Saucony Triumph ISO Shoe Review
Saucony Triumph ISO Running Shoe Review
My foot has been bothering me all year for a number of reasons, one of them is not taking the necessary time off. I signed up earlier in the year to run the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon and after that I will be taking some time off. Long story short, the Saucony Triumph ISO running shoes have allowed me to continue to run and feel better than almost any shoe I have ever tried.
When I saw these shoes online, I was a little disappointed that they retail at $150. Luckily I was able to find a deal at SierraTradingPost.com.
Below are pictures of the Triumph shoes that I will be reviewing. There are 4 colors available for the Triumph ISO model. I wouldn’t say all of the colors are that great, but not terrible.
About the Saucony Triumph ISO
The Saucony Triumph is one of the newer shoes in the ISO line of running shoes from Saucony. This newer technology is an absolute dream to run on. Comfortable, responsive, and light enough that give you a fast feeling when running. This shoe weighs in at just over 10 ounces and feel lighter than that when being worn.
For those who don’t know, the new Saucony ISOFIT upper is creates a sock-like feel for maximum comfort and adaptability. The sock-like fit with no-sew overlays increase comfort and stability.
Saucony Triumph ISO Shoe Specifications
- Weight : 9.1 Ounces (size 9)
- How It Fits: True to Size (based on width D)
- Offset: 8mm heel to toe offset
- Forefoot Height: 23mm forefoot height
- Heel Height: 31mm heel height
- Toe-Box Height: Medium to low
- Arch Structure: Medium-high
Saucony Triumph ISO Initial Thoughts
Since these shoes were recommended to me, I had high expectations for these shoes. I was lucky enough to get these shoes for 40% off and knew that the colors wouldn’t be ideal, but that doesn’t matter to me. Feel and performance are what I look for in a running shoe.
The 10oz weight of these shoes felt great. I was used to running more in Hoka One One Cliftons and those weigh in around 8oz. I figured a 2 oz difference would be noticeable, but it wasn’t at all. I really liked the wider toe box on these shoes.
As soon as I put these on and ran in them for the first time, I was extremely impressed and happy with my purchase.
Saucony Triumph ISO Sole
The Triumph ISO sole is made of a carbon rubber material that provides ample traction and increase durability. The sole itself looks and feels responsive and provides plenty of support and cushion. As I mentioned earlier, these shoes are more comfortable than any other shoe.
The Powergrid cushioning midsole provides plenty of shock absorption and really helps deliver the responsiveness mentioned above. I have been running in shoes with a lower drop recently, but had no problem with the 8mm stack height that this shoe provides.
I tried these shoes on a trail and road, both surfaces were a breeze for these shoes. With that said, I would recommend only running on the road or a firm trail with these shoes as it will increase the life of the sole.
Saucony Triumph ISO Upper
The Triumph ISO shoes were the first time that I experienced the ISOFit technology. The ISOFit provides a sock-like fit that forms to your foot’s size and movements, providing the ultimate comfort. I first wore these on an 8 miler and they felt absolutely. I then tried them on an 18 miler and again and nothing but a smooth and comfortable run.
As I mentioned above, I now need a wider toe box to help with some of the foot pain I have recently been having. These shoes have a seamless open toe box that provide plenty of room and adapt to your foot as needed with a sock-like feel. So comfortable!
The shoe also has a lightweight support component that helps keep your foot in the optimal place.
The Active Guy Conclusion and Rating
The Saucony Triumph ISO is my new daily running and long run shoe. The responsiveness and exceptional feel make it absolutely comfortable for any run. I am looking forward to trying other shoes in the ISO series as they may be my new go to shoe for all of my running adventures.