How often do you find yourself wishing you had lightweight running shoes that had the ability to mitigate impact shock sustained on a run? Unfortunately, that’s hard to come by without adding some serious weight to a shoe.
Or at least that’s what most thought. Enter the Saucony Ride 9 GTX® Shoe.
Saucony’s shining moment this year came with the introduction of EVERUN. With the traditional construction of a running shoe, you’ll often see the following layer pattern:
2. Structural board
3. Midsole cushioning
But a big gripe with runners is not having adequate cushioning to absorb the impact of each foot strike. Rather than sticking with what’s traditional, Saucony deviated from the previously used PowerGrid™ midsole and added an entirely new layer of cushioning AND threw in an EVERUN heel pad. Saucony claims that the EVERUN foam is not affected by any form of weather, keeps its properties well beyond the purchase date, and provides an 83 percent energy return. For more information on EVERUN, watch the video below!
What do all those facts and extra layers mean for you? Basically this: the Saucony Ride 9 GTX® Shoe is designed to go the distance. All that cushioning means you’ll have more energy to keep on running, especially toward the end.
While the Saucony Ride 7 GTX® Shoe and Saucony Ride 8 GTX® Shoe used a thicker overlay material, the Saucony Ride 9 GTX® Shoe utilizes FlexFilm, a stronger, but more lightweight material that makes the shoe feel even more flexible than its predecessors. Overall, the fit is snug and the GORE-TEX lining helps reduce moisture build-up internally while keeping water, snow, and mud out externally.
The shoe’s arch support is considered neutral, meaning they’re the ideal fit for runners with a medium to high arch.
Considering the great features and the fact that the Saucony Ride 9 GTX® Shoe has the waterproof, breathable, and windproof GORE-TEX membrane, these shoes can handle even whatever the next Winter Storm Jonas or El Niño has in store. Daily and marathon runners that stick to the pavement, go pick up a pair of Saucony Ride 9 GTX® Shoes and just see for yourself!
Don’t worry if the Saucony Ride 9 GTX® Shoe isn’t fit for your style of running. We have plenty of running shoes with GORE-TEX lining to go around for everyone. Take a closer look at our collection of road running shoes here and our trail running shoes here.