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  • 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

    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

    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: 9.5oz
    Women: 8.2oz
  • 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.

  • Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Unknown
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Summary

We spent 8.2 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • Many runners noticed the impressive cushioning of the shoe.
  • The upper of the shoe is breathable enough to keep the foot well ventilated while running.
  • Many runners mentioned that the shoe is durable.
  • It has great, comfortable fit according to some testers.
  • Some were happy with the shoe’s new design.
  • Available in different color options.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The overlays caused blisters to some runners.
  • Not comfortable just like the previous versions.

Bottom line

The Ride 7 is a road running shoe that is made for neutral foot movement. It delivers a great combination of flush cushioning, comfort, protection and durability. This shoe is great for daily training and short distance runs.

Rankings

Expert Reviews

Experts are runners, 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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92 / 100 based on 16 expert reviews

  • 100 / 100 | Believe in the Run

    Saucony has a real winner here. If I could only have one shoe in my closet this would be the shoe.

  • 98 / 100 | Believe in the Run

    Your feet feel just as good on mile 18 as they did on mile 1. Plus, it’s extremely durable.

  • 95 / 100 | Solereview

    Lightweight neutral running excellence. Combines responsive cushioning, plush upper and drips with reflectivity. Thorn in the sides? Minor tongue slide.

  • 88 / 100 | Runner's World

    Our test team enjoyed the shoe as a high-mileage trainer that they used on a daily basis

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Updates to Saucony Ride 7

  • The Saucony Ride 7 has undergone few changes in its upper. It comes with an improved collar and tongue that is designed for added comfort. It also comes with overlays for added support.
  • The cushioning of the shoe was also improved to deliver a softer feel and added underfoot protection. The cushioning was designed to deliver comfort especially on long runs.

Saucony Ride 7 size and fit

When it comes to sizing, the Ride 7 has a standard length. It has a snug fit in the heel, midfoot and forefoot area. It is available in medium and wide widths for both men’s and women’s, accommodating a wide range of foot measurements.


Outsole

Specifically located in the forefoot, the IBR+ is a lightweight and flexible material that gives a more responsive ride and better cushioning. In addition, this neutral shoe also has the XT-900, a carbon rubber material that is utilized primarily in the heel in order to increase the traction, as well as the durability.


Midsole

In the midsole of the Ride 7, it has the Saucony’s premium midsole material called the SSL EVA, which offers durability, comfort and rebound. For a more responsive and cushioned ride, it also features the Heel to Toe Powergrid that combines both the Grid technology and the Powerfoam material.

From the heel up to the midfoot, it has the Super Rebound Compound Impact Zone, which is a material that is designed to give shock attenuation for a smooth heel-to-toe transition. Also, it has enhanced forefoot flexibility with the presence of the Vertical Flex Groove.


Upper

An open mesh covers the upper portion of the Saucony Ride 7 that offers breathability and comfort. To avoid moisture while running, it has the RUNDRY Collar Lining, which secures the heel. For a soft underfoot feel and an enhanced cushioning, this shoe has the Strobel Last.

To secure the fit of this shoe, it has the Welded Overlays that create a seamless feel. Moreover, it has the ability to reduce pressure in the forefoot area through the Comfortline Sockliner, which contours the arch and heel.