Saucony Triumph ISO 3 Shoe Review
Saucony Triumph ISO 3 Review
Ever since the Saucony Triumph ISO shoe was released in 2015, I have been running in them. The comfort and support of the EverRun sole is great for daily training and recovery runs. Having liked the Saucony Triumph ISO 2, I was eager to give the Triumph ISO 3 a try.
There are a few updates to the latest version, which I will get in to more detail below. I will tell you that all of the updates are improvements on the previous model and really think that most runners will agree.
The Triumph ISO 3 has 9 different color combinations so you shouldn’t have a problem finding something you like. There are models for the NYC Marathon along with the all new Saucony Runlife line.
Below are pictures of the Triumph ISO 3 shoes that were worn for this review.
Saucony Triumph ISO 3 Verdict
Saucony has once again delivered with the third model of the Triumph ISO shoes. This provides incredible support and comfort in a lightweight neutral running shoe.
These shoes continue to be my go to shoes for long runs and recovery runs. If you can find these shoes on sale, I would highly recommend giving these shoes a try.
About the Saucony Triumph ISO 3
The Saucony Triumph ISO 3 is the third version of the Triumph ISO line. The shoe continues to have the Everun sole and ISOFit technology, which guarantees comfort and support. Similar to the last version of this shoe, they are very comfortable, responsive, and really feel like they propel you with each stride.
The new Triumph ISO 3 has a modified upper and an improved heel landing zone, which I will get in to below.
Saucony Triumph ISO 3 Shoe Specifications
- Weight : 10.5 Ounces (size 9)
- How It Fits: True to Size
- Offset: 8mm heel to toe offset
- Heel Stack Height: 30mm
- Forefoot Stack Height: 22mm
- Shoe Category: Neutral
- Cushion: Plush/Soft
- Arch: High, Normal (Mid)
- Previous Model: Triumph ISO 2
Saucony Triumph ISO 3 Initial Thoughts
I have been a big fan of the Triumph ISO line since it was first released in 2015 so I had a feeling I would like the updated ISO 3 shoe. The one thing that I noticed right away was that the heel felt a little softer and more supportive than the previous version.
The upper looked similar, but could tell that it was updated with the latest version. I liked how the weight of the shoe was similar to the ISO 2. I am never a big fan when a shoe company makes a new model heavier than it’s predecessor.
Saucony Triumph ISO 3 Sole
The updated Triumph ISO 3 sole is like that of the ISO 2 with the exception of the area by the heel. The updated sole has more Everun sole technology in the heel area making it feel softer than the ISO2. Earlier in the post I mentioned that these shoes felt a little softer and this is what I was referring to.
The Triumph ISO 3 sole also provides similar flexibility and improved durability as that of the Triumph ISO 2. The shoe also has the same POWERGRID material that assists with shock absorption and cushion.
For this review I wore these shoes on the treadmill and road. The shoe performed great on both surfaces. I didn’t really notice any wear after a few runs.
Saucony Triumph ISO 3 Upper
The upper on the Triumph ISO 3 had a slight change for the latest version of the shoe. The Triumph ISO 2 had three ISOFit straps and the ISO 3 only has two straps. Even though there is one less strap, there is still plenty of support.
One of the main reasons why I like the Triumph ISO 3 is because with two ISOFit straps, it allows for more room in the forefoot, something I have struggled with. Ever since the Hoka Clifton 2 started bothering my feet, this was something that has continued to impact me with new shoes. I am happy to say that this shoe was wide enough and felt great.
The mesh like upper is not only lightweight but provides increased breathability.
The Active Guy Conclusion and Rating
The Saucony Triumph ISO 3 continues to be an extremely comfortable shoe for daily training. I am not sure I would wear this shoe in a race, but the responsiveness and support make it great for just about any distance.
What are your thoughts of the Saucony Triumph ISO 3?