The intersection of feel-good and go-fast. The Ride 13 is for those who crave a reliable comfort, everyday trainer. The Ride 13 paves the way for smooth miles with soft cushioning and a streamlined fit. Built for short to long runs and when comfort is needed.
Features & Benefits:
- PWRRUN cushioning provides just-right softness that is responsive to tackle as many miles as you wish.
- The increased durability of the blown rubber outsole allows for smooth miles plus additional cushioning at a lighter weight.
- Clean looking FORMFIT construction combines a breathable engineered mesh with 3D printed overlays for a fit that accommodates a wide range of foot shapes comfortably.
- Category: Neutral
- Drop: 8 mm
- Weight: 9.7 oz
CUSTOMER RATINGS & REVIEWS
I really enjoyed this version of Saucony Ride. I was able to wear a regular width and normally have to wear a wide. It has a nice cushion feel without it feeling mushy. I would encourage people to give it a try, they just may become a saucony customer :)
The new Ride 13 is a streamlined, contoured fit to its predecessor! I was unable to wear previous versions of this shoe with the EVERUN/PWRFOAM midsole because it would bother my knee, but the new PWRRUN foam is great! It absorbs just the right about of impact with a generous energy return. The 8mm heel-to-toe drop is great for the transitional runner who doesn't like too high or low of a drop. The crystallized rubber outsole also makes this model more durable than some of its competitors! I had to go up a half size compared to other brands that I have worn, but it really wasn't an issue!
Short Version: The upper is better, the midsole is better, the laces are better, buy this shoe. Long Version: The updated Saucony Ride 13 makes some nice changes, while still maintaining those core Ride features that previous wearers know and love. It continues to be a solid option in the neutral, moderate cushioning category that is great for daily mileage. I was personally not a huge fan of ISO-FIT, so the new FORMFIT upper is the biggest improvement for me. Maintains a snug fit through the midfoot, with a roomier toebox to avoid crowding. I didn't need to size up as mentioned in some other reviews, but I do have a slightly narrower foot. Still no problems with slipping in the heel; I feel securely locked in the whole run. The plush, stretchy laces feel great over the instep, and are a nice detail. Under the foot, the new PWRRUN midsole is the other main modification. While the EVERUN of previous models always felt a bit flat to me, I found the new material to be a pleasing combination of soft and responsive. Definitely take it out for a few runs before passing final judgment – I'm ~60 miles in and it has just gotten better the whole time. I have noticed that the outsole rubber has started to wear a little quicker, but I still expect to get a full life of miles out of the shoe. Comparable to the New Balance 880, Brooks Ghost, or Asics Cumulus, coming in a hair lighter than the others. For someone looking for one shoe to do it all, this is the way to go. Or, if you have way too many pairs of running shoes like I do, it fits really well into the lineup as a mid-to-longer distance trainer. Overall, pretty versatile, very comfortable, and a stellar update.
I've been wearing the Saucony Rides for the last few versions and this one continues the tradition of a great all around shoe that works well for easy runs, long runs, workouts, and that occasional Strava segment. Initially I was a little worried because of the drop in stack height from the last two versions and it felt a little firmer than usual. After about 20 miles in them over a couple runs they finally felt cushioned and responsive with that new PWRRUN midsole. The laces are pretty soft and plush feeling which is always a nice attention to detail in a shoe. The new stack height plus that more responsive midsole ends up a great combo to a classic shoe. Honestly, if I were stuck on a deserted island and could only have one shoe to run with while I was there I would choose the Rides any day and any scenario.
First up, I'm over 6 feet and weigh over 200 lbs and I found this shoe to be light, snappy, well cushioned and versatile. This is a great shoe for beginners and recreational runners to use as their main training option. As for intermediate to advanced this shoe could well be a mid distance trainer or recovery day shoe. I found this shoe rolls well at low and quick speeds and while it is not as cushy, nor speedy, as some of my shoes, I know that this shoe can fulfill a role with its durability and balance. 8mm offset from toe to heel is enough to give you a little push, but not make your heel strike too early if you are coming out of a lower drop. Formfit is WAY BETTER than the ISO FIT and the PWRRUN foam is hands-down, I said HANDS-DOWN, better that the EVRRUN of the previous version. Laces are a bit stretchy, but I found it made it easier to lock my foot into the snug heel cup. I gave it 4 stars only as it relates to ALL THE SHOES on the market, but in its category I would say 5 STARS! If you are looking at the Ghost, 880 or Cumulus I highly suggest you give this a try. This shoe could easily be a workhorse for any runner out there.
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