Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 vs. Saucony Triumph ISO 4 review

Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 offers stability and support in a well-cushioned package. Saucony Triumph ISO 4 delivers a soft and smooth ride for long runs...

The Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 and the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 fall in two different categories of running shoes, with the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 being a stability running shoe and the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 a neutral cushioning running shoe.

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The uppers of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com and the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 look very much alike in what they provide to runners.

Both come with ISOFIT in their uppers and have either overlays or underlays around the midfoot.

The difference is that the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 has a few more overlays around the heel than the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com does.

Both come with a Support Frame at the back, but the Support Frame of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 cups the heel, while that of the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 wraps around the top of the heel.

The forefoot of the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 and the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 also look quite similar, with an overlay running on the big toe and the Saucony logo coming far forward on the lateral side.

All in all, there aren't huge differences to be noted between the uppers of the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 and that of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 other than the fact that the upper of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 is a bit more covered than that of the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 as a good indication that the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 is meant to deliver a bit more support.

The midsoles of the two running shoes do not differ that much either. They have a similar construction in that they both come with an EVERUN topsole and full-length EVERUN midsole.

This does not automatically make them super cushy, although you can expect to get a good amount of forefoot cushioning from either running shoe.

Saucony lists both the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 and the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 as delivering plush cushioning and are exactly on the same location on the cushioning scale.

Lab tests have indicated that the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 delivers an above average amount of cushioning in both the heel and the forefoot, and that the heel is a bit cushier than the forefoot.

The two running shoes provide a good amount of ground contact right under the midfoot for extra stability and smoother heel-to-toe transitions.

The big difference in the midsole can be found on the medial side, where the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 has a long post to control overpronation and the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 has nothing due to the fact that it is meant to be worn by neutral runners who do not need such support.

The Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 is listed low on the stability scale by Saucony but lies above the light stability scale, while the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 is listed high in the neutral scale.

You can expect to get an above average amount of stability and support from the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4, while lab tests have indicated that the amount of stability and support delivered by the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 falls below average.

The rubber outsoles of the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 and the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 do not differ much either.

They both come with a zigzag pattern in the forefoot and have vertical flex grooves rather than horizontal flex grooves.

While there are horizontal cuts in the rubber, they might not be enough to make the running shoes feel flexible.

Lab tests corroborate this by having found the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 to be on the stiff side for both men and women.

The women's version of the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 weighs approximately 9.5 oz (270 grams), and the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 for women weighs 9.9 oz (281 grams).

The men's versions of the running shoes weigh 11.3 oz (320 grams) and 11.2 oz (318 grams), respectively, with the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 being the lighter one.

Deciding between the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 and the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 is not that difficult, because they are meant to be worn by two different types of runners.

If you are a neutral runner, the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 would be the one to look into, and if you are an overpronator, the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 would be the one for you to consider.

The Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 and the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 could be twins if it wasn't for the fact that the Saucony Hurricane ISO 4 has a few more stability features than the Saucony Triumph ISO 4.

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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