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Saucony Ride 7 Review

Saucony Ride 7 Review

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Saucony Ride 7 Review Pros and Cons One of the main purposes of this Saucony Ride 7 review is to give you not just the positive side, but also the negative side of this shoe. Pros For a comfortable ride, Saucony uses full length PowerGrid EVA foam. Compared to…

Rating

Design - 8
Features - 10
Price - 9

9

Great!

This Saucony Ride 7 review tells that by far, Ride 7 is the best version that Saucony has ever created. Because of that, it deserves a score of 9 out of 10. This shoe has a lower heel drop of 8mm and it provides a lightweight cushioned comfort. If you look through the market, there are really no competitors that can offer the combination of price point, smooth transition, and lightweight cushioning in one shoe.

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9

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Pros and Cons

One of the main purposes of this Saucony Ride 7 review is to give you not just the positive side, but also the negative side of this shoe.

Pros

  • For a comfortable ride, Saucony uses full length PowerGrid EVA foam.
  • Compared to its previous versions, this shoe keeps on getting lighter. It has a great ratio of cushioning to weight.
  • It is quite durable that a runner can actually get 500 miles or more out of this shoe.

Cons

  • Not so great for runners who want a wider toe box because the shoe is medium fit all through.

This Saucony Ride 7 review will show why this is the best version of this shoe model so far. It is a neutral trainer equally suitable for experienced or beginner runners who want a well-cushioned shoe that could take a beating. It is lightweight and offers a great deal of flexibility.

Sole Unit

The heel to toe of this shoe is made from PowerGrid EVA foam and this is easily the best part of the Ride 7. The single layer of cushioning, together with a flexible and decoupled outsole, provides a smooth ride on almost any surface.

An excellent discovery on this Saucony Ride 7 review is its huge improvement from previous versions when it comes to its weight. The shoe is now way below 10 ounces. Forefoot runners would still be fond of the plush forefoot that could now be completely appreciated because of its more flexible midsole.

This pair of running shoes also features the outsole of Saucony Kinvara, but it is a little more durable and has carbon rubber segments on all the right places. Ride 7 is durable enough to make room for slight pronators of any type while maintaining its resiliency and integrity.

Upper

This shoe uses the time-tested and traditional combination of welded on overlays and dual density mesh. From around the toe box, a durable rand extends to the heel collar and offers added support.

A plush-looking tongue and heel collar are combined with reinforced eyelets and flat laces to create a feeling of a soft, secure fit. This Saucony Ride 7 review also reveals that when you use the shoe out of the box, you will not have any blisters or rubbing.

Another notable improvement on this shoe is that Saucony left the overlays from the lateral side of the upper (pinky toe). This area is common for blow outs and holes, but by putting the overlay directly at the back of this high wear area that experiences lots of stress and stretching, Saucony enhances comfort without losing durability.