Saucony Triumph ISO 2 vs. Hoka One One Clifton 3 review

Saucony Triumph ISO 2 adds plushness and comfort to your long runs. Hoka One One Clifton 3 delivers a maximum amount of cushioning in a lightweight package...

NEW! Saucony Triumph ISO 3 vs. Hoka One One Clifton 3

The Saucony Triumph ISO 2 and the Hoka One One Clifton 3 are both neutral cushioning running shoes that are known to be cushy and that should match up well against each other.

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The uppers of the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com and the Hoka One One Clifton 3 are quite different in that the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 comes with broad and sturdy overlays that wrap the midfoot.

The Hoka One One Clifton 3 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com does not come with such overlays but rather has very thin no-sew overlays that run along the entire upper to keep the mesh and your foot in place.

The Saucony Triumph ISO 2 also has some no-sew overlays in its upper but they are much less than on the Hoka One One Clifton 3.

Another difference is that the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 comes with an external heel counter for added support behind the heel but the Hoka One One Clifton 3 does not.

All in all, you should be able to get a bit more support and a more secure fit from the upper of the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 than you would get from the upper of the Hoka One One Clifton 3.

Both the Hoka One One Clifton 3 and the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 come with midsoles that provide quite a bit of cushioning.

The midsoles are also similar in that they provide a good amount of ground contact, especially under the midfoot.

They differ in that the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 comes with a heel insert on the lateral side under the heel to provide you with soft landings; the Hoka One One Clifton 3 does not come with a crash pad under the heel.

However, it does not really need one, because running shoe lab tests show that the Hoka One One Clifton 3 provides a maximum amount of cushioning in both the heel and the forefoot to both men and women.

The Saucony Triumph ISO 2 does not lie far behind, though. For men, it provides almost a maximum amount of cushioning in both the heel and the forefoot, and the differences with the Hoka One One Clifton 3 are tiny.

The same thing can be said of the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 and the Hoka One One Clifton 3 for women, but in this case, the amount of forefoot cushioning is almost equal and the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 has just a bit less heel cushioning than the Hoka One One Clifton 3.

All in all, you should be able to get a soft ride from either the Hoka One One Clifton 3 or the Saucony Triumph ISO 2.

A lot of forefoot cushioning can make a running shoe stiff. This is the case for both running shoes, according to running shoe lab tests.

However, the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 turns out to be stiffer than the Hoka One One Clifton 3 for both men and women, but the differences are larger for women than for men.

While both running shoes are quite stiff for men, the Hoka One One Clifton 3 displays much more flexibility than the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 for women.

Both the Hoka One One Clifton 3 and the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 are not meant to provide stability and support to runners, because they are geared toward neutral runners who do not need such support.

Despite this, the Hoka One One Clifton 3 displays an above average amount of stability, while the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 remains on the average side.

The stability of the Hoka One One Clifton 3 is due to the fact that its midsole flairs out toward the bottom to increase the amount of ground contact and thus also the amount of stability.

The outsoles of the Hoka One One Clifton 3 and the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 look quite different. For starters, the Hoka One One Clifton 3 comes with much less rubber in its outsole than the Saucony Triumph ISO 2.

The Hoka One One Clifton 3 only has rubber in high-wear areas, while the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 provides rubber in its entire midsole.

The latter makes the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 a bit more durable but heavier than the Hoka One One Clifton 3.

The women's version of the Hoka One One Clifton 3 weighs approximately 7.8 oz (221 grams), and the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 for women weighs 8.6 oz (244 grams).

The men's versions of the shoes weigh 9.2 oz (261 grams) and 10.4 oz (295 grams), respectively, with the Hoka One One Clifton 3 being the lighter one.

If you are a neutral runner who is looking for a soft and comfortable ride, you could choose either the Hoka One One Clifton 3 or the Saucony Triumph ISO 2.

Runners who are looking for something lighter and more stable on their feet may want to look into the Hoka One One Clifton 3.

And runners who are looking for a more secure fit may want to look into the Saucony Triumph ISO 2.

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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