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  • Terrain


    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.


    Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

    Good to know

    As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

  • Arch support

    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.

    Good to know

    - Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
    - More about arch support in this video.
    - Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

  • Use

    Daily running

    Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.


    Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

    Good to know

    If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

  • Price
  • Weight
    Men: 9oz
    Women: 8.4oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 8mm
    Women: 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 height
    Men: 26mm
    Women: 26mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 18mm
    Women: 18mm
  • Width
    Men: Normal
    Women: Normal
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  • 90 / 100 | Canadian Running Magazine | Level 5 expert

    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.

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  • 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 reliable 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.

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.