Saucony Hurricane ISO vs. Saucony Triumph ISO review

Saucony Hurricane ISO offers lots of stability and support to overpronators in a lightweight package. Saucony Triumph ISO provides a super soft and comfortable ride for long runs.

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

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The Saucony Triumph ISO and the Saucony Hurricane ISO resemble each other a lot, probably because both implement ISOFIT in their uppers, which are overlays that hug your midfoot and wrap it in a socklike mesh.

So you should get a similar degree of support around your midfoot from either running shoe.

The biggest difference between the uppers of the Saucony Hurricane ISO and the Saucony Triumph ISO is probably at the front of the shoes where the Saucony Hurricane ISO has light welded-on overlays running over the toe box, while the Saucony Triumph ISO does not.

In addition, the Saucony Hurricane ISO has a Support Frame at the back of the shoe to really lock your heel down onto the platform, while the Saucony Triumph ISO does not.

Similarities between the Saucony Hurricane ISO and the Saucony Triumph ISO continue in the midsole where both running shoes offer heel-to-toe cushioning through PWRGRID+.

However, because the Saucony Triumph ISO is geared towards providing cushioning and the Saucony Hurricane ISO towards providing support, the Saucony Triumph ISO turns out to be much more cushy than the Saucony Hurricane ISO, especially in the heel.

Running shoe lab tests have shown that both running shoes are almost equally as soft in the forefoot with both having a very cushy forefoot.

And because the Saucony Hurricane ISO is meant to provide support, it has a long piece of firmer foam on the medial side of its midsole to prevent your foot from rolling too far inward after heel-strike and before toe-off.

The Saucony Triumph ISO does not have such a piece of firmer foam on the medial side, since it is intended to be worn by neutral runners who do not require such support.

However, both the Saucony Hurricane ISO and the Saucony Triumph ISO provide full ground contact, therefore adding stability to your runs and providing you with smoother transitions from heel-strike to toe-off.

And while the Saucony Triumph ISO is not a stability running shoe, it does have a stability feature in the crash pad that it has under the heel to soften initial impact, just like the Saucony Hurricane ISO does.

The outsoles of the Saucony Triumph ISO and the Saucony Hurricane ISO also resemble each other a lot. Both have good separation between their rubber lugs in the outsole for shock absorption and flexibility, and blown rubber for added cushioning.

Running shoe lab tests have shown that both the Saucony Hurricane ISO and the Saucony Triumph ISO are equally stiff for men, but that the Saucony Hurricane ISO is much more flexible than the Saucony Triumph ISO for women.

The women's version of the Saucony Hurricane ISO weighs approximately 8.7 oz (247 grams), while the Saucony Triumph ISO weighs approximately 8.4 oz (238 grams).

The men's version of the Saucony Hurricane ISO weighs about 10.6 oz (301 grams), and the Saucony Triumph ISO for men weighs 10.1 oz (286 grams).

Making a decision between the Saucony Triumph ISO and the Saucony Hurricane ISO is not difficult if you are an overpronator, because then the Saucony Hurricane ISO would be the logical choice.

However, if you are a neutral runner looking for a very cushy running shoe that has a good supportive upper and a good amount of cushioning for heel-strikers, then the Saucony Triumph ISO would be the better choice.

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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