Saucony Triumph ISO 4 vs. Brooks Ghost 10 review

Saucony Triumph ISO 4 delivers a soft and smooth ride for long runs. Brooks Ghost 10 provides a comfortable fit and a smooth ride to neutral runners...

NEW! Saucony Triumph ISO 4 vs. Brooks Ghost 11

The Saucony Triumph ISO 4 and the Brooks Ghost 10 are neutral cushioning running shoes but are not each other's counterparts.

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The Saucony Triumph ISO 4 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com is more comparable and at the level of a Brooks Glycerin instead of a Brooks Ghost.

Nonetheless, the Brooks Ghost 10 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com is a good running shoe that can compete with any other neutral cushioning running shoe, so let's have a look at them.

Both the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 and the Brooks Ghost 10 provide lightweight support through their uppers and around the midfoot.

The ISOFIT over- and underlays around the midfoot of the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 can be pulled tight and adjusted better than the no-sew overlays around the midfoot of the Brooks Ghost 10. However, the amount of support might be in a similar range.

The forefoot of both running shoes is quite open and free from overlays, although the toe box of the Brooks Ghost 10 is more open and has less overlays on it than that of the Saucony Triumph ISO 4.

The Saucony Triumph ISO 4 comes with a Support Frame at the back that wraps around the upper part of the heel to increase the amount of support at the back of the running shoe.

The Brooks Ghost 10 provides a good coverage at the back with overlays, so it does not lag too far behind in the amount of support around the heel.

In the end, the Brooks Ghost 10 and the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 might deliver a similar amount of support through their uppers, but you can get a slightly more secure fit from the Saucony Triumph ISO 4, while the Brooks Ghost 10 delivers a bit more comfort in the toe box.

The midsoles of the Brooks Ghost 10 and the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 look similar in that they provide a good amount of ground contact.

They differ in that the midsole of the Brooks Ghost 10 has a crash pad that is separate from the main midsole foam, while the midsole of the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 is more of an all-in-one midsole.

The Saucony Triumph ISO 4 comes with an extra topsole of cushioning, which serves to deliver heel-to-toe cushioning and soften your ride even more.

According to lab tests, though, the Brooks Ghost 10 delivers overall more cushioning to men than the Saucony Triumph ISO 4, with the difference being larger in the heel than in the forefoot.

The amount of forefoot cushioning is about the same, with the Brooks Ghost 10 delivering just a notch more.

Women, on the other hand, get overall more cushioning from the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 than from the Brooks Ghost 10.

The Brooks Ghost 10 seems to be good for male heel-strikers and the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 for female heel-strikers, but both running shoes can deliver an overall soft ride to runners.

Both the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 and the Brooks Ghost 10 are neutral running shoes so do not come with devices to control pronation.

However, they do have some stability features, with the Brooks Ghost 10 having more than the Saucony Triumph ISO 4.

For example, the crash pad under the Brooks Ghost 10 helps with stability and so does the amount of ground contact it provides.

The outsoles of the two running shoes look quite different but display a good amount of separation.

The Brooks Ghost 10 tends to have smaller rubber pods, which benefit shock absorption and dissipation, and in the end, the smoothness of your ride.

The Brooks Ghost 10 has horizontal flex grooves instead of vertical flex grooves, which should also benefit the flexibility of the running shoe.

According to lab tests, the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 is a stiff running shoe for both men and women, while the Brooks Ghost 10 is moderately flexible for women and somewhat stiff for men but more flexible than the Saucony Triumph ISO 4.

The women's version of the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 weighs approximately 9.5 oz (270 grams), and the Brooks Ghost 10 for women weighs 8.5 oz (241 grams).

The men's versions of the shoes weigh 11.3 oz (320 grams) and 10 oz (284 grams), respectively, with the Brooks Ghost 10 being the lighter one.

If you are a neutral runner who is looking for a soft ride from a running shoe, you could turn to either the Brooks Ghost 10 or the Saucony Triumph ISO 4, thereby keeping in mind that the Brooks Ghost 10 is overall softer for men and the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 for women.

The Brooks Ghost 10 is also considered to be more stable than the Saucony Triumph ISO 4, so if you are looking for a bit of stability as a neutral runner, you might want to look into the Brooks Ghost 10 first.

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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