Review of the Saucony Triumph ISO 5
The Saucony Triumph ISO 5 is great for punishing workouts on the road and long-distance triathlons. You could say, this shoe is a necessity for Ironman training.
Featuring more EVERUN cushioning and a redesigned upper that delivers exceptional comfort, the Saucony Triumph ISO 5 is great for those looking to do a number long course triathlons in 2019. This cushioned neutral trainer has been designed for the variety of workouts you throw at it – easy, speed, tempo and long, and it’ll still get you through an Ironman distance race.
Shoe Category: Neutral
Surfaces tested: Road
Offset: 8mm (28mm heel – 20mm forefoot)
Weight: 11.4 oz/323 g (Men’s 9); 10 oz/284g (Women’s 8)
MSRP: $195 CDN
Weighing 11.4 ounces, the Triumph is heavy, but most of that weight is placed underfoot to maximize cushioning and comfort. That comfort is something you can feel throughout your run. Between our friends at Canadian Running Magazine and us, we’ve put 300K in these shoes. The cushioning you feel results from the EVERUN midsole that absorbs impact and maximizes energy return. This makes the Triumph great for punishing workouts on the road and long-distance triathlons. You could say, this shoe is a necessity for Ironman training.
Related: Review: Saucony Ride ISO
While making my way through my usual lunch run route, I was impressed with just how comfortable I was in the shoe. the Triumph ISO 5 is designed with ISOFIT technology – adapts to the shape and movement of your foot. Combine this with its interwoven, breathable mesh upper, the Triumph provides an exceptionally cool and comfortable feel. The FORMFIT footbed cradles your foot, providing a sock-like fit. Put all these features together, and the Triumph ISO 5 feels lighter than advertised.
Those who suffer from underpronation, a.k.a. supination, will also appreciate the support and stability provided by the combined construction of midsole and upper.
The shoe also features a new last (the shape of the mold that the shoe is constructed from) that offers a much wider forefoot and improved traction in the heel. The outsole features the same crystal rubber that was introduced to the Freedom ISO, which helps add to its overall durability and lifespan, expected to last as long as 1,000K.
Related: The Saucony Kinvara 10
Saucony continues to improve its stable of reliable and performance-driven shoes. The Kinvara for ultimate speed, the Ride for comfortable cushioning, the Freedom for versatile performance and now the Triumph for maximum cushioning and longevity.