Recently, I’ve been running in the newest update of the Saucony Ride. Instead of calling it is the Saucony Ride 11, it’s now called the Saucony ISO. Saucony is moving towards using their ISO upper for all of their shoes, so my guess is we will begin to see this for many of their shoes.
One of my favorite shoes to write about the Ride is the ride. Just because I can say that. The newest version of the Ride is a well-cushioned shoe and a good option for speed work, long runs, and causal runs. Like the Brooks Ghost, it’s a good shoe for pretty much everything.
The shoe itself is light but springy. The shoe feels soft but springy. It consists of two layers: the thinner Everun and PWRFOAM on the bottom, which absorbs the shock of running. Thinking out loud, it doesn’t feel as soft as a Hoka shoe but is soft.
The fit is definitely the most significant and prominent changes to the Ride. Like the Saucony Triumph and Saucony Freedom, the Ride now includes the IsoFit upper system.
Saucony has made some critical changes to upper and midsole which make the shoe feel slightly different.
The Ride ISO is more true to size and wider than Ride 10. I typically wear between a 10-11 wide in running shoes and was comfortably in a 10.5.
What is Isofit?
A series of individual “fingers” that wrap around the top of a foot and allow the lacing system to create a near-custom fit.
The IsoFit makes the Ride have the ability to fit more foot types. If you have a wider foot, higher instep, or bunions, then it could be a better option than previous models.
I like the Saucony Ride ISO. To me, it feels extremely similar to the Saucony Triumph ISO 4. As I’ve told our rep, I feel as though the Ride has taken over the Triumph. The Ride feels too similar to the Triumph for $40 cheaper. I’ve put about 100 miles on the Ride ISO, and I’ll wear through this shoe. If you’ve run in both, I would love to hear your opinions about them.
My Current Rotation:
Races: Saucony Type A
Hiking: Brooks Cascadia
Questions for you:
What is your favorite running shoe? Have you changed recently?