The Saucony Ride 7 is a standard, daily running, neutral shoe designed for a neutral foot motion.


Important Shipping Note: U.S. sales only.


Good gets better with the Saucony Ride 7. This refined neutral running shoe offers a super smooth ride and delivers enhanced cushioning throughout the entire length of the shoe. A light, breathable upper helps keep your feet comfortable. The entire package of the Ride 7 makes for a versatile daily training shoe that can handle long runs and faster days equally well.

Model Number:

Weight: 9.3 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: Heel (28mm), Forefoot (20mm)

Available Widths: D=Medium

How It Fits (based on width D)

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium to narrow
  • Midfoot: Medium volume
  • Forefoot: Medium
  • Toebox Height: Medium
  • Arch Structure: Medium
  • Shoe Shape: Semi-Curved



  • Heel to Toe Powergrid combines shock dissipating Grid technology with Powerfoam material to create a cushioned and a responsive ride.
  • SRC Impact Zone begins at the heel and extends to under the midfoot. SRC stands for Super Rebound Compound and the material is designed to provide shock attenuation to set the foot up for a smooth transition.
  • SSL EVA is Saucony's premium midsole material for lightweight comfort, rebound and durability.
  • Vertical Flex Groove enhances forefoot flexibility.


  • XT-900 is primarily utilized in the heel and is a carbon rubber material that increases traction without sacrificing durability.
  • IBR+ in the forefoot is a lightweight flexible material that offers enhanced cushioning and a responsive ride.
  • Open Mesh covers the entire upper and is a breathable lightweight fabric.
  • Welded Overlays create a seamless feel while holding the foot in place.
  • RUNDRY Collar Lining secures the heel while wicking moisture.
  • Comfortlite Sockliner is a molded sockliner that contours the heel and arch, reducing pressures in the forefoot.
  • Strobel Last with the upper stitched to full length HRC Strobel Board, for responsive, enhanced cushioning and a soft underfoot feel.

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

  • Neutral
    • Min
    • Mod
  • Support
    • Min
    • Mod
    • Max
  • Motion Control
    • Mod
    • Max

Heel-Toe Offset (mm): What's This?

  • 0
  • 1-2
  • 3-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-8
  • 9-10
  • 11+

Stack Height:

  • Barefoot
  • Minimal
  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
  • Maximal


  • Road
  • Road-Trail
  • Hard Trail
  • Varied Trail
  • Soft Trail

Shoe Type:

  • Premium
  • Standard
  • Performance
  • Racing

Customer Reviews

Comments: Let me start by saying that I bought about 30 shoes from all the major brands over the past 3 months. Out of those 30, the best of the best are the Saucony Ride 7, Adidas Energy Boost and Glide 6, and Mizuno Sayonara. I prefer the Energy Boost for distance/recovery runs, and the Sayonaras for speed work. The Ride 7s are such well-rounded shoes that they can be used for distance or speed work, but the sweet spot is between those two, such as a fast 3-4 mile run. But if I could only own one shoe, the Ride 7 would be at the top of my list.
From: Matthew, Tampa, FL, USA. June 3rd 2015

Comments: I have about 320 miles on my Ride 7s and just ran a goal half marathon last weekend in them (got a PR!). I've enjoyed them a lot. Pretty lightweight for a well-cushioned trainer. My previous shoe was the Brooks Ghost 7, which I also liked. Think I prefer the Ride 7, but it's a personal preference thing as they are both great shoes. Here are what I see as the differences for those considering both shoes: --The Ride 7 is a bit lighter. --The Ride 7 is firmer, particularly in the forefoot. Still a good amount of cushion, but not as squishy as the Ghost 7. (I'm a little puzzled by reviews talking about the Ride 7 being squishy, to be honest.) This makes the Ride 7 feel slightly peppier. --The Ride 7 is a bit narrower, particularly in the forefoot.
From: Scott, IA, USA. May 31st 2015

Comments: The Ride 7 is a all-purpose, do-anything workhorse that would be on my short list if I were faced with the question of which shoe I would want if I could only have one type of shoe in my closet. It's a well-cushioned trainer that is most suited for long runs and easy miles, but it's light and responsive enough to allow for some speed work. It's durable with plenty of rubber on the outsole, so it should last a long time. It's got a nice wide stable platform with just a touch of arch support. The shoe has an 8mm drop, but from my subjective point of view, the drop is hard to notice since the footbed is otherwise pretty flat and not biased to one side or the other. The midsole cushion is well-balanced. I would characterize the midsole as well-cushioned, very good at dispersing shock, and more firm/responsive than plush/soft. It does feel like there is a bit of extra cushion under the forefoot, but I found this to be a welcome addition since I have a midfoot/forefoot strike as it acted like a reminder of where my foot ought to be landing. The collar and tongue are well-padded but not excessively so, and the flat laces stay tied. The upper is flexible and stretchy without unnecessary stitches or embellishments and it breathes well. The toebox allows for a comfortable amount of toe splay. The Ride 7's light-reflective elements, including a huge patch on the heel, are a very welcome bonus. As other reviewers have noted, the Ride 7 is comparable to the Brooks Ghost, but I disagree that the Ride 7 is squishy in the midsole or narrow in the midfoot & toebox. I have a size 11, normal width foot that borders on narrow width, with a touch more pronation on the right foot due to a lower arch. The Ride 7 fit perfectly out of the box for me, with an initial 8-mile run producing not the slightest bit of discomfort. For some context, I previously ran in Brooks Ghost 6's and Hoka Conquests, Cliftons, and Huakas, and I struggled with narrowness issues, resulting in hots pots and blisters on the medial side of the forefoot, in all of those shoes. The Ride 7 has yet to give me any such problems. In conclusion: this is a solid shoe that has quickly become my default option for almost any run.
From: JM, Topeka, KS, USA. April 22nd 2015

Comments: Excellent shoe. The cushion is the best I've experienced in my many years of running. It's not mushy, but disburses shock well. Regarding fit, the midfoot is a little too roomy for me. But, I will definitely get another pair because I like the cushion so much.
From: Tom, Las Cruces, NM, USA.  December 30th 2014

Comments: Just got the new Ride 7 and the shoe fitter came up with a 9.5 based on the fit of my Ghost 6. The Ride 7 is too narrow and runs small. Returning and going with the Brooks.
From: Joe, Huntsville, AL, USA. December 8th 2014

Comments: Not much toebox room and I agree with Graham ..whatever they switched to is too squishy. But those with normal forefoot(not on the wide side)will probably like the fit.
From: Derry, Potsdam, NY, USA. October 16th 2014

Comments: Cannot say enough about this amazing shoe. Been looking for the "perfect" shoe through many trials of everything ranging from the Adrenaline 14, Cumulus, Hoka Bondi, and Dyads. These by far are the exact (granted, for me, obviously) mix of great long lasting cushioning, support without pushing my foot out at all and the great Goldilocks "just right" feeling. Kudos, Saucony. Kudos. P.S. As much as I love my new Ride 7s, can't wait to test out the new Triumph ISO series.
From: Anonymous. September 27th 2014

Comments: This shoe is incredible. It holds together very good, and is a good shoe for sprinting workouts and long runs as well. I much prefer the Ride to the Brooks Ghost.
From: Justin, WI, USA. August 29th 2014

Comments: I've found that the newer Saucony foam compounds are too squishy and don't have good energy return. The sock liner breaks down way too fast also. I much prefer the Brooks Ghost to the Ride.
From: Graham, Tyler, TX, USA. August 14th 2014