The Saucony Triumph ISO 5 is a high cushioned neutral trainer from Saucony. More cushion than the Saucony Ride ISO. I’ve run in several models of the Saucony Triumph ISO, with my favorite being the first. The Saucony Triumph 5 is a highly cushioned, but lightweight trainer.
I’ve typically had a version of the Triumph in my rotation but recently moved towards the Saucony Ride. For the last year, the Ride has felt better to me personally. When it was released, I was eager to see how the Triumph felt.
Heel to toe drop: 8 mm
Weight: 10 ounces
Saucony Triumph ISO 5 Fit:
The Saucony Triumph ISO has run short for several versions, but this year it runs true to size. I typically wear a women’s 10-11 wide, and 10.5 has been great. The toe box is roomier then it’s been the last few versions.
The second update to the Triumph upper includes a “Jacquard” engineered breathable mesh. According to Saucony, this helps to accommodate more foot types (with the updated ISO fit, it does). The jacquard mesh is basically fancy mesh.
One thing to add is the shoe is shallower, and Saucony as a brand doesn’t fit insoles or doctors orthotics as well as many other brands.
Saucony Triumph ISO 5 Ride:
New for this version, Saucony added 2mm of EVERUN Topsole cushioning. There is supposedly more energy return than ever before. The topsole is on top of the Everrun, so the shoe feels more cushioned and more energetic.
Something to note is the grip is much better than previous versions too. I’ve run in the downpouring rain, and the traction has been fine. The crystal rubber outsole allows you to grip the ground better than many current running shoes.
The Saucony Triumph ISO 5 feels closer the original ISO 1 than ever before. Maybe I’m just reminiscing on the shoe, but it finally feels like Saucony put more into the again. For the past few generations, it’s taken a backseat to the Freedom or even the Ride.
If you have never run in the Saucony Triumph ISO, it is known for the responsive cushioning. It’s a good shoe for long distance, and you feel cushioning throughout running. It’s a bit bulkier and more cushioned than the Saucony Ride.
I’ve run about 100 miles in the shoe (long runs, easy runs, workouts) and for me, it’s the best fit as a daily trainer or long run.
Saucony Triumph ISO 5 Conclusion:
I like the Saucony Triumph, and I think the Saucony Triumph ISO 5 is the best it’s been since the first version. I’ll continue running it.
Workouts: Nike LT Streak, Nike Zoom Fly
Races: Nike LT Streak
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