Saucony Ride 10 vs. Saucony Kinvara 8 review

Saucony Ride 10 provides a soft and comfortable ride to high-mileage neutral runners. Saucony Kinvara 8 is good for performance runs by runners who want to feel light and fast.

The Saucony Ride 10 and the Saucony Kinvara 8 are neutral cushioning running shoes but for different types of runners.

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Everything on the Saucony Kinvara 8 has been kept light to help runners go fast. This includes the upper.

The upper of the Saucony Kinvara 8 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com consists of mesh and very light no-sew overlays, with just enough to keep your foot in place while still giving you a comfortable fit.

To support the lighter overlays, it comes with somewhat sturdier pieces at the sides to keep your foot on the platform and a strap that wraps the midfoot.

The Saucony Ride 10 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com, on the other hand, was built to provide comfort when going for long runs.

Its upper also consists of mesh and light no-sew overlays, but it has more overlays than the Saucony Kinvara 8.

It does not come with overlays on the toe box but rather uses its mesh to keep things in place. This allows it to provide quite a bit of comfort in the front part of the running shoe.

When looking at the entire package, both running shoes provide enough support through their uppers to keep your foot on the platform, but because the Saucony Kinvara 8 comes with that extra strap around the midfoot, it might provide a more secure fit despite its lighter overlays.

Both the Saucony Kinvara 8 and the Saucony Ride 10 implement an EVERUN topsole of cushioning, which helps increase the cushioning that both running shoes provide.

However, because the Saucony Kinvara 8 was meant to help runners go faster, its cushioning is said to be responsive, according to Saucony.

The Saucony Ride 10 is said to be plush, because it is meant for longer runs.

However, running shoe lab tests paint a different picture, and the results show that the Saucony Kinvara 8 is cushier than the Saucony Ride 10 in both the heel and the forefoot and for both men and women.

Both the Saucony Ride 10 and the Saucony Kinvara 8 provide an above average amount of cushioning, but the Saucony Kinvara 8 provides just a bit more than the Saucony Ride 10 and can be seen as delivering a very soft ride.

Neither the Saucony Kinvara 8 nor the Saucony Ride 10 comes with devices to control pronation, because they are for neutral runners who do not need such stability and support.

However, because both running shoes provide a good amount of ground contact, they do provide some stability but not as much as you would expect to get from a stability running shoe.

Running shoe lab tests rate the Saucony Kinvara 8 to be more stable than the Saucony Ride 10.

The outsoles of the Saucony Kinvara 8 and the Saucony Ride 10 have a zigzag flex groove pattern in the forefoot, but the big difference between the outsoles is that the Saucony Ride 10 comes with more rubber in its outsole than the Saucony Kinvara 8.

The Saucony Kinvara 8 only has rubber in high-wear areas to help keep the weight of the running shoe down while still providing some degree of durability.

The amount of rubber and entire construction of the Saucony Ride 10 makes it a bit more durable than the Saucony Kinvara 8.

The good amount of separation under the two running shoes help them provide quite a bit of flexibility to runners, but running shoe lab tests rate the Saucony Kinvara 8 as being very flexible, while the Saucony Ride 10 provides an average amount of flexibility.

The women's version of the Saucony Kinvara 8 weighs approximately 6.8 oz (193 grams), and the Saucony Ride 10 for women weighs 8.4 oz (238 grams).

The men's versions of the shoes weigh 8.0 oz (227 grams) and 9.9 oz (281 grams), respectively, with the Saucony Kinvara 8 being the lighter one.

If you are a neutral runner who is looking for a soft ride, you could choose either the Saucony Kinvara 8 or the Saucony Ride 10.

The Saucony Ride 10 is good for runners who are looking for a long and comfortable ride, while the Saucony Kinvara 8 would suit those who are going for shorter and uptempo runs.

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.


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