Saucony Triumph ISO 2 Review
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. Runer’s World awarded the Saucony Triumph ISO editor’s choice.
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 lightweight but cushioned feel the Saucony Triumph ISO has. Like any runner, I was both nervous and excited to see how the new Saucony Triumph ISO 2 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.
Saucony Triumph ISO 2 Fit:
I find the update to fit of the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 slightly 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 improved ISOfit upper in the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 features added comfort to the top of the foot. The Saucony Triumph ISO 2 is true to size.
Saucony Triumph ISO 2 Ride:
I’ve now run just over 100 miles in the Saucony Triumph ISO 2. Saucony added a new layer of everun continuous cushioning under the sock liner. Everun foam cushioning makes the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 more bouncy, responsive, and a much smoother ride. With every stride and ground contact, I feel like I pop right up. The flex outsole and landing zone make the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 an energized running experience. I’ve noticed several of my runs have been faster without thinking about it. As with the original Saucony Triumph 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 Saucony Triumph ISO 2.
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.
Saucony Triumph ISO 2 Pros:
Supposedly lasts longer
Wider toe box and more cushioned
The upper fits better
Saucony Triumph ISO 2 Cons:
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 Saucony Triumph ISO 2. It’s a great shoe. I haven’t had any issues with 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 lightweight shoes but don’t want to sacrifice the cushion.
Questions for you:
Have you run in the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 before?
What is your favorite running shoe?