Sunday, June 07, 2020

Saucony Ride 13 Initial Video Review. Comparisons to 2020 Saucony Line and More!

Article by Sam Winebaum

Saucony Ride 13 ($130)

Update: Ride 13 multi tester review 

The Ride 13 has a PWRUN TPU/EVA midsole (as in Kinvara 11, Guide 13, and upcoming Endorphin Shift), an engineered mesh upper (bye, bye and good riddance ISO Fit), and blown rubber instead of crystal rubber in the forefoot, good riddance there too I say!

Overall stack (and weight) increases over the Ride ISO 2 to 32mm / 24mm, 8mm drop vs. 27mm /19mm for the ISO2, matching the stack of the support Guide 13 with the stack almost identical to the PWRRUN+ all TPU midsole Triumph. It releases Mid June 2020. $130.

Weight of a US9 pair, based on my sample 8.5, is approximately 10.15 oz / 288 g which is 0.3 oz more than the ISO 2 but with the Ride 13 we have more cushion than previously moving the Ride from firmer uptempo trainer for most, to all around daily (but still uptempo capable) trainer.

In the video below I review the Ride 13 and also discuss how it compares to Ride ISO 2 as well as to the rest of the 2020 Saucony line up: Endorphin Shift and Speed, Guide 13, Triumph 17 & 18, and Freedom 3.  I also compare it to Cumulus 22, Pegasus 37 (both men and women's) and Salomon Sonic 3 Balance. 

Full Multi Tester written review soon.


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Mark said...

Thanks for the preview of the Ride 13. I’ve ran in Saucony shoes for years and it’s good to see that Saucony is doing away with some things that were turning me away from them....everun, iso fit, crystal rubber.

Sam Winebaum said...

Hi Mark,
Totally agree. Those "features" were dragging them down. All gone in 2020 and now Saucony is back big time!
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Marcel said...

Hi Sam, thank you for the review! Did i get it right that the release of the T18 has been postponed to the mid of august? if so, in which case do you think its worth waiting to buy it?

Marcel said...

compared to buying the T17 right now (just to clarify my question)

Unknown said...

Been waiting for the new iteration to come out. My ride ISO 2's are on their last legs.

Anonymous said...

Why no one love ISOFIT?
I love it to fix my foot in shoes

Keep_Moving09 said...

Thank you for such a thorough review! I am excited for the Ride 13 to be released...I have always enjoyed the Rides...hoping to check these out soon!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your review Sam! I always trust your review and based on your review I bought a no of shoes. I am more curious about comparison between this shoe and Sonic 3 Balance. Balance is 8.9 oz(as per Salomon website) and this one is 10.1 oz, price is identical, so what way Ride 13 is better here?

Sam Winebaum said...

Thanks for following Anonymous!
Based on our samples Balance is about 9.9oz US9. As far as which is better depends on preferences. Ride 13 is slightly softer and bouncier and more flexible.

Unknown said...

I really enjoyed the interview with Connor of Running Warehouse, and your reviews on RTR are the best.

Sam Winebaum said...

Thanks so much! We have a great team!