Summary

We spent 6.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • The ISOFIT upper construction adapts to the shape of the wearer’s foot, offering breathable and soft coverage.
  • Most reviewers appreciated the inclusion of a Lightweight Support Frame, which increases the upper’s structure and stability.
  • The RUNDRY moisture-wicking collar lining keeps the foot secure and comfortable.
  • Runners generally acclimated to the EVERUN cushioning compound, which provides responsive underfoot support and shock absorption.
  • The PWRGRID+ enhances the Triumph ISO 2’s capacity of the midsole to cushion the foot.
  • It has a roomy toe box for toe splay and some runners liked it.
  • It comes in a variety of colors and design schemes, which many found to be appealing.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The Saucony Triumph ISO 2 is expensive.
  • A few thought that the forefoot area was a bit narrow.

Bottom line

The Triumph ISO 2 from Saucony is a popular mild support running option for many runners because of its comfortable platform, its great looks, and its durable materials. It’s a great way to enjoy an active lifestyle every day.

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Rankings

A top rated Road running shoe
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Expert Reviews

90 / 100 based on 1 expert reviews

  • 90 / 100 | The Active Guy | | Level 5 expert

    Saucony has once again delivered with the second model of the Triumph ISO 2 shoes. These shoes provide an amazing feel and enough support for almost any run. These shoes continue to be my go to shoes for tempo runs, long runs, and recovery runs. I know these shoes are a little pricey, but I would highly recommend giving these shoes a try.

  • First look | Running Northwest | Level 4 expert

    The Saucony Triumph ISO 2 was a pleasure to test overall. The improvements from its predecessor are definitely noticeable and more than welcome. Saucony addressed almost all of our concerns from the initial version and the new version provides you more overall comfort and a higher level of control.

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  • The Saucony Triumph ISO 2 features the new Saucony EVERUN technology in its midsole. It provides responsive cushioning, enhanced impact absorption and smoother heel-to-toe transition.
  • This shoe also comes with a new and enhanced outsole design. The new design delivers an enhanced flexibility and shoe adaptability.
  • The upper was also improved in the 2nd version of the Triumph ISO. It delivers an enhanced fit by adapting to the natural shape of the foot and its natural foot movement. It gives added comfort as well.

The fit of the Saucony Triumph ISO 2 is identical with the original version and the size is universal. It’s a true medium fit and expands impressively, accommodating runners with slightly wider feet or higher volume fit. The heel area offers a very secure it comfortable fit.


The outsole unit of the shoe has a durable traction though the brand’s XT-900 technology. It is a durable carbon rubber that is extended throughout the outsole for an impressive traction even on wet surfaces.

The TRI-FLEX technology in the outsole delivers better ground contact. It also enhances shoe’s flexibility features and the adaptability of the shoe for a smoother ride. The IBR+ technology works well with TRI-FLEX element, offering enhanced cushioning, flexibility and responsive ride.


The EVERUN Continuous Cushioning provides sufficient cushioning all throughout the ride. It is highly durable and improved the energy-return attributes of the shoe for a more resilient and energized running experience. This material is also inserted into the midsole of the Saucony Triumph ISO 5.

This works hand-in-hand with the brands PowerGrid+ technology that delivers extra cushioning and additional flexibility.


The upper of the Saucony Triumph ISO is designed to deliver maximum comfort and impressive fit. The shoe comes with an improved ISOFIT upper, adapting the foot’s natural shape and movement for a soft and sock-like fit. The High Elasticity Sockliner provides breathability and impressive fit.

Lastly, the shoe features the brand’s RUNDRY collar lining that secures the heel. It also has a moisture-wicking characteristic, keeping the foot dry and odorless.

Author
Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.

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