The upper has a smaller percentage covered with overlays, favoring HF-welded supports in the interior of the forefoot, with fewer spots that might irritate. The fit is secure where necessary and there’s no slipping in the heel, thanks to memory foam in the collar. A moisture- wicking lining prevents the problems associated with wetness. The outersole has newly configured flex grooves, and what appears to be a more substantial shank (though this is difficult to ascertain due to the nature and placement of the device) which helps keep the foot lined up through the footstrike. The durable carbon rubber heel and the blown rubber forefoot contribute their well-known strengths to the layers of cushioning, providing a plush ride to the Ride.
“Quite a bit of cushioning, evenly distributed. They felt a bit heavy but they’re protective, I’ll say that much for them. They did a good job.”
Updates the ProGrid Ride 2
• Recommended for: medium- to high-arched feet with neutral biomechanics
• Sizes: Men 6.5–13,14,15; Women 5–12
• Weight: Men 13.1 oz. (size 11); Women 10.9 oz. (size 8)
• Shape: semi-curved
• Construction: Strobel slip-lasted, HRC Strobel board