Saucony Triumph ISO 3 vs. Saucony Guide 10 review

Saucony Triumph ISO 3 provides a secure fit, comfort, and flexibility to neutral runners. Saucony Guide 10 provides a very cushy, smooth, and comfortable ride to overpronators...

The Saucony Triumph ISO 3 and the Saucony Guide 10 fall in two different categories of running shoes, with the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 being a neutral cushioning running shoe and the Saucony Guide 10 a stability running shoe.

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The uppers of the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 and the Saucony Guide 10 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com are similar in that they consist of mesh that is open and has a structure that reduces the need for overlays.

The uppers differ in that the Saucony Guide 10 comes with light no-sew overlays to help keep the mesh and your foot in place, while the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com comes with stitched-on overlays that wrap the midfoot and go around the heel into a Support Frame.

The overlays on the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 are thicker than those on the Saucony Guide 10, so a bit more supportive.

They are placed far back around the midfoot to keep the forefoot free from overlays and really open it up for comfort. In fact, the forefoot of the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 is more open and free than that of the Saucony Guide 10, especially in the bunion area.

All in all, the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 delivers a bit more support through its upper than the Saucony Guide 10 while still managing to maintain comfort.

The Saucony Guide 10 provides enough support to keep your foot in place and keeps its upper light to provide comfort.

The Saucony Triumph is known as a running shoe that provides quite a bit of cushioning to runners, which is logical because it is a neutral cushioning running shoe.

That would not be so logical for the Saucony Guide, though, because it is a stability running shoe.

However, running shoe lab tests still show that the Saucony Guide 10 provides quite a bit of cushioning to runners.

In fact, for men, both the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 and the Saucony Guide 10 provide almost an equal amount of cushioning in both the heel and the forefoot, with both providing almost a maximum amount of cushioning in the forefoot and just a tad less than that in the heel.

There are more differences to be noted between the women's versions of the running shoes, though.

For women, the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 provides overall more cushioning than the Saucony Guide 10, but the Saucony Guide 10 provides almost as much forefoot cushioning as the Saucony Triumph ISO 3.

The difference in cushioning is a bit larger in the heel, where the Saucony Guide 10 provides an above average amount of heel cushioning but much less than the Saucony Triumph ISO 3.

While both the Saucony Guide 10 and the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 have a crash zone under the heel on the lateral side to provide soft landings, the main difference between the midsoles lies on the medial side, where the Saucony Guide 10 has a post to control overpronation, but the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 doesn't.

The Saucony Guide 10 is meant to provide stability and support to overpronators, and it does so through the use of a medial post.

The Saucony Triumph ISO 3 is not meant to provide stability, so it does not have a medial post. However, it provides a good amount of ground contact, just like the Saucony Guide 10, so the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 does provide a small degree of stability.

This is confirmed by running shoe lab tests, which have the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 providing an average amount of stability and the Saucony Guide 10 shooting high up on the stability scale.

The good amount of ground contact in both running shoes should also help you achieve smoother heel-to-toe transitions.

The outsoles of the two running shoes have a similar construction, except for on the medial side where the medial post of the Saucony Guide 10 takes up some space in the forefoot.

The heel is also a bit different under the crash zone.

However, both running shoes display a good amount of separation for shock dissipation and absorption.

According to running shoe lab tests, both the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 and the Saucony Guide 10 are quite flexible running shoes, but the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 is much more flexible than the Saucony Guide 10.

The women's version of the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 weighs approximately 8.7 oz (247 grams), and the Saucony Guide 10 for women weighs 8.4 oz (238 grams).

The men's versions of the shoes weigh 10.8 oz (306 grams) and 10.1 oz (286 grams), respectively, with the Saucony Guide 10 being the lighter one.

Making a decision between the Saucony Guide 10 and the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 is not a difficult one because one is for neutral runners and the other for overpronators.

So if you are a neutral runner who is looking for a very soft, smooth, and comfortable ride, the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 would be definitely worth looking into.

And if you are an overpronator who is not only looking for a soft and smooth ride but also need a good amount of stability, the Saucony Guide 10 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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