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WeightMen: 9.5ozWomen: 8.4oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 8mmWomen: 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 heightMen: 27mmWomen: 27mm
Forefoot heightMen: 19mmWomen: 19mm
WidthMen: normal, wideWomen: narrow, normal, wide
Release dateMay 2017
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The bottom line for me is that the Ride 10 is a smoother transitioning, softer cushioned, and a touch less responsive ride than the Ride 9, placing it closer to the Triumph ISO than the Zealot
The Saucony Ride 10 offers a bit more comfort through its upper, is a bit more responsive, and a bit more flexible.
The Ride 10 is a simple yet versatile shoe. An EVA foam midsole and Everun Topsole provides a straightforward cushioning experience suitable for a variety of runs, and the new upper increases forefoot room by using more mesh and less synthetic.
The Ride 10 is a good shoe, it just doesn’t FEEL good underfoot. It just sort of feels… there. However, it’s a good option if you want basically a premium shoe, without paying premium prices.
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.
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.
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.
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.