Saucony Triumph ISO 3 vs. Saucony Triumph ISO 2 review

Saucony Triumph ISO 2 adds plushness, a secure fit, and comfort to your long runs. Saucony Triumph ISO 3 increases the amount of comfort and flexibility while maintaining cushiness.

The Saucony Triumph ISO 3 is the updated version of the Saucony Triumph ISO 2, which is a running shoe that is geared toward runners who do not need any kind of stability but are rather looking for lots of cushioning.

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The first noticeable change in the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 compared to the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 is the ISOFIT construction.

The ISOFIT overlays that wrap the midfoot have been reduced and placed more toward the back of the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com compared to the Saucony Triumph ISO 2.

In the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com, the overlays are much broader and come further forward than in the Saucony Triumph ISO 3.

This means that the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 opens up the forefoot completely and the midfoot a bit to offer more comfort in those areas.

The Saucony logo has been placed as a no-sew overlay in the area that has been freed up in the upper of the Saucony Triumph ISO 3. Runners who have large bunions may also appreciate the extra room created by the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 on the medial side.

Another noticeable change is the change of mesh in the upper. The mesh of the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 is more open and has more of a structure compared to that of the Saucony Triumph ISO 2.

The final change in the upper can be found at the back of the shoes, where the Support Frame of the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 has been made more discrete by removing the part that sits right at the back of the heel.

This means that the Support Frame of the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 only wraps the upper part of the heel, whereas the Support Frame of the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 cups the entire heel.

All in all, the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 might offer just a bit more support and hold than the Saucony Triumph ISO 3, but the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 might feel more comfortable than the Saucony Triumph ISO 2, especially in the forefoot area.

The midsole of the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 has changed a bit compared to that of the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 on both sides.

The landing zone under the heel of the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 has been updated to function a bit more efficiently in providing shock absorption at heel strike.

However, the softer layer of foam just under the sockliner is still present in both running shoes.

According to running shoe lab tests, both the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 and the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 offer almost the same amount of cushioning in both the heel and the forefoot, with both running shoes being extremely cushy and differences negligible.

In terms of midsole thickness, the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 comes with 0.7 mm more foam under the heel of women and 0.4 mm more foam under the heel of men.

However, the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 has a 0.3 mm thinner forefoot for women and 2.1 mm thinner forefoot for men.

This means that the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 has a larger heel-to-toe drop than the Saucony Triumph ISO 2.

The heel-to-toe drop is 10.4 mm in the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 for women and 11.8 mm for men, while the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 has a heel-to-toe drop of 9.4 mm for women and 9.3 mm for men.

These midsole changes have not affected the amount of cushioning offered, but can cause the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 to feel a bit different on your feet compared to the Saucony Triumph ISO 2.

If nothing else, by having a higher heel, the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 should help take some stress of the Achilles tendon and feel a bit more like a performance running shoe compared to the Saucony Triumph ISO 2.

Running shoe lab tests have not reported any differences in the amount of stability offered by the two running shoes; both provide an average amount of stability.

However, what has changed is the amount of flexibility, with running shoe lab tests reporting that the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 is very flexible compared to the Saucony Triumph ISO 2, which lies on the stiff side for both men and women.

The cause is a bit difficult to pinpoint, because while the outsole has changed just a tiny bit, both running shoes offer a good amount of separation in their outsoles with lots of flex grooves, which should benefit the smoothness of your ride.

The women's version of the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 weighs approximately 8.7 oz (247 grams), and the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 for women weighs 8.6 oz (244 grams).

The men's versions of the shoes weigh 10.8 oz (306 grams) and 10.4 oz (295 grams), respectively, with the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 being the lighter one.

The Saucony Triumph ISO 3 is a nice update of the Saucony Triumph ISO 2.

Saucony has managed to maintain the cushiness while at the same time increase the flexibility of the Saucony Triumph ISO 3.

The Saucony Triumph ISO 3 should also feel a bit more comfortable due to its new and improved upper.

However, both running shoes would do a good job of providing neutral runners with a soft and smooth ride, so one could go either way.

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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