Saucony Triumph 19 Shoe Review

Saucony Triumph 19 shoe review

I was excited to try the Saucony Triumph 19. Even though my injury was not running related, coming back from an injury, I wanted more cushion. Since the original ISO version several years ago, I’ve run in almost every version of the Saucony Triumph. Time flies. Anyway, I always seem to have a pair of Triumph in my rotation.

Saucony Triumph 19 shoe review

Saucony Triumph 19 Quick Facts:

Weight: 9.1 oz

Heel to Toe Drop: 8 mm

Cost: $150

Saucony Triumph 19 Introduction:

The Saucony Triumph 19 is a high cushioned running shoe made for the bulk of your miles. If you are someone who wants more cushion, this is a great option. One of my favorite updates to the Triumph 19 is the fact that Saucony has decided to use recycled materials. I love how brands are deciding that eco-friendly is the way to go. Saucony has definitely increased how many of their products use recycled materials.

Saucony Triumph 19 shoe review

Saucony Triumph 19 Fit:

As many people can tell, Saucony removed the ISO fit. What does this mean? The Saucony Triumph 19 now fits more like a traditional upper. It used to have a completely attached tongue which was well received by some and hated by others. I was indifferent about it.

Saucony Triumph 19 shoe review

The initial try on of the Saucony Triumph 19 felt great. The Triumph has cushion in the heel collar and tongue and feels super plush. High cushion (and more expensive) trainers should feel plusher.

I firmly believe that the best trainers disappear off your foot and the Saucony Triumph 19 does just that. I don’t have any rubbing, and it feels like a slipper. The updated Triumph features a mono-mesh upper, which is extremely breathable.

Saucony Triumph 19 shoe review

One thing to note about Saucony shoes, in general, is the heel is lower and wider than most other brands. Often times that means they don’t fit inserts the best. It also means people feel like they are slipping in the heel. You won’t slip out, but just something to keep in mind.

I typically wear between a size 10-11 wide in running shoes and have worn almost all of those sizes in the Saucony Triumph. This year it fits more true to size, and the size 11 of the Saucony Triumph 19 fits well. In general, Saucony running shoes have a wider base than many other brands. If your midfoot is wider, it’s a good brand to try.

Saucony Triumph 19 Ride:

The Triumph has always been one of my favorite shoes because it has plenty of cushion but also the ability to perform at faster speeds too. It kind of redefines what an easy shoe should be. The updated Triumph is softer than the Triumph 18 but not in a bulky way. It also lost some responsiveness, but it’s not as mushy as the Hoka Clifton 8.

Saucony also removed about an ounce of weight from the Triumph 18 to 19. You’ll definitely feel this while you’re running, and it feels easier to pick up the pace, despite the shoe being less responsive.

Durability and Traction: Saucony shoes have always been more durable than many other brands. I’ve put about 100 miles in the Saucony Triumph 19 with no signs of it stopping soon. I anticipate it will last the full 300-400 miles. I’ve also run in inclement weather and on sand dunes, and I haven’t had any issues with it sliding where it shouldn’t.

Saucony Triumph 19 shoe review

As mentioned, before the Saucony Triumph has always fit in as an easy run shoe, but I can still run faster if I want. I’m not going to do track workouts in the Triumph, but if I’m feeling good and want to drop the pace down, it has that ability. This year’s model is just as good, and it’s a shoe I pack when I don’t know what kind of run I’ll be doing.

Saucony Triumph 19 Conclusion:

I like the Saucony Triumph 19, and I think it’s been given a great update. If you need or prefer a higher cushion shoe without the weight, you’ll appreciate the Triumph 19. It’s not glamorous like many daily trainers, but it gets the work done. It’s nice to see Saucony making more of their products from recycled materials.

My Current Shoe Rotation:

Easy/Daily Runs: Brooks Aurora, Diadora Mythos Blushield Volo, New Balance 1080 v11Hoka Bondi 7, Saucony Triumph 19

Speed Work: 361 Flame, Nike Tempo Next%, New Balance Fuelcell TC Shoe ReviewReebok Float Ride Run fast Pro,

Long Runs: Hoka Clifton Edge,  Under Armour Sonic HOVR 3

Trail Running/Hiking: Hoka Torrent 2, Saucony Peregrine 11, North Face Flight VECTIV

Races: Asics Metaspeed Sky, Hoka One One Rocket X, adidas Adizero Pro, New Balance Fuelcell 5280Nike Next%,  Saucony Endorphin ProNew Balance fuelcell TCReebok Run fast Pro 

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Questions for you:

Have you tried the Saucony Triumph 19?

What is your favorite easy run shoe?