Saucony Triumph ISO

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Saucony Triumph ISO Review Facts

The Saucony Triumph ISO is a neutral cushioned running shoe perfect for runners who under-pronate or supinate.  The midsole of the Saucony Triumph ISO is built with the high mileage road runner in mind.  The increased responsiveness and improved impact protection of the shoe make it a good choice for long distance training.  The outsole features a lightweight and durable rubber compound.  The upper features a new material and design that is meant to fit the runner’s foot like a glove and provide good air flow.  The Saucony Triumph ISO is built to make you want to run, run further and run faster.  The variety of color combinations of the Saucony Triumph ISO appeals to many runners.

 

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros

-Cushioning is comfortable for a long time on your feet

-Breathable mesh upper and moisture-wicking liner keep the foot cool and dry

-Comes in a variety of colors

-Low heel to toe drop

-Seamless Open Toe Box

-Lightweight

-Floating support cage hugs the runner’s foot

Cons

-Too much cushioning for speed work

-High price tag

-Narrow fit

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Positive
  • I always have a difficult time with buying shoes because of my joint issues. I am always doing some serious inspection and trying on, it can be annoying but I know what I need. I did end up having to buy these on line though and they were a perfect fit. They have a great look and the arches and cushioning are top notch. I recommend these for any type of activity.
  • These shoes are perfect fit. I didn't have to buy a larger or smaller size. I have taken them hiking and use them to work 10 hour days standing. They are by far the most comfortable shoes I have ever owned. I highly recommend these.
  • I assumed I needed a size up, I was wrong. They have a very cushy insole. I would suggest these for light runners because the support is lacking a bit as well as the arch support.
  • I wear orthotics and found this shoe to be perfect with these. I really enjoy wearing this shoe. It is great for running and everyday walking. I will be buying a second pair.
  • I ordered a size larger than suggested and they fit perfect and I have a good amount of room in the toe area. I bought these after foot surgery and they have proven to be a great shoe. They are not a fashion setter though.
  • These were made for wide feet I feel. I wear these all day with no aches and pains and the arch isn't ridiculously high. I am not a fan of the bulky tongue, but everything else is great.
  • The padding in this is great all over. I had to get a larger shoe as these run a little shorter than normal. They are lacking in the arch area but that can be fixed with an insole i believe.
  • I had to go up a half size on these but these were way better than my old Asics. The comfort and cushion were stellar. I run a lot and these have held up great. I recommend these for sure.
  • I have went through every style of this shoe. And love them all. The insole felt a little flat but that changes and they mold to our feet when they are broken in. These are great snug comfy fitting shoes and I think people should buy them.
  • These are runners shoes for sure. They have tons of extra cushion and they form to my foot. The toe area has great space and room to breath. The laces are stretchy and accent the shoe great.
  • I keep buying these every time a new one hits the stores. These are a great comfortable shoe and they just seem to get better every year. I am a fan. They fit right and the material is airy.
  • I use these for my physical therapy for my chronic pain. These have helped with my knees and my feet. Maybe the “energy return” is what is helping there. I do have to add arch supports some times. The mesh absorbs water a lot so it is not a good rainy day shoe.
  • I've had multiple back surgeries and I still run 40 miles or so a week. I think it might be the shoes! These are great for me and the arch support is super. I am a bigger runner and find that the soles on these last great! I love that the lacing system adds support and keeps the shoe from moving too much. They are slightly more narrow in the toe box.
  • These shoes are a little bulky but they fit me great and were awesome to run in. I was blister free when I used them the first time. The toe space is nice, not too much and not too narrow. I will be using these for my first half marathon.
  • The responsiveness and comfort are top notch. These have to be the best shoes I have bought recently. The sole material is like a cloud.
  • After 400 miles in these shoes, I can honestly say I give them an A+. I run a lot and after a few times, they broke in and I broke my stride. The only thing is, get used to the lacing. If it’s too loose they move around and if it is too tight, then they hurt your foot. It took me some getting used to but they work great.
  • I ordered these a half size bigger and they fit great. The toe box is roomy and the cushioning is great in the whole shoe. I use these for running and walking and I have no pain.
  • Triumphs are great for people with flat feet. These are hands down my favorite shoe.. They assist in stride and work great with my strike pattern. Just a great freaking shoe.
  • I have under-pronation and these ,I think, were made for this. They have been comfortable from first wear. They relieved me of all my foot pain within a couple hours. These are an all around great shoe.
Negative
  • I run a lot of miles on concrete and these shoes have absolutely no support or cushion. They are dreadful. They were way too much for a fashion shoe.
  • These shoes were extremely uncomfortable and they were too overpriced for the quality.
  • These were comfortable and flexible. However, what is up with the sizes. Why are these shoes so small?
  • If I have to buy a size other than mine, then the instep is always off. The shoe is just poorly constructed and so not worth the money.
  • I hate these shoes. The heel is low and has rubbed off; it created blisters for me. This is a poorly made shoe as well. I cannot run in these and walking isn’t fun either. I am very, very disappointed.
  • I have put over 70 painful miles on these in hopes for a change. Nope! These are horribly designed shoes and they hurt my feet. Very unsatisfactory for Saucony and the price.
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Of the 1200 reviews we found in total, 38% were negative, and 62% were positive.
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Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

The outsole of the Saucony Triumph ISO is lightweight and flexible. The outsole is made of XT-900 compound, which is a carbon rubber material that offers long-lasting power and heel protection from accelerated wear. The improved cushioning and responsive ride are a result of the IBR+ technology used in the forefoot. The IBR+ technology consists of a lightweight rubber material that is strong and durable. The Saucony Triumph ISO rubber outsole is made to last during consistent pounding of pavement.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

In addition to more cushioning, the PWRGRID+ midsole technology used in the Saucony Triumph ISO offers more impact protection and durability than former styles. The Super Rebound Cushioning (SRC) Impact Zone has good shock absorption and offers a smooth heel-to-toe transition. Many reviewers felt like they were running on a cloud or a pillow. They experienced a spring-like feel that helped them run faster and further. Reviewers did not find the cushioning to be too soft. The Saucony Triumph ISO was built with a low heel to toe drop. Runners are able to land further forward and the shoe adjusts with the runner’s stride.
Upper
Upper

Upper

The upper of the Saucony Triumph ISO is made with ISOFIT, a stretchable and breathable mesh material that gives the shoe a sock-like feel. Runners found the Saucony Triumph ISO to fit tightly around the foot without being too snug. The lightweight support frame adds structure to the shoe and security to the runner’s foot. It moves with your foot. The eyelets are not sewn into the shoe, allowing for adaptation to the foot’s size, shape, and movement. Reviewers liked that the tongue of the Saucony Triumph ISO stays put. The interior of the shoe includes a High Elasticity Sockliner. Also, the heel collar is made with a RUNDRY moisture-wicking lining, allowing for a dry and comfortable run. The seamless Open Toe Box design enhances the sock-like feel and is a welcomed feature by several reviewers.
Weight
Weight

Weight

The Saucony Triumph ISO is a lightweight running shoe. The men’s version weighs 10.3 oz. The women’s version weighs 9.0 oz. While the extra cushioning makes for a bigger shoe, many runners found it to feel lighter than expected. Runners found the weight of this shoe to be perfect for daily training runs, but not the best option for speed-work or tempo runs. Runners who were accustomed to wearing the ASICS GEL-Nimbus found the Saucony Triumph ISO to be similar in cushioning, but less heavy as a shoe.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

The Saucony Triumph ISO’s breathable mesh upper keeps the runner’s foot dry and cool. The shoe’s interior sockliner keeps the foot cool in hotter temperatures. Since runners lose a lot of heat through their feet, running in a shoe that keeps your foot cool is a plus! The RUNDRY material used inside the Saucony Triumph ISO helps quickly evaporate sweat. Less sweat means less chance of getting blisters. In fact, the enhanced cushioning and moisture-wicking liner make the Saucony Triumph ISO comfortable for sockless runs.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

The Saucony Triumph ISO is built to hug your foot. Many wearers liked the wider toe box and breathable mesh upper because it gave their feet room to move and expand. This is a plus on long runs when a runner’s foot swells. Reviewers were almost unanimous in commenting about the comfort and great arch support the Saucony Triumph ISO has to offer. The padded tongue and heel collar offer increased comfort and stability. Some reviewers found the Saucony Triumph ISO to fit narrower than expected and had to purchase a 1/2 size larger.
Style
Style

Style

The Saucony Triumph ISO comes in 5 colors. The men’s version comes in grey and black with bright green and blue accents, black and red, blue and citron with vizi orange accents, bright green and black with vizi orange accents, and red and orange with citron accents. The women’s version comes in twilight and pale blue with citron accents, silver and purple with orange accents, blue and red, purple with citron and pink accents, and black and pink. The colors are very bright, but reviewers commented positively on the cool look. Runners like the variety of colors offered. The Saucony symbol appears on both sides of the shoe. The shoe is a lace-up running shoe made with breathable mesh and moisture-wicking RUNDRY lining.
Durability
Durability

Durability

The Saucony Triumph ISO is a well-designed shoe. The outsole features IBR+ and XT-900 technology. Both of these technologies protect the shoe from general wear and tear. In fact, many high mileage runners found the outsole to hold up extremely well. Several runners logged 200 and 300 miles while wearing the Saucony Triumph ISO shoe. Also, reviewers found the shoe to last through half-marathon and marathon training runs and races. Saucony’s use of the Super Rebound Compound in the midsole offer 10% greater durability.
Protection
Protection

Protection

The Saucony Triumph ISO offers a durable rubber outsole and a cushioned midsole using PWRGRID+ technology. Also, visibility when running in low-light conditions is heightened by a 360-degree reflective synthetic material. Reviewers commented on the good responsiveness of the Saucony Triumph ISO. There were very few complaints of leg or foot pain. Shock to the ankles, knees, and legs is highly reduced. They found the Saucony Triumph ISO to be a perfect shoe for logging long miles on their feet. Several reviewers commented that the shoelaces did not come untied during runs.
Support
Support

Support

This shoe offers good support. The Saucony Triumph ISO offers 20% more cushioning in the midsole than previous versions. Most runners felt the cushioning was just right. The ISOFIT breathable mesh upper allows the shoe to conform to the shape of the runner’s foot, producing a snug slipper feel without fitting too tight. Flat-footed runners like the arch support and sturdy shoe base.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

This Saucony Triumph ISO is the right shoe for endurance running on the open road. Both the PWRGRID+ midsole, responsive cushioning and the 8 mm heel drop adapt to the runner’s stride, making it perfect for the high mileage runner. The traction makes it adequate for non-technical dirt trails and gravel roads. Runners like the ankle support offered by this shoe. Some reviewers liked that the Saucony Triumph ISO allowed them to feel the road and experienced springiness during a run.
Price
Price

Price

The Saucony Triumph ISO is priced on the higher end for running shoes. The durability and comfort of the shoe make it worth the investment, especially if you are planning to train for half-marathons, marathons and non-technical ultras. The cushioned midsole is meant to handle a lot of mileage. This is a good option if you need extra cushioning to protect your legs, joints, hips and feet. Many runners shared that the Saucony Triumph ISO lasted a few hundred miles before needing to be replaced.
Traction
Traction

Traction

The Saucony Triumph ISO features an XT-900 outsole equipped with IBR+ rubber. The carbon rubber compound offers exceptional traction. The IBR+ outsole is 33% lighter than other rubber used. This lightweight rubber provides decent grip on pavement, non-technical trails and gravel roads.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

The forefoot and upper of the Saucony Triumph ISO offer a decent amount of flexibility without sacrificing support. The wide toe box prevents a runner’s forefoot from interacting with the shoe. The fact that the eyelets are not sewn into the shoe means they work independently. Each pair of eyelets can provide just the right amount of tension needed to accommodate your foot size, shape and comfort preference.
Stability
Stability

Stability

The Saucony Triumph ISO is a neutral running shoe. Runners who under-pronate benefit from the extra midsole cushioning and shock absorption offered by this shoe. The PWRGRID+ technology has advanced the geometry of this shoe for the better. Runners have experienced better distribution of energy as well as improved running form. The ISOFIT floating support cage keeps the foot locked in the shoe while providing good elasticity.
Drop
Drop

Drop

The Saucony Triumph ISO features a low heel to toe drop of 8 mm. This lower drop provides greater range of motion. More of the muscles in the runner’s feet and lower legs are employed during a run in the Saucony Triumph ISO. This evenly distributes the high impact experienced through running, preventing common overuse injuries.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

• Neutral cushioning
• Designed for runners who under-pronate
• ISOFIT Floating Support Cage
• RUNDRY moisture-wicking interior liner
• PWRGRID+ cushioned midsole technology
• 8 mm heel drop
• Seamless Open Toe Box
• High Elasticity Sockliner
• IBR+ and XT-900 outsole technology
• 360-degree reflective synthetic material for low-light conditions
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

The Saucony Triumph ISO is a neutral running shoe that offers just the right amount of cushioning for the endurance runner. The PWRGRID+ technology provides greater midsole cushioning that adapts to the runner’s stride. The ISOFIT breathable mesh upper results in a snug fit without being overly tight. The wide toe box gives the foot room to move. The RUNDRY interior liner wicks moisture away from the foot, keeping the runner’s foot at a comfortable temperature. The XT-900 and IBR+ rubber compounds make the Saucony Triumph ISO a durable shoe meant to last through a few hundred miles of pavement running.