The Saucony Triumph ISO 3 is a road running shoe built primarily for comfort. It is engineered for neutral pronation, has an 8mm offset and is equipped with Saucony's Everun technology.
The ISO 3's are comfortable from the moment you put them on, with a welcome amount of plush cushioning underfoot, perfect for those with pre-existing injuries.
The sole provides good bounce with the EVERUN heel landing zone making the ISO 3 particularly suited to heel strikers, that's not to say it won't also suit forefoot strikes, the forefoot is just a lot firmer (but still flexible).
The mesh fabric upper has a formed fit which is both flexible and comfortable whilst still being supportive. The thinned down overlay is a welcome change from previous ISO models which felt a tad bulky and rigid at times.
Engineered mesh gives a stable hold in the forefoot and provides optimum breathability and the toe box is cavernous but doesn't flop about too much.
The Tri-flex outsole is almost identical to the ISO 2, the firmer carbon rubber on the rear gives another nod to heel strikers but this assumption might lead to premature wear of the softer blown rubber of the forefoot.
A 261g weight shouldn't bother most people but if you're running longer distances and are looking to improve your times then you may want to consider the lighter weight Freedom ISO.
Overall we found the Triumph ISO 3 to be a comfortable, easy going road shoe for recreational runners who perhaps value comfort over out and out performance.