Saucony Triumph ISO 2

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Saucony Triumph ISO 2 Review Facts

The Saucony Triumph ISO 2 is a road shoe. The neutral trainer is meant to be used on pavement.  It provides ample cushioning, and a well-ventilated mesh upper.   The shoe is geared towards biomechanically efficient runners as well as supinators. The midsole provides a great deal of protection in the form of cushioning. Saucony has included a few updates in the second version of the shoe. The midsole contains a new material, the outsole has been revamped, and the upper has been greatly improved. The shoe is a good choice for those running high mileage or looking to train for their first long distance race. It’s not lightweight enough to be everyone’s first choice for speedwork, but it does deliver excellent energy return. It’s a solid everyday trainer that will hold up even with miles of use.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Snug and secure fit
  • Breathable
  • Cushioning is comfortable and very responsive
  • Toe box provides room for natural toe splay
Cons
  • Not a great option for speedwork
  • Shoe looks bulky
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Positive
  • I bought these wide and at a 9.5 and they fit perfect. They are incredibly comfy and are superior in every way. I wear them to work -- I am a nurse-- as well as use them for hiking many different terrains. They have proven to be very reliable and I am buying another pair.
  • These run a half size smaller, I realized this after ordering my normal size. The cushioning is very plush and cushy with limited support. I will use these as my daily shoe rather than my running shoe.
  • Although I have to use orthotics on my feet, I still feel that I am walking on clouds. I will definitely buy another pair when they wear out. I bought a half size up. I highly recommend these and will definitely buy them again. Always buy a size up with Saucony.
  • When purchasing this shoe, I suggest a full size larger. However, it is a great shoe. This shoe does well holding up to the elements.
  • I have worn a different brand for the past 15 years, which I use to run around 6 days a week. After trying many shoes due to the other company losing its jazz, these made the grade. They also look great on. I bought these in a 7.5, a half size larger than my normal, and they took a little longer to break in. I feel this is because they run narrow. The shoe laces are great because they have elasticity.
  • After many hits and misses, this shoe has proven to be the best for me. Other brands were either painful for my heels or too heavy but these felt wonderful from the start.These are lightweight and very cushy and fit like a sock. I will definitely be buying these again. I use them on pavement and treadmills and they keep my feet pain free.
  • Lots of cushion and comfort with the option to switch the insoles, this helps me add to the arch support. They are great for long walks. I am super happy with these shoes.
  • I log high miles running every week, even after quite a bit of back surgeries, and these were soft and plush and didn't cause any pain in that area. Most of my running these days is done on the treadmill but they seem to hold up in other situations as well. They have a great lacing set up and it keeps your feet secure with great tongue padding to go with it without stressing your arch. However, the toe box runs a little small. .
  • I found these to have plenty of toe box space and great front and back cushioning. These were great when I walked and sprinted. These are the best Saucony has to offer in my opinion but they aren't that pretty. I should have went a size larger. .
  • I'm a larger runner and run fast and hard. After about 20 miles on concrete, they have proven to be durable and comfortable and work well with my natural running style. They maintain my neutral gait very well. These come in neon, which I love and I will be buying Saucony again for sure.
  • The best running shoes I have owned and they fit my feet perfectly. These were recommended to me due to my supination issues and they were comfortable form first step. They are the best shoes for running I have owned. Walking in these took away all my pain so I bought 2 more pair for back up.
  • I moved up from the iso 1 after I wore those out -- they still felt great though. The iso 2 have great cushioning and I am a heavy set runner. When running slow, you can really feel the comfort and softness. They ran a bit smaller than normal, I should have bought a full size bigger but I will be buying them again.
  • These were my training and running shoes for a marathon. The wide size fit my foot great. The build of the shoe is average but the comfort is superb. It is a great shoe.
  • As an experienced runner training for a half-marathon, these have proven to be the best investment ever. I am a large man and they held up and the price cannot be beat.
  • I work on my feet all day in a warehouse and followed by the gym, running an average 4 miles, and these support every step. I am happy with these for sure.
  • Saucony seems to keep upgrading this shoe every year. It is the best shoe I have used in the past 20 years.
  • I broke these in on a 5k and they are satisfactory. They are soft and fitting although I had to purchase a size larger. Nothing was tight or sore after using them on a couple runs. Be careful on sand, they do not grip well.
  • I wasn’t sure about buying these at first but I was pleased. They last a good amount of time and are extremely comfortable.The way they are made assists in building your running form without being too unforgiving. I can easily go long distances. I love these and feel comfortable saying these are a great running shoe.
  • Very happy that I bought these. I always need a size bigger in the Saucony, so remember that when purchasing. They are light and ride great in distance running. They feel secure on my feet and the tongue stays in place. I don't have any joint pain after using these and that makes me very happy.
  • I go for walks with the kid and the dog everyday and I didn't feel these needed any break in time. My hips usually bother me but after wearing these for a few walks, they didn't hurt any more. I am happy with this shoe.
Negative
  • I do more walking than running and need a wide shoe due to my orthotics. I usually use this brand. However, they seemed to have changed their design and now they are very large. It fails in all areas of support and is way to sock like. They need to go back to where they were in design.
  • This has to be the worst constructed Saucony shoe. When you have to order a shoe a size larger, the instep is going to be off. I was just very disappointed all together with this shoe. I do not remember a Saucony shoe that has seemed so poorly constructed.
  • These were comfortable but they ran very small.
  • The previous models I loved and wore for years; they were my go to as a personal trainer. I teach an array of training classes and go through sneakers quick but these were very disappointing. The toe box was way to spacey and they were stiffer than the other styles. They didn't have any shock absorbency either.
  • No matter how you try to lace these shoes, the insealms are bulky and rubbed my feet. This made them very, very uncomfortable.
  • I always buy Saucony, unfortunately, these were just not a fit. They had many pressure point issues and I just could not get comfortable in them, even after using the online sizing to fit tool. They had ok grip and were soft inside. However, that was overshadowed by the poor fit and design. I used them once for running and my feet hurt for days. I had to stop and adjust them multiple times. The heel was OK during the run but had no front support and that is where I need it the most. I ended up returning them because of these issues.
  • These fell apart after only a couple runs. These are very disappointing shoes and wore fast and uneven. They were unusable after 3 months. These are just horrible design.
  • The sole was very hard and had no flexibility. I returned them.
  • I had to reorder to a half size bigger and it still fit small. I feel when they changed the design, they changed the length of the shoe and they just weren't comfortable.
  • I am really disappointed. They feel cheap and plastic and they don't look good at all.
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Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

The outsole of the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 features iBR+ technology. The lightweight material is made of special rubber that adds extra padding underfoot. The shoe also features XT-900 technology which is a carbon rubber that provides good traction underfoot. The material also protects the outsole from regular wear and tear.

The shoe's new TRI-FLEX tread pattern shows up in a zig-zag formation present in the forefoot. The updated outsole provides more flexibility than before thanks to the new tread formation.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

The Saucony Triumph ISO 2 has a fairly thick midsole. In this new version of the shoe, EVERUN technology has been utilized to provide more responsive cushioning and better impact protection. The new material also helps to ensure a more natural movement of the foot. The cushion continues to provide energy-return even at the end of a run and after months of training.

The EVERUN material has been placed just under the insole and in the shoe's heel. The material is similar to Adidas Boost foam. In the heel of the shoe, you can see the bright green EVERUN cushion material. Most of the impact protection for the wearer, though, comes from the full-length EVA foam cushioning. Heel strikers will get the most out of the EVERUN cushioning since its heavily concentrated in that area.
Upper
Upper

Upper

The upper of the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 has a dramatically better fit than the previous version of the shoe. The ISOFIT technology ensures a snug and secure fit. This new upper fits like a glove. The upper has a bit of stretch so it will still feel comfortable even as your foot swells towards the end of a run. For those who have a unique foot shape, the upper should be able to conform to your unique anatomy. The interior of the shoe features a High Elasticity Sockliner. In addition, the shoe features a RUNDRY heel collar which does a good job at wicking moisture away from the foot.

In this version of the Triumph ISO 2 there's more room in the toe box. The roomier forefoot area was something many reviewers were pleased with. The insole of the shoe is almost seamless and some runners found the interior comfortable enough to go sockless. Another small change to the upper is the removal of some of the reflective details previously seen on the shoe.
Weight
Weight

Weight

The Saucony Triumph ISO 2 weighs in at 10.2 ounces for the men's version and 8.6 ounces for the women's version. At first glance, the shoe looks quite bulky but many reviewers were quite surprised at how the Triumph ISO 2 felt when worn. They commented that the shoe felt lighter than they expected. It's still not the best option for someone doing a lot of intervals and speedwork but it's light enough to be comfortable a daily running shoe.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

The Saucony Triumph ISO 2's mesh provides a good amount of ventilation, even hotter weather. The breathable mesh, found throughout the upper, aids in cooling off the wearer's foot and maintaining a dry environment. The interior sock liner helps to keeps thing comfortably cool. The RUNDRY heel collar also does a good job at wicking away moisture and preventing sweat from building up inside the shoe.

In the second version of the Triumph ISO, the upper features a roomier forefoot area. Wearers felt that the roomier toe box allowed for much better ventilation. The shoe is also available in a wide width should you find that the regular version is too narrow for your foot.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

The Saucony Triumph ISO 2 is a lot more comfortable than the first version of the shoe. The midsole features a greater amount of cushioning that's even more responsive than before. The well-padded midsole is a good option for runners looking to tackle longer distances. The interior High Elasticity Sockliner adds another layer of comfort for the wearer.

The well-padded heel collar is meant to add a feeling of plushness to the shoe but some reviewers found there was simply too much material and it felt like that padding was getting in the way of things. The wider toe box, though, was a welcomed improvement over the first version of the shoe. Reviewers were almost unanimous in commenting on the fact that the shoe is true to size.
Style
Style

Style

It kind of seems like Saucony was going for a modern updated look with the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 but they missed the mark a little bit with some of the color options. It's not the ugliest shoe available for purchase but some of the color combos leave something to be desired.

To begin with, the shoe looks quite bulky even though it's much lighter than it seems, for some this turned them away from the shoe. In addition, some of the colors are reminiscent of children's shoes. A bit of flashiness is nice but some of the colors in the Triumph ISO 2 seem to clash. It's a small gripe, though, for an otherwise solid trainer. And, thankfully, there are plenty of colors to choose from!
Durability
Durability

Durability

The Saucony Triumph ISO 2 is a very well constructed shoe. The outsole is made up of durable iBR+ material and XT-900 technology. The outsole material protects the sole from general wear and tear and ensures runners get good use out of their shoe. Many reviewers found the outsole held up even with high mileage. The mesh upper is also tough enough to keep up with the rest of the shoe. In addition, the cushioning is meant to stay fresh and provide ample padding for miles of use.
Protection
Protection

Protection

The Saucony Triumph ISO 2's first layer of protection is in its durable rubber sole. The tough outsole of the shoe is meant to keep runners stable even on uneven terrain. The Triumph ISO 2 also offers up protection in the form of a thick midsole filled with two types of cushioning. The EVERUN cushion offers up even more padding than before and is paired with full-length standard EVA foam to help protect runners from the shock of impact forces. Runners who need extra cushion underfoot will feel comfortable and worry-free in the Triumph ISO 2.

In this second version of the model, some of the reflective bits have been removed so runners are a bit less noticeable in the dark than they would have been in the original ISO. It's a minor change, though.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

The Saucony Triumph ISO 2 is super responsive. The added EVERUN midsole cushion provides a fresh bouncy platform upon which runners can move forward. The cushioning is plush with a nice rebound to it. The shoe also provides great ground-feel, even though its midsole is so chunky.

Reviewers found the Triumph ISO 2 was more responsive the faster they ran. Some runners did explain that they were a little disappointed in the shoe's ability to provide energy return. They blamed their disappointment on the hype over the shoe and its heavily marketing 'wow factor'.
Support
Support

Support

The Saucony Triumph ISO 2 is a neutral shoe. This means that it's for runners who do not overpronate. Still, the shoe provides a support base upon which runners can move forward efficiently. The EVERUN and EVA cushioned midsole provide a solid base upon which the runner can move.

The ISOFIT upper also works to support the wearer. The fit of the shoe can easily be adjusted by using the lacing system. The flexible upper material allows for an adjustable fit. Reviewers found little to comment on with regards to the shoe's arch support. It's unobtrusive and we wouldn't suggest this shoe for high-arched runners.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

The Saucony Triumph ISO 2 has a durable XT-900 outsole that ensures the sole holds up as the shoe is used in training. The durable outsole can easily handle many different running surfaces. The updated zig-zag tread pattern provides better grip than in the previous version of the Triumph ISO.

The shoe can taken on a variety of running surfaces. You can take it indoors, or you can take the shoe on tightly packed trails. You shouldn't have an issue running on different terrain in the Triumph ISO 2. It's made for the road but it can pretty much handle whatever you throw at it in terms of running surfaces. The outsole should be able to withstand a beating wherever you decide to run.
Price
Price

Price

The Saucony Triumph ISO 2 has a fairly hefty price tag. The high price was a point of contention for many reviewers. The pricing is fair if you're going to be using the shoe as an everyday trainer for marathon training. It's probably not the best option for someone running shorter distances or someone looking to use the shoe mainly for speedwork.

The ample midsole cushion is meant to handle high-mileage running. The durable construction of the shoe makes the high price tag worth it. The Triumph ISO 2 won't need to be replaced for a few hundred miles. If you need extra cushioning to protect your joints it's a good option.
Traction
Traction

Traction

The Saucony Triumph ISO 2 features an XT-900 outsole. The outsole is also composed of iBR+ rubber. The second version of the Triumph ISO has a new zig-zag tread pattern that provides excellent traction for the wearer. Reviewers were impressed with the improved gripping ability of the outsole.

The shoe can handle a variety of running surfaces and provides good traction in rainy weather or dry conditions. The shoe can easily handle rainy day runs. Even with such great grip, it's still a good idea to take caution when running in the cooler months. Ice underfoot is no match for most shoes, even those with the most aggressive soles.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

The Saucony Triumph ISO 2 is fairly flexible. The new tread configuration in the outsole provides more flexibility than in the previous version. The upper is extremely flexible and the ISOFIT technology allows for a glovelike fit. The upper is stretchy enough to accommodate most foot shapes.

The shoe is flexible enough that it can move along with the wearer's foot. Reviewers found that the shoe allowed for natural flexion of the foot. It rides like a minimalistic shoe yet doesn't sacrifice the ample midsole cushion.
Stability
Stability

Stability

The Saucony Triumph ISO 2 is a neutral trainer but wearers will still feel stable when running in the shoe. The grippy outsole features a new tread pattern that's even grippier than before. It ensures runners are sure footed and don't slip when they're moving forward. The midsole's full-length EVA foam provides stability and support. In addition, the ISOFIT upper fits like a glove and keeps runners securely stationed in the shoe.
Drop
Drop

Drop

The Saucony Triumph ISO 2 features an 8mm drop. It's the standard drop for most Saucony brand shoes. The drop remains the same as in the previous version of the shoe. Even with a fairly small heel to toe drop, the shoe is definitely geared towards heel strikers. The bulk of the EVERUN cushion is concentrated in the heel. There's still plenty of EVA foam throughout the shoe, including the forefoot but the EVERUN cushion provides the bouncy feeling that was received so well by so many reviewers.
Key Features of the Saucony Triumph ISO 2
Key Features of the Saucony Triumph ISO 2

Key Features of the Saucony Triumph ISO 2


    IBR+ technology in outsole provides extra cushion
    Durable XT-900 technology in outsole provides great traction
    TRI-FLEX tread pattern provides better traction
    ISOFIT allows for snug and secure fit
    EVERUN cushion provides excellent energy return
    Full-length EVA cushion
    Breathable mesh upper
    High Elasticity Sockliner
    RUNDRY Heel Collar
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

The Saucony Triumph ISO 2 is a very well cushioned neutral road shoe. It offers support underfoot in the form of a thick midsole. The cushioning provides great protection underfoot to pad the impact of running. Runners get a comfortable ride whether they're going long or short. While the design leaves something to be desired, the Triumph ISO 2 is a solid shoe. The new EVERUN midsole cushion provides excellent energy return with a nice bouncy feel. The revamped ISOFIT upper provides a much better fit that reviewers found glovelike. The wider toe box provides more room and better ventilation.

The updates featured in the Triumph ISO 2 are definitely an improvement over the original version of the shoe. The shoe still looks bulky but it feels fast thanks to the responsive midsole material. This well-constructed shoe is a good option for runners seeking comfort while training for a long distance race.