Few shoes have undergone as much change as the Triumph ISO 2 has the past two years while also coming out as spectacular (as this one has). Saucony retooled its flagship Triumph premium neutral cushioning shoe a year ago when it unveiled a dynamic new upper and fit system. Those significant updates made the shoe fit and feel much better, essentially creating a near-custom fit. This year, Saucony has revolutionized the Triumph with an innovative new foam called Everun—a patent-pending material that distributes impact energy over a larger area than EVA-based foams and, as a result, offers both reliable cushioning and amazing resiliency. The foam has been inserted into the lateral part of the heel and the topsole (essentially the top of the strobel board under the sockliner) and the combination makes for a crazy good ride that’s part impact-dampening smoothness and part energetic awesome sauce. The interior bootie construction and ISO Fit dynamic saddle system snug the foot down to the soft and secure chassis, allowing the foot to flex with the shoe and very fluidly rebound into the next stride. The Triumph ISO 2 is not quite as light or nimble as some of the new modern lightweight trainers, but it’s a very durable high-mileage shoe with as much or more “pop” than any shoe in its class. Although it’s not made for agile, fast-turnover running, our wear-testers considered it great for a variety of long runs, recovery runs and some uptempo progression runs.
This is the shoe for you if … you have a neutral or supinating gait and want a thickly cushioned high-mileage trainer that offers a dynamic ride and versatile performance.
Weights: 10.2 oz. (men’s size 9.0); 8.6 oz. (women’s size 7.0)
Heel-Toe Offset: 8mm; 30mm (heel), 22mm (forefoot)
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