I hate to be the only reviewer, so far, who had a problem with these shoes. I tried them on, and they felt great! True to size and width, well cushioned, and supportive. I have problem feet and have had surgery several times. I tried them on at the end of the day (when my feet are really beat), and they still felt great. I wore them around the house that evening and decided they felt good enough to try for work the next day. I always wear shoes around the house for a few days before venturing outside, but these felt so good the first evening, I thought I had finally found my shoes. Sadly, the next day, my feet got progressively more sore and uncomfortable as I wore these shoes. It started in the left arch/inside ankle area (my usual trouble spot). When I took them off, my foot was throbbing, and even my toes hurt. On day two, I had the same exact pain in the right foot (not usually a trouble spot). By the time I gave up on day three, my feet hurt so badly that I was practically in tears. I called Saucony
customer service to see if maybe these shoes needed a break-in period. Maybe I just over did it. They told me that their shoes are designed to be comfortable from day one and usually do not need a break-in period. Plus, any time that I have had to break in a shoe, it got better, not worse, with time. I used to wear the Saucony
Integrity ST and did not have to break them in. Now, to the actual point of this review. The Saucony
representative told me that this shoe is the update to the Triumph 8. The heel-to-toe differential has been lowered from a 12mm offset to an 8mm offset. That does not mean much to me, but any time an offset has been listed with a shoe I have worn, it has always been 12mm. The rep said that about 50 percent of the people who wore the Triumph 8 are having problems wearing the Triumph 9. I have never worn the Triumph 8, but I guess
my feet are just used to a 12mm offset with other shoes. So if these shoes bother you, it may be the 8mm heel-to-toe offset.