The Saucony Ride has been a dependable trainer for neutral runners since its debut in 2008. With every update, we’ve seen the Ride evolve into a sleeker shoe, losing weight and dropping to a balanced 8mm offset, becoming an excellent option for runners looking to pick up the pace or for those simply seeking a great run.
The Ride 6 looks to follow this trend, with a few minor updates that should result in a smoother and more flexible running feel. Saucony lists weights of 9.9 oz for a Men’s size 9 and 8.8 oz for a Women’s 8. Those weights are very close to the current Saucony Ride 5.
What to Watch For
- Upgraded Cushioning Tech: Like several of Saucony’s other Fall 2013 updates, the Ride 6 receives an upgrade to PowerGrid for reduced weight and improved impact protection.
- Improved Ride: Increased forefoot flex grooves and a reduced midfoot shank makes for a smoother transition from heel to toe.
- Added Toe Spring: A 5mm increase in toe spring makes for a more responsive toe-off and gives the shoe a sleeker silhouette.