Like yourself, the Saucony Ride shoes have been training hard over the last year as can be seen in the Women's PowerGrid Ride 8 Running Shoes. Now lighter than ever, and with a weight of 8. 5 ounces, the Rides now feature the all new Flexfilm upper, which delivers an even more responsive fit and feel, while keeping weight at a minimum. Maintaining much of the features that made the rides a flagship shoe for the company, the Powergrid midsole remains intact, giving the shoes that same smooth heel to toe feel that made their predecessors so popular. For increased foot protection, the SRC Impact Zone now runs into the midfoot, delivering rock solid protection for both the track and street. Since a shoe is only as dependable as its sole, Saucony kept the durable and reliable iBR sole system with XT 900 carbon rubber for enhanced longevity.