Brooks Glycerin 14 vs. Saucony Triumph ISO 2 review

Brooks Glycerin 14 is a premium cushioning shoe that offers a secure but comfortable fit. Saucony Triumph ISO 2 provides a secure fit and a smooth and overall very plush ride...

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The Brooks Glycerin 14 and the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 fall in the same category of neutral running shoes for runners who have a normal gait. They are both premium cushioning running shoes.

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Similarities between the Brooks Glycerin 14 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com and the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 start in the upper, where both have broad and sturdy overlays wrapping the midfoot.

So both the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com and the Brooks Glycerin 14 provide a good amount of support around the midfoot.

Differences between the two running shoes come in at the back and at the front of the shoes.

The Saucony Triumph ISO 2 comes with a Support Frame that cups the heel well at the back. The Brooks Glycerin 14 only has overlays for external support behind the heel.

Both the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 and the Brooks Glycerin 14 come with light no-sew overlays in their upper, with the difference being that the overlays of the Brooks Glycerin 14 are 3D Stretch Print overlays that stretch with your foot as it swells.

Therefore, the Brooks Glycerin 14 might provide a more custom fit than the Saucony Triumph ISO 2, especially in the forefoot area.

But in terms of the amount of support provided by the upper, you should be able to get a similar amount from either running shoe.

Because both the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 and the Brooks Glycerin 14 are premium cushioning running shoes, they deliver quite a bit of softness through cushioning in their midsoles.

The Saucony Triumph ISO 2 has EVERUN to provide extra cushioning and the Brooks Glycerin 14 comes with Super DNA.

Running shoe lab tests show that both are effective in providing runners with a soft running experience.

The cushioning profiles show that both running shoes provide a lot of cushioning in both the heel and the forefoot, and that the amount of cushioning is almost to the max.

For women, the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 turns out to be just a tiny bit more cushy in both the heel and the forefoot, but the differences between the two running shoes are minimal.

For men, the differences are even less noticeable with both having a similar amount of forefoot cushioning and the Brooks Glycerin 14 having just a tiny notch more heel cushioning than the Saucony Triumph ISO 2.

But again, both the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 and Brooks Glycerin 14 are super cushy running shoes, according to running shoe lab tests.

The only difference that can be noted in the midsoles is that the Brooks Glycerin 14 has a slightly larger heel-to-toe drop than the Saucony Triumph ISO 2.

For men, this heel-to-toe drop is 11.3 mm in the Brooks Glycerin 14 and 9.3 mm in the Saucony Triumph ISO 2. For women, these numbers are 10.1 mm and 9.3 mm, respectively.

The Saucony Triumph ISO 2 sits a bit higher off the ground than the Brooks Glycerin 14, but its heel-to-toe drop is less.

In terms of stability, both provide slightly above average stability, but the Brooks Glycerin 14 is rated by running shoe lab tests as providing a bit more.

Both the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 and the Brooks Glycerin 14 provide a good amount of ground contact, which should allow them to provide you with smooth heel-to-toe transitions.

This smoothness is further enhanced by the fact that they are both well-segmented in the outsole although the Brooks Glycerin 14 provides slightly more segmentation due to the small size of its rubber pods.

In terms of flexibility, the Brooks Glycerin 14 comes out on top as being quite flexible for both men and women. The Saucony Triumph ISO 2, on the other hand, has been measured to be on the stiff side.

The women's version of the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 weighs approximately 8.6 oz (244 grams), while the Brooks Glycerin 14 for women weighs approximately 8.9 oz (252 grams).

The men's version of the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 weighs about 10.4 oz (295 grams), and the Brooks Glycerin 14 for men weighs 10.7 oz (303 grams).

There aren't many differences between the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 and the Brooks Glycerin 14, so if you are a neutral runner who is looking for a soft and smooth ride, you could choose either.

However, if you are also looking for a more flexible ride, you may want to look into the Brooks Glycerin 14 more than the Saucony Triumph ISO 2.

Note: The weight of a running shoe depends on the size of the running shoe, so any weights mentioned in this review may differ from the weight of the running shoe you choose to wear. Running shoes of the same size were compared for this review.

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