Facts

Terrain: Road
Arch support: Neutral
Use: Jogging
Weight: Men: 11.4oz | Women: 10oz
Heel to toe drop: Men: 8mm | Women: 8mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation
Arch type: High arch
Strike Pattern: Midfoot strike
Distance: Daily running | Long distance | Marathon
Heel height: Men: 28mm | Women: 28mm
Forefoot height: Men: 20mm | Women: 20mm
Brand: Saucony
Type: Heavy | Big guy | Low drop
Width: Men: Narrow, Normal, Wide | Women: Narrow, Normal, Wide
Price: $160
Colorways: Grey, Blue, White, Purple, Silver, Green
Size
Small True to size Large
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Rankings

A top rated Road running shoe
Top 8% most popular running shoes
It has never been more popular than this November

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88 / 100 based on 11 expert reviews

  • 85 / 100 | Turhan Giles

    The oh so soft Saucony Triumph ISO 5

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    The Saucony Triumph ISO 5 is now the 5th edition in the Triumph line up. As this series has progressed, the shoe has gotten softer and softer. For those that are after that soft, high-level cushion shoe, you’ve come to the right place.

     

    Midsole

    The Triumph ISO 5 features a full-length EVERUN midsole and new is a 2mm stack of EVERUN Topsole to provide more cush and response.

    EVERUN is not your traditional standard EVA foam. It is made of polyurethane (same material as Boost) bead, which has been compressed; this has so many benefits.

    It is very resistant to the weather. It can handle very cold and very hot temperatures without being affected, and it lasts a lot longer than EVA. 

    Also, when you land, instead of the force coming from underneath and compressing the midsole, it goes out in all directions, thus a more cushioned ride.

     

     

    So as you would expect, the midsole has a ton of cushion and is very soft. I don’t think I was going crazy, but on my first long run in these shoes, there was a time in the run where it felt like the ground was sinking beneath me!

    Many high cushion shoes are mushy and lack in response. This is not the case with the Triumph ISO 5. When you pick up the pace, you get some nice energy return.

    But a downside to all that cushion is that it makes it very heavy.

    Outsole

    The outsole provides good protection since I’m in winter at the moment, and it has been raining lots. The outsole does struggle with traction and slips a bit. But after 60 km, it is hardly showing any signs of wear and looks very durable.

     

    Upper

    The ISOFit upper features a jacquard mesh and is very structured and supportive where it matters.

    The heel collar is very highly padded and doesn’t dig into the Achilles. I love the flexible lacing system where it accommodates any foot shape.

    Something that stands out is the wide toe box; I don’t mind this too much as I have a standard width foot, and it gives me room while having a wide surface landing. But if you have a narrow foot, you might find your foot swimming around a bit. 

     

    Ride

    The ride is soft, cushiony, and responsive. You can feel the foam compressing under your foot in some shoes like the Nike Zoom Fly Flyknit. You don’t get much of that with the Triumph, but although you can’t feel it, a lot the cushion is there, and the midsole feels soft.

    The ride, though, is pretty bricky; I would love it to be more nimble like the Pegasus. You do adjust to this, though, and it becomes less noticeable.

     

    Performance

    I use these for easy runs, but you can pick up the pace in them if you want. They would do fine on a threshold run (thanks to the bouncy midsole), although they are a bit heavy when you really want to turn on the jets.

     

    The good

    • Tons of cushion
    • Very soft midsole
    • Responsive midsole
    • EVERUN foam isn’t affected by the weather
    • Great flexible lacing system
    • Strong supportive upper
    • Durability looks good
    • Versatile with pace and distance

    The bad

    • Ride was a bit bricky
    • Outsole struggled in wet conditions

    Conclusion

    The Saucony Triumph ISO 5 is a maximalist shoe for those that love a soft and high cushioned midsole while providing some nice bounce.

    The outsole looks to be durable, although it does lack traction. The upper is highly supportive and structured with a flexible and comfortable lacing system.

    The ride is highly cushioned, providing a low impact landing and then providing some nice response although it is heavy and does feel a bit bricky.

    This shoe is going to do the majority of work for you on those easy days and long runs. Remember, though, it can handle some pace and does fine for threshold work.

    This expert has been verified by RunRepeat. Reviews are neutral, unbiased and based on extensive testing.

  • 90 / 100 | Lenny Sunday | | Level 3 expert

    It's making my knees feel really good, or better than they've been feeling lately.

  • 92 / 100 | Road Runner Sports | | Level 2 expert

    Just when you thought this shoe couldn't get anymore cushioned, I put it on and it did. Lots of EverRun. I felt like I could run forever.

  • 90 / 100 | Running Shoes Guru | | Level 5 expert

    The Saucony Triumph ISO 5 is a high-cushion, high-mileage trainer that can work for any neutral runner. Although it is very pricey, you get a lot for the money.

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

    If you are looking for a daily neutral running shoe, then you should check out the Saucony Triumph ISO 5. The updates to this shoe feel great.

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  • The Saucony Triumph ISO 5 is a running shoe that’s designed to take on the roads. It makes use of an open upper construction to accommodate air into the foot-chamber. Contrary to the design of the Triumph ISO 4, this one doesn’t employ any stitch-reinforcements and extra sewn layers. The stretchy ISOFIT façade has even been updated to straightforwardly accommodate the natural movement capacity of the foot.
  • This road-companion has more EVERUN than its predecessor. Two versions of this technology are layered on top of each other; one is responsible for impact attenuation while the other is meant to bring more pep to each step.

The Saucony Triumph ISO 5 has a standard running shoe length. Runners can get a pair using the sizing choices to which they are most accustomed. The men’s version features the D – Medium and 2E – Wide variants in width; for women, the options are B – Medium and D – Wide.

The outsole unit of the Saucony Triumph ISO 5 makes use of the Tri-Flex Crystal rubber compound. This layer is tasked with covering the contact points, shielding them from wear-and-tear. It has a spongy disposition that contributes to the overall cushioned feel of the sole unit.

Zigzag flex grooves are meant to heighten the bendability of the platform, thus encouraging the foot to perform more comfortably as it takes each step.

EVERUN is a cushioning unit that runs the entire length of the Saucony Triumph ISO 5. The purpose of this material is to support the foot and keep the footfalls cushioned throughout the running session. The EVERUN is also used in the Kinvara 10, Ride 10 and other running shoes from Saucony

The EVERUN Topsole is a layer on top of the impact-mitigating base. The job of this add-on is to put energy to the foot and leg of the runner, invigorating each step.

A FORMFIT footbed offers contoured support for the underfoot. Its curved sections are responsible for attending to the midfoot arch and the gaps that connect the toes to the ball of the foot.

The upper unit of the Saucony Triumph ISO 5 makes use of jacquard mesh. This cloth-like fabric has an open construction that accommodates air into the foot-chamber. Ventilation is key to a revitalized running experience.

ISOFIT is comprised of a stretchy midfoot panel and layout of overlays. These elements are constructed to hold the foot in place and prevent in-shoe wobbling. They also bolster the structural integrity of the facade.

The padded collar and tongue are responsible for cushioning the top dimensions of the foot. They are also catalysts for the prevention of accidental shoe removals.

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