Saucony Zealot ISO 3 vs. Saucony Triumph ISO 3 review

Saucony Zealot ISO 3 provides an overall soft and smooth ride and brings runners closer to a neutral plane. Saucony Triumph ISO 3 adds plushness, comfort, and flexibility to your runs.

The Saucony Zealot ISO 3 and the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 are neutral cushioning running shoes for runners who do not need much stability and support.

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While both the Saucony Zealot ISO 3 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com and the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 The preceding link takes you to Amazon.com make use of ISOFIT overlays, the overlays differ because the Saucony Zealot ISO 3 implements a newer version of them.

The ISOFIT overlays on the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 are placed far back from the forefoot and wrap the midfoot with a part covering the heel. These overlays contains some stitches and are sturdier than the ones used on the Saucony Zealot ISO 3.

The ISOFIT overlays on the Saucony Zealot ISO 3 are more lightweight and go partly under the mesh.

While both running shoes come with a no-sew overlay at the front, the toecap of the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 covers the front better than that of the Saucony Zealot ISO 3, which consists largely of mesh covering it.

This makes the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 a bit more durable at the front.

Another difference is that the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 comes with a Support Frame at the back, while the Saucony Zealot ISO 3 does not. Nonetheless, you should still be able to get enough support at the back of the Saucony Zealot ISO 3.

All in all, the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 provides a bit more support through its upper than the Saucony Zealot ISO 3, but both running shoes should be able to keep your foot on the running platform.

Both the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 and the Saucony Zealot ISO 3 are meant to provide runners with a soft running experience, although Saucony rates the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 a bit higher than the Saucony Zealot ISO 3.

However, running shoe lab tests did not find many differences between the amount of cushioning provided by the two running shoes.

Both the Saucony Zealot ISO 3 and the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 have a very cushy forefoot and heel and provide almost a maximum amount of cushioning to both men and women.

So whether you choose the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 or the Saucony Zealot ISO 3, you should be able to get a very soft ride from either.

The main difference is that the Saucony Zealot ISO 3 has a low heel-to-toe drop of about 6.5 mm for men and 5.1 mm for women and that the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 has a high heel-to-toe drop of about 11.8 mm for men and 10.4 mm for women.

The midsoles of both running shoes provide a good amount of ground contact under the midfoot, which not only increases the stability of the running shoes but also helps runners to achieve smoother heel-to-toe transitions.

According to running shoe lab tests, there is almost no difference in the amount of stability delivered by the two running shoes, with both providing an average amount.

The outsoles are a bit different, but both have a zigzag pattern and a good amount of flex grooves in the forefoot.

Running shoe lab tests rate both the Saucony Zealot ISO 3 and the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 as being flexible running shoes, but the Saucony Zealot ISO 3 is a bit more flexible for women and the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 is a bit more flexible for men.

The women's version of the Saucony Zealot ISO 3 weighs approximately 7.4 oz (210 grams), and the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 for women weighs 8.7 oz (247 grams).

The men's versions of the shoes weigh 8.7 oz (247 grams) and 10.8 oz (306 grams), respectively, with the Saucony Zealot ISO 3 being the lighter one.

If you are a neutral runner who is looking for a very soft ride from a running shoe, you could choose either the Saucony Zealot ISO 3 or the Saucony Triumph ISO 3.

The Saucony Triumph ISO 3 provides a bit more support in the upper, while the Saucony Zealot ISO 3 is a bit lighter and has a lower heel-to-toe drop than the Saucony Triumph ISO 3.

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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