Brooks Ghost 10 vs. Saucony Ride 10 review

Brooks Ghost 10 provides a comfortable fit and a smooth ride to neutral runners. Saucony Ride 10 provides a soft and comfortable ride to high-mileage neutral runners...

The Brooks Ghost 10 and the Saucony Ride 10 are neutral cushioning running shoes for runners who do not need much stability and support.

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The uppers of the Brooks Ghost 10 and the Saucony Ride 10 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com are similar in that they have no-sew overlays around the midfoot that tend to pull back and engineered mesh in the forefoot to provide lightweight support while still feeling comfortable.

The bunion window is quite open and free in both running shoes although the Brooks Ghost 10 seems to provide more room in that area.

While the Brooks Ghost 10 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com is mostly seamless, it does come with some stitches in its toecap. This should increase the durability of the Brooks Ghost 10 at the front compared to the Saucony Ride 10, which has a no-sew toecap at the front.

Both running shoes provide an adequate amount of support at the back with the strip right behind the heel.

All in all, you should be able to get a comfortable fitting upper from either running shoe. Neither one sticks out above the other.

While the Brooks Ghost 10 is not meant to be a super cushy running shoe, it does provide quite a bit of cushioning, according to running shoe lab tests.

The Saucony Ride 10, on the other hand, is meant to provide plush cushioning, and it scores well in running shoe lab tests.

While both running shoes provide an above average amount of heel and forefoot cushioning, men should get overall a bit more cushioning from the Brooks Ghost 10 than from the Saucony Ride 10.

The biggest difference between the two running shoes lies in the heel, where the Brooks Ghost 10 scores very high for men in the cushioning department.

The differences between the two running shoes are less noticeable in the women's versions of the running shoes, with the Saucony Ride 10 having a little bit more forefoot cushioning than the Brooks Ghost 10, and the Brooks Ghost 10 a little bit more heel cushioning than the Saucony Ride 10.

Neither the Brooks Ghost 10 nor the Saucony Ride 10 come with devices to control pronation because they are meant to be worn by neutral runners.

However, both running shoes provide a good amount of ground contact, which should increase the stability of the running shoes a bit.

The Brooks Ghost 10 comes with a crash pad under the heel, while the Saucony Ride 10 has a landing zone that is integrated into the midsole.

This might be why running shoe lab tests have rated the Brooks Ghost 10 to be much more stable than the Saucony Ride 10.

The rubber outsoles of the two running shoes are well separated for shock absorption and dissipation.

The rubber patterns differ under the two running shoes, and the Saucony Ride 10 has more flex grooves than the Brooks Ghost 10. This helps the Saucony Ride 10 with flexibility.

According to running shoe lab tests, the Saucony Ride 10 is a bit more flexible than the Brooks Ghost 10 for both men and women.

And while the Brooks Ghost 10 is somewhat stiff for men, the Saucony Ride 10 provides a moderate amount of flexibility to men. Both running shoes provide an average amount of flexibility to women.

The women's version of the Saucony Ride 10 weighs approximately 8.4 oz (238 grams), and the Brooks Ghost 10 for women weighs 8.5 oz (241 grams).

The men's versions of the shoes weigh 9.9 oz (281 grams) and 10 oz (284 grams), respectively, with the Saucony Ride 10 being the lighter one.

The Saucony Ride 10 and the Brooks Ghost 10 are quite similar in what they provide to runners, so you could go either way if you are a neutral runner.

The differences between the two running shoes are minor, but the Brooks Ghost 10 can be seen as more stable and good for heel-strikers, while the Saucony Ride 10 can be seen as flexible and comfortable enough for long runs.

Note: The weight of a running shoe depends on the size of the running shoe, so any weights mentioned in this review may differ from the weight of the running shoe you choose to wear. Running shoes of the same size were compared for this review.

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This review falls under: Brooks | Saucony

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