DiscontinuedUpdate: Saucony Triumph ISO 5
Neutral / cushion / high arch
Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.
Stability / overpronation / normal arch
Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.
Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet
Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.
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WeightMen: 9ozWomen: 8.4oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 8mmWomen: 8mm
The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.
There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.
Heel heightMen: 26mmWomen: 26mm
Forefoot heightMen: 18mmWomen: 18mm
WidthMen: normalWomen: normal
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90 / 100 based on 1 expert reviews
The Triumph feels like a lighter trainer but has the guts to survive many long runs. I’m happy that Saucony hasn’t changed much with this shoe, as there wasn’t much that needed changing.
Updates to Saucony Triumph 12
- The 12th iteration of the Saucony Triumph gives the runner a very plush and comfortable underfoot experience. Featuring an upper technology that allows the foot to feel a sock-like fit, and a mid-sole foam technology that’s efficient in delivering balanced cushioning, this running shoe was crafted to encourage runners to perform at their best.
- The upper unit of this running shoe uses a breathable fabric to cover the foot in a well-ventilated manner. This material is soft and responsive, so it keeps the foot comfortable at all times. The ISOFIT technology conforms to the movements and shape of the foot, essentially allowing a sock-like fit.
- The mid-sole unit features a cushioning system that delivers a well-balanced underfoot experience that’s soft and mildly springy. Lightweight, but durable this mid-sole material delivers 20% more cushioning than most foam units. Shock absorption is also afforded by the platform.
- Saucony’s lightweight outsole unit material gives the mid-sole reliable protection from wear and tear. Two rubber compounds make up this layer. One delivers durable shielding while the other doles out extra cushioning and flexibility, particularly during the toe-off phase.
Saucony Triumph 12 size and fit
The Saucony Triumph 12 has a standard running shoe length. Men and women’s versions come in sizes that follow the regular measurements. The heel, mid-foot and forefoot sections have a medium-width, so it accommodates the runner with a medium-sized foot. The semi-curved shape of this running shoe also lets the natural shape of the foot to acclimate well to it.
The XT-900™ is a carbon rubber material that’s placed in specific sections of the outsole where abrasion and wear are likely to be observed. It shields the mid-sole unit from damage while also delivering traction.
The IBR+ or Injected Blown Rubber is a rubber material that’s more pliable and responsive. It’s 33% lighter than most outsole layers, but it still delivers dependable protection. It also adds a bit of cushioning, so each step stays supported.
The PWRGRID+ is a mid-sole foam that uses a grid system to distribute cushioning responsibly and equally. It’s durable and reliable, and it even gives 20% more cushioning than most mid-sole foams.
The SRC Impact Zone is a unit in the platform that manages shock when landing the foot on the ground. It absorbs shock and keeps the foot at ease when taking each step. Striking the foot on the ground becomes less strenuous to the runner.
A mesh material that has an open construction is used in the upper unit of the Triumph 12. It is soft and comfortable, while an open construction allows air to seamlessly enter the shoe and keep the foot cool and dry.
The ISOFIT technology creates a dynamic-fit system that adapts to the shape and motion of the wearer. It basically makes the upper feel like wearing a sock. The interior material is smooth and non-irritating to the skin, so welts and blisters are prevented.
The open toe box design allows the forefoot section some wiggle room. It lets the toes spread naturally, giving a more natural stride, especially during the toe-off phase.