Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 vs. Saucony Triumph ISO review

Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 offers lots of stability, support, and cushioning to overpronators. Saucony Triumph ISO provides a soft, smooth, and comfortable ride for long runs...

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The Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 and the Saucony Triumph ISO 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 a neutral cushioning running shoe.

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While both the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 and the Saucony Triumph ISO have ISOFIT overlays in their uppers that hug the midfoot around socklike mesh, the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 has a newer version of them.

The overlays on the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 are a little more pulled back than those on the Saucony Triumph ISO, which opens up the forefoot of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com a bit more compared to the Saucony Triumph ISO.

However, the overlays in both running shoes not only wrap the midfoot but continue around the heel to give you a good amount of support at the backs of the shoes.

The Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 has light welded-on overlays at the sides of its toe box, while the Saucony Triumph ISO does not have any overlays running over the toe box – just at the front.

The bunion window is less open and free in the Saucony Triumph ISO than it is in the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 depite the welded-on overlays running over the bunion window in the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2. So the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 might provide more comfort in that area.

All in all, though, you should get a good amount of support from the upper of either running shoe.

While both the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 and the Saucony Triumph ISO provide heel-to-toe cushioning and are meant to be very plush running shoes, the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 implements newer technologies.

The Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 has a layer of softer foam just under the sockliner that the Saucony Triumph ISO does not come with. For that you would have to look into the Saucony Triumph ISO 2.

This softer foam has also been inserted in the heel of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 and sandwiched between two layers of midsole foam.

In that regard, the Saucony Triumph ISO comes with a normal crash pad to soften your landings. And the crash pad connects well to the forefoot to provide a smooth transition thereafter.

So both running shoes can deliver the same but use different technologies to do so.

According to running shoe lab tests, the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 is slightly more cushy than the Saucony Triumph ISO for women with the amount of forefoot cushioning being the same but the amount of heel cushioning being slightly more in the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2.

For men, it is the opposite with the Saucony Triumph ISO being more cushy than the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2. But in the men's case, there is a much larger difference between the amount of heel cushioning even though the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 still provides an above average amount of heel cushioning.

The big difference between the Saucony Triumph ISO and the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 can be found on the medial side of the midsole where the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 has a medial post to control overpronation and the Saucony Triumph ISO does not, since it is a running shoe for neutral runners.

While the Saucony Triumph ISO provides full ground contact under the arch and overall, this is not enough to contend with the amount of stability and support provided by the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 through its medial post as well as its amount of ground contact.

However, what the amount of ground contact in the Saucony Triumph ISO and the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 does is increase their potential of providing you with a smoother ride.

The rubber outsoles of the two running shoes look different but follow the same concept of having enough flex grooves and separation between the rubber compartments to enable shock absorption as well as help with flexibility.

But because both running shoes are so cushy, the amount of cushioning impedes them to be flexible. And the latter is confirmed by running shoe lab tests, which show that both the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 and the Saucony Triumph ISO are stiff running shoes for both genders.

The women's version of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 weighs approximately 9.0 oz (255 grams) , while the Saucony Triumph ISO weighs approximately 8.4 oz (238 grams).

The men's version of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 weighs about 10.9 oz (309 grams), and the Saucony Triumph ISO for men weighs 10.1 oz (286 grams).

If you are a neutral runner looking to get a soft and smooth ride from a running shoe, then the Saucony Triumph ISO is definitely worth looking into.

And if you are an overpronator looking for a very stable and supportive ride from a running shoe that can also deliver a soft and smooth ride, then the Saucony Hurricane ISO 2 might be just what you are looking for.

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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