Saucony Ride 10 Neutral Road Running Shoe Review 2018
I've been running in the Saucony Ride 10 road shoes since July 2017. I have used a few pairs of previous editions which were great and so when the new model came out I grabbed a pair. You can see the video review below and also an update below that. If you are a runner that needs support shoes for over pronation then check out the Guide which is the same with added support. I haven't run in those as I don't use a support shoe.
So the shoe for me has been great. Typically I destroy a pair of shoes in approximately 1 month to 6 weeks depending on the training phase. What I like about Saucony, ever since my first pair of running shoes in 2010 which were Saucony Triumph.... Is the fact that the upper is solid enough that it doesn't fall to bits within the first few runs and usually it's the sole that eventually wears out that brings the time where I decide to get a new pair. I used the particular pair of Ride 10s for all my summer races and trail running which was well over 600 miles.
As I mention in the second video, they are far better than the lower models such as the Saucony Break thru 2 which didn't handle the abuse very well. The Saucony Jazz I have been impressed with in the past too. In terms of other brands, the Mizuno Wave Rider is similar to the Ride, I'd say the sole feels firmer on the Wave Rider but the sizing is the same for me, I'm a size UK 9 in both brands whereas Adidas I'm a size 10.
The Ride should last you a few months even if you're doing 100 miles plus per week and even using them on rocky trails, the grip is obviously not as good as a trail shoe but for me I'd rather have a little less grip if it's mostly dry and more comfort. In terms of road running there is plenty of cushioning for long road races and a great comfortable fit. I much prefer them to uber lightweight shoes such as the Adidas Boost which for me were too flimsy and didn't offer enough support within the cushioning.
I like the Rides so much I've bought another 4 pairs ready for the first part of 2018 as I train towards the L2M double ultra 100 miler in April.
You can get them here on sale now from their original RRP but please don't buy any UK size 9 ;)