Brooks Glycerin 14 vs. Saucony Triumph ISO 3 review

Brooks Glycerin 14 is a premium cushioning shoe that offers a secure but comfortable fit. Saucony Triumph ISO 3 adds plushness, a secure fit, comfort, and flexibility to your runs.

The Brooks Glycerin 14 and the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 fall in the same category of neutral running shoes for runners who have a normal gait and who might be a bit bigger or heavier.

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The Brooks Glycerin 14 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com and the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 are similar in that, unlike many other running shoes, they still come with some stitches in their upper.

These stitches are mainly located around the midfoot to keep broad overlays in place.

The overlays are located a bit more toward the back on the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com than they are on the Brooks Glycerin 14.

This really opens up the forefoot of the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 for comfort. The forefoot of the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 consists mainly of mesh that has some structure and a no-sew overlay at the front of the shoe.

The Brooks Glycerin 14, on the other hand, has a stitched-on piece at the front and 3D Stretch Print overlays in the rest of its upper to provide structure and a bit of a hold.

The Brooks Glycerin 14 also comes with a stitched-on overlay at the back to provide extra support, whereas the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 wraps its overlays around the heel at the back and includes a piece (Support Frame) that is a bit sturdier than the stitched-on overlays.

All in all, you should be able to get a good amount of support from the upper of either running shoe, with perhaps the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 providing a bit more comfort toward the front of the shoe.

Both the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 and the Brooks Glycerin 14 are meant to provide quite a lot of cushioning to neutral runners.

Running shoe lab tests show that this is indeed the case and that there are little differences to be noted between the two running shoes.

For women, both running shoes have a very cushy forefoot, with the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 providing just a tiny bit more cushioning than the Brooks Glycerin 14.

The amount of heel cushioning is almost as much as the the amount of forefoot cushioning in the two running shoes, and they offer about the same amount.

Men get a bit more cushioning than women, with both the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 and the Brooks Glycerin 14 approaching the maximum amount of cushioning possible.

While both running shoes offer a similar amount of forefoot cushioning, the Brooks Glycerin 14 offers just a tiny bit more heel cushioning than the Saucony Triumph ISO 3.

The Saucony Triumph ISO 3 sits a bit higher off the ground than the Brooks Glycerin 14, but their heel-to-toe drops come very close to each other.

Whether you choose to wear the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 or the Brooks Glycerin 14, you should be able to get a very soft ride.

Both running shoes also provide a good amount of ground contact, especially under the midfoot, so should be able to offer smooth transitions from heel-strike to toe-off in addition to some added stability.

According to running shoe lab tests, the Brooks Glycerin 14 is a bit more stable than the Saucony Triumph ISO 3, but because both running shoes are geared toward neutral runners, this should not be a huge issue.

The Saucony Triumph ISO 3 offers an average amount of stability, while the Brooks Glycerin 14 falls just a little bit above average.

The outsole of the Brooks Glycerin 14 looks very different from that of the Saucony Triumph ISO 3.

The Brooks Glycerin 14 has smaller rubber pods and displays slightly more separation than the Saucony Triumph ISO 3, but both have a good amount of flex grooves in the forefoot.

These flex grooves help with flexibility, and according to running shoe lab tests, both the Brooks Glyceirn 14 and the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 are very flexible running shoes.

However, the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 turns out to be more flexible than the Brooks Glycerin 14 for both men and women.

The women's version of the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 weighs approximately 8.7 oz (247 grams), while the Brooks Glycerin 14 for women weighs approximately 8.9 oz (252 grams).

The men's version of the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 weighs about 10.8 oz (306 grams), and the Brooks Glycerin 14 for men weighs 10.7 oz (303 grams).

The Brooks Glycerin 14 and the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 are strikingly similar in what they have got to offer to runners.

The main distinction points are that the Brooks Glycerin 14 is a tad more stable and the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 a tad more flexible.

So if you want to get a very soft, flexible, comfortable, and smooth ride from a running shoe, you could go with either the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 or the Brooks Glycerin 14.

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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This review falls under: Brooks | Saucony

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