Saucony. WE KNOW BECAUSE WE RUN.
There is nothing better than opening that shoe box to find a fresh pair of running shoes ready for you to slip on. Thanks to Saucony Philippines for giving me another opportunity to review the Saucony Ride 7. I always wear new running shoes on shorter runs for several days before wearing them on a long run, then eventually use them in a race. I walked it around first in the house and while on a trip for the holidays. I won’t dwell on the technical part of the review as there are already a lot of materials available on the net and we can just easily ask Dr. Google.
Ride 7 surprises me—in a good way. First, I love the color of the shoe! But I think I’m a bit biased because green is my fave color. On observation, it looks like a bulky shoe but it is actually deceptively light. The fit is perfect for my wide feet unlike with Kinvara 3, which is a bit narrow for me. It is large enough to accommodate the extra thickness of my socks.
I am a high-arched runner, and high-arched foot is suited for neutral cushioning shoes that do not have stability features. Again, Ride 7 is perfect for me since it falls under the neutral category. It has a seamless feel with breathable mesh to keep the feet comfortable. It has plenty of cushioning and a nice bounce.
To top it off, Ride 7 has a reflective detail designed for visibility when running in the dark. That being said, I received the shoes before Christmas and have run 119.17 kilometers in them (based on my Garmin Forerunner 305 watch) since December last year.
|Date||Activity||Distance (in KMs)|
|12.25.2014||Regular Training Run||
|12.27.2014||Regular Training Run||
|12.31.2014||Long Slow Distance (LSD)||
|01.02.2015||Regular Training Run||
|01.18.2015||Takbo.ph 20-Mile Race||
|01.20.2015||Regular Training Run||
|01.27.2015||Regular Training Run||
Profile: Women’s Performance
Style no. 10241-2 | Technical-Neutral | Silver, Purple/Citron | Ride 7 | Lighter than its predecessor by .5 ounces (8.5 oz.) | Price: Php 5000+
Saucony Ride 7 won the Editor’s Choice Award from Runner’s World in 2014.
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