Since I work at a local running store, I was given the opportunity to try the new Saucony Triumph ISO 2 before the shoe was officially released on November 1st. For those who don’t know, the original Saucony Triumph ISO was my favorite and primary shoe for most of last year. Over the last year, I’ve come to enjoy the light weight but cushioned feel the Triumph has. Like any runner, I was both nervous and excited to see how the new Saucony Triumph ISO would compete. I was not asked to review the shoe, but I wanted too. Remember what works for my feet might not work for yours since every foot is different.
I find the update to fit more true to size. I’m still wearing a size ten but I’ve found the lacing to hug the top of the foot better. The shoe is true to size. It’s very similar to the previous model.
Running in the Shoes:
I’ve now run just over 100 miles in them. Saucony added a new layer under the sock liner to the shoe, Everrun. Everrun makes the shoe a lot more bouncy and responsive. With every stride, I feel like I pop right up. I’ve noticed several of my runs have been faster without thinking about it. As with the original Saucony ISO, I enjoy how firm it is and low to the ground the shoe is.
According to Saucony, the Everun material gives 83% more energy return in the shoe.
One thing that was brought up with the original Triumph ISO was how long the shoe lasts! The updated Triumph ISO 2 with Everrun supposedly has a much longer life expectancy. I have only run about 100 miles in them but haven’t felt as if they have lost any cushioning.
Supposedly lasts longer
Wider toe box and more cushioned
The upper fits better
As with the previous models, very light and must trust the cushioning.
The price point is $150 but in my opinion worth it.
Verdict: So far, I like the shoe. I haven’t had any issues in it I like the update. I’m excited to keep running it and see how the last fares!
Recommend for: A neutral runner who likes cushion. If you like light weight shoes but don’t want to sacrifice the cushion.
Questions for you:
Have you run in the Saucony Triumph before?
What is your favorite running shoe?