Saucony Guide 10 vs. Saucony Ride 10 review

Saucony Guide 10 provides a very cushy, smooth, and comfortable ride to overpronators. Saucony Ride 10 provides a soft and comfortable ride to high-mileage neutral runners.

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

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The uppers of the Saucony Guide 10 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com and the Saucony Ride 10 are quite similar in that they both make use of no-sew overlays.

They both also make use of a type of mesh that provides some structure and reduces the need for overlays.

But unlike the Saucony Ride 10 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com, which does not make use of overlays on its toe box, the Saucony Guide 10 comes with some very light no-sew overlays on its toe box.

Therefore, your toes might feel a bit freer in the Saucony Ride 10 and if you have large bunions, they should be able to get enough room.

The amount of overlays around the midfoot is a bit more on the Saucony Guide 10 than on the Saucony Ride 10. This is logical, because the Saucony Guide 10 is for moderate overpronators who tend to need a bit more support around the midfoot than neutral runners.

All in all, you should be able to get a bit more support from the upper of the Saucony Guide 10, but it is not miles ahead of the amount you would get from the Saucony Ride 10.

Both the Saucony Ride 10 and the Saucony Guide 10 have a midsole that makes use of a toplayer of EVERUN cushioning. This allows the running shoes to provide quite a bit of cushioning.

However, while one would expect the Saucony Ride 10 to provide much more cushioning than the Saucony Guide 10 because the former is a neutral cushioning running shoe, running shoe lab tests show otherwise.

According to running shoe lab tests, men will get a bit more heel and forefoot cushioning from the Saucony Guide 10 than from the Saucony Ride 10.

While the Saucony Ride 10 is quite cushy for men, the Saucony Guide 10 still provides a bit more cushioning, especially in the forefoot.

The differences in cushioning between the two running shoes are smaller for women and in this case, the Saucony Ride 10 provides a bit more heel cushioning than the Saucony Guide 10, but the Saucony Guide 10 provides a bit more forefoot cushioning than the Saucony Ride 10.

One thing is certain, though: Whether you choose the Saucony Ride 10 or the Saucony Guide 10, you should be able to get a very soft ride from either.

The big difference between the midsoles can be found on the medial side, where the Saucony Guide 10 comes with a medial post but the Saucony Ride 10 does not.

While both running shoes provide a good amount of ground contact, which helps with the stability of the running shoes and also helps them to deliver smoother heel-to-toe transitions, the Saucony Guide 10 is the one that sticks out in the amount of stability it delivers.

This is logical, though, because the Saucony Ride 10 is for runners who do not need any kind of corrections to their stride, while the Saucony Guide 10 is meant to help the feet of overpronators to not roll in too far.

The rubber outsoles of the two running shoes look almost identical if it was not for the rubber compartment under the medial post. It is longer under the Saucony Guide 10 than it is under the Saucony Ride 10.

Other than that and some minor differences in the flex grooves at the front, the outsoles are more or less identical.

However, running shoe lab tests do not show an identical amount of flexibility in the two running shoes.

Both the Saucony Ride 10 and the Saucony Guide 10 deliver a more or less average amount of flexibility, but the Saucony Guide 10 is a tiny bit more flexible for men, while the Saucony Ride 10 is a bit more flexible for women.

The women's version of the Saucony Guide 10 weighs approximately 8.4 oz (238 grams), and the Saucony Ride 10 for women also weighs 8.4 oz (238 grams).

The men's versions of the running shoes weigh 10.1 oz (286 grams) and 9.9 oz (281 grams), respectively, with the Saucony Ride 10 being the lighter one.

Making a decision between the Saucony Guide 10 and the Saucony Ride 10 should not be that difficult.

Both running shoes should be able to deliver a soft and smooth ride, but because the amount of stability and support differs so much between the two running shoes, it would be a mistake to choose the Saucony Ride 10 as an overpronator and the Saucony Guide 10 as a neutral runner.

If you are an overpronator, the Saucony Guide 10 was made for you, and if you are a neutral runner, the Saucony Ride 10 would be the one to go with.

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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