The new Triumphs are straight up ridiculous. A nice soft, buttery ride, with velvety laces. I’m in awe every time I lace them up and go for a run. A complete knockout. Ben True, Saucony Athlete
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Triumph 18, Alloy | Red, dynamic
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Mushy landing, squishy push-off - by , Sep 12, 2020
4/ 5 Stars
I have been running in Saucony shoes since the original Jazz turned my feet burgundy, waaay back in the day. Every so often the firm's desire to keep pace with its competitors leaves me without a good shoe to run in, as it changes an old standby so much that I can't run in it anymore. I still miss the generation of shoes based on "Grid technology". I've been running in the Triumph since at least the model 10. The models 17, which I just replaced, and model 18, which I'm reviewing here, both have the same deficiency: they are far too cushioned, even for a shoe that is marketed as having a cushiony ride. I've run in some trail-shoes that are designed to look like clown shoes (trail runners will know what shoe I refer to), and these have almost that same landing-on-marshmallow feel. There's insufficient structure for effective push-off on downhills, when I do have a tendency to land on my heels. On flat pavement, the rebound is acceptable, but the lack of structure is still telling. I don't need a stability shoe, but I need something better than feather pillows on my feet. Okay folks, lightweight and soft cushion is great, but I think you've hit the limit. Until I can identify a successor, I will likely wear my Peregrines on the road for a while.

Mushy landing, squishy push-off

Sep 12, 2020
I have been running in Saucony shoes since the original Jazz turned my feet burgundy, waaay back in the day. Every so often the firm's desire to keep pace with its competitors leaves me without a good shoe to run in, as it changes an old standby so much that I can't run in it anymore. I still miss the generation of shoes based on "Grid technology". I've been running in the Triumph since at least the model 10. The models 17, which I just replaced, and model 18, which I'm reviewing here, both have the same deficiency: they are far too cushioned, even for a shoe that is marketed as having a cushiony ride. I've run in some trail-shoes that are designed to look like clown shoes (trail runners will know what shoe I refer to), and these have almost that same landing-on-marshmallow feel. There's insufficient structure for effective push-off on downhills, when I do have a tendency to land on my heels. On flat pavement, the rebound is acceptable, but the lack of structure is still telling. I don't need a stability shoe, but I need something better than feather pillows on my feet. Okay folks, lightweight and soft cushion is great, but I think you've hit the limit. Until I can identify a successor, I will likely wear my Peregrines on the road for a while.
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I loved the 17. What happened? - by , Sep 11, 2020
3/ 5 Stars
What changed? I absolutely loved the Triumph 17. I had two pair. I put almost 500 miles on each pair. They were so plush and comfy. The PWRRN+ foam was glorious. I thought these would be the same with only some changes made to the upper. But something is different. Whereas the Triumph 17 was plush the midsole really had some great spring/rebound. Triumph 18 is different. They still feel plush but the rebound isn’t there. The midsole feels dead compared to the 17. I can’t figure out what happened. Still a good shoe. Just not nearly as good as the 17.

I loved the 17. What happened?

Sep 11, 2020
What changed? I absolutely loved the Triumph 17. I had two pair. I put almost 500 miles on each pair. They were so plush and comfy. The PWRRN+ foam was glorious. I thought these would be the same with only some changes made to the upper. But something is different. Whereas the Triumph 17 was plush the midsole really had some great spring/rebound. Triumph 18 is different. They still feel plush but the rebound isn’t there. The midsole feels dead compared to the 17. I can’t figure out what happened. Still a good shoe. Just not nearly as good as the 17.
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Triumph 18 - a True Winner - by , Sep 03, 2020
5/ 5 Stars
After running in the Triumph 17 for a couple months, it was time to move up to its replacement, the Triumph 18. Both shoes are great - cushioning is superb, transition from foot strike to toe off is smooth, and overall comfort of the shoe (fit, feel, breathability) is great. I find the Triumph 18 upper and the tweaks they made to the midsole design a bit more "fast feeling" than the Triumph 17 so overall some nice improvements. While I loved the Freedom ISO 2 and like the Freedom 3 for faster paced running (these shoes have a 4mm drop vs the Triumph's 8mm and are much lighter than the Triumph 18), The Triumph 18 and Freedom shoes can work great in your running life. I also enjoy doing long runs in the Triumph 18 and wearing them to lift weights or walk around in is a treat - very nice cushioning!

Triumph 18 - a True Winner

Sep 03, 2020
After running in the Triumph 17 for a couple months, it was time to move up to its replacement, the Triumph 18. Both shoes are great - cushioning is superb, transition from foot strike to toe off is smooth, and overall comfort of the shoe (fit, feel, breathability) is great. I find the Triumph 18 upper and the tweaks they made to the midsole design a bit more "fast feeling" than the Triumph 17 so overall some nice improvements. While I loved the Freedom ISO 2 and like the Freedom 3 for faster paced running (these shoes have a 4mm drop vs the Triumph's 8mm and are much lighter than the Triumph 18), The Triumph 18 and Freedom shoes can work great in your running life. I also enjoy doing long runs in the Triumph 18 and wearing them to lift weights or walk around in is a treat - very nice cushioning!
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Thank you for sharing!

Excellent daily trainer - by , Sep 01, 2020
5/ 5 Stars
The Triumph 18 is a well cushioned and comfortable running shoe. It is my daily go to shoe for my training runs and 5Ks. I also have the slightly lighter Ride 13 and Endorphin Pro which I use for my longer races and runs. I have been a Saucony fan for years and all three, the Triumph 18, The Ride 13 and the Endorphin Pro, are excellent running shoes.

Excellent daily trainer

Sep 01, 2020
The Triumph 18 is a well cushioned and comfortable running shoe. It is my daily go to shoe for my training runs and 5Ks. I also have the slightly lighter Ride 13 and Endorphin Pro which I use for my longer races and runs. I have been a Saucony fan for years and all three, the Triumph 18, The Ride 13 and the Endorphin Pro, are excellent running shoes.
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Thank you for your wonderful review!

Want to like the triumph 18 - by , Aug 28, 2020
3/ 5 Stars
The first thing i noticed when I opened the box was how bright the shoes were. They were a lot brighter than pictured on the website. After my first run in these, my feet were sore. Im not used to the amount of cushion on the triumphs and will not be able to continue to run with them. I dont blame the shoe, but i will stick to the freedom iso for now.

Want to like the triumph 18

Aug 28, 2020
The first thing i noticed when I opened the box was how bright the shoes were. They were a lot brighter than pictured on the website. After my first run in these, my feet were sore. Im not used to the amount of cushion on the triumphs and will not be able to continue to run with them. I dont blame the shoe, but i will stick to the freedom iso for now.
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Thank you for your feedback.

Like a Glove for your foot - by , Aug 26, 2020
5/ 5 Stars
Life long runner here but down to about 200 miles a month. I'm 72 and imagine the number of pairs of running shoes I have gone through. The Triumph 18 is hands down the most comfortable running show I have ever used. I love everything about this shoe. Even the laces rock. If you want the ultimate comfort for your long runs, try this shoe. You will not regret it.

Like a Glove for your foot

Aug 26, 2020
Life long runner here but down to about 200 miles a month. I'm 72 and imagine the number of pairs of running shoes I have gone through. The Triumph 18 is hands down the most comfortable running show I have ever used. I love everything about this shoe. Even the laces rock. If you want the ultimate comfort for your long runs, try this shoe. You will not regret it.
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Thank you for your wonderful review!

Overall pretty good. - by , Aug 20, 2020
3/ 5 Stars
Inside a little slippery... fits great yet the fabric inside is a bit loose around the cushioning. There is a movement of the fabric beneath my feet resulting in a bit of a less confident feeling while running, and a slight squeak sometimes as I run. Not ideal, but works well enough.

Overall pretty good.

Aug 20, 2020
Inside a little slippery... fits great yet the fabric inside is a bit loose around the cushioning. There is a movement of the fabric beneath my feet resulting in a bit of a less confident feeling while running, and a slight squeak sometimes as I run. Not ideal, but works well enough.
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We’re sorry to hear about your experience with this style. Give the team a ring at 800.282.6575. We are here to help!

Comfort and Support - by , Aug 19, 2020
5/ 5 Stars
As advertised, solid comfort, cushioning eliminates all pounding impacts and great overall support. Highly recommend.

Comfort and Support

Aug 19, 2020
As advertised, solid comfort, cushioning eliminates all pounding impacts and great overall support. Highly recommend.
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Thank you for recommending the Triumph 18!

Love this shoe! - by , Aug 19, 2020
5/ 5 Stars
This is my third pair of triumphs and the best yet. The ride is great seems more responsive then prior models and though well cushioned does Not feel clunky/chunky. The upper is fairly breathable but is thicker than what I was used to in my prior faves, the freedoms. That said, nothing is lost when it comes to comfort and my feet seem happier after long runs in these. My biggest gripe with this model is they seem to garner a fairly muted color scheme and this has persisted over time. (Mutant red is the exception THANK YOU Saucony! - but very hard to find in my size) Not precisely sure what that’s about 🤷🏻‍♂️. Either way they hold up great. I weigh 170lbs and have put 500 miles on all prior pairs before I really started wearing into the foam at the heels.

Love this shoe!

Aug 19, 2020
This is my third pair of triumphs and the best yet. The ride is great seems more responsive then prior models and though well cushioned does Not feel clunky/chunky. The upper is fairly breathable but is thicker than what I was used to in my prior faves, the freedoms. That said, nothing is lost when it comes to comfort and my feet seem happier after long runs in these. My biggest gripe with this model is they seem to garner a fairly muted color scheme and this has persisted over time. (Mutant red is the exception THANK YOU Saucony! - but very hard to find in my size) Not precisely sure what that’s about 🤷🏻‍♂️. Either way they hold up great. I weigh 170lbs and have put 500 miles on all prior pairs before I really started wearing into the foam at the heels.
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We love hearing from happy customers! Thanks for sharing!

Great as expected - by , Aug 19, 2020
4/ 5 Stars
The Triumph is great as expected - super comfy and fits the ankle like a glove. It provides for a bouncier ride than other running shoes I’ve worn. It is not the lightest option but makes up for it with comfort, cushion, and support. Good for high impact daily use.

Great as expected

Aug 19, 2020
The Triumph is great as expected - super comfy and fits the ankle like a glove. It provides for a bouncier ride than other running shoes I’ve worn. It is not the lightest option but makes up for it with comfort, cushion, and support. Good for high impact daily use.
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Thank you for your review, Scott!