Saucony Triumph 19
The Saucony Triumph a premium daily trainer with soft and responsive cushioning that comes with an improved lightweight upper. The midsole features Saucony’s top of the line PWRRUN+ cushioning which helps this shoe feel soft but responsive for a versatile repertoire of training.
HEEL TO TOE OFFSET: 8 mm
WEIGHT: 9.1oz women’s / 10.2oz men’s
USE: Road Running, jogging, racing, walking, max cushioning
SURFACE: Road, Gravel, Track
Preview by Scoob: You know how I know this shoe is the real deal and feels awesome? Joe Moore said so. Our Manhattan legend does a majority of his longer runs in the Triumph and has high praise for it. I took the liberty in trying it out myself over the last month or so. Conclusion – He’s right! This shoe is the definition of plush while still having some pop with the PWRRUN+ foam.
If the Shoe Fits: I really like the design of the Triumph; Saucony has really upped their style game on their models. I noticed the shoe has some elastic rounder and softer laces, which is pretty unique and doesn’t seem to bother me much but is something that is noticeable enough to bother others. The upper has a great feet with a plush heel cup and breathable midfoot through toe-box. It feels like on my feet and really similar to their Ride 14. The only difference is a bit more foam under my foot and it a more compressive feel. It’s kind of like if you could feel potential energy before it turns into kinetic energy. Walking around I kept admiring the fit and upper. Good news is the upper is made of recycled materials as well, great stuff Saucony!
Performance Review: This is a shoe that might be struggling to find its place in the popular lineup that Saucony currently has; Endorphin Series, Ride 14. But after giving it some miles and consideration, I think it should become Ride lovers new go-to. While the one piece that the ride had on the Triumph was the lighter weight, I’d guess within a year or two they will be so close you won’t be able to tell which weighs more. This shoe is significant upgrade, with the soft but not mushy energize PWRRUN+. You can get so much flexibility and energy return without sacrificing comfort. All paces are welcomed in this shoe, recovery runs and up-tempo sessions. This shoe is not as performance enhancing as some other high stack training shoes on the market, but it still had that traditional feel and meets the effort you need. No plate, no rocker, just quality foam, with a comfortable light upper, and good tread/grip.
Previous Model: Saucony Triumph 18
I don’t see how you can’t like the Triumph. I think this shoe is battle tested and perfect for an everyday training or as a premium strictly long run shoe. I’m excited to see how they keep the improvements coming with the newer models and that PWRRUN+ foam.