Saucony Triumph 21

Overall Grades And Reviews

8.9 Overall Grade
27 reviews

A highly rated Saucony trainer, this shoe gets great marks in comfort and cushioning but reviewers prefer the Triumph 20.

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Pros

  • A majority of reviewers like this shoe more than their last shoe.
  • No reviewers reported getting injured in this shoe.
  • Popular shoe among LetsRun.com readers.
  • Rated among the top 5% of shoes overall.
  • Rated among the top 5% of shoes on comfort.
  • Rated among the top 5% of shoes on cushioning.
  • Rated above average on durability.

Cons

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Shoe Comparison

Shoe comparison
Saucony Triumph 21
Saucony Triumph 20
Brooks Ghost 15
ASICS GEL-Nimbus 25
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Saucony Triumph 21
This Shoe
Saucony Triumph 20
Older Version
Brooks Ghost 15
Top Rated Trainer For Sale
ASICS GEL-Nimbus 25
Most Comfortable Trainer For Sale
Shoe Properties
Shoe Type
Trainer
Trainer
Trainer
Trainer
Pronation Control
Neutral
Neutral
Neutral
Weight
9.8 oz. (men's), 8.8 oz. (women's)
9.8 oz. (men's), 8.7 oz. (women's)
9.6 oz. (men's), 8.4 oz. (women's)
10.2 oz. (men's), 9 oz. (women's)
Stack Height
39mm.
39mm.
35mm.
42mm.
Forefoot Height
29mm.
29mm.
23mm.
34mm.
Drop Height
10 mm.
10 mm.
12 mm.
8 mm.
Upper material
Engineered mesh, FORMFIT Contoured Footbed
Refined 3D Fit Print mesh, Recycled Materials include:
Engineered Knit Mesh, Ortholite X-55, Knit Tongue, Pull Tab
Shoe Released
Q2 2023
Q3 2022
Q4 2022
Q1 2023
MSRP
$160
$160
$140
$160
LRC Ratings
Out of 10
Overall
8.9
8.9
9.2
8.8
Comfort
9.0
9.0
9.1
9.9
Cushioning
9.3
9.2
9.1
9.7
Durability
8.1
8.7
8.7
8.6
Appearance
8.4
8.2
8.2
8.1
Value
8.5
8.7
8.5
8.2

Reader Reviews

  • Oh triumph, oh triumph

    75 miles per week, neutral pronator, low arches
    Overall
    10.0
    Comfort
    10.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    10.0
    Appearance
    10.0
    Value
    10.0

    In the vast landscape of running shoes, the Triumph 21 emerges as a shining beacon of hope amidst Saucony's otherwise dismal offerings. While Saucony stumbles through the murky depths of athletic footwear design like a toddler learning to walk, the Triumph 21 stands tall, a solitary masterpiece in an otherwise chaotic gallery of mediocrity.
    Let's not beat around the bush: Saucony's attempts at crafting running shoes, apart from this divine creation, are akin to a chef who somehow manages to ruin a simple bowl of cereal. Their other products, if I may be so bold, are an affront to the very essence of running. If I were held hostage and forced to choose Saucony for my athletic pursuits, I might consider taking my chances with escape.


    Now, let's delve into the abyss that is the "run for good" version of the Triumph 21. This so-called eco-friendly iteration is nothing short of a wolf in sheep's clothing, charging the same premium price for a shoe that feels like it was cobbled together from recycled disappointment. The stiff upper and recycled midsole are a testament to Saucony's ability to market environmental consciousness while simultaneously delivering a subpar product.


    As for the colorways, let's not kid ourselves. They mostly resemble a failed attempt at abstract art, as if Saucony's design team blindly threw paint at a canvas and called it avant-garde. But, of course, if you're a true runner, you'll dismiss such trivial concerns and focus on the functionality rather than the lackluster aesthetics. Drip, after all, is inconsequential in the grand tapestry of running excellence.


    And now, the lamentable departure of Ben True – the once stalwart pillar of hope for Saucony. His absence leaves a void that not even the Triumph 21 can completely fill. Asics, in a shrewd move, has snatched a gem from the crumbling ruins of Saucony's reputation. The big wigs at Saucony would do well to pick up the phone and dial my number, seeking guidance to rectify their myriad scruples before their descent into obscurity becomes irreversible.


    In conclusion, dear reader, if you seek solace in the realm of running shoes, look no further than the Triumph 21 – a lone phoenix rising from the ashes of Saucony's design misfortunes. The rest of their offerings? Approach with caution, or better yet, sprint away as fast as your Triumph 21-clad feet can carry you.

  • Saucony Triumph 21 is pretty good.

    43 miles per week, neutral pronator, high arches
    Overall
    8.0
    Comfort
    9.0
    Cushioning
    9.0
    Durability
    9.0
    Appearance
    7.0
    Value
    7.0

    Great cushion but certainly not a shoe that you feel that you can't run fast in because it is too max-cushion. Nothing different from the 20, so getting the 20 on sale is just an infinitely better deal. Good stuff from Saucony though.

  • Great everyday trainer

    30 miles per week, neutral pronator, high arches
    Overall
    9.0
    Comfort
    10.0
    Cushioning
    8.0
    Durability
    8.0
    Appearance
    8.0
    Value
    9.0

    The Triumph 21 picks up where the 20 left off with a comfortable, cushioned ride in an attractive, durable package. 

  • Saucony Triumph 21

    50 miles per week, overpronator, low arches
    Overall
    10.0
    Comfort
    10.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    6.0
    Appearance
    10.0
    Value
    7.0

    Shoes are expensive but no longer durable 

  • Great “Do everything” shoe

    30 miles per week, neutral pronator, medium arches
    Overall
    9.0
    Comfort
    9.0
    Cushioning
    9.0
    Durability
    9.0
    Appearance
    9.0
    Value
    9.0

    The Triumph 21 is lightweight, cushy, and gives a good ride whether you are doing a long run or a quick tempo workout.

  • New favorite trainer, worth the $

    40 miles per week, neutral pronator, medium arches
    Overall
    10.0
    Comfort
    10.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    10.0
    Appearance
    9.0
    Value
    7.0

    I've been searching for the right trainer for a couple of years and really enjoy the Triumph 21. I'm 300-400 miles into this pair and they are still holding up very well. Supportive underfoot, durable rubber layer, decent traction. Light enough that you can pick it up if you want to, but I don't love it for workouts. I ran in different shoes for most of my workouts and hard long runs in this marathon cycle. Would recommend for a workhorse trainer. It's a bit pricey, but a good dollar per mile over the lifetime of the shoe.

  • Nice shoes

    35 miles per week, neutral pronator, medium arches
    Overall
    9.0
    Comfort
    9.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    9.0
    Appearance
    9.0
    Value
    9.0

    I likes them more than model 18 and 19

  • Cushioned but FAST

    30 miles per week, neutral pronator, high arches
    Overall
    10.0
    Comfort
    10.0
    Cushioning
    8.0
    Durability
    8.0
    Appearance
    9.0
    Value
    10.0

    I am blown away with the Triumph. It has alot of stack but not too soft so it feels like a good trainer w/ alot of cushion. It is also as fast as my Saucony Speed. Love this shoe 

  • Great Shoe

    35 miles per week, neutral pronator, medium arches
    Overall
    9.0
    Comfort
    8.0
    Cushioning
    9.0
    Durability
    7.0
    Appearance
    9.0
    Value
    10.0

    Good stack height.  Responsive and feels fast.