Saucony Ride 7 vs. Saucony Triumph 11 review

Saucony Ride 7 provides a soft ride to high-mileage neutral runners. Saucony Triumph 11 is plush, comfortable, and stable. Learn more about the differences between these two shoes.

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The Saucony Ride 7 and the Saucony Triumph 11 are both neutral running shoes with one being better suited for lighter runners and the other for heavier runners.


Both the Saucony Ride 7 and the Saucony Triumph 11 are made by the same running shoe manufacturer, so they use many of the same running shoe technologies.

The uppers of the Saucony Ride 7 and the Saucony Triumph 11 consist of a combination of stitched-on overlays, no-sew overlays, and mesh.

Both running shoes have most of their stitched-on overlays on the medial to provide support where it is needed most.

In addition, the Saucony Triumph 11 implements Sauc-Fit on the medial side to better hug the midfoot and allow the heel and forefoot of the shoe to flex and move with the shoe.

Both running shoes should provide you with a secure fit without causing irritation points. However, you should get just a bit more support on the medial side from the Saucony Triumph 11 than you would from the Saucony Ride 7.

The Saucony Triumph 11 and the Saucony Ride 7 have a PowerGrid midsole that provides cushioning, energy return, and absorbs shock.

The Saucony Triumph 11 sits higher off the ground than the Saucony Ride 7 for men, so it should provide you with more protection from the road than the Saucony Ride 7.

In the women's versions of the shoes, the Saucony Ride 7 has a higher heel height, allowing it to provide more heel cushioning than the Saucony Triumph 11 with almost as much forefoot cushioning.

So both running shoes should feel quite soft under your feet. But the Saucony Ride 7 has a larger heel-to-toe drop than the Saucony Triumph 11, making the Saucony Ride 7 feel like a performance running shoe.

While the Saucony Triumph 11 and the Saucony Ride 7 are neutral running shoes, they come with a few stability features.

Both have a crash pad under the heel that extends into the midfoot to provide a smooth transition from heel-strike to toe-off. Both running shoes also provide good ground contact. And the Saucony Triumph 11 has a wide forefoot for more stability.

And while the Saucony Triumph 11 has a midfoot shank, the Saucony Ride 7 does not have one, but instead provides full ground contact under the arch. So the transition from heel-strike to toe-off should feel smoother in the Saucony Ride 7.

The outsoles of both running shoes are well-segmented for shock absorption. While the Saucony Ride 7 has a vertical flex groove to enhance lateral flexibility in the forefoot, the horizontal flex grooves do not run as well from side to side as they do in the forefoot of the Saucony Triumph 11.

Therefore, you can expect the Saucony Triumph 11 to be a bit more flexible than the Saucony Ride 7.

And finally, both running shoes have blown rubber in the forefoot for extra cushioning and flexibility.

The women's version of the Saucony Triumph 11 weighs approximately 9.2 oz (261 grams) and the Saucony Ride 7 weighs 8.2 oz (232 grams). The men's versions of the shoes weigh 11.1 oz (315 grams) and 9.5 oz (269 grams), respectively.

The Saucony Ride 7 and the Saucony Triumph 11 both provide a soft and comfortable ride. But if you are a heavier runner, you may want to look into the Saucony Triumph 11, since it is a bit heavier than the Saucony Ride 7 and should provide you with the necessary support.

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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