Available October 2017 – MSRP $160.00
Like previous models, the new Saucony Triumph ISO 4 aims to deliver a highly cushioned ride and a comfortable fit. However, in addition to those more classic aspects, the new iteration includes significant changes to the midsole and outsole design for a much more responsive and flexible underfoot experience than its predecessors.
While both the Triumph ISO 3 and 4 feature full-length EVERUN topsoles to generate greater spring on each step, the midsoles of the two models will differ significantly. For the Triumph ISO 3, designers used PWRGRID+ foam and included EVERUN only as an insert at the heel. With the new model, designers seek to improve energy return and create a softer step-in feel by including a full-length EVERUN midsole. This transition to a full-length EVERUN midsole is something we will see throughout Saucony’s line as the brand seeks to give classic models a livelier underfoot feel.
Looking to the bottom of the shoe, the Triumph ISO 4 has also been revamped with flex grooves in the outsole rubber. This reformatting works in tandem with the new EVERUN midsole to give the shoe much greater flexibility. With added flexibility, the shoe should adapt to uneven surfaces more readily and thereby improve its ride.
Moving up, the updated ISOFIT upper design should still deliver a luxurious feel while generating minor improvements to both the fit and durability, as the upcoming model includes a reconfigured lace structure, a new mesh, and an added overlay above the big toe.
As a cumulative effect of these updates, the men’s and women’s Triumph ISO 4 samples are 0.7 and 0.6 ounces heavier than their respective Triumph ISO 3 production models. In return for this increase in weight, the Triumph ISO 4 promises to deliver a springier and more adaptive feel.
Preliminary Tech Specs
Stack height*: 28 mm heel, 20 mm forefoot, 8 mm heel-toe offset
Weight*: 11.1 oz (men’s size 9), 9.6 oz (women’s size 8)
*Production stack heights and weights may differ from the preliminary data listed here.
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