Saucony Ride 10 vs. Brooks Glycerin 15 review

Saucony Ride 10 provides a soft and comfortable ride to high-mileage neutral runners. Brooks Glycerin 15 is a premium cushioning shoe that offers a plush and soft ride.

The Saucony Ride 10 and the Brooks Glycerin 15 fall in the same category of neutral cushioning running shoes, with the Brooks Glycerin 15 being seen as more premium than the Saucony Ride 10.

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The Brooks Glycerin 15 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com is more comparable to the Saucony Triumph ISO than it is to the Saucony Ride.

Nonetheless, let's take a look at how the Saucony Ride 10 and the Brooks Glycerin 15 compare to each other, because there might be some surprises.

The uppers of the Saucony Ride 10 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com and the Brooks Glycerin 15 are similar in that both come with mesh and use no-sew overlays around the midfoot.

The Brooks Glycerin 15 throws in a few more thin overlays that run along the length of the upper to provide a more custom fit.

The Saucony Ride 10 keeps its mesh on the forefoot pretty free from overlays and uses engineered mesh to provide structure and support.

Therefore, the Saucony Ride 10 might feel a bit looser and more comfortable in the toe box, especially to runners who have big bunions.

The Saucony Ride 10 comes with a no-sew toecap, while the Brooks Glycerin 15 comes with a stitched-on toecap that might be a bit more durable.

Both running shoes provide an adequate amount of support behind the heel but nothing excessive.

All in all, you should be able to get a good amount of support from the uppers of both running shoes, but the Brooks Glycerin 15 might provide a bit more tightness than the Saucony Ride 10, especially in the forefoot.

Both the Brooks Glycerin 15 and the Saucony Ride 10 are meant to provide runners with a soft ride, but because the Brooks Glycerin 15 is the more premium running shoe, it is expected to be cushier.

This is true, according to running shoe lab tests, which show that the Brooks Glycerin 15 is a bit cushier than the Saucony Ride 10.

For women, there is no difference in the amount of forefoot cushioning, but the heel of the Brooks Glycerin 15 provides almost a maximum amount of cushioning, while the heel of the Saucony Ride 10 provides just a bit less than that of the Brooks Glycerin 15.

For men, the Brooks Glycerin 15 provides more heel and forefoot cushioning, and the Saucony Ride 10 provides an above average amount of cushioning that lies just a few notches below that of the Brooks Glycerin 15.

So overall, you should be able to get a soft ride from either running shoe, but if you want to up the amount, the Brooks Glycerin 15 would be the one to choose.

Both the Saucony Ride 10 and the Brooks Glycerin 15 provide a good amount of ground contact, which should benefit the stability of the running shoes as well as delivering smoother heel-to-toe transitions.

In terms of stability, running shoe lab tests consider the Brooks Glycerin 15 to be much more stable than the Saucony Ride 10, although both running shoes are meant to be worn by runners who do not need much stability and support.

The rubber outsoles of the two running shoes look different but come with a good amount of flex grooves in the forefoot.

The Brooks Glycerin 15 has overall smaller rubber pods that should help dissipate shock well.

In terms of flexibility, the running shoes are equally flexible for women, with both providing a good amount of flexibility.

However, they turn out to be a bit stiffer for men, with the Saucony Ride 10 being a bit more flexible than the Brooks Glycerin 15, according to running shoe lab tests.

The women's version of the Brooks Glycerin 15 weighs approximately 8.8 oz (249 grams), and the Saucony Ride 10 for women weighs 8.4 oz (238 grams).

The men's versions of the shoes weigh 10.7 oz (303 grams) and 9.9 oz (281 grams), respectively, with the Saucony Ride 10 being the lighter one.

If you are a neutral runner who is looking for a soft and smooth ride, you could choose either the Saucony Ride 10 or the Brooks Glycerin 15, thereby keeping in mind that the Brooks Glycerin 15 delivers a bit more softness.

The Brooks Glycerin 15 is also good for those who are looking for a bit of stability in addition to a soft ride, and might be better to handle the weight of heavier runners.

The Saucony Ride 10 is overall lighter, more comfortable in the forefoot, and comes at a lower price point than the Brooks Glycerin 15.

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.

The two links above will take you to Amazon.com where you can read more about the running shoes.


This review falls under: Brooks | Saucony

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