Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 vs. Saucony Triumph ISO 2 review

Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 offers lots of stability, support,and cushioning to overpronators. Saucony Triumph ISO 2 adds plushness and comfort to the your long runs...

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The Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 and the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 fall in two entirely different categories of running shoes with the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 being a stability running shoe and the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 a neutral running shoe. But the one thing they have in common is that they are both meant to provide a very plush ride.

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The uppers of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 and the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com look very similar in that they both have ISOFIT overlays that wrap the midfoot around socklike mesh.

These overlays are largely no-sew, but are kept in place with stitches at the front and the back.

They also run far enough behind to open up the forefoot and give the bunion some room.

However, the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com has some light welded-on overlays in the areas of the bunion and little toe that could keep things a bit tight there.

The toe box of the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 is more open in that respect.

Another difference is that the ISOFIT overlays of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 not only wrap the midfoot, but also the heel, whereas the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 just has a support frame at the back to keep the heel in place.

The Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 also has a support frame at the back, but the extra overlays help keep your foot better in place.

All in all, you can expect to get more support through the upper of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 than through that of the Saucony Triumph ISO 2, but the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 might feel more comfortable in the toe box.

The Saucony Triumph ISO 2 and the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 also have a similar midsole with a layer of softer foam just under the foot and that same type of foam implemented in a landing zone under the heel.

Running shoe lab tests show that the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 and the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 are almost equally cushy and very cushy for women in both the heel and the forefoot.

For men, both the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 and the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 have an equally very cushy forefoot, but the amount of heel cushioning in the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 is lagging a bit behind compared to that in the Saucony Triumph ISO 2.

In general, the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 displays a more balanced cushioning profile for both men and women, and is overall super cushy.

The big difference in the midsole can be found on the medial side where the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 has a piece of firmer foam that helps stop your foot from rolling too far inward.

The Saucony Triumph ISO 2 does not have such a post, since it is meant to be worn by neutral runners.

Similarities between the two running shoes continue in the outsole where they both have a similar pattern for their rubber compartments in both the heel and the forefoot.

Both running shoes provide full ground contact, which adds to the stability of these Saucony running shoes, and they both have a zigzag pattern going on in the forefoot.

The main difference lies on the medial side where the rubber outsole of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 accommodates the medial post.

Running shoe lab tests show that both the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 and the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 are on the stiff side of the spectrum of flexibility.

This is probably because both running shoes have a very cushy forefoot, since more cushioning tends to contribute to making a running shoe stiffer.

The women's version of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 weighs approximately 9.0 oz (255 grams) and the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 for women weighs 8.6 oz (244 grams).

The men's versions of the shoes weigh 10.9 oz (309 grams) and 10.4 oz (295 grams), respectively, with the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 being the lighter one.

The Saucony Triumph ISO 2 and the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 look very much alike in what they provide, except for the amount of stability and support.

If you want a very soft ride from a running shoe, you could go with either the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 or the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2, but if you are a heel-striker, consider the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 more than the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2.

If you are an overpronator who needs lots of stability and support from a running shoe, the only one to consider would be the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2.

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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