I’ve been a Saucony shoe disciple since i first started running during the early 80’s and wrote about them on a previous blog (my-first-running-shoes/). As mentioned, i’ve been wearing three models alternately, the PROGRID TRIGON 5 which i wear solely for my long runs (LSD), the PROGRID RIDE which i use exclusively for races from the 10k up to marathon distances and the GRID SINISTER, which is more of a racing than a training flat which i use for short, fast-paced runs or on 5k race distances.
I’m partial to these shoes because of its reliability and perfect snug fit. Besides, they’re also durable (I’ve worn the old Jazz model for more than 1,000 kms) while the pillowy cushioning is constant and gives me a lot of stability too.
A few weeks ago, i finally received my birthday present from Vina, another gracious sister-in-law, a Saucony PROGRID TRIUMPH 6 which she purchased last December and was only able to bring it last month during her short stay here in Manila. She left it in my daughter’s dorm in Katipunan Avenue and i came to pick it up one morning.
I put it on right there and then and as expected, i immediately felt its snug fit. I took it out for a run around UP campus for about 30 minutes and it felt very light, the cushioning was perfect and it was responsive. I’ve since used it in a couple of short training runs and raced on it during the Mizuno Infinity 5k Race and last Sunday’s 21k Earth Day Run where i ran personal bests in both.
The best compliment i can pay to the Triumph 6 is its very easy transition from a training to a racing shoe as it felt very comfortable, secure and didn’t overheat nor experienced any irritation while racing in it. I wish Saucony would be made available locally again as it’s one of the more popular and well received shoe brands in the U.S., Europe and elsewhere.
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