The Triumph is Saucony’s premium coach that now with its nineteenth model has clearly been round for some time with a tribe of loyal followers. This years Triumph will get some wanted up dates to the higher which helped to shed some weight and improve its breathability. The PWRRUN midsole stays unchanged from the earlier model which continues to ship a constant clean transition from touchdown to toe-off
Saucony Triumph 19 First Impressions
I’ve to confess that I traditionally haven’t been a maximal or soft shoe form of runner, and have rapidly handed over the Triumph for a extra trimmed down speedier model just like the Kinvara. Nonetheless because the years pile on my larger mileage physique and my objectives have began to shift the Triumph looks like a extra interesting selection.
With a PWRRUN midsole and the ISO match gone this additionally helped make my apprehension fade away. As soon as on my ft the footwear had been remarkably comfy like an outdated pair of dependable denims. I appreciated the simplicity of the higher which give a really ethereal and plush feeling.
Preliminary miles within the shoe had been esay and clean making me want I hadn’t been such a snob all these years pondering that Triumph was nothing greater than a clunker.
Saucony Triumph 19 Sole Unit
Many followers of the Triumph 18 could have observed that the platform of the Triumph is sort of similar. The T19 midsole has a beneficiant quantity of PWRRUN+ foam that’s capped off with, to the perfect of my data, a skinny layer of Everun. Regardless of the development in trainers to fully scrap a shoe after every iteration to attempt one thing new Saucony has leaned into the if it ain’t broke… strategy.
This sole I discovered to have a pleasant density to it, and by that I imply it’s not Mushy. It’s positively not by any definition the softest midsole accessible however suits comfortably between agency responsiveness and a delicate pillow really feel. They’re very comfy with simply the correct quantity of cushioning for any distance and terrain.
The shoe has a really conventional profile however rolls very clean by way of the gait cycle besides at sooner paces the place I discovered it to be a bit slappy. Talking of sooner paces if one hoped for a touch of responsiveness for some intermittent pace work this midsole will not be it.
I’m not saying the shoe can not decide up the tempo however they lack the wanted responsiveness wanted sooner paced operating a felt flat after I would pour the coals to them. I wish to be clear that I’m writing that solely as an remark not an insult because the Triumph is de facto not designed to be a speedier shoe and really excels at its major mission which is an enormous mileage coach.
The XT-900 outsole as soon as once more proves not solely to be sturdy however gives dependable traction over all of the surfaces I ran on even gentle trails This can be a full protection outsole with longitudinal grooves which might be properly positioned to maintain the footwear versatile and transition with ease. I actually don’t have much more to say it’s easy, efficient, and works properly.
Saucony Triumph 19 Higher Unit
As I said earlier that is my first Foray into the Triumph, and so clearly I’ve no platform for which to check something.
Nonetheless, in doing my analysis and studying previous opinions the most typical thread that saved developing was the higher and extra particularly its lack of breathability. With the nineteenth iteration is appears to me that Saucony has clearly listened to suggestions and fully retooled the higher.
The higher is now produced from a engineered mono-mesh which creates a really gentle and breathable shoe. Though it’s a rather more stripped down higher it nonetheless maintains a premium really feel that match true to measurement. The semi-gusseted tongue of the shoe is properly padded that yields a strain free match.
Saucony paired the tongue with a set of elastic thick sausage laces that I discovered made it exhausting to get a pleasant safe match throughout the highest of my foot, which I’ll doubtless toss for one thing flat and easy. They did present a strain free match however merely needed to a lot give for my liking. Suede inserts and a easy Saucony overlay give the shoe simply the correct quantity of construction for mid foot assist.
To the rear of the shoe a inflexible heel counter is used that I discovered to be simply the best quantity that didn’t trigger strain or permit any slippage not even on steep ascents and descents. The counter is generously padded with a medium density foam that additional locked my heel in comfortably stopping any hotspots or chaffing. An added vertical stripe has additionally been added to assist enhance runner visibility for these early morning or night time periods.
The toe field of the Triumph is sort of good in my view. It’s roomy with simply the correct quantity of area and top for toe splay, swelling, and air motion with out making it really feel sloppy. Except for my distaste for the laces, which is definitely solvable, I’ve actually no complaints about this higher which appears to be an enormous enchancment over the 18 and a clear and efficient replace.
Saucony Triumph 19 Conclusion
I’ve to confess that I could have been mistaken all these years concerning the Triumph and wished I had stepped into this a bit sooner. The Triumph is unquestionably not one thing that’s going to blow your thoughts, however it can give a runner consolation for miles and miles.
This shoe is a superb possibility for lengthy straightforward sluggish days and runners that favor a extra conventional driving shoe.
Whereas this won’t be my first selection for a tempo day or exercises it can positively discover a place in my line up for these lengthy straightforward cruises or when my drained legs are in want of some rescuing.
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We bought this pair of Saucony Triumph 19 at Working Warehouse with our personal cash.