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  • Terrain
    Terrain

    Road

    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

    Trail

    Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

    Good to know

    As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

  • Arch support
    Arch support

    Neutral / cushion / high arch

    Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

    Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet

    Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

    Good to know

    - Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
    - More about arch support in this video.
    - Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

  • Use
    Use

    Daily running

    Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

    Competition

    Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

    Good to know

    If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

  • Price
    Price
    $150
  • Weight
    Weight
    Men: 11oz
    Women: 9.4oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Heel to toe drop
    Men: 8mm
    Women: 8mm

    The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

    There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

  • Heel height
    Heel height
    Men: 30mm
    Women: 30mm
  • Forefoot height
    Forefoot height
    Men: 22mm
    Women: 22mm
  • Width
    Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Release date
    Nov 2016
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Summary

We spent 8.2 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

9 reasons to buy

  • A runner stated that even though they had the Saucony Triumph ISO 3 for some time, it still felt fresh and comfortable, like wearing it for the first time.
  • A tester commented that the platform felt just as plush as the previous version.
  • The responsiveness of the mid-sole unit was enjoyed by many.
  • Several consumers wrote that the toe box had enough room to accommodate natural toe-splaying.
  • The upper unit’s breathable nature was appreciated by the consumers.
  • A lot of runners agreed that this shoe was true-to-size.
  • A reviewer reported that the underfoot experience didn’t make them feel as if they were sinking into the cushioning system; it was smooth yet reliable.
  • According to a runner, it was versatile enough to handle tempo runs and those long, slow sessions on the road.
  • Based on the feedback of purchasers, wearing this shoe was a generally comfortable affair.

3 reasons not to buy

  • According to a tester, the tongue of this running shoe was too thin, causing lacing pressure to transfer directly to the skin.
  • For a few consumers, it was ½ size smaller than what they were used to.
  • Some runners felt that this shoe’s price was a bit expensive.

Bottom line

The Saucony Triumph ISO 3 was a success, according to the feedback of many of those who have used it. It delivered a smooth and comfortable ride, which agreed with neutral runners. The responsiveness of its components gained some praise, as well. Conversely, it didn’t fit well for a few testers.

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Expert Reviews

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84 / 100 based on 26 expert reviews