Sponsored by Zappos
As a long time fan of Saucony, I was excited to try out the new Saucony Ride 13 from Zappos. Years ago, the Saucony Ride was one of my go-to shoes, so I was excited to add them back into my (now cancelled) marathon training rotation!
I’m a neutral runner who rolls a bit to the outside (supinate) so I always run in neutral shoes.
I was able to get these shoes quick and easy thanks to Zappos. I LOVE ordering from Zappos, truly. I can’t tell you how many pairs of jeans I’ve ordered from them over the years. Much less stressful trying them on in the comfort of my own home vs going to a store and getting frustrated. Their shipping is lightning fast and returns are really easy. Their return policy gives you 365 days to return an item! This isn’t my first time ordering running shoes from them and it certainly won’t be the last.
The Saucony Ride 13 is a solid neutral running shoe with a 8mm offset. It’s light enough to do speed work in, but also sturdy enough to handle double digit mileage. I’m sensitive to heavy shoes and this shoe doesn’t feel heavy in my opinion. It’s been raining a lot here lately and even on a longer run in the pouring rain my feet never felt heavy.
If you have been following me for any amount of time, you know that I’m a huge proponent of rotating shoes for injury prevention. You can rotate shoes a couple of different ways – different shoes from the same brand or comparable shoes from different brands.
Even if you currently have a shoe you love, I firmly believe one should always be open to trying something new because you may just find something you love better or equally as much.
One of the things I’ve always loved about the Saucony Ride is that they are comfortable straight out of the box and the Ride 13 was no different.
According to Saucony the changes to this update are:
New PWRRUN cushioning protects from impact with a soft, yet responsive feel underfoot.
TRIFLEX outsole optimizes flexibility
FORMFIT surrounds the foot in 3D comfort, enhanced by 3D-Print overlays.
Engineered mesh provides structure or stretch where needed and enhances breathability.
The previous version of the Ride 13 was the Ride ISO 2.
Zappos carries all four of the colorways the shoe currently comes in!
The color combination I ordered is called Coral/Alloy.
The Ride 13 also comes in a grey color, purple and a bright yellow. When I ran my first marathon in 2003, there weren’t many color choices available in each running shoes. You were told not to pick on color and just buy the shoe that worked for you, which is of course sound advice, but now that running companies are making shoes in more color options you can have both – a shoe that works for you + a cool color you like!