Saucony Triumph 18
The Saucony Triumph 18 is a very good, comfortably cushioned running shoe, ideal for daily training.
Analysis of reviews
- 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?
Is this model suitable for runners with overpronation?
Is this running shoe suitable for heavy athletes (80 kg/176 lbs or more)?
Are these shoes a good choice for running a marathon?
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.