Update December 3, 2015. It is time to retire this shoe after a good 400 miles. This is above average durability for me. It's been a good "ride", but I've worn out the cushioning. It held up well and served its purpose. I plan on re-buying this shoe, preferably on sale, because why fix what isn't broken.
Update September 23, 2015. I still like this shoe, but reduced the upper construction rating. The heel counter is a bit squished with 150 miles on the shoe. I'm not the most careful putting on shoes, but it shouldn't be that easy to deform.
The Saucony Ride 8 is a well contructed shoe for neutral runners. The MSRP is at the higher end, something not unusual for today's top end running shoes.
This shoe will be my workhorse shoe for medium and long runs.
Coming from the Hoka Clifton, a great shoe itself, I noticed less cushion. The upper is more substantial, however than the Hoka Clifton, and very well stitched and made. I choose this shoe to save a bit of money, but also because the Clifton didn't feet my feet very well. I needed to go up half a size in the original Clifton because it was too narrow. Half a size up however, was too long. The size 11 of the Saucony Ride 8, my regular size, fits very well and I can wear thinner socks again.
So far, the Saucony Ride 8 is an amazing shoe. I've had no problems with blisters and do feel the shoe is working with me, not against me. It's a bit heavy for racing, but it's a trainer. I highly recommend it as a trainer or for marathons if you can't handle flats.
The weight I measured for my size 11's was 10.5oz for one shoe. For a pair, the weight is 21.0oz. Please note weights may vary based on shoe size and style(color, etc.).
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