Saucony Triumph ISO 3 vs. Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 review

Saucony Triumph ISO 3 provides a secure fit, comfort, and flexibility to neutral runners. Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 offers stability and support in a well-cushioned package...

The Saucony Triumph ISO 3 and the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 fall in two different categories of running shoes but share that they provide a plush ride.

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The main difference is that the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 is a stability running shoe and the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com a neutral running shoe.

The uppers of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com and the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 share the fact that they both implement ISOFIT overlays that have been placed far back over the midfoot to open up the forefoot for comfort.

The ISOFIT overlays are stitched-on overlays that give a good amount of support around the midfoot and continue around the heel to connect with a Support Frame at the back of both the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 and the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3.

The Support Frame differs between the two running shoes, with that of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 providing a better connection to the midsole.

Both running shoes make use of mesh that has structure to reduce the need for overlays, especially on the toe box.

However, they do come with straps for the laces lower on the saddle. These straps may go across bunions but should not disturb the amount of comfort you get.

All in all, the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 and the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 implement similar elements in their uppers and almost look like twins, but the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 can be seen as the one that provides somewhat more support due to the somewhat sturdier heel counter.

Both the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 and the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 implement EVERUN in their midsoles to increase the amount of cushioning offered by the two running shoes.

Saucony rates both the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 and the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 as providing a similar amount of cushioning, which lies far in the plush region.

This statement is corroborated by running shoe lab tests, which have found both the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 as the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 to be overall very cushy running shoes.

They generally display almost a maximum amount of cushioning in the forefoot and somewhat less heel cushioning but still far above average.

The main difference between the midsoles of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 and the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 is the fact that the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 comes with a long medial post, while the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 does not.

The Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 is a running shoe for overpronators and the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 is for neutral runners who do not need any kind of stability and support.

That is why the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 comes with the medial post to help stop the feet of overpronators from rolling too far inward.

Note that the heel counter in the upper of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 also helps stabilize the heel as it rolls inward.

Needless to say, the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 offers a much larger amount of stability and support than the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 does.

Both running shoes provide a good amount of ground contact, which also increases the amount of stability of the running shoes and their ability to provide runners with smoother heel-to-toe transitions.

Therefore, the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 does offer some degree of stability and support but not as much as the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3.

The outsoles of the two Saucony running shoes look quite similar in construction and layout with a few minor differences.

They both come with a good amount of flex grooves in the forefoot, and running shoe lab tests have found that these have helped the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 to be quite flexible for both men and women.

Because the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 comes with a medial post in its midsole that runs a bit into the forefoot area, the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 can be expected to be less flexible than the Saucony Triumph ISO 3.

The women's version of the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 weighs approximately 9.7 oz (275 grams), and the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 for women weighs 8.7 oz (247 grams).

The men's versions of the running shoes weigh 10.9 oz (309 grams) and 10.8 oz (306 grams), respectively, with the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 being the lightest.

The Saucony Triumph ISO 3 and the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 could be seen as twins because they look very much alike and offer similar things to runners.

However, the big difference is that the Saucony Hurricane ISO 3 provides much more support and was built for overpronators, while the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 is meant to be worn by neutral runners.

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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