Available November 2015 – MSRP $150.00
By adding a new cushioning material called EVERUN, the Triumph ISO 2 will boast the most cushioning ever in a Saucony Triumph model.
EVERUN is a micro-bead technology, which has a very high-rate of energy return and maintains its cushioning properties far longer than other materials. Within the Trimuph ISO 2, EVERUN is placed atop the midsole (full-length), allowing for a softer, more flexible feel underfoot. It is also placed within the midsole, at the lateral heel, to create additional cushioning for rear-foot landings. In addition to the new EVERUN technology, the shoe carries over the PWRGRD+ midsole material of its predecessor and does not increase weight, making this an impressive update.
The outsole also sees a change with the new TRI-FLEX design. The increased flexibility should improve the ride of the shoe, making it feel more lively. And the carry-over ISOFIT upper technology looks to maintain a great fit that moves with the foot and reduces potential points of irritation.
With the changes to the midsole and oustole, I expect the shoe to continue to feel soft, but the experience should be more dynamic. This means it should still be cushy for easier runs, but it should now feel better at at faster paces.
What I find most exciting about this update, is Saucony is continuing to advance the shoe. Back in 2006, the Triumph 4 was a huge update that was a major step forward and helped breathe new life to the brand. The following iterations were less exciting and heavier, until the Triumph 8 came along as a great reboot. Then the shoe waned a bit again until the Triumph ISO (Triumph 12) came out in November 2014. So, it’s great to see the Triumph ISO 2 show progress.
Stack height: 32mm heel, 24mm forefoot, 8mm heel-toe offset
Weight*: 10.2 oz (men’s size 9), 8.6 oz (women’s size 8) *Provided by manufacturer