DiscontinuedUpdate: Saucony Ride 10
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.
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Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.
Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.
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WeightMen: 9.5ozWomen: 8.2oz
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.
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal, Wide
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92 / 100 based on 16 expert reviews
Saucony has a real winner here. If I could only have one shoe in my closet this would be the shoe.
Your feet feel just as good on mile 18 as they did on mile 1. Plus, it’s extremely durable.
Lightweight neutral running excellence. Combines responsive cushioning, plush upper and drips with reflectivity. Thorn in the sides? Minor tongue slide.
Our test team enjoyed the shoe as a high-mileage trainer that they used on a daily basis
The Ride 7 serves up a soft but moderately stiff ride, a combination most Competitor wear-testers thought added to the shoe’s versatility. (It’s ideal for slow and moderate distance runs but can also be used for some up-tempo workouts like fartleks or tempo runs.)
There really aren’t competitors on the market that can provide the combination of lightweight cushioning, smooth transition, and price point in one shoe.
- 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.
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.
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. This carbon rubber is also present in the new Ride 10 running shoe.
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.
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.