Saucony Guide 9 vs. 10 review

Saucony Guide 9 provides a very cushy, smooth, and comfortable ride to overpronators. Saucony Guide 10 increases comfort in its upper and adds a bit more flexibility to your ride.

NEW! Saucony Guide 10 vs. Saucony Guide ISO

The Saucony Guide 10 is the updated version of the Saucony Guide 9, which is a stability running shoe for runners who require a moderate amount of stability and support.

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The biggest change when going from the Saucony Guide 9 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com to the Saucony Guide 10 lies probably in the upper.

In the Saucony Guide 10, Saucony has finally done away with stitches and made the upper of the Saucony Guide 10 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com mainly no-sew.

The upper of the Saucony Guide 9 has stitched-on overlays at the front, on the medial side, and at the back. Such overlays increase the amount of support offered by a running shoe.

So in terms of getting support through the upper, the Saucony Guide 9 would be a bit more robust than the Saucony Guide 10. The advantage of no-sew overlays is that they reduce the chance of irritation and thus provide more comfort.

They are somewhat less supportive, but because the Saucony Guide 10 comes with a good few no-sew overlays in all of the places where you would need support, you would get enough support through the upper.

The mesh of the Saucony Guide 10 is also slightly different from that of the Saucony Guide 9. It has a structure that not only lets more air in but also provides a bit of a hold where there are no overlays.

The midsoles of the Saucony Guide 9 and the Saucony Guide 10 look very much alike, except for the crash pad under the heel and the medial post.

The crash pad has become more of a landing zone in the Saucony Guide 10 and seems to be a bit more integrated into the midsole than that of the Saucony Guide 9.

The medial post has a similar length in the Saucony Guide 9 and the Saucony Guide 10, but the structure of the foam has changed a bit; the stripes that hook up into the medial post are a bit longer in the Saucony Guide 10.

Both running shoes come with an EVERUN topsole to add a bit more cushioning to your runs just under the sockliner.

Running shoe lab tests show that the amount of cushioning is almost the same in the Saucony Guide 9 and the Saucony Guide 10 for men, with the Saucony Guide 9 having just a tiny bit more cushioning in both the heel and the forefoot.

There are bigger differences to be noted between the Saucony Guide 10 and the Saucony Guide 9 for women, with the Saucony Guide 9 being the overall more cushy one.

While the Saucony Guide 10 has a very cushy forefoot and an above average amount of cushioning in the heel, the Saucony Guide 9 provides just a bit more to women.

So while the differences in cushioning between the two running shoes are not large, the Saucony Guide 9 seems to be the one that provides just a bit more.

What does not differ a lot either is the amount of stability provided by the two running shoes. Both running shoes are very stable running shoes, according to running shoe lab tests.

This is probably due to the long medial post they have in addition to providing a good amount of ground contact that benefits stability and also smooth heel-to-toe transitions.

The outsoles of the Saucony Guide 10 and the Saucony Guide 9 do not look very different from each other, except for the layout of rubber under the landing zone at the back.

The rubber just under the medial post of the Saucony Guide 10 also consists of one long piece of rubber instead of three separate areas as in the Saucony Guide 9.

Other than that, both running shoes provide a good amount of flex grooves and display a similar pattern in their flex grooves.

However, running shoe lab tests rate the Saucony Guide 10 as being more flexible than the Saucony Guide 9 for both men and women.

The Saucony Guide 9 lies at the stiffer end of the flexibility spectrum, while the Saucony Guide 10 provides an average amount of flexibility.

The women's version of the Saucony Guide 10 weighs approximately 8.4 oz (238 grams), and the Saucony Guide 9 for women weighs 8.2 oz (232 grams).

The men's versions of the running shoes weigh 10.1 oz (286 grams) and 10.0 oz (283 grams), respectively, with the Saucony Guide 9 being the lightest.

The biggest differences between the Saucony Guide 9 and the Saucony Guide 10 can be found in the upper and in the flexibility of the running shoes.

If you are a moderate overpronator who is looking for a very soft and stable ride from a running shoe, you could get that from either the Saucony Guide 9 or the Saucony Guide 10.

The only difference is that the Saucony Guide 10 might feel a bit more comfortable and flexible than the Saucony Guide 9.

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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