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- Rubber sole
- Running shoe with mesh upper featuring synthetic overlays and ISOFIT inner-sleeve mesh liner with floating support cage
- PWRGRID+ cushioning
- Durable iBR+ midfoot outsole pods
- Traction outsole with smart-wearing XT-900 compound
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From the manufacturer
Floating support cage adapts to foot size, shape and movement, providing a custom-feeling fit for all runners.
Proprietary foam offers 20% more cushioning than standard midsoles.
Lightweight and Responsive
The Triumph ISO weighs in at only 10.3oz (men) and 9.0oz (women).
Buttery soft, cushioned comfort shouldn't be something only found in your cozy house slipper. Treat your feet to the luxurious ride and cloud-like plush of the Saucony Iso-series Triumph..
Saucony is among the most respected names in running shoes. We offer a wide range of running and walking shoes, each with the Saucony trademark fit, feel and performance. We've spent years studying the biomechanics of top athletes. Our goal? To develop creatively engineered systems that maximize your performance in your specific activity, allowing you to focus on the activity instead of the equipment. From our studies have come many innovative Saucony concepts. Advanced technologies-like Grid, the first sole-based stability and cushioning system--provide an advantage to athletes of all types.
- Product Dimensions: 11 x 4 x 7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B00KPU1CDY
- Item model number: Triumph Iso-Series-M
- Date first available at Amazon.com: October 30, 2014
- Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Top Customer Reviews
Another aspect I like about these shoes is the absence of any overlay designs on the upper mesh that covers your forefoot (the widest part of the upper). My feet need room to move and expand a bit as I run and I have come to realize that my feet don't like to be in a shoe that has too much overlay detail (e.g. some models of Asics and even the Saucony Glide). Just mesh allows for more air flow over the top of shoe and more freedom for my feet to move around.
I bought these black/red ones to run my first marathon on April 18th. I have about 40 miles on them in order to break them in, which I do feel is necessary. My first pair still have a lot of life in them for running, but I didn't want to go into my first marathon with 300 miles on them.
Having 2 pairs of the same shoe, both size 11D, allows me to give a good comparison of how they fit at different stages of wear. I do notice my first pair are a bit looser than the new ones. No real surprise as I'm 190 lbs and I've pounded them into the pavement. When running in my new ISO Triumphs I do notice they are more snug, but this is where the Saucony's clever little lacing cage, or ISO as they call it, comes into play.
The way they have configured the eyelets (in pairs) is interesting. I seems like each pair works rather independently, and not so influenced by the tension set by the previous or next set of eyelets. Hard to explain, but the flat laces (which are fantastic!) work with the ISO cage to allow you to really decide how much tension you want over different areas of your foot. Maybe it is gimmicky. But I really enjoy the flexibility the lacing cage gives me when compared to traditional eyelet/lace system.
My left foot is slightly more narrow and smaller than my right (which is normal I'm told). I'm talking a smidgen here people. But there is excellent roominess in the forefoot for both my feet. No issues with my toes (and I have jacked up bony phalanges with bulbous big toes). Roomy and airy.
The ISO lacing cage allows me make my feet feel snug and secure in each shoe, without sacrificing heel security.
I'm a slight pronator and mild heel striker with a history of some knee, shin, calf, Achilles and arch pain.
I'm middle aged, and never took on a focused running/jogging routine. I, like a million other people, read "Born to Run" and got so motivated to run that I immediately bought a pair of Saucony Kinvara 5 shoes as they had a low heel lift (4mm) and moderate cushioning (relative to the Nike pair of 12mm heel lift and cushy, motion controlled running shoes I had for a few years).
I stupidly tried to implement books running shoe philosophy too quickly and the 4mm lift and harder ride of the Kinvara's were more than my feet/body were ready for. I immediately developed heel pain (inflamed bursa in Achilles in my right foot). This new pain popped up within 4 miles of my first use in the Kinvara's. I had been putting in about 20 miles a week for a month using my 12mm lift Nikes before switching to the Kinvara's. I tried to use KT tape but that wasn't going to help. I quit the Kinvara's after putting a total of 14 painful miles on them and listened to my body and past exercise phys therapy education and decided the 4mm was too severe of a drop at this time.
Enter the Triumph ISO. The 8mm heel to toe lift seemed like an ideal compromise to the 12mm Nikes that felt too high and the 4mm Kinvara's that caused my Achilles to strain and the bursa to become inflamed. I also abandoned the "gotta run with as little cushioning as possible" mantra that I was being seduced with.
My heel pain while running instantly went away with the ISO Triumph's. And the fit, feel and ride of the shoe was simply wonderful for me.
Tip for novice runners like me that get blisters: Use KT tape or similar stretchy physio tape over areas of your feet that tend to get blisters. Because my left foot is slightly more narrow than my right I get the occasional blister on outer edge of the ball of my left foot. I think it is because there is a more room for my foot to wiggle and create a spot for friction. Cutting a small piece of the stretchy KT tape and putting it over the blister absolutely eliminated the blister from getter worse on long runs and allowed it to heal while my weekly mileage went up.
Type of sock didn't really matter, although thin compression socks seemed to delay the friction the longest. I tried band-aids (useless and just came off before it could help) and vasoline/runners glide stick but the slipperiness would wear off at some point and the friction would begin. KT tape flat out stopped the blister from forming and stayed on very well!
Lacing: They have a more floating style lacing which seems unusual for some but I can get a nice fit and with no issues. Be aware the ISO FIT is different than a normal laced shoe. "Floating support cage adapts to foot size, shape and movement, providing a custom-feeling fit for all runners." Does not provide any issues, just was different than what most are used to .
The weight: It is a lot light for a shoe with this much support and cushion. I usually buy a size to big for longer runs but I bought this at my normal size and have had no issues with comfort. Albeit, my longest run so far has only been 7 miles. For those that need lots of support they will appreciate the lighter weight.
Running Feel: It only has a 8 MM heel to toe offset so those who are use to cushioned shoes with a little more drop (10mm etc..) may think these runner a little flatter. Meaning does not roll of the heel as much for heel strikers. I don't notice it much after a couple runs though - just at first.
Overall I am very happy with these and will keep a pair nearby. I always used pretty much the same shoe and I am not realizing that having a couple go to shoes for the types of runs I want to do is much better. Especially, since I use a treadmill sometimes.
For those accustomed to the minimalist style running shoes: Do not be afraid of the extra cushion that these provide. I used to experience occasional back and calf stiffness during our 4 mile road runs in the Army wearing the Nike Flex Run variety. However, this pair of shoes has completely alleviated any discomfort I previously experienced.
I highly recommend these for medium distance runners like myself. I've put about 60 miles on them so far and they still feel brand new.
Sizing: True to size. Narrow to Medium feet.
Performance: Supination/underpronation to neutral runners.
Quality/Build: Extremely light in comparison to other extra cushioned varieties. Very breathable and has maintained shape/form well.