Saucony Guide ISO vs. Saucony Ride 10 review

Saucony Guide ISO provides lots of stability and support to overpronators. Saucony Ride 10 provides a soft and comfortable ride to high-mileage neutral runners.

NEW! Saucony Guide ISO vs. Saucony Ride ISO

The Saucony Guide ISO and the Saucony Ride 10 fall in two different categories of running shoes, with the Saucony Guide ISO 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 ISO The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com and the Saucony Ride 10 differ somewhat, with the Saucony Guide ISO being a bit more adjustable around the midfoot than the Saucony Ride 10.

However, both the Saucony Ride 10 and the Saucony Guide ISO provide a good amount of overlays around the midfoot.

The Saucony Ride 10 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com makes use of engineered mesh to reduce the amount of overlays, especially in the forefoot.

This allows it to provide lots of comfort in the toe box and lots of room to bunions.

The Saucony Guide ISO, on the other hand, has no-sew overlays running along the upper edge of the midsole and also partially on the toe box.

This prevents the Saucony Guide ISO from providing a toe box that is as open and free as that of the Saucony Ride 10.

Both running shoes provide an adequate amount of support behind the heel through the use of overlays at the back.

All in all, you should be able to get a good amount of support around the midfoot from both running shoes, but the Saucony Ride 10 might provide more comfort in the toe box than the Saucony Guide ISO.

The midsoles of both the Saucony Ride 10 and the Saucony Guide ISO come with a topsole of EVERUN material to provide heel-to-toe cushioning.

According to running shoe lab tests, both the Saucony Guide ISO and the Saucony Ride 10 deliver an above average amount of forefoot cushioning so have cushy forefeet.

However, the Saucony Ride 10 provides just a tiny bit more forefoot cushioning to men than the Saucony Guide ISO, but the Saucony Guide ISO delivers a tad more forefoot cushioning to women than the Saucony Ride 10. The differences are very small, though.

The big difference is in the heel cushioning, where the Saucony Ride 10 delivers an above average amount of cushioning, but the amount in the Saucony Guide ISO falls below average and on the firm side.

The conclusion is that you can get an overall soft ride from the Saucony Ride 10. The Saucony Guide ISO has a cushy forefoot but a heel that might feel firm to some runners.

The Saucony Guide ISO is meant to be worn by overpronators, while the Saucony Ride 10 is meant to be worn by neutral runners.

Therefore, the Saucony Guide ISO implements a device in its midsole to control pronation, while the Saucony Ride 10 does not.

The Saucony Guide ISO has a medial post that runs quite high and that helps stop the feet of overpronators from rolling too far inward.

It is not surprising that running shoe lab tests rate the Saucony Guide ISO as providing lots of stability and support, while the Saucony Ride 10 falls below average.

The rubber outsoles of the two running shoes look very much alike with a zigzag pattern in the forefoot and horizontal flex grooves.

However, the flex grooves in the outsole of the Saucony Guide ISO are more interrupted by rubber than they are in the Saucony Ride 10.

Both running shoes provide a good amount of separation in their outsoles and a good amount of ground contact, so you should be able to get a smooth ride from either.

In terms of flexibility, running shoe lab tests rate the Saucony Guide ISO to be on the stiff side for both men and women, but it is stiffer for women than it is for men.

The Saucony Ride 10 delivers an average amount of flexibility and is more flexible for women than it is for men.

The women's version of the Saucony Guide ISO weighs approximately 8.9 oz (253 grams), and the Saucony Ride 10 for women weighs 8.4 oz (238 grams).

The men's versions of the running shoes weigh 10.5 oz (298 grams) and 9.9 oz (281 grams), respectively, with the Saucony Ride 10 being the lighter one.

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

If you are an overpronator who needs lots of stability and support, the Saucony Guide ISO was made for you. Just be aware that the Saucony Guide ISO might be less suitable for heel-strikers.

If you are a neutral runner looking for an overall soft ride, the Saucony Ride 10 should be able to deliver what you need.

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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