Staff Pick: Saucony Triumph 11

The “Shoe Whisperer” reviews the newest version of Saucony’s responsive trainer.

RUNNING SHOE: Saucony Triumph 11

Category: Neutral

Best for: Training, Roads

Weight: 10.8 oz. (men’s size 10), 9.3 oz. (women’s size 8)

Heel-to-toe drop: 8 mm

Price: $140

PRODUCT REVIEW

By John Raveling, aka Shoe Whisperer, Greater Boston Running Company – Lexington

The one major issue with the Triumph 10 was its shallow fitting upper, which Saucony has addressed with version 11.

New overlays and an internal strapping package, called SAUC-FIT, have opened up the medial toe box area, while tightening up the arch and heel fit. Along with a slightly thinner insole that allows the foot to sit lower in the shoe, the Triumph 11 has an improved, more flexible, and deeper fit.

This style’s Powergrid EVA Midsole remains the same in durometer (a measure of resistance to indentation), and dimensions. It retains an 8 mm heel-to-toe drop. Changes to the Arch TPU insert and outsole are only cosmetic.

This is one of the firmer feeling shoes in the Neutral category, so if you are looking for a soft plush ride this is not it. Triumph 11 is more for the individual who is wanting a firm, responsive trainer with inherent support. The wide forefoot platform and 8 mm drop also make this an ideal trainer for the midfoot or forefoot striker who wants to log some serious miles.

Here is more info on the updates from one of our Saucony reps:

Check out the Saucony Triumph 11 in-store now. Coming soon to Run.com. 

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  1. says

    Are you saying the midsole is more firm than the 10 or is it your impression that Triumph in general is more firm for this category of shoe? I have the 10 and would like to know for comparison sake. Thanks!

  2. says

    Hello Julia,

    The Midsole derometer, or firmness has remained the same. So you may expect the same ride moving from the 10 into the 11. The Triumph has been a firmer feeling shoe in this catagory for many generations now. Hope this helps.

    Have a great run!

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