Saucony Triumph ISO 4 vs. Saucony Ride ISO review

Saucony Triumph ISO 4 delivers a soft and smooth ride for your long runs. Saucony Ride ISO provides a soft and comfortable ride with a personalized fit to neutral runners on long runs...

The Saucony Triumph ISO 4 and the Saucony Ride ISO are neutral cushioning running shoes, but the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 is meant to be a more premium running shoe than the Saucony Ride ISO.

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The uppers of the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com and the Saucony Ride ISO are similar in that they both have an ISOFIT upper that can be customized through the laces in the saddle.

The ISOFIT around the midfoot comes with some overlays, but while those overlays do not entirely connect the saddle to the midsole of the Saucony Triumph ISO 4, some of them do in the upper of the Saucony Ride ISO The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com.

Therefore, the amount of support around the midfoot of the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 is a bit more lightweight than that around the midfoot of the Saucony Ride ISO.

The area around the heel of the Saucony Ride ISO is more closed than that of the Saucony Triumph ISO 4, but the Saucony Triumph ISO comes with a Support Frame for extra support around the heel, while the Saucony Ride ISO has a woven area around the heel.

The Saucony Ride ISO also has two raised sections on the lateral and medial sides of the heel and an overlay at the back that should more or less box your heel in and increase the amount of support at the back of the running shoe.

The toecap of the Saucony Ride ISO is more open than that of the Saucony Triumph ISO 4, and the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 has a strap that goes across the bunion window, while the bunion window of the Saucony Ride ISO is a bit more open.

However, both running shoes should be able to deliver a good amount of comfort in the toe box.

All in all, neither the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 nor the Saucony Ride ISO sticks out in amount of support or comfort delivered through their upper. They can both be personalized around the midfoot and offer an adequate amount of support around the heel.

Both the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 and the Saucony Ride ISO are meant to deliver a good amount of cushioning to runners.

However, whereas the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 is listed at the top of the plush cushioning scale, the Saucony Ride ISO is listed at the bottom of that same scale.

Therefore, the Saucony Ride ISO is meant to feel more responsive than the Saucony Triumph ISO 4, which is meant to deliver a soft running experience.

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This difference can be found in the way their midsoles are constructed. While both come with a topsole of EVERUN for heel-to-toe cushioning, the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 is the one that also has its entire midsole consisting of that material, while the Saucony Ride ISO has a PWRFOAM midsole.

This is also where the premium in the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 comes into the picture. However, you can expect to get an overall soft ride from both running shoes.

Both the Saucony Ride ISO and the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 deliver a good amount of ground contact, but the Saucony Ride ISO seems to be a bit more solid and less segmented on the medial side under the midfoot and the heel, so it might add a bit more stability to your runs.

However, you can expect to get smooth heel-to-transitions from both running shoes with the good amount of ground contact that they both deliver.

The rubber outsoles of the two running shoes differ in construction, with the Saucony Ride ISO displaying wider and deeper flex grooves than the Saucony Triumph ISO 4.

The Saucony Ride ISO also has a well-segmented crash section under the heel so should be able to absorb and dissipate shock well.

The crash section of the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 isolates impact from the rest of the outsole but is not as well segmented as that of the Saucony Ride ISO.

The Saucony Triumph ISO 4 displays a bit more segmentation on the medial side under the midfoot and the heel compared to the Saucony Ride ISO, though.

The outsole of the Saucony Ride ISO has been set up in a way that would suit an overpronator, while the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 has a more neutral outsole.

Despite the deep and wide flex grooves in the forefoot, the Saucony Ride ISO might still feel moderately flexible to somewhat stiff due to the fact that it does deliver quite a bit of cushioning.

The Saucony Triumph ISO 4 might turn out to be somewhat stiffer than the Saucony Ride ISO, because it also delivers a large amount of cushioning in addition to having less prominent horizontal flex grooves in the forefoot.

The women's version of the Saucony Ride ISO weighs approximately 8.5 oz (241 grams), and the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 for women weighs 9.5 oz (270 grams).

The men's versions of the shoes weigh 9.7 oz (275 grams) and 11.3 oz (320 grams), respectively, with the Saucony Ride ISO being the lighter one.

If you are a neutral runner who is looking for a soft ride from a running shoe, you could consider either the Saucony Ride ISO or the Saucony Triumph ISO 4.

The Saucony Triumph ISO 4 provides a lot of the same things as the Saucony Ride ISO does to runners, but the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 is seen as a more premium running shoe than the Saucony Ride ISO.

The Saucony Triumph ISO 4 is also meant to deliver a much softer running experience, while the Saucony Ride ISO is meant to feel more responsive.

However, both can be used for long runs and both offer a more peronalized fit.

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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