Saucony Triumph ISO 3 vs. Saucony Ride 10 review

Saucony Triumph ISO 3 adds plushness, a secure fit, comfort, and flexibility to your long runs. Saucony Ride 10 provides a soft and comfortable ride to high-mileage neutral runners.

The Saucony Triumph ISO 3 and the Saucony Ride 10 are both neutral cushioning running shoes but may appeal to different types of runners.

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The biggest obvious difference between the uppers of the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com and that of the Saucony Ride 10 is ISOFIT overlays.

The Saucony Triumph ISO 3 comes with sturdier ISOFIT overlays that wrap the midfoot, whereas the Saucony Ride 10 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com makes use of no-sew overlays.

To maintain comfort, the overlays have been moved back on the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 to open up the forefoot.

The Saucony Ride 10 also has a forefoot that is quite open and free of overlays, and both running shoes implement a type of mesh that has a structure and minimizes the need for overlays.

The stitched-on overlays on the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 wrap around the heel to connect to a Support Frame at the back that increases the amount of support.

The Saucony Ride 10 provides an adequate amount of support behind the heel but not as much as the Saucony Triumph ISO 3.

Overall, one could say that the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 provides a bit more support through its upper than the Saucony Ride 10, while both running shoes provide comfort in the toe box.

The Saucony Ride 10 and the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 belong to the generation of Saucony running shoes that implement an EVERUN topsole that provides extra cushioning, so both running shoes provide a good amount of cushioning.

However, when you look at results from running shoe lab tests, it is evident that the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 provides much more cushioning than the Saucony Ride 10 in both the heel and the forefoot and for both men and women.

The Saucony Ride 10 provides an above average amount of cushioning in both the heel and the forefoot, so anyone should be able to get a soft ride in the Saucony Ride 10, but the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 just provides a bit more that borders the maximum amount of cushioning.

This also means that the Saucony Ride 10 might feel a bit more responsive than the Saucony Triumph ISO 3. So if that is important to you, you may want to keep that in mind when making your decision.

Neither the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 nor the Saucony Ride 10 come with devices to control pronation or increase stability in the midsole.

However, they both provide a good amount of ground contact, which should help a bit with stability and also help you achieve smoother heel-to-toe transitions.

Neither the Saucony Ride 10 nor the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 are very stable running shoes, according to running shoe lab tests, but the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 has been positioned above the Saucony Ride 10 in the amount of stability features it has.

While there are some minor differences in the layout of the rubber compartments in the outsole, both running shoes come with a similar pattern in the forefoot.

Both running shoes also provide a good amount of separation in their outsoles, which should benefit the flexibility of the running shoes.

The Saucony Ride 10 is more flexible for women than it is for men, and its flexibility lies around the average mark.

Running shoe lab tests have rated the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 as having an above average amount of flexibility for both men and women.

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

The men's versions of the shoes weigh 9.9 oz (281 grams) and 10.8 oz (306 grams), respectively, with the Saucony Ride 10 being the lighter one.

If you are looking for a very soft ride from a running shoe, you could go with either the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 or the Saucony Ride 10.

The Saucony Triumph ISO 3 is good for bigger runners and runners who are looking for a more secure fit.

The Saucony Ride 10 would suit runners who are looking for a somewhat responsive running shoe with enough cushioning and comfort for their long runs.

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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