Saucony Triumph ISO 4 vs. Saucony Ride 10 review

Saucony Triumph ISO 4 delivers a soft and smooth ride for your long runs. Saucony Ride 10 provides a soft and comfortable ride to high-mileage neutral runners.

NEW! Saucony Triumph ISO 4 vs. Saucony Ride ISO

The Saucony Triumph ISO 4 and the Saucony Ride 10 are neutral cushioning running shoes for runners who do not need much stability and support.

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The Saucony Ride 10 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com does not come with ISOFIT in its upper like the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 does.

However, it has a good amount of thin no-sew overlays that wrap the midfoot to provide support where you need it.

The Saucony Triumph ISO 4 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com does not have many overlays around the midfoot, but it does come with underlays and the upper can be pulled tight through the saddle, so in the end, the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 might provide a more secure and custom fit than the Saucony Ride 10.

Both the Saucony Ride 10 and the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 make use of engineered mesh to reduce the amount of overlays in the upper and especially in the forefoot.

However, the forefoot of the Saucony Ride 10 seems to be a bit more open than that of the Saucony Triumph ISO 4.

But nonetheless, you should be able to get a good amount of comfort in the toe box of either running shoe.

Both the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 and the Saucony Ride 10 come with overlays at the back, but those on the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 are more at the sides of the heel in the form of a Support Frame, while the one on the Saucony Ride 10 is directly behind the heel.

One could say that both running shoes provide lightweight support through their upper and one does not top the other in support nor comfort.

While both the Saucony Ride 10 and the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 have EVERUN cushioning in their midsoles, the Saucony Ride 10 only has a topsole of it, while the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 has it as a topsole and in its entire midsole.

The midsole construction of the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 makes it a bit cushier than the Saucony Ride 10.

According to running shoe lab tests, the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 delivers a bit more forefoot cushioning than the Saucony Ride 10 in both the heel and the forefoot and to both men and women.

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Both running shoes provide an amount of cushioning that lies way above average, so both running shoes can be seen as cushy running shoes, but you should be able to get a much softer ride in the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 than you would in the Saucony Ride 10.

Neither the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 nor the Saucony Ride 10 is meant to provide stability and support, so they do not come with any devices to control overpronation, because they are meant to be worn by neutral runners.

However, they both provide a good amount of ground contact, which adds some stability to the running shoes.

According to running shoe lab tests, the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 is a bit more stable than the Saucony Ride 10, but both deliver a below average amount of stability.

While the rubber outsoles of the Saucony Ride 10 and the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 have a zigzag pattern in the forefoot, the deep flex grooves run vertically under the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 and horizontally under the Saucony Ride 10.

Horizontal flex grooves are typically better for flexibility, so it is not surprising that the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 turns out to be a bit stiffer than the Saucony Ride 10 for both men and women, according to running shoe lab tests.

In fact, while the Saucony Ride 10 provides a moderate amount of flexibility, the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 is seen as stiff.

The women's version of the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 weighs approximately 9.5 oz (270 grams), and the Saucony Ride 10 for women also weighs 8.4 oz (238 grams).

The men's versions of the running shoes weigh 11.3 oz (320 grams) and 9.9 oz (281 grams), respectively, with the Saucony Ride 10 being the lighter one.

If you are a neutral runner who is looking for a soft and comfortable ride from a running shoe, you could choose either the Saucony Ride 10 or the Saucony Triumph ISO 4, thereby keeping in mind that the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 delivers a somewhat softer ride than the Saucony Ride 10.

The Saucony Ride 10 is a more basic running shoe than the Saucony Triumph ISO 4, and this is noticeable in the price.

However, the Saucony Ride 10 does not lag far behind the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 in what it provides to neutral runners, so it is a good substitute if you are on a budget.

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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