Saucony Ride vs. Triumph (2022)

Saucony Ride vs. Triumph

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!

Comparison Table

Bottom Line
Pros
Cons
The Saucony Endorphin Shift 2 is a running shoe that combines comfort, max cushion, and stability for your long runs.
Great comfort
Upper that offers an impeccable lockdown
Effective cushioning despite its firmness with a touch of bounce
Reasonable weight considering the high stack sole
Sturdy shoe
The tongue is a little too thick
Cushioning is too firm and not responsive enough, according to some runners
The Saucony Triumph 19 is a very good running shoe with soft and responsive cushioning for long-distance running.
Pronounced and relatively responsive cushioning for inimitable comfort
Lighter shoe (finally under 300g)
Ventilated and perfectly fitting upper
Fun and classy look
Recycled materials in the upper
Round and elastic laces, too soft and not always practical
High price even if the comfort and quality are there

Saucony Ride 14

Saucony Triumph 19

Technical Specs

TerrainRoadRoad
Pronation typeNeutralNeutral
Drop8 mm8 mm
Heel stack height32 mm33 mm
Forefoot stack height24 mm25 mm
Weight (men)281 g/9.9 oz290 g/10.2 oz
Weight (women) 238 g/8.4 oz259 g/9.1 oz
Release year20212021
Features Wide feet

Technologies

OutsoleBlown rubberTri-Flex, XT-900
MidsolePWRRUNPWRRUN+
UpperFORMFIT, Engineered meshFORMFIT, Engineered mesh

Cushioning

Softness (1-5) 2 – Firm3 – Moderate
Bounce (1-5)3 – Moderate3 – Moderate

Use

SpeedSlow, moderateSlow, moderate
DistanceMid, long, 10 km, half marathon, marathonMid, long, 10 km, half marathon, marathon
WorkoutDaily runsDaily runs