Verdict from 5 experts and +100 user reviews

5 reasons to buy

  • The shoe has a great cushioning based on some reviews.
  • The plush and comfortable fit gained positive feedback from the users.
  • Many runners were impressed by how durable the shoe is.
  • The shoe is comfortable to wear and breathable enough.
  • Available in different color options.

3 reasons not to buy

  • It is slightly expensive.
  • Not flexible enough according to some runners.
  • Some mentioned that the Saucony Triumph 11 is too narrow for them

Bottom line

The Saucony Triumph 11 is a neutral shoe for road running. The shoe delivers a great combination of comfort, cushioning and protection. With the technologies attached to this shoe, the Triumph 11 will not disappoint when used for daily training and long runs. Based on reviews, the shoe is indeed a successful release. 

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Good to know

  • The Saucony Triumph 11 had minimal changes, but it offers an improvement in the feel, comfort, and durability. Saucony Triumph 11 is designed with a new upper. The upper is updated with additional welded overlays. This design improves the fit and reduces the weight. The heel collar offers a very plush feel and a pampering comfort in the upper.
  • The shoe also had a better iBR+ outsole, making the forefront more comfortable. A deeper flex groove is also made in the forefoot for comfort and flexibility, while the PowerGrid technology in the midsole enhances the plush feel.
  • This shoe was also designed with a new crashpad which comes with three fully-decoupled pods. This design offers a smooth landing in each stride and a very efficient transition from heel to toe. The SRC Impact Zone also helps in the smooth landing while reducing the pressure by absorbing shock.

The Saucony Triumph 11 is true to size with length on standard size, but with a wider fit. The toe box is wider and fits the medium to large mid-foot and forefoot. The heel is fit at medium size as well.


The outsole of the Triumph 11 comes with the iBR+ rubber. This is a type of rubber that is light in weight and with more provision for cushioning. A premium carbon rubber XT-900, which is also used in the Triumph 12, is placed on the outsole for excellent traction and grip and for the needed durability.


The midsole of the Triumph 11 come with the PowerGrid technology. This is a full-length foam midsole that is the lightest and most cushioned EVA for shoes. Because of this, the shoe is lightweight, soft, responsive, and comfortable. The Grid technology also absorbs shock and reduces pressure.

The midsole are also integrated with SRC Impact Zone and Impact Interface that helps attenuate shocks while keep the heel protected.


The upper of the Triumph 11 comes with the Sauc-Fit, a Saucony exclusive upper design and technology that stretches to hug the mid-foot, and to allow the forefoot and the heel to move and flex naturally. Saucony also uses the HydraMax Collar lining for moisture management and for the reduction of blisters. The ComfortLite Sockliner serves as the contoured EVA sock liner for softer and more comfortable inner. The upper is also equipped with the HRC Strobel Board for comfort and the Supportive underlays are also used for a snug fit feel.

How Triumph 11 compares

This shoe: 87
All shoes average: 82
56 95
This shoe: $140
All shoes average: $119
$40 $300
This shoe: 11.1oz
All shoes average: 9.5oz
2.8oz 15.4oz
Author
Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.

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