Saucony Triumph ISO 5 Shoe Review

Saucony Triumph ISO 5

For all you Saucony Triumph ISO lovers, you should be excited with the latest version of the Saucony Triumph running shoe. The updated heel, increased cushioning, and a updated upper design.

This shoe has continued to be a favorite for many runners and I’m confident that those runners will like the Triumph ISO 5.

At the time of this review, the Triumph ISO 5 has 2 different color combinations, both of which I liked. I would also expect to see a version made that will be sold at the New York Marathon expo.

Below are pictures of the Triumph ISO 5 shoes that were worn for this review.

Pros Cons
  • Lightweight Support
  • Responsive
  • Color options
  • Price (retail $160)
  • Sole durability
  • Sizing: Order 1/2 size up

Saucony Triumph ISO 5 Shoe Verdict

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If you are looking for a daily neutral running shoe, then you should check out the Saucony Triumph ISO 5. The updates to this shoe feel great. I haven’t worn the Triumph shoe since the Triumph ISO 3 version but was excited to see how this shoe has improved.

The heel portion of the Triumph 5 has been updated with a soft lining which adds to the comfort and support so that your heel won’t move around.

For this review, the longest run in the Triumph was 12 miles. These shoes felt a little heavy at first but I didn’t really notice it while running. As far as sizing goes, I ordered a 1/2 size up with this shoe.

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Saucony Triumph ISO 5 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 5 shoe. Having read about the updates to the upper, heel, and improved sole I figured I would really like the updates.

The one thing that I noticed right away was that the heel and cushion was one of the best I have felt in the past few shoe reviews. It’s incredible to see how this shoe has improved since the last time I wore these.

The redesigned upper and color of the shoe looked great. While there are only 2 color options to choose from, I was happy with the color combination worn for this review.

About the Saucony Triumph ISO 5

The Saucony Triumph ISO 5 is the fifth version of the Triumph ISO running shoe. The shoe continues to have the Everun sole and ISOFit technology, which guarantees comfort and support.

As mentioned earlier the enhanced cushion in this sole is something that all runners will appreciate, especially during those longer runs.

The new Triumph ISO 5 sole is tackier and should enhance traction in most conditions. I wore these shoes in dry conditions so I didn’t get a chance to see if traction was any better in wet

Saucony Triumph ISO 5 Shoe Specifications

  • Weight : 11.3 Ounces (size 9)
  • Shoe Category: Neutral
  • How It Fits: True to Size
  • Offset: 8mm heel to toe offset
  • Heel Stack Height: 30mm
  • Forefoot Stack Height: 22mm
  • Cushion: Plush/Soft
  • Arch: High, Normal (Mid)
  • Previous Model: Triumph ISO 4

Saucony Triumph ISO 5 Sole

The updated Triumph ISO 5 sole has some added topsole underneath the footbed, adding some additional support and cushion. This includes 3mm of EVERUN, which is more than some of the previous versions.

The Triumph ISO 5 sole is now thinner and has a crystal rubber compound, which should increase durability and tackier than its predecessor. One of the cons I mentioned about earlier versions of this shoe was the durability of the sole. Hoping this version improves upon that.

Below are a few pictures of the shoe of the Triumph ISO 5.

Saucony Triumph ISO 5 Upper

One of my favorite things about Saucony shoes is the ISOFit and EVERUN soles. I am excited to say that the Triump ISO 5 ISOFIT construction was upgraded with this version to provide increased comfort and support.

In the past, I have struggled with the forefoot width of so many running shoes. When I have ordered a 1/2 size up with Saucony shoes, they have felt great and always provided plenty of room for my feet.

The upper of the Triumph has an updated breathable mesh upper that will improve breathability and keep your feet cool. You can see the mesh upper in the pictures below.

Below are a few pictures of the Triumph ISO 5 upper.

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Saucony Triumph ISO 5 Ratings
  • 9/10
    Overall Rating - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Upper - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Sole - 9/10

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  • Hi Scott, this has nothing to do with the shoe you just reviewed and you probably already know – Hoka has brought back the original Clifton 1 for a limited time. I know, like me, you were a big fan of those shoes. I ordered 2 pairs to start, if they are exactly the same I will order lots more!

    • Hey Judie! Thanks for the comment! I am finishing a post later today that mentions this. I just found out yesterday and was surprised that Hoka didn’t mention this earlier to some affiliates. You are right in that I loved the first version of this shoe and will be ordering this weekend. Once you get them let me know if they are in fact the same. Thanks again for the info and have a great weekend!

  • Hi,
    I have the saucony triumph iso 3 , and like it for it cushioning and responsiveness. I tried the iso 4, it was to firm on the forefoot , it didn’t feel as cushioned and as flexible as the iso 3. I am wondering whether the new iso 5 is soft like the iso 3 or firmer and how it feels for cushioning and responsiveness compared to the older iso 3. thanks.

    • Steve, hey thanks for the question. I didn’t wear the Triumphy ISO 4, but can tell you that the latest version is similar to the ISO and would also say there is some additional cushion/support that improves the responsiveness of this shoe. Let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks!

  • Jean P Madden

    I dont run anymore I walk. Can I use the 5 to walk in?

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