Saucony Ride 6

8.5
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Saucony Ride 6 Review Facts

The Saucony Ride 6 is a great shoe for neutral to moderate pronators. The shoe has good cushioning, easy energy transition, and overall ample flexibility. These shoes are lightweight training shoe and don’t wear down easily or loose cushioning as running miles increase. The Saucony Ride 6 is very durable and breathable for a variety of climate and element conditions due to its dual layer mesh upper along with its deeper flex groove. The shift from the ProGrid Technology to the PowerGrid Technology in the midsole provides a lighter weight material while giving the same structure and support. It is also characterized with an outstandingly smooth ride offered by the Power Grid cushioning, while providing improved flexibility and incredible comfort from the seamless overlays.

Pros

These shoes are very stable

It is one of the lightest traditional trainer’s shoes

plush padding + thick tongue which makes it extremely comfortable

designed with Power Grid cushioning which absorbs shock on impact

Cons

It has little ground feel

Stiffness in the forefoot may be supportive to heavy landers but a touchy clunky for lighter runners

Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

The Saucony ride 6 outsole uses advanced Injected Blown Rubber technology that is strategically placed under the Power Grid midsole and is seamlessly integrate both the outsole and midsole flawlessly. IBR has been experimentally tested in the past and proven to have better flexibility than common standard blown rubber and it also offers outstanding cushioning, increased stability and developed durability in the parts that provide the mechanical and structural support for the shoe.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

The middle sole of Saucony ride 6 is made using the PowerGrid technology which is the greatest upgrade in the preceding model. This new technology increases durability and reduced weight in the midsole. It is an advanced foam technology that provides the shoe with the greatest power foam and grid technology which has increased absorption capabilities. The advanced technology reduces the resultant impact by distributing pressure evenly all over the leg.

This feature compacted in the midsole provides cushioning making the shoe lighter offering a smooth heel to toe transition and an extremely responsive ride by absorbing the shock induced by running from the ground and converting it into mechanical energy for the runner. The midsole is also firmly made with the SRC (Super Rebound Compound) Impact Zone technology which helps with the overall stability of the shoe and energy transition by providing shock absorption. The crash pads in this shoe extends from the heel to the midfoot for enhanced cushioning, better shock absorption and a smoother heel to toe transition, resultant in a decent support to the foot
Upper
Upper

Upper

Saucony Ride 6 is composed of dual layers of lightweight air mesh. The dual layer gives extra protection and maintains breathability. The HydraMAX™ collar lining allows faster drying time, as it is made of a moisture wicking material. Saucony has colored the technology in an accent color to differentiate the materials. The tongue is comprised of both the mesh and the HydraMAX™ material for ample protection and breathability. The lacing system is traditional. The pesky tongue tended to slip to the side during a long run, but stayed in place during shorter runs. The ComfortLite Sockliner is made from EVA material. It conforms to the heel, while being an additional form of support for the arch and forefoot.
Weight
Weight

Weight

This shoe is lightweight but provides great support and good cushioning. The weight of the shoe depends also with the size one puts on. For example in men’s size number 9 the shoe weighs around 9.6 oz.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

Saucony Ride 6 is composed of dual layers of lightweight air mesh. The dual layer gives extra protection and maintains breathability. The tongue is comprised of both the mesh and the HydraMAX™ material for ample protection and breathability
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

The Saucony Ride 6 is remarkably comfortable. The shoe is made of dual layers of lightweight air mesh which protects ones foot and offers plenty of breathability making ones feet comfortable when running or walking. The traditional lacing system gives the shoe a good grip which is adjustable to one’s comfort. The midsole is firm with the SRC (Super Rebound Compound) Impact Zone technology which helps with the overall stability of the shoe and energy transition by providing shock absorption.

This heel to toe insert allows for easy transitions and faster energy return with more cushion giving one comfort. The shoe has a ton of padding in the heel collar and the tongue which gives the feet an accommodating comfortable feel. The Saucony Ride 6 uses the customary Comfort Lite sock liner in conjunction with the Hydra Max Collar Lining that is situated at the heel. The coalescing of those two aspects offers enhanced structural support to the arch, which increases its comfortability and enhances the fit with wicking features to keep the feet cool and aerated.
Style
Style

Style

The shoes are attractive and shiny. The colors of the shoes are bright and fun allowing them to be worn with casual clothing as well as running gear. The HydraMAX™ collar lining allows faster drying time, as it is made of a moisture wicking material. This makes this shoe be seen as stylish and reliable. There are a variety of colors that are accessible to the customer. These colors are vibrant and edgy and embody every aspect of an over pronator runner.
Durability
Durability

Durability

The Ride 6 was clearly designed to be a high mileage trainer, such as, the outsole has very little exposed foam and is mostly covered by fairly thick rubber. This also has the added benefit of increased durability. The middle sole of Saucony ride 6 is made using the PowerGrid technology which increases toughness of the shoe.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

The midsole is made of a ComfortLite Sockliner made from EVA material that offers sufficient retractable responsiveness to the runner’s feet. This heel to toe insert allows for easy transitions and faster energy return with more cushion. As compared to its predecessor, the shoe is less responsive, but this is substituted by its lightweight features and speed comes more from its lightweight.
Support
Support

Support

This shoe has exceedingly advanced features that offer the wearer both mechanical and structural support to the runner. The midsole is compounded with the SRC (Super Rebound Compound) Impact Zone technology which helps with the overall stability of the shoe and energy transition by providing shock absorption. This compound support the wearer by converting the excess energy from running, walking or jogging into a mechanical form that is useful to the runner.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

The outsole and the midsole of this shoe have features that support its use on any terrain including inclement weather. The lacing system on the outsole increases the grip on the ground while the compressed foam on the midsole provides a firmer traction and responsiveness while in use.
Price
Price

Price

The shoe is well price and affordable compared to its features. The shoe is consistent purchased product on the running shoe market.
Traction
Traction

Traction

The outsole is designed with Injected Blown Rubber which offers a substantial traction on firmer ground. The tread on the outsole also increases the grip on the ground which then translates to better traction. They are nicely cushioned shoes with a comfortable and roomy toe box. The Ride 6 is also great as a regular day-to-day shoe. There is a lot of heel cushioning. The cushion on the outer edge of the heel is much more solid than its predecessors.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

The shoe has almost no flexibility in the forefoot, very little torsional flexibility in the mid foot (it’s not easy to twist the forefoot relative to the heel), and a lot of heel cushioning.The shoe is a smooth shoe. The carbon outsole is damp and not slappy. It's also cut with lots of deep flex grooves, which give it a decently smooth feel if one toe’s off straight down the middle; however there's heck of a lot of lateral stiffness in the forefoot.
Stability
Stability

Stability

This shoe is made of advance technologies like the PowerGrid which is the first sole-based stability and provides an advantage to athletes of all types.it more stable and comfortable compared to its previous model. The shoe has is 26mm in the heel and 18mm in the forefoot which makes the shoe feel nicely stable. The flex is relatively stiff in the forefoot, which helps to stabilize all that foam through the foot strike, and one will probably still feel stable for heavier runners.
Protection
Protection

Protection

Saucony Ride 6 is composed of dual layers of lightweight air mesh which gives protection to ones feet during a jog, walk or while running. For trail runners, maximum protection of their feet is of utmost important. This shoe does not disappoint in this category as there are numerous incorporated features that complement each other to create optimum protection. The toe cap at the fore front blocks any incoming impact from rocks and loose soil that may injure the toes. The sufficient wiggle room at the fore front ensures that the toes can easily retract when the runner hits something hard. The outsole offers sufficient support and protection from sharp objects that may pierce the shoe.
Drop
Drop

Drop

The heel-to-toe drop on the Saucony ride 6 is at 8 mm. This balances between the heel and the toe, which creates enhanced equilibrium and comfortability when walking, jogging or standing.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

• Saucony Ride 6 is composed of dual layers of lightweight air mesh on the upper

• Super Rebound Compound, Impact Zone technology which helps with the overall stability

• This is a neutral shoe designed for mild to normal under-pronation

• HydraMAX collar lining allows faster drying time and breathability

• ComfortLite Sockliner made from EVA

• The incorporated Power Grid absorbs shock on impact competently.

• The Power Grid cushioning provides remarkable motion control when is use.

• Deep forefoot flexes grooves
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

These trainers are an excellent choice for people who are looking for a traditional, high mileage, neutral trainer without too much motion control and a modest heel. These are great shoes for high arched runners and also recommendable for someone who just wants to run some miles without thinking too much about my footwear.The Ride 6 fits as you would expect it to. These fit like a glove to the point that it doesn’t feel like one is wearing shoes. However, you may want to order one size larger than you would normally wear so as to fit perfectly.

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