
  • The SRC landing zone has good damping properties, offers high resistance to shocks and therefore plays an important role in ensuring high performance of the shoe during longer races.
  • The Vertical Flex Groove in the front improves flexibility of the forefoot and enables a smooth transition from landing position to that of a toe-off.
  • The Flex Film Overlays reinforce the upper. They, along with the main upper fabric of the shoe, adapt to the foot’s changing movements.

Saucony Ride 10 size and fit

Saucony Ride 10 has a standard running shoe length. However, it is more suited to customers with narrow and medium feet. It is available in D – Medium and E - Wide widths for men, while the women’s version has AA - Narrow, B - Medium, D – Wide.

Outsole

The outsole features the TRIFLEX technology, which results in the increased flexibility and better gripping capability on various surfaces. This layer, the Saucony brand’s specialty, tremendously improves the performance of this tenth iteration of Saucony Ride. The carbon material XT-900 in the heel heightens traction. This material holds onto the ground well, yet it’s also long lasting.

IBR+ is also utilized in the outsole for better cushioning, enhanced flexibility and additional traction. The material is concentrated in the forefoot region to ensure a more responsive ride for the customers.

Midsole

Saucony Ride 10 has made use of several technologies in the midsole and placed each feature intelligently at different locations in the shoe to achieve the best results. To start with, the shoe uses the PWR Foam, which is not only durable, but also very efficient in terms of responsiveness.

The cushioning is further improved by an additional EVERUN Topsole. This material is far more durable than the conventional EVA layer. This layer is placed just under the sock-liner to give a natural bouncy feel to the users. In the heel area is the SRC Landing zone, which ensures smooth transitioning of the foot from landing to toe-off. The material extends into the midfoot section, so transition through the gait cycle becomes more efficient.

Finally, the Vertical Flex Groove in the forefoot section improves flexibility in that region. With this, runners are given the capacity to move more naturally.

Upper

The engineered mesh in the upper is breathable and adaptive in nature. Air naturally goes through the material, causing the interior environment to stay cool and dry. It is also very light in weight.

For consolidation of the structure, Saucony Ride 10 uses the Flex Film Overlays in its upper. These thin add-ons create a secure and snug feeling for the users.

The shoe also utilizes the Woven Heel Collar in the back, which further enhances the feel of snug fit for the runners. Also, it helps in the faster slip-on and taking-off of the shoes.