Brooks Transcend 2 vs. Saucony Hurricane ISO review

Brooks Transcend 2 provides a comfortable and smooth ride with support you barely notice. Saucony Hurricane ISO is good for overpronators needing tons of stability and support.

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The Brooks Transcend 2 and the Saucony Hurricane ISO are stability running shoes with the Brooks Transcend 2 offering discrete support and the Saucony Hurricane ISO obvious tons of support.

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The uppers of the Brooks Transcend 2 and the Saucony Hurricane ISO are alike in that they both contain elements that run from the midsole to the saddle to really strap your foot in.

So both running shoes provide a good amount of support around the midfoot.

However, the overlays of the Saucony Hurricane ISO are more sturdy than the bands used in the Brooks Transcend 2, so you can expect to get a more secure fit from the Saucony Hurricane ISO.

The main difference between the overlays and straps hugging the midfoot is that the straps of the Brooks Transcend 2 may feel more comfortable, especially closer to the forefoot.

Finally, both the Saucony Hurricane ISO and the Brooks Transcend 2 provide a good amount of support behind the heel. However, overall, the upper of the Saucony Hurricane ISO may turn out to be more supportive and secure than that of the Brooks Transcend 2.

Both the Brooks Transcend 2 and the Saucony Hurricane ISO have midsoles that provide heel-to-toe cushioning.

Their cushioning profiles do not differ much according to running shoe lab tests, with both displaying a large amount of forefoot cushioning and an average to low amount of heel cushioning.

The Saucony Hurricane ISO and the Brooks Transcend 2 have forefoot cushioning that can rival each other, since they both have almost the same amount of forefoot cushioning.

However, the Brooks Transcend 2 wins in the heel cushioining department, even if it does not have an excessive amount of it, because the heel of the Saucony Hurricane ISO turns out to be on the firm side.

The big difference between the Saucony Hurricane ISO and the Brooks Transcend 2 can be found in the type of support provided through the midsole.

The Saucony Hurricane ISO has a traditional medial post that is quite long, and that helps stop your foot from rolling too far inward.

The Brooks Transcend 2, on the other hand, has Guide Rails running along the edge of the top of the midsole that encourage your hips, knees, and joints to move in their unique motion path, which helps with pronation control.

The Brooks Transcend 2 is geared toward making your runs more stressless with other features that it also implements, such as a rounded heel to take stress off joints, and pressure zones in the outsole to spread shock and give you a smoother ride.

The Saucony Hurricane ISO, on the other hand, implements more traditional methods such as a crash pad to soften your landings and full ground contact for a smoother heel-to-toe transition.

The outsoles of the Brooks Transcend 2 and Saucony Hurricane ISO differ in configuration and layout, but both provide full ground contact.

The Brooks Transcend 2 displays a little bit more separation between its rubber lugs than the Saucony Hurricane ISO, which should benefit shock absorption and dissipation.

Running shoe lab tests show that both running shoes are almost equally stiff for men with the Brooks Transcend 2 being just a little bit more flexible.

For women, the Brooks Transcend 2 turns out to be on the stiff side and the Saucony Hurricane ISO on the flexible side.

The women's version of the Brooks Transcend 2 weighs approximately 9.5 oz (269 grams), while the Saucony Hurricane ISO for women weighs approximately 8.7 oz (247 grams).

The men's version of the Brooks Transcend 2 weighs about 11.7 oz (332 grams), and the Saucony Hurricane ISO for men weighs about 10.6 oz (301 grams).

The Brooks Transcend 2 provides a unique way of controlling overpronation, which you may have to try out to see whether it works for you.

Other than that, you can expect to get a comfortable and smooth ride with a minimum of stress.

The Saucony Hurricane ISO is a more traditional running shoe for overpronators that is relatively light with tons of stability and support.

However, if you are a heel-striker, the Brooks Transcend 2 may suit you better than the Saucony Hurricane ISO.

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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