Saucony Ride 10 Shoe Review

aucony ride 10 shoe review

Saucony Ride 10 Shoe Review

I’ve been running in the Saucony Ride 10 for a little while now.  It replaced the Saucony Freedom in my rotation.  A few years ago, I loved the original Saucony Triumph ISO.  Personally, it was one of my favorite shoes to come out.  Since then, I haven’t found a Saucony shoe I like as much.  More recent models of the Triumph have been okay, but not my favorite.  I am curious to see how the latest model, the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 stacks up, though.  I’ve run in several models of Saucony: The Triumph, the Zealot, and the Ride.

Anyway, the Saucony Ride 10 has been a more favorite shoe of mine recently.

Saucony Ride 10 Fit:

The Saucony Ride 10 fits more true to size than previous years.  Typically I wear a size 10-10.5 wide, and I found a 10.5 to be ideal.  The upper of the Saucony Ride 10 is seamless and accommodates those with wider feet or bunions. The toe box for the Saucony Ride 10 is roomy and this is one of the best size and fits of the Saucony Ride 10. The upper is a dynamic, lightweight fit, with plenty of structure and support. The breathable mesh of the Saucony Ride 10 has plenty of support for a lockdown fit.

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One thing I’ve noticed about Saucony, which people either love or hate, is that it has a very low back and woven heel piece.  It doesn’t fit orthotics/inserts as well as many other neutral running shoes.  That has been a deal-breaker for many, because they feel like they are slipping.  This isn’t just something in the Saucony Ride 10, but most Saucony running shoes in general. It’s never bothered me, and I’ve never felt as though I was slipping out, but it does bother a lot of people.

Saucony Ride 10 Ride:

Time to review the ride of the Ride.  It always sounds funny when I say that.  The Saucony Ride 10 is an 8 mm drop and much firmer.  If you are looking for a neutral shoe with firmer forefront cushion, the Saucony Ride 10 or most Saucony shoes are an option.

In the Saucony Ride 10, I’ve run between 5-10 miles in the shoe. I feel as responsive in the beginning as the end of the shoe.  The combination of the everun topsole construction and power foam, make the Saucony Ride 10 a lightweight but firm pair of shoes. The cushion is there.  Runners World gave it the shoe of the year and I can see why. The enhanced energy return and continuous cushioning of the Saucony Ride 10 make it a good choice.

One thing I did notice was it slipped more on wet surfaces or in the rain.  The Saucony Ride 10 is a shoe I’m less likely to take out in icy conditions, although I’m more likely to run indoors when it’s icy.

Saucony Ride 10 Conclusions:

The Saucony Ride 10 is one of the most popular shoes in the industry, and I can see why. It’s a great shoe. The Saucony Ride 10 fits true to size, well-cushioned shoe, that is great for any amount of mileage: from 5ks to marathons.  It holds up well.  Saucony is on model 10 of the shoe, so it’s lasted the test of time for a while now. Personally, I’ve been enjoying the lightweight but still well-cushioned shoe for easy days or regular daily runs.

Current Rotation:

Brooks Glycerin 15 (long runs, easy runs)
Brooks Ghost 10 (easy runs, daily runs)
Saucony Ride 10 (easy runs, daily runs)
Nike Zoom Fly (workouts)
Altra Escalante (workouts)
Saucony Type A/Endorphin (races)

Questions for you:
What is your current favorite shoe? Have you run in the Saucony Ride 10? 
What is your all-time favorite shoe?


  1. Loved your review…might have to try these as I’m “supposed to” wear a neutral shoe, but the Brooks Adrenaline GTS-2000 have always worked for me (with the exception of model 15 & 16.) I am loving the new Adrenaline 18’s. The change in the upper to seamless made a huge difference in feel…I have extra wide (2E) and high volume feet, so these felt even more accommodating than the last model (and not as stiff!).

    1. I work in a running and history is a huge factor. Even if the Adrenaline is a stable shoe, if it’s working for you and you’re healthy…no need to switch!

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