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When great cushioning and flexibility come together, like in the Saucony Ride 4, daunting runs are a thing of the past. This shoe offers neutral runners proven midsole technology for a well-cushioned ride. The upper maintains a locked down feel over the midfoot for a secure fit and feel. Whatever the mileage may be the Saucony Ride 4 can handle it.

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Weight: 11.3 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: Heel (32mm), Forefoot (20mm)

How It Fits (based on width D) Width D=Medium

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Narrow
  • Midfoot: Medium volume
  • Forefoot: Medium to narrow
  • Toe-Box height: Low
  • Arch Structure: Medium heigh
Product Lifecycle
  • Release date: June 2011
  • Model discontinued: Unknown
  • Heritage: Trigon Ride, ProGrid Ride 3


The ProGrid Ride 4 is a moderate feature, moderate neutral shoe designed for daily training and high mileage. It is built with a semi-curved shape.


  • Heel ProGrid with Respon-Tek is Saucony's latest impact deflection technology. Heel ProGrid absorbs impact, dissipates shock, and sets the foot up for a smooth transition.
  • 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.
  • SRC XTRA Forefoot Cushioning sits under the metatarsal region and is designed to provide a smooth toe-off.
  • Impulse EVA is a blend of EVA that offers greater durability and responsiveness than CMEVA.
  • Midfoot Support Bridge is located at the bottom of the midfoot. This thermal plastic unit is engineered to provide torsional rigidity.
  • Open Mesh covers the entire upper and is a breathable lightweight fabric.
  • Hydrator Collar Lining cups the heel and is designed to provide next-to-skin comfort and maximize wicking.
  • Comfortride Sockliner is an open cell sockliner that is antimicrobial and breathable.
  • HRC Strobel Board is full length and is a High Rebound Compound that increases cushioning and step-in comfort.
  • XT-900 is primarily utilized in the heel and is a carbon rubber material that increases traction without sacrificing durability.
  • Blown Rubber is located at the lateral side of the forefoot and is a lightweight flexible material that is designed to enhance cushioning and provide a smooth ride.

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: My Ride 2's finally wore out and it was time to get some new shoes.  Based my purchase on the shoe fit app here and ordered the last two pairs in my size (US 10) since the Ride 5's are changing pretty dramatically.  Wore one pair to a concert the day they arrived and they were great to stand in and around the house, but walking to/from the show (~1/4 mile each way) my feet started sliding around like I got a size too large.  When I got home I compared them to my Ride 2's and they are about 1/4" longer. I'm going to have to return them.

I did get to try on a 9.5 at my LRS today, but since my toe was almost at the tip of the shoe they suggested the 10 to me in case my feet swell when running. I might risk the 9.5 anyway and hope the stretch a bit once broken.

In a way, I kind of feel cheated by Saucony. I've been wearing versions of the Ride without any issues in a size 10 since my first pair of Grid Trigon 4 Ride's. With the changes coming up in the new Ride 5, I may be forced to switch brands.
From: Paul, Memphis, TN