Reflecting its continued brand momentum and strong focus on award-winning innovation, global performance running footwear and apparel brand Saucony is proud to announce the Ride 7. The Ride 7, lighter than its predecessor by approximately 14 grams, delivers a redesigned outsole for greater responsiveness, cushioning and durability.
Redesigning the Ride
The new Ride 7 features a reengineered outsole and midfoot configuration: Designers removed the plastic midfoot shank from under the arch and extended the SRC (Super Rebound Compound) crashpad into the midfoot to help reduce torque, enhance flexibility and set the foot up for a more fluid transition from heel to toe-off. A new vertical flex groove in the Ride 7’s outsole adds to the shoe’s superior forefoot flexibility.
The midsole of the Ride 7 features the brand’s exclusive full-length PowerGrid technology. This advanced foam recipe is 15% lighter and 30% more durable than traditional EVA, providing the ideal blend of cushioning, responsiveness and propulsion. Further helping to reduce weight is the Ride 7’s IBR+ outsole, an injection-blown rubber compound that is 33 percent lighter than traditional blown rubber.
Seamless Upper with Highly Breathable Open Air Mesh
Welded overlays in the shoe’s distinctive upper create a seamless feel while a highly breathable open air mesh keeps feet cool and comfortable. A silver reflective synthetic detail at the heel provides visibility in low light conditions.
Saucony’s exclusive ComfortLite Sockliner, a molded sockliner engineered with premium EVA, is contoured to cradle the heel and support the arch while reducing peak pressures in the forefoot. The collar of the Ride 7 features a RunDry lining for superior moisture wicking properties.
The shoe’s 8mm heel-to-toe offset positions the foot during impact in a way that creates a greater range of motion for the Gastrocnemius-Soleus-Achilles tendon system, allowing for a more powerful running stride.
Saucony’s ongoing commitment to award-winning innovation and performance continue to earn significant industry accolades for the brand. In addition to the “Editor’s Choice” Award for the Ride 7, Saucony has been repeatedly recognized by Runner’s World for its exceptionally innovative and industry-leading products, including the most recent awards:
- Peregrine 4: “Editor’s Choice” (Spring Trail Shoe Guide 2014)
- Triumph 11: “Editor’s Choice” – Runner’s World Italy (Winter 2014)
- Omni 12: “Editor’s Choice” (Fall 2013)
- Kinvara 4: “International Best Update” (Fall 2013)
Where to Buy?
The new Ride 7, retailing at S$159.00, will be available in September at all Royal Sporting House stores, iRun (Queensway Shopping Centre), NZone, Feder Sports and Running Lab.
SPECIAL! In conjunction with the launch, we bring you a special 30% discount e-voucher for the Ride 7!