Saucony Ride 14 Shoe Review
I was excited to try the Saucony Ride 14. Mostly because throughout the years, the Ride has always been a staple in my rotation. The first Ride I reviewed was the Saucony Ride 9, and since then, it’s had a spot in my rotation. While it does have minor changes throughout the years, there is rarely a “big change.” We all want a shoe that we can rely on to be fairly similar from year to year. Usually, the Saucony Ride meets that criteria.
Saucony Ride 14 Quick Facts:
Weight: 9.4 oz
Heel to Toe Drop: 8 mm
Saucony Ride 14 Intro:
If you’ve never run in the Saucony Ride before, it now uses a PWRRUN midsole. The upper is lightweight and smooth. It doesn’t have the most cushioning nor the least. Basically, it’s the average under-the-radar trainer that gets the training done. It’s unglamorous but a great shoe to run most of your miles in.
Truthfully, trying the Saucony Ride 14 wasn’t at the forefoot of my mind, but when I saw it was available in all white, I knew it was time.
Saucony Ride 14 Fit:
The upper hasn’t been given a significant update. The tongue is more padded as well as seamless. This alleviates pressure on your foot and gives it a better fit. Saucony removed the “ISO Fit” in a previous model, so this looks and feels like a regular shoe.
A few years ago, the Ride fit short, but it fits fairly true to size right now. In women’s running shoes, I wear between a women’s size 10-11 wide. I’ve worn anywhere between a 10-11 wide in the Ride. In the Saucony Ride 14, I wear a size 10.5, and it fits well.
One thing to note about almost all Saucony shoes is the heel is lower. It makes it extremely hard to fit orthotics. Your heel won’t “slide out,” but often, people feel as though the lower heel is a deal-breaker. Truthfully I never notice it.
Saucony Ride 14 Ride:
Writing Saucony Ride, Ride is always one of my favorite parts of the review. According to Saucony, due to the PWRRUN, the Ride 14 brings an ideal balance of foam plus a nimble response. It has more cushion than the Kinvara but less than the Triumph.
It feels a lot more responsive than previous models. The slimmer profile of the shoe makes it able to handle a faster pace. I’ve run all types of runs in the Saucony Ride 14. For me, it fits best as a daily run shoe. I like more cushion for recovery and less shoe for workout days.
Traction: Saucony uses “TRIFLEX” outsole technology. This adds more durability but also more traction on the bottom. I can actually feel they are more durable and more likely to last around 400+ miles. It also feels smoother running heel to toe.
Ride 13 Vs. Ride 14:
Compared to the Ride 13, the Saucony Ride 14 has a lower profile. The midsole remains fairly similar, and the fit is similar as well. You’ll notice the shape of the Ride 14 is slightly different, which makes for a better and breathable fit. The Saucony Ride 14 is actually a 2-3 oz lighter than the 13, but it’s hard to really notice.
Saucony Ride 14 Conclusion:
If you are looking for a dependable everyday trainer, consider the Saucony Ride 14. While it’s not a high-frills shoe, it will get the job done. Plus, now that it’s available in more colors, it can be more glamourous than in previous years.
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Questions for you:
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