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Saucony ProGrid Ride 3

The Saucony ProGrid Ride 3 is a complete running shoe designed for long distance runners of moderate weight.

Its supper is made of a mix of nylon and synthetic materials, with a complex sole for exceptional traction. Its multi-directional tread on the sole add to that traction and keep runners gripped to the road. The ProGrid technology is built into the heel for a solid degree of comfort, and its sturdy plated midsole is designed for shock attenuation. It has semi-soft cushioning to add a firm bounce to the ride.

Users and testers of the Saucony ProGrid Ride 3 enjoyed its durability. Runners cited that it lasted them 300-400 miles before having to replace it, while others who ran 30 miles a week had no problem with the shoe giving into wear and tear. Others commented on how the shoe rode a bit high at the heel, making for an awkward heel-strike to toe-off transition.

Heavier runners commented on the shoe not having enough padding at the ball of the foot. The shoe ranked high on its ratings as a 5k, 10k, and marathon runner, proving is quality over long distances. It also ranked high among testers in overall comfort. The fit of the shoe was described among testers to by very snug at the heel, close-fitting at midfoot, slightly narrow at forefoot, and light in weight. It was also described to be flexible and soft, with a somewhat smooth transition between heel strikes and toe off.

The shoe retails for $95 usd, but can be found at $85 usd usd on Amazon.com

This cushioned running shoe is recommended for lighter to medium built runners looking for a terrific long distance shoe. It is also recommended for injury prone neutral runners, as its firmness and durability would will benefit them.

All in all the, Saucony ProGrid Ride 3 is a head and shoulders above the rest when it comes to long distance running.

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