Saucony Triumph ISO 3 vs. Brooks Ghost 10 review

Saucony Triumph ISO 3 adds plushness, a secure fit, comfort, and flexibility to your runs. Brooks Ghost 10 provides a comfortable fit and a smooth ride to neutral runners.

The Saucony Triumph ISO 3 and the Brooks Ghost 10 are neutral cushioning running shoes for runners who do not need much stability and support.

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The uppers of the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com and the Brooks Ghost 10 differ quite a bit from each other.

The Brooks Ghost 10 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com uses engineered mesh in the forefoot, which should provide quite a bit of comfort, and no-sew overlays around the midfoot and the heel for support.

The Saucony Triumph ISO 3 also uses engineered mesh and has a forefoot that is open and free from overlays, but its overlays around the midfoot are a bit thicker than those on the Brooks Ghost 10, and it comes with a Support Frame at the back to increase the amount of support behind the heel.

The Saucony Triumph ISO 3 has a no-sew toecap, while the Brooks Ghost 10 has a stitched-on cap, so the latter might prove to be a bit more durable.

All in all, the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 might provide a more secure fit and a bit more support through its upper than the Brooks Ghost 10, and both running shoes should feel comfortable, especially in the forefoot.

While the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 is geared toward providing runners with a plush ride, the Brooks Ghost 10 makes use of cushioning that is meant to be comfortable but not too cushy.

However, running shoe lab tests show that the Brooks Ghost 10 provides an above average amount of cushioning in both the heel and the forefoot, and that its heel is cushier than the heel of the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 for men.

Other than that, the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 dominates the cushioning spectrum by providing almost a maximum amount of forefoot cushioning.

The Saucony Triumph ISO 3 for women is also overall cushier than the Brooks Ghost 10 for women.

However, when you look at the numbers, both the Brooks Ghost 10 and the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 should be able to deliver a soft and comfortable ride.

Neither the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 nor the Brooks Ghost 10 is meant to provide stability and support, because they are meant to be worn by neutral runners.

However, they do come with some stability features such as crash pads and a good amount of ground contact.

According to running shoe lab tests, both the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 and the Brooks Ghost 10 provide an above average amount of stability, but the Brooks Ghost 10 is much more stable than the Saucony Triumph ISO 3.

The latter is probably because the crash pad is more pronounced on the Brooks Ghost 10 than it is on the Saucony Triumph ISO 3, where it has been integrated into the midsole.

The rubber outsoles of the two running shoes look quite different, but they both display a good amount of separation and have a good amount of flex grooves.

Because the rubber pods under the Brooks Ghost 10 are smaller than those of the Saucony Triumph ISO 3, the former might be better able to dissipate shock so smoothen your ride more.

In terms of flexibility, both running shoes have been found to be almost equally flexible for women, with both displaying an average amount of flexibility.

However, running shoe lab tests have found the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 to be very flexible for men and the Brooks Ghost 10 somewhat stiffer for men.

The women's version of the Brooks Ghost 10 weighs approximately 8.5 oz (241 grams), and the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 for women weighs 8.7 oz (247 grams).

The men's versions of the shoes weigh 10 oz (284 grams) and 10.8 oz (306 grams), respectively, with the Brooks Ghost 10 being the lighter one.

If you are a neutral runner who is looking for a soft and comfortable ride, you could go with either the Brooks Ghost 10 or the Saucony Triumph ISO 3.

The Saucony Triumph ISO 3 offers a more secure fit through its upper, while the Brooks Ghost 10 has been found to be a bit more stable.

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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