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Shoe Review: Women’s Saucony Triumph ISO 2 – the 100 mile update

I have officially logged over 100 miles on my Saucony Triumph ISO 2 shoes. If I needed to sum up my thoughts in a sentence, I would say: “I absolutely adore them!” And my neutral gait with supination loves them, too! At just 8.6 ounces, you have to try this light and plush shoe.

Heaven for my feet! The Saucony Women's ISO 2 running shoe. Available in three colors, and also in wide widths.

Heaven for my feet! The Saucony Women's ISO 2 running shoe. Available in three colors, and also in wide widths.

Truly, I have found heaven for my feet. As I highlighted in my initial impressions of the Triumph, cushioning is so vital to me. The pounding of marathons and an ultra marathon definitely took some toll on my feet last year. I needed, desperately, to find a shoe that would support me body, but also allow me to feel the ground, be responsive, provide cushioning, and not feel like "mush". Don't you hate it when you find a pair of shoes that are just ... ALMOST perfect? Where you need to "live with" this or that in order to get mostly what you want in a running shoe? I am so thankful that the Triumph fits every criteria I had, and needed, in a new running shoe.

Here is an overview of the product and some specs, directly from Saucony:

OVERVIEW: 

  • Featuring EVERUN Topsole and an EVERUN Landing Zone in the heel
  • A new TRI-FLEX outsole configuration for better ground contact and a smoother ride 
  • Improved ISOFIT upper for an even closer and more accommodating fit
  • Welded bottom eyelit for added comfort over the foot

SPECS:

  • Shoe Category: Neutral
  • Pronation: Neutral
  • Cushion: Plush
  • Construction Type: Neutral
  • Surface: Road, Track
  • Arch: High, Normal (Mid)
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Waterproof: No
  • Offset: 8mm
    • Heel Stack Height: 30mm
    • Forefoot Stack Height: 22mm

I keep coming back to the cushioning, and I want to do so again. I have struggled with being a ‘supinator‘ all my running life, and that definitely has some challenges. One of the main challenges is the limited selection of shoes available for supinators. As I would shop for, and try on, new running shoes, it became apparent very quickly that neutral shoes were focused on providing a minimalist ride. Sure, support/cushion was available – however, it was the “marshmallow” feel underfoot in the neutral variety. I even became so frustrated with the lack of available options in the neutral line that I would try on ‘support’ or ‘motion control’ styles to see if something might be better. Nothing was. Until, I tried the Women’s Triumph ISO 2.

Look at the cushioning and support profile. This is perfection (for me!).

The Women’s Triumph ISO 2 is available in three colors. A “Grey/Blue/Slime”, “Coral/Silver” or “Blue/Pink”. Again, wide widths are available, which is a huge benefit for a lot of runners. A men’s version is also available. Priced at $150 (as of this writing), I am confident I can log 300 miles in the Triumph’s, and I will certainly be purchasing at least one additional pair. Probably three.

I love these shoes!

About Jessica Mumme (235 Articles)
Jessica Mumme, a Portland native, currently lives in Eugene with her husband and three cats (children). Her favorite distances are the 10k and marathon, but she will run any race distances, and especially loves competing in running events. She is Half Fanatic #2635, and has completed 42 half marathons since May, 2009. Jessica tackled her first ultra marathon distance at the 2015 McKenzie River Trail 50k Ultra. See her race calendar and other fun stuff at her personal blog, runjessica.com.

1 Comment on Shoe Review: Women’s Saucony Triumph ISO 2 – the 100 mile update

  1. How many miles did you log before you retired them? I’m at 230 miles and the cushioning is starting to go.

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