Saucony Ride 17 vs. Triumph 21: Which One? (2024 Comparison)

Saucony Ride 17 vs Triumph 21

These two Saucony running shoes offer a well-cushioned setup for daily training. The Ride has a 35 mm heel stack height versus 37 mm for the Triumph.

The heel-to-toe drop is 8 mm for the first and 10 mm for the second.

Both models now feature the same midsole foam: PWRRUN+. This TPU-based compound is relatively soft and quite responsive. However, the Ride 17 is slightly firmer underfoot.

In terms of comfort, the shoes are very similar (especially with the softer upper of the new Ride 17), with perhaps a slight advantage for the Triumph.

Saucony Ride or Triumph: Which One to Choose?

The answer was clear cut in the past: the Ride won for its versatility, reasonable weight, and more breathable upper.

Since the Triumph 19, things have changed a lot. Both shoes are now almost the same weight and offer comfortable and fairly responsive cushioning. Plus, the new T21 upper is much more breathable.

If you’re looking for a high-end shoe with comfortable cushioning: go for the Triumph 21.

However, if you prefer firmer cushioning or don’t want to spend extra money on your shoes, then the Saucony Ride 17 is for you!

Side-By-Side Comparison Table

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Overview
Description The Saucony Ride 17 is a highly versatile running shoe that runners love for daily training. The Saucony Triumph 21 is a plus daily trainer for long comfortable miles.
Comfort
9.5
Responsiveness
9
Foot lockdown
9.5
Stability
9.5
Durability
9
Value
9.5
Design
9
Comfort
10
Responsiveness
8.5
Foot lockdown
9.5
Stability
9
Durability
9.5
Value
8
Design
8.5
Facts
TerrainRoadRoad
Support NeutralNeutral
Heel stack height35 mm37 mm
Forefoot stack height27 mm27 mm
Heel-to-toe drop8 mm10 mm
Weight (men)270 g263 g
Weight (women) 238 g254 g
Features Vegan, Heavy runner, Recycled materials, RockerVegan, Recycled materials
Athletes
Release year20242023
Technologies
Outsole XT900 RubberTri-Flex, XT-900 Carbon Rubber
Midsole PWRRUN+ PWRRUN+
UpperFORMFITFlat Knit, Adaptive Lacing System
Cushioning
Cushioning Balanced Soft
ResponsivenessMedium Medium
Use
DistanceMid, 10K, Half marathon, Long, Marathon Mid, 10K, Half marathon, Long, Marathon
Speed Slow, Moderate Slow, Moderate
WorkoutsDaily running Daily running
Kevin Le Gall

Kevin Le Gall

Kevin is the founder and editor of Runner's Lab. He started running in 2015 and completed his first marathon in Rotterdam in 2016. He's also worked for Under Armour from 2016 to 2018 and helped launch their running collection in Europe (in particular the HOVR shoes). In addition, Kevin is a 300-hour certified yoga teacher (Sivananda) and uses this experience to run more mindfully with a focus on well-being over performance.

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