Saucony Triumph 18
The Saucony Triumph 18 is a very good, comfortably cushioned running shoe, ideal for daily training.
- Great comfort
- Upper that offers an excellent foot lockdown
- Soft and high-stack cushioning without being dull or unstable
- Premium quality
- Cushioning that lacks bounce for faster paces
- Heavy shoe
Model: Saucony Triumph 18
- The outsole of the Saucony Triumph 18 uses durable rubber that is specially designed to provide optimum wear resistance. It replaces the Tri-Flex rubber found on the previous version. This configuration ensures a secure grip on the road, even in rainy weather.
- The midsole is equipped with the PWRRUN+ cushioning technology on its entire length. It’s a lightweight and responsive foam developed by Saucony that blends TPU and EVA foam. Its purpose is to absorb shocks at the moment of impact throughout the run for optimal comfort. Also, this technology promises great energy return for a bouncier ride.
- The upper of the Saucony Triumph 18 features an engineered mesh. This configuration keeps your foot secure in the shoe and facilitates good airflow to keep the foot cool while running.
- Besides, the FORMFIT technology is a system of overlays that improves the foot lockdown for better stability. Developed as a replacement for ISOFIT, FORMFIT provides a precise and tighter foot lockdown. This system also has the advantage of increasing the durability of the upper by giving it a better structure.
Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
How does the Saucony Triumph 18 fit?
This road shoe uses a standard sizing system. So far, runners who have tested the ST18 indicate that it fits true to size. You can, therefore, opt for your regular size. That said, if you have the opportunity, we recommend that you try on your shoes in the store to be 100% sure.
Is this model suitable for runners with overpronation?
This shoe is a neutral model. Thus, it is suitable for all runners regardless of their type of pronation. It doesn’t feature stability features to balance the stride and avoid surprises. Remember that in any case, stability shoes for overpronation are no more effective than neutral shoes in reducing the risk of injury. We, therefore, recommend that you select your running shoes according to their comfort, which is the most important criterion. In short, you can choose this model independently from your pronation, as long as it is comfortable.
Is this running shoe suitable for heavy athletes (80 kg/176 lbs or more)?
To our knowledge, only one study to date has investigated the relationship between stack height, weight, and risk of injury. According to the results of this study, minimalist footwear may increase the risk of injury for athletes weighing more than 71 kilograms 157 pounds. With its generous stack height (33 mm below the heel), the Triumph 18 should be a good fit regardless of your weight.
Are these shoes a good choice for running a marathon?
This road shoe offers high-stack cushioning and great comfort, which makes it an interesting option for the marathon. You may want to go for another model like Saucony Ride if you are looking for more pop to go after a new PR.
Comparisons – Saucony Triumph 18 vs:
Saucony Triumph 17
The ST18 cushioning offers greater shock-absorption as well as a smoother and more stable ride. However, the upper is thicker, which makes the shoe heavier than the previous version. The testers noted a lack of bounce on the Triumph 18, while their judgment on the subject was less severe with the ST17. The results are, therefore, mixed.
Saucony Ride 13
Although the Ride 13 has a similar stack height, it is lighter and offers firmer cushioning. Overall, the Ride 13 is more responsive, making it better suited to fast paces. However, if you want soft cushioning with maximum shock absorption, the Saucony Triumph 18 should be more comfortable. See detailed comparison.