To the delight of its fans, it is no surprise that the Saucony Ride 14 remains within the "conventional" lineup of the American brand: a shoe that offers what is expected without resorting to trends that perhaps in the near future are no longer available. A treadmill shoe, with contained weight and good cushioning, with a classic 8 mm drop whose main license is to use more or less striking color combinations, but which does not need an adaptation period as happens with the Endorphin Speed 2.
Although it may go unnoticed at first glance, the biggest change from its predecessor Ride 13 occurs in an upper where a better fit is promised thanks to the rearrangement of the eyelets and a more stylized lateral logo that not only gives a greater consistency to the whole but also aesthetically is a step forward. The other novelty is greater breathability with more ventilation holes, a subject that is sometimes not valued enough, especially in the case of shoes with the tongue sewn on both sides ("booty" effect) and it is a point interesting that it always contributes in the purchase decision.
The rest does not change and the midsole of the Ride 14 is made of PWRRUN that promotes more comfort, less weight, better response ... well, the usual marketing pitch and that the response of the riders who have used it dictates that it is reliable but with a firmer touch than expected in a classic treadmill. Perhaps the next step will be a combination with the PWRRUN PB but who knows what the American brand will dictate. The sole is identical with the well-known TRI-FLEX configuration of the lug that offers a good relationship between grip and speed in the transition. In terms of materials, there is no surprise either and the XT-900 compound is once again trusted, which of course pays for all the money and time invested in its development. Let's go for a run.
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