Saucony Guide 10 vs. Brooks Ghost 10 review

Saucony Guide 10 provides a very cushy, smooth, and comfortable ride to overpronators. Brooks Ghost 10 provides a comfortable fit and a smooth ride to neutral runners.

The Saucony Guide 10 and the Brooks Ghost 10 fall in two different categories of running shoes, with the Saucony Guide 10 being a stability running shoe and the Brooks Ghost 10 a neutral cushioning running shoe.

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The uppers of the Saucony Guide 10 and the Brooks Ghost 10 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com have both been kept light with mesh and no-sew overlays.

However, the Saucony Guide 10 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com comes with broader no-sew overlays around the midfoot and also has a few lighter ones on the toe box, while the Brooks Ghost 10 only has mesh in the forefoot and provides a good coverage around the midfoot with thin 3D Print overlays.

Both running shoes use mesh that has a structure to provide some degree of support.

Both the Saucony Guide 10 and the Brooks Ghost 10 provide a standard amount of support behind the heel with no extras such as external heel counters.

Another difference is that the Brooks Ghost 10 comes with a stitched-on toecap, while that of the Saucony Guide 10 is no-sew.

All in all, the Brooks Ghost 10 seems to be a bit more breathable than the Saucony Guide 10 and might feel a bit more comfortable in the forefoot.

The Saucony Guide 10, on the other hand, provides a good amount of support around the midfoot and heel, which is what overpronators need.

The Saucony Guide 10 is a running shoe that provides both support and a soft ride.

Support comes from the long medial post in the midsole and a crash zone under the heel.

The Brooks Ghost 10 is also considered to be a stable running shoe by running shoe lab tests, but it does not come with a medial post to help stop the feet of overpronators from rolling inwards like the Saucony Guide 10 does.

However, it does come with a crash pad under the heel that connects well to the forefoot under the midfoot. However, the connection between forefoot and heel is better under the Saucony Guide 10, and it provides a bit more ground contact than the Brooks Ghost 10.

Running shoe lab tests rate the Saucony Guide 10 as a very stable running shoe and has the Brooks Ghost 10 lagging just a couple of notches under it.

However, if you are an overpronator, keep in mind that the Saucony Guide 10 was made with your needs in mind.

In terms of cushioning, the Brooks Ghost 10 turns out to provides less forefoot cushioning than the Saucony Guide 10, which has a very cushy forefoot.

However, the Brooks Ghost 10 exceeds the amount of heel cushioning provided by the Saucony Guide 10 by a couple of notches, although both running shoes provide a good amount of heel cushioning.

The moderate amount of forefoot cushioning in the Brooks Ghost 10 should help the running shoe feel a bit more responsive than the Saucony Guide 10.

When you look at the cushioning profiles from running shoe lab tests, one can conclude that you should be able to get a soft ride from either running shoe.

The rubber outsoles of the two running shoes look quite different in construction and layout. The Saucony Guide 10 has a zigzag pattern in its forefoot, while the Brooks Ghost 10 comes with small rubber pods throughout its entire outsole. The latter should help with shock dissipation.

The flexibility of the two running shoes differ between the genders. For men, the Saucony Guide 10 is more flexible than the Brooks Ghost 10, and for women, it is the other way around, with the Brooks Ghost 10 being more flexible than the Saucony Guide 10.

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

The men's versions of the running shoes weigh 10 oz (284 grams) and 10.1 oz (286 grams), respectively, with the Brooks Ghost 10 being slightly lighter.

If you are a neutral runner who is looking for a soft and responsive ride from a running shoe, you could look into the Brooks Ghost 10.

And if you are a moderate overpronator who is not only looking for a large amount of support but also a soft and smooth ride, the Saucony Guide 10 would be the one to look into.

The Brooks Ghost 10 and the Saucony Guide 10 display a lot of similarities in the running shoe lab, with the biggest difference being that the Saucony Guide 10 has a very cushy forefoot and the Brooks Ghost 10 a cushy heel so is suitable for heel-strikers.

However, do keep in mind that they are meant to serve two different types of runners. The Saucony Guide 10 is for overpronators and the Brooks Ghost 10 for neutral runners.

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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