Who should buy the Saucony Triumph 20

The 20th version of the Saucony Triumph is a running shoe that's perfect for runners who: 

  • want a plush long-distance shoe
  • need a recovery running shoe
  • are looking for a durable daily trainer (can go beyond 400 miles) 
  • want a lighter version of the Triumph 19

Who should NOT buy it

If you want to set PBs or win a race, you can pass up on the Triumph 20 from Saucony.

If you want to go fast in your training runs, consider these speed trainers instead. And for race days, these racing flats will pace you. 

Triumph 20 vs. 19

The general design idea behind the Saucony Triumph 20 is to create a more cushioned yet lighter version of the Triumph 19. And to attain this, Saucony made these changes: 

More cushion

Departing from an 8mm drop (heel stack: 32.5mm; forefoot stack: 24.5mm), the Saucony Triumph 20 now has a 10mm drop (heel stack: 37mm; forefoot stack: 27mm). 

This update implies better comfort and responsiveness for that fun, forgiving ride.

Less weight

Although more cushioned, the Triumph 20 goes on a diet. It trims down weight to 9.7 oz (US M 9) from 10.2 oz. 

Better lockdown

To keep the laces tied and locked in position, the eyelets are reinforced. 

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 275g / Women 243g
Drop: 10mm
Arch support: Neutral
Forefoot height: 27mm
Heel height: 37mm
Collection: Saucony Triumph

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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.