Over the past few years, the Saucony Triumph ISO has become one of the staple shoes from Saucony.
The Triumph is a neutral, high cushioned shoe with an 8 mm drop. It’s great for training, racing, roads or trails. It’s not heavy or clunky but maximizes on cushion. It’s a shoe you can run pretty much anywhere!
Over the past few years I’ve run in both the Saucony Triumph ISO and Saucony Triumph ISO 2. As well as the Zealot 1 and Zealot 2 and most recently the Freedom. There aren’t many Saucony shoes I haven’t run in right now! My personal favorite are the original Saucony Triumph as well as the Freedom but none of the models are shoes I wouldn’t run in again.
Saucony Triumph ISO 3 Fit:
In most Saucony shoes, I wear between a size 10-10.5 and wide. In the Triumph, ISO 3, I wear a size 10 wide and it fits well.
Like the previous few models, the Saucony Triumph uses the ISO fit. The tongue is attached and it’s seamless so it doesn’t rub. It has a small update which holds the foot more in place than previous models.
A common complaint with the shoe is the “back is lower” and people are afraid their heel might slide out. Even though the back is lower, your foot remains secure in place throughout the ride. I’ve never had a slipping issue and I’ve run through multiple mud puddles.
The upper of the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 is what had major updates. A lot of excess material was removed making the overlay less bulky. While the update isn’t life changing, it’s a small appreciated fit update.
Saucony Triumph Ride:
The Saucony Triumph continues to use Everrun cushioning. Everrun cushioning is becoming the standard material for Saucony. Evverun is more durable than EVA foam and doesn’t stiffen up in the cold. According to Saucony, the everrun material also gives an increased energy return.
What does this supposedly mean?
You feel better when you run outside in the cold weather, plus the shoe lasts longer. This year, I haven’t personally spent time in a climate that would benefit from this but I’ve heard many people at work and online say it’s true.
I like the Saucony Triumph ISO 3. It’s a great trainer and you are able to run long runs or race.
Is it my favorite shoe? I personally like the Saucony Freedom better but I do like running in the Triumph as well.
Current Running Shoe Rotation:
Brooks Ghost 10
Brooks Glycerin 15
Saucony Triumph ISO 3
*Due to not racing or doing speed workouts, I just alternate between the four.
Question for you: What is your favorite running shoe?
Good to know! I’m in the market for a pair of new neutral shoes so I’ll definitely take this into consideration. I currently run in the Gel-Cumulus 15 (Asics) and the feel is somewhat comparable between the brands which would make for an easy transition.
The triumph 2 scarred me and I’ve found myself moving away from Saucony to Adidas which is a brand I never saw myself in or really considered until trying them on on a whim.
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