Saucony Guide 10 vs. Saucony Triumph ISO 4 review

Saucony Guide 10 provides a very cushy, smooth, and comfortable ride to overpronators. Saucony Triumph ISO 4 delivers a soft and smooth ride for long runs...

NEW! Saucony Guide ISO vs. Saucony Triumph ISO 4

The Saucony Guide 10 and the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 fall in two different categories of running shoes, with the Saucony Guide 10 being a stability running shoe for mild to moderate overpronators and the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 a neutral cushioning running shoe.

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The uppers of the Saucony Guide 10 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com and the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 differ in that the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 has an ISOFIT upper and the Saucony Guide 10 does not.

However, the Saucony Guide 10 comes with a good amount of no-sew overlays that wrap the midfoot and the heel to give you a good amount of support in those areas and keep your foot on the running platform.

The upper of the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com is a bit more open and has less overlays around the midfoot and the heel, but it does come with extra support at the back in the form of a Support Frame.

The Saucony Guide 10 only has overlays at the back, but these should offer enough support in addition to the normal heel cup.

The Saucony Triumph ISO 4 has less overlays running on its toe box, and the sides of the toe box are more open than those of the Saucony Guide 10, so you might be able to get more comfort from the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 than from the Saucony Guide 10.

All in all, both running shoes deliver an adequate amount of support through their uppers for their respective target audiences, but the upper of the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 might feel a bit more comfortable and you might get a more custom fit from it.

The midsoles of both the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 and the Saucony Guide 10 come with an EVERUN topsole, but the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 also comes with a full-length EVERUN midsole.

This does not automatically make the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 cushier than the Saucony Guide 10, though.

Lab test results show that the Saucony Guide 10 provides more heel cushioning to men and that the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 does the same for women.

Both running shoes provide an above average amount of heel cushioning and there isn't a big difference between the men's running shoes, but women might find the heel of the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 to be cushier than that of the Saucony Guide 10.

However, the Saucony Guide 10 delivers more forefoot cushioning than the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 to both men and women, but the amount of forefoot cushioning in the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 should still make it feel soft to runners.

A bit less forefoot cushioning should also make the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 feel more responsive than the Saucony Guide 10.

Whether you choose to run in the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 or the Saucony Guide 10, you should be able to get a soft ride from either.

The main difference between the midsoles of the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 and the Saucony Guide 10 is that the Saucony Guide 10 comes with a device to control overpronation and the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 does not.

The Saucony Guide 10 has a medial post to help stop the feet of overpronators from rolling too far inward. This increases the amount of support delivered by the Saucony Guide 10.

The Saucony Triumph ISO 4 provides full ground contact, which also benefits stability, but it does not deliver as much support as the Saucony Guide 10 does to be able to serve overpronators.

The rubber outsoles of the two running shoes look similar in that they have a zigzag pattern in the forefoot but differ in that the Saucony Guide 10 has wide and deep flex grooves.

The amount of separation is good under both running shoes, and this should benefit the smoothness of your ride.

Lab tests have found the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 to be stiff for both men and women, while the Saucony Guide 10 is moderately flexible for both genders.

The women's version of the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 weighs approximately 9.5 oz (270 grams), while the Saucony Guide 10 for women weighs approximately 8.4 oz (238 grams).

The men's version of the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 weighs about 11.3 oz (320 grams), and the Saucony Guide 10 for men weighs 10.1 oz (286 grams).

Choosing between the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 and the Saucony Guide 10 should not be difficult, because the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 was created for neutral runners and the Saucony Guide 10 for overpronators.

Both running shoes are capable of delivering a soft and smooth ride, but the amount of comfort and customizability is slightly greater in the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 than in the Saucony Guide 10.

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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