Saucony Ride 10 vs. Saucony Ride ISO review

Saucony Ride 10 provides a soft and comfortable ride to high-mileage neutral runners. Saucony Ride ISO has an updated upper that delivers a more personalized fit...

The Saucony Ride ISO (Saucony Ride 11) is the updated version of the Saucony Ride 10, which is a neutral cushioning running shoe for runners who do not need much stability and support.

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The Saucony Ride ISO The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com has an updated upper with the introduction of ISOFIT and FORMFIT technologies in the upper of the Saucony Ride.

The Saucony Ride 10 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com has thin no-sew overlays around the midfoot for support, which provide enough support to keep your foot on the running platform, but the change to ISOFIT and FORMFIT in the upper of the Saucony Ride ISO should give you a more personalized fit as the upper adapts to the shape and motion of your foot.

Both running shoes come with engineered mesh in the forefoot to provide comfort without the need for extra overlays.

Both running shoes have the overlays around the midfoot pulled back enough to open up space for big bunions in the forefoot.

What is also similar is the fact that both the Saucony Ride ISO and the Saucony Ride 10 have a woven area around the heel to provide structure and support at the back of the running shoes.

The toecap of the Saucony Ride 10 is more closed than that of the Saucony Ride ISO, so the former might be a bit more durable at the front than the latter.

All in all, you should be able to get enough support and comfort from the upper of either running shoe, with the Saucony Ride ISO providing a somewhat more custom and adjustable fit than the Saucony Ride 10.

The midsoles of the Saucony Ride 10 and the Saucony Ride ISO are quite similar in the way they are constructed, with both having a topsole of EVERUN cushioning for heel-to-toe softness.

The Saucony Ride is intended to deliver a good balance between cushioning and responsiveness, according to Saucony.

The Saucony Ride 10 and the Saucony Ride ISO are placed at the bottom of the plush cushioning scale, which is more or less in accordance with what lab tests generally find, that is, the Saucony Ride delivers a cushy ride but not too cushy to hold you back.

The Saucony Ride displays a good balance between heel and forefoot cushioning and your ride should feel overall soft.

Neither the Saucony Ride ISO nor the Saucony Ride 10 come with devices to control pronation, because they are meant to be worn by neutral runners who do not need such stability and support.

However, both running shoes provide a good amount of ground contact, which adds stability to the running shoes but also helps you to achieve smoother heel-to-toe transitions.

The Saucony Ride 10 does not score high in stability, according to lab tests, and the Saucony Ride ISO isn't expected to either.

The outsoles of the Saucony Ride 10 and the Saucony Ride ISO differ somewhat, but both have a zigzag rubber pattern in the forefoot.

The rubber on the medial side under the heel and the midfoot is more closed under the Saucony Ride ISO than it is under the Saucony Ride 10, and the Saucony Ride ISO seems to touch the ground better than the Saucony Ride 10 under the arch.

The crash area under the heel is also more segmented under the Saucony Ride ISO than it is under the Saucony Ride 10, so the Saucony Ride ISO might dissipate shock a bit better.

The flex grooves are wide and quite uninterrupted under both running shoes although they run a bit differently at times.

Lab tests have found the Saucony Ride 10 to deliver a moderate amount of flexibility to both men and women, but the Saucony Ride ISO has been found to be stiff for both genders.

The women's version of the Saucony Ride ISO weighs approximately 8.5 oz (241 grams), and the Saucony Ride 10 for women weighs 8.4 oz (238 grams).

The men's version of the Saucony Ride ISO weighs approximately 9.7 oz (275 grams), and Saucony Ride 10 for men weighs about 9.5 oz (269 grams).

If you are a neutral runner who is looking for a soft and smooth ride from a running shoe, you could choose either the Saucony Ride 10 or the Saucony Ride ISO.

The Saucony Ride ISO is a nice update of the Saucony Ride 10, which should not only deliver what you expect to get from the Saucony Ride 10 but also give you a better fit.

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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