Who should buy the Triumph ISO 4

The Saucony Triumph ISO 4 is a running shoe that’s created for the neutral pronator. This is a shoe you might like if:

  • You want a road running shoe that is versatile enough for any type of foot strike pattern.
  • You prefer a marathon shoe that efficiently supports moderate to high arches.

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Updates to the Saucony Triumph ISO 4

  • It features an updated design of printed overlays that is directly fused with the cloth-like mesh upper, giving a smooth and seamless façade
  • The midsole unit makes use of the EVERUN, a foam compound that aims to provide cushioning and shock attenuation
  • Rubber compounds shield the sole unit from the abrasive nature of the asphalt

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Responsible traction on various surfaces

XT-900 is made from carbon rubber. It’s created to provide responsible traction over the surfaces. It’s also made to last long because it acts as a shield against wear and tear. It’s placed throughout the length of the s Saucony Triumph ISO 4.

Saucony Triumph ISO 4 carbon rubber

IBR+ or Injection Blown Rubber is a lightweight compound that’s added to the forefoot section. Its responsive nature allows it to give additional cushioning and springiness to each step. It’s flexible, as well.

Saucony Triumph ISO 4 IBR

The Tri-Flex design is a network of grooves and patterns on the outsole that permits the flexibility of the wearer’s foot.

Steady comfort and cushioning with each step

EVERUN is a foam unit that runs the entire length of the Saucony Triumph ISO 4. It carries the foot throughout the running session, cushioning it with every step. It also aims to absorb impact shock and disperse the resulting energy, potentially maintaining comfort as the runner goes through the gait cycle. This midsole foam is also utilized in the Triumph ISO 5.

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An EVERUN Topsole is placed right above the foam that is more substantial in thickness. Its purpose is to immediately cushion the underfoot, supporting it and energizing each step.

The High Elasticity Sockliner provides a little more cushioning and flexibility. It has tiny pores that allow air to circulate in the foot-chamber.

A cool and dry running experience

Engineered Mesh has the properties of woven cloth. It wraps around the foot like a sock, preventing or reducing irritation in the process. It has ventilation apertures that allow air into the foot-chamber to keep the wearer cool and dry when running.

ISOFIT is a system that uses stretchable mesh and thin synthetic overlays. They’re patterned across the midfoot and heel sections, with the goal of providing a snug and secure fit. They connect directly to the lacing system, so they adjust in conjunction with the tightening or loosening of the shoelaces.

Saucony Triumph ISO 4 mesh

The RUNDRY Collar Lining is made up of fabric that hugs the heel and ankles. It’s formed to have a soft and smooth disposition. It has a moisture wicking capacity that prevents odor and the buildup of bacteria.

The padded tongue and collar hold the foot in place and prevent it from wobbling inside the Saucony Triumph ISO 4 during the run. They also prevent unintentional shoe-removals.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 306g / Women 266g
Drop: 8mm
Arch support: Neutral
Update: Saucony Triumph ISO 5
Forefoot height: 20mm
Heel height: 28mm

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