Saucony Ride 9 vs. 10 review

Saucony Ride 9 is lightweight and provides a soft ride to high-mileage runners. Saucony Ride 10 increases the comfort in the upper and offers a somewhat more responsive ride.

NEW! Saucony Ride 10 vs. Saucony Ride ISO

The Saucony Ride 10 is the updated version of the Saucony Ride 9, which is a neutral cushioning running shoe.


The upper of the Saucony Ride 10 The preceding link takes you to has changed a bit compared to the upper of the Saucony Ride 9.

The first change can be found in the forefoot where the no-sew overlays on the Saucony Ride 9 have been removed on the Saucony Ride 10.

The mesh on the Saucony Ride 10 is more open and has a structure that reduces the need for overlays.

This really opens up the forefoot for comfort, and especially big bunions.

Both running shoes come with a good amount of no-sew overlays around the midfoot to keep your foot on the platform.

The back of the Saucony Ride 10 is also a bit different than that of the Saucony Ride 9. The Saucony Ride 9 comes with stitched-on overlays around the heel for extra support, while the Saucony Ride 10 has a woven heel piece to provide structure and support.

All in all, the Saucony Ride 9 provides a bit more support through its upper than the Saucony Ride 10, but the Saucony Ride 10 might feel a bit more comfortable, especially to runners who want a bit more room in the toe box.

Both the Saucony Ride 9 and the Saucony Ride 10 have a midsole that has EVERUN cushioning and both running shoes provide full ground contact, but the makeup of the midsoles differ a bit.

The Saucony Ride 9 comes with a crash pad under the heel that softens your landings. This crash pad is missing from the Saucony Ride 10 and has been integrated into the midsole.

The construction of the midsole just under the midfoot has also changed.

These changes have had a small effect on the amount of cushioning delivered.

Overall, both the Saucony Ride 9 and the Saucony Ride 10 deliver an above average amount of heel and forefoot cushioning to both men and women, but the Saucony Ride 9 is just a bit cushier than the Saucony Ride 10 in both the heel and the forefoot and for both men and women.


The somewhat firmer cushioning in the Saucony Ride 10 should make it a bit more responsive than the Saucony Ride 9.

Because the Saucony Ride 9 and the Saucony Ride 10 are running shoes for neutral runners who do not need any kind of correction to their stride, they do not come with many stability features.

However, running shoe lab tests indicate that the Saucony Ride 9 is a bit more stable than the Saucony Ride 10.

The outsoles of the two running shoes look quite alike in the forefoot but differ under the heel due to the removal of the crash pad on the Saucony Ride 10.

The amount of separation under the two running shoes is great, which should benefit your ride in terms of smoothness.

According to running shoe lab tests, the Saucony Ride 10 is much more flexible than the Saucony Ride 9 for both men and women.

The women's version of the Saucony Ride 10 weighs approximately 8.4 oz (238 grams), and the Saucony Ride 9 for women weighs 7.9 oz (224 grams).

The men's versions of the shoes weigh 9.9 oz (281 grams) and 9.5 oz (269 grams), respectively, with the Saucony Ride 9 being the lighter one.

If you are a neutral runner who is looking for a very soft ride, you could choose either the Saucony Ride 9 or the Saucony Ride 10.

The Saucony Ride 10 offers a bit more comfort through its upper, is a bit more responsive, and a bit more flexible.

The Saucony Ride 9 offers a bit more cushioning than the Saucony Ride 10, is a bit more stable, and a bit lighter.

However, both running shoes can endure long runs and should be able to deliver a smooth ride.

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 where you can read more about the running shoes.

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