Saucony Ride vs. Triumph (2022)
These two Saucony running shoes offer a well-cushioned setup for daily training. The Ride has a 32 mm heel stack height versus 33 mm for the Triumph.
The heel-to-toe drop of both models is 8mm.
The main difference is in the midsole foam: the Ride 14 uses PWRRUN, which is firmer, while the Triumph 19 has the latest version, PWRRUN+, which gives a softer cushioning under the foot and is slightly more responsive. However, it’s a matter of personal preference.
The shoes are very similar (especially with their softer upper of the new Ride 14), with perhaps a slight advantage for the Triumph.
Ride or Triumph: which one to choose?
Until 2021 there was not much debate: the Ride won for its versatility, reasonable weight, and more breathable upper. With over 10.6 oz/300 g on the scale, there was little reason to go with the Triumph unless you wanted softer cushioning.
The arrival of the Saucony Triumph 19 changes everything: both shoes are now the same weight and offer comfortable and relatively responsive cushioning. Plus, the new T19 upper is much more breathable.
If you’re looking for a high-end shoe with comfortable cushioning: go for the Triumph 19.
However, if you prefer firmer cushioning or don’t want to spend 170 Euros on a shoe, then the Saucony Ride 14 is for you!
Upper that offers an impeccable lockdown
Effective cushioning despite its firmness with a touch of bounce
Reasonable weight considering the high stack sole
Cushioning is too firm and not responsive enough, according to some runners
Lighter shoe (finally under 300g)
Ventilated and perfectly fitting upper
Fun and classy look
Recycled materials in the upper
High price even if the comfort and quality are there
Saucony Ride 14
Saucony Triumph 19
|Drop||8 mm||8 mm|
|Heel stack height||32 mm||33 mm|
|Forefoot stack height||24 mm||25 mm|
|Weight (men)||281 g/9.9 oz||290 g/10.2 oz|
|Weight (women)||238 g/8.4 oz||259 g/9.1 oz|
|Outsole||Blown rubber||Tri-Flex, XT-900|
|Upper||FORMFIT, Engineered mesh||FORMFIT, Engineered mesh|
|Softness (1-5)||2 – Firm||3 – Moderate|
|Bounce (1-5)||3 – Moderate||3 – Moderate|
|Speed||Slow, moderate||Slow, moderate|
|Distance||Mid, long, 10 km, half marathon, marathon||Mid, long, 10 km, half marathon, marathon|
|Workout||Daily runs||Daily runs|