Saucony Omni 15 vs. Saucony Triumph ISO 3 review

Saucony Omni 15 provides a very supportive ride with a good amount of cushioning. Saucony Triumph ISO 3 adds plushness, comfort, and a secure fit to your long runs...

The Saucony Omni 15 and the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 fall in two different categories of running shoes, with the Saucony Omni 15 being a stability running shoe and the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 a neutral cushioning running shoe. Both are geared toward heavier runners, though.

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Despite being a neutral cushioning running shoe, the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com comes with a good amount of support in its upper in the form of ISOFIT overlays that wrap the midfoot.

The Saucony Omni 15 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com also comes with stitched-on overlays that pull the midsole toward the saddle to give you a good wrap around the midfoot.

Because the overlays on both running shoes lie pretty far back, they tend to open up the forefoot for comfort.

However, while the Saucony Omni 15 comes with light no-sew overlays on the toe box, the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 does not but rather provides some structure and a bit of a hold through its mesh itself so might feel a bit looser and more comfortable.

At the back, both running shoes come with a Support Frame. However, this differs in the two running shoes.

The Support Frame of the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 wraps the back of the heel, while that of the Saucony Omni 15 is located at the sides of the heel to keep the heel in place together with the overlays that wrap the heel.

All in all, you should be able to get a good amount of support from the upper of either the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 or the Saucony Omni 15.

What does not differ much either in the two running shoes is the amount of cushioning they provide.

While one would expect the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 to be more cushy than the Saucony Omni 15 because it is a neutral cushioning running shoe, running shoe lab tests show that their cushioning profiles are almost identical.

For women, both the Saucony Omni 15 and the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 offer a lot of forefoot cushioning and quite a bit of heel cushioning, so overall, women should be able to experience a very soft ride in both running shoes.

Something similar applies to the men's versions of the running shoes, but in this case, the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 provides just a tiny bit more heel cushioning than the Saucony Omni 15.

The main difference between the Saucony Omni 15 and the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 can be found on the medial side of the midsole, where the Saucony Omni 15 comes with a long medial post that is supposed to help stop the feet of overpronators from rolling too far inward.

The Saucony Triumph ISO 3 does not come with a medial post because it is a running shoe for neutral runners who do not need such kind of support.

For the rest, both running shoes come with a landing zone under the heel on the lateral side and provide a good amount of ground contact from heel to toe.

The latter means that you should also be able to get smooth transitions from heel to toe in both the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 and the Saucony Omni 15.

When looking at the outsoles, similarities continue in the forefoot, where both running shoes have a zigzag pattern and a good amount of flex grooves.

However, in lab tests, the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 displayed more flexibility than the Saucony Omni 15. In fact, the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 can be seen as being super flexible when compared to the somewhat stiffer Saucony Omni 15.

The women's version of the Saucony Omni 15 weighs approximately 9.0 oz (255 grams), and the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 for women weighs 8.7 oz (247 grams).

The men's versions of the running shoes weigh 10.6 oz (301 grams) and 10.8 oz (306 grams), respectively, with the Saucony Omni 15 being the lightest.

The Saucony Omni 15 and the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 have a lot in common despite being two very different types of running shoes.

Choosing between one or the other should not be much of a problem because they serve different crowds.

If you are a neutral runner who is looking for a very soft, smooth, and comfortable ride, then the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 would be the one to look into.

And if you are an overpronator who requires lots of stability and support but also appreciates getting a soft and smooth ride, then the Saucony Omni 15 would definitely be worth looking into.

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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