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Decent Shoe with Defective Dual Mesh Upper
on March 28, 2015
Both Saucony Ride 6 & 7 have a serious design flaw. After three months, my Ride 6 shoes split through the mesh at the toe; I sent them to Saucony. Saucony sent me a pair of Ride 7's. The Ride 7 has the EXACT same dual mesh system with a week under mesh--ready for another eventual toe split-through.
I TOLD Saucony that from the online photos I could see the Ride 7 had the same design flaw as the Ride 6 and to send a DIFFERENT replacement, which I clearly named. Saucony insisted on sending their new Ride 7's, which as stated have the same problem as the Ride 6. Be careful with the frontal toe area on the top of the shoe toward the tip of the dual mesh.
Further, I found the Ride 7's far more cushioned and concordantly LESS responsive than the Ride 6's. Yes, the Ride 7 is a fine shoe; the Ride 6 was just better. Thus other than the above, serious, defect, the Ride 7 works fairly well, seems well built on the sides and rear, and has a great tread pattern. I like the shoe, just not the silly, sorry, weak dual mesh upper.