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Saucony Triumph 10 – Our Take

November 5th, 2012

Saucony Triumph 10 Women's Shoe

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Though the Saucony Triumph 10 sports a clean new look and a more flexible ride, it continues to pack plenty of cushioning into a premium trainer.
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Big Updates

  • Redesigned Upper: A new overlay pattern sits below the open mesh for increased support and a refined fit.
  • Tweaked Platform: Minimal changes to the midsole/outsole include increased segmentation in the crash pad for a smoother landing and an added flex groove in the forefoot.

Road Test

Now in its 10th edition, the Saucony Triumph continues to serve neutral runners plenty of cushioning in a premium package. Though the Triumph 9 was a vast departure from its predecessor, introducing an 8mm offset and a significant decrease in weight, Saucony kept the changes to a minimum in this update to the 10.

The Triumph 10 sports a clean new upper design, with many of the overlays switched to underlays – underneath the open mesh layer. Though this may seem like a recipe for blisters, a soft and seamless layer protects the foot, and the entire upper remains flexible and pliable, keeping the foot irritation-free. We did notice a closer fit through the midfoot over the 9, though the toebox remains open and accommodating.

Our testers reported an increase in midsole flexibility in comparison to the Triumph 9, thanks to the deep flex grooves in the forefoot. In combination with a three-part decoupled crash pad for impact dispersion, we found the ride to benefit with a smoother transition from landing to toe-off.

Don’t expect a huge departure in the feel of the cushioning in this update. We found the Triumph 10 to deliver the same softness and rebound as its predecessor, treating runners to a protective, yet lively run. For those who loved the cushioning of the Triumph 9, the 10 should not disappoint.

Runners Say

“The midfoot of the Triumph 10 felt a bit too snug for me at first, but loosening up the laces made it comfortable. Other than that I didn’t feel a huge difference between it and the Triumph 9.” – Matt

“The cushioning is soft, but don’t confuse that with spongy. I felt a good amount of rebound and bounce in the ride of the Triumph 10.” – Joanna

“I have a little more room up front in the 10 compared to the 9, both length and width-wise.” – Larry

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  • Alvin

    I have knee probs and these work really great!!!! I would buy these again and again!! I had the Saucony Men’s Powergrid Triumph 8 wich are good but these are even better!!

    Regards,
    Alvin

  • Scott

    Love the midsole and light weight……..is it me or are the laces way too short? Not really enough lace for a double knot.

  • Matt

    A few of our testers have also had that problem with their Triumph 10s. If you’re running short, you might want to try a different knot that requires less lace than a double knot. A standard knot holds better than bunny ears and doesn’t take up as much lace. If you really want to get creative, check out this site for even more options: http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/knots.htm

  • Marion

    @Scott
    YES! The laces are short. I need a lace lock on the right shoe and there is not enough lace. The laces on the 9 were almost too long
    I’m not totally sold on these shoes yet
    A pair of the 8′s took me through 2 1/2′s. Two 9′s through marathon training but now with the race looming I broke out a fresh pair of the 10′s and have giant blisters from two runs of 6 and 10k!!

  • Zeev

    Second on the blisters issue. I love the shoes (previously had Adidas Adizeros Boston and for last 3 years with Saucony – Ride 3 – Triumph 8 – Ride 5 and tried Triumph 10 for a couple of months). Unfortunately not for me with these blisters. Saucony should do what they did with Kinvara 4, put a little extra layer of that moisture wicking fabrics on the heel collar.