Drawing upon the success of the previous versions, Saucony rolled out the sixth installment of its flagship neutral lightweight trainer—the Ride 6—earlier this summer with a very positive response from runners.
The Ride 6 boasts all of the upgrades you’d expect in a modern running shoe. It’s lighter, more flexible, and offers an overall smoother ride, whether you’re training for a marathon or just like to run casually. Staying on pace with the rest of Saucony’s lineup for 2013, the Ride 6 has made the switch from ProGrid technology to a more substantial PowerGrid unit for softer and more responsive cushioning and support. Along with the PowerGrid insert, the shoe features a Super Rebound Compound midsole for shock absorption and increased durability. The Ride 6 also features an 8mm heel-to-toe offset, along with a narrower midfoot shank, for a more natural stride.
For comfort during longer runs, Saucony has added a HydraMax collar lining to the shoe to help with moisture control. Also included is the same IBR+ outsole with XT-900 carbon rubber seen in the Ride 5.
Weight: 9.9 oz
Construction: Air mesh upper with PowerGrid midsole
Release date: Now available
Key technologies: PowerGrid heel insert, XT-900 outsole, SRC Impact Zone
Best uses: Road running
Fit: True to size