Verdict from 18 experts and +100 user reviews

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, protection and durability. Though it is not as comfortable as expected, users are still happy with the shoe’s overall performance. This shoe is great for daily training and short distance runs.

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Good to know

  • 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.


How Saucony Ride 7 ranks compared to all other shoes
Top 7% road running shoes
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Top 11% Saucony running shoes
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