Saucony Hurricane ISO vs. Saucony Triumph ISO 2 review

Saucony Hurricane ISO offers lots of stability and support to overpronators in a lightweight package. Saucony Triumph ISO 2 adds plushness and comfort to the your long runs...

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The Saucony Hurricane ISO and the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 fall in two different categories of running shoes with the Saucony Hurricane ISO being a stability running shoe and the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 a neutral cushioning running shoe.

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The uppers of the Saucony Hurricane ISO The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com and the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com consist of sturdy ISOFIT overlays that wrap the midfoot around socklike mesh.

These overlays are tougher in the Saucony Hurricane ISO than they are in the Saucony Triumph ISO 2. In addition, the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 has a newer version of the ISOFIT overlays.

The overlays also cover a larger area in the Saucony Hurricane ISO than they do in the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 by not only wrapping the midfoot but also the heel.

Both running shoes have an external heel counter for added support behind the heel.

Both running shoes also have light welded-on overlays running over the toe box, but the toe box of the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 is more open and free than that of the Saucony Hurricane ISO so may also feel a bit more comfortable.

All in all, the Saucony Hurricane ISO is the one that provides a bit more support through its upper than the Saucony Triumph ISO 2, but both provide support in all the right places.

The Saucony Triumph ISO 2 and the Saucony Hurricane ISO provide heel-to-toe cushioning through their midsoles and are meant to be cushy running shoes.

The Saucony Triumph ISO 2 implements a new midsole technology called EVERUN that is a softer layer of foam just under the sockliner and as an insert in the heel.

These extra additions of softer foam allow the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 to provide you with an overall very soft ride.

According to running shoe lab tests, the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 is overall more cushy than the Saucony Hurricane ISO for both men and women.

However, both display an almost equal amount of forefoot cushioning. It is in the heel cushioning department, where there are differences to be noted, especially in the women's running shoes, where the heel of the Saucony Hurricane ISO might feel a bit firm to women.

The amount of heel cushioning in the Saucony Hurricane ISO is less than that in the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 for men but does not lag too far behind compared to the women's versions of the shoes.

Unlike the Saucony Triumph ISO 2, the Saucony Hurricane ISO is a stability running shoe so is meant to provide support.

It does this through the use of a long piece of firmer foam on the medial side of the midsole that controls overpronation.

The Saucony Triumph ISO 2 does not have such a post. However, just like the Saucony Hurricane ISO, the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 provides a good amount of ground contact under the arch and under the running shoe in general, which somewhat increases the amount of stability that it provides in addition to giving you a smoother ride.

The only stability feature that the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 implements is the crash zone in the heel that serves the same purpose as the crash pad in the heel of the Saucony Hurricane ISO that is meant to soften impact and start slowing down overpronation.

The rubber outsoles of the two running shoes differ considerably in configuration and layout.

The Saucony Triumph ISO 2 has a zigzag pattern in its forefoot, while the Saucony Hurricane ISO has a fan-shaped pattern.

They are both well segmented for shock absorption and dissipation and have enough flex grooves for flexibility.

However, running shoe lab tests show that both running shoes are quite stiff for men, probably due to the huge amount of forefoot cushioning that both running shoes provide.

For women, the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 remains stiff, but the Saucony Hurricane ISO displays an average amount of flexibility and is quite flexible compared to the Saucony Triumph ISO 2.

The women's version of the Saucony Hurricane ISO weighs approximately 8.7 oz (247 grams), while the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 weighs approximately 8.6 oz (244 grams).

The men's version of the Saucony Hurricane ISO weighs about 10.6 oz (301 grams), and the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 for men weighs 10.4 oz (295 grams).

Both the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 and the Saucony Hurricane ISO are quite light running shoes when you compare them with other running shoe brands. The Saucony Hurricane ISO, in particular, is surprisingly light for a running shoe that delivers so much stability and support.

If you are an overpronator who is looking for a very stable, supportive, and smooth ride from a running shoe, then the Saucony Hurricane ISO is definitely worth looking into.

And if you are a neutral runner looking for a very soft ride from a running shoe that provides a secure fit with a tad of stability, then the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 might be the one for you.

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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