Saucony ® Triumph Iso Named “editor’s Choice” by Runner’s World
IN 2015 SPRING SHOE GUIDE
Proof Positive: Fourth ‘Editor’s Choice’ Award Confirms Saucony’s Ongoing Commitment to Empowering Runners Through Performance Innovation
LEXINGTON, MA (January 21, 2015) – Global performance running footwear and apparel brand Saucony, is proud to announce that the Triumph ISO, the brand’s flagship neutral running shoe, has been named “Editor’s Choice” in the Runner’s World 2015 Spring Shoe Guide (March 2015 issue, on newsstands February 3). The Triumph ISO, the pacesetter of the Saucony ISO-Series collection of performance footwear, showcases two of the brand’s latest innovations: ISOFIT™ and PWRGRID+™. The Triumph ISO received the highest marks of the shoes reviewed by the Runner’s World shoe lab, its wear-testers and editors in the 2015 Spring Shoe Guide to capture the prestigious award.
Over the past year, Saucony has earned four of the highly sought-after “Editor’s Choice” awards from Runner’s World: In addition to this most recent award for the Triumph ISO, the Kinvara 5 won the award in the 2014 Fall Shoe Guide; the Ride 7 in the 2014 Summer Shoe Guide; and the Peregrine 4 in the 2014 Spring Trail Shoe Guide.
“Saucony’s flagship cushioned shoe went in for a radical makeover in its 12th edition,” said the Runner’s World review of the shoe. “The big story is the new upper: Called ISOFIT, it merges an inner mesh wrap with an outer frame that adapts to your foot as you lace the shoe down, and makes for a secure fit.
“Saucony added slightly more cushioning, while keeping the lower heel-to-toe drop it adopted in 2009 that gives the Triumph a more natural stance. Testers loved the fit, feel, and smooth rolling transition and reported that the ride felt pretty stable, thanks to new midsole materials that replaced the plastic bridge. Remarkably light despite all its cushioning, the Triumph ISO appeals to a range of runners who demand comfort and performance. Bottom Line: Cradles without bulk.”
“Innovation is at the core of everything we do,” said Pat O’Malley, senior vice president of global product for Saucony. “The Triumph ISO is the result of an innovative and ongoing product philosophy focused on every aspect of the runner’s stride. All three models in the new ISO-Series line-up−Triumph, Hurricane and Zealot−stand out for delivering leading-edge innovations that inspire the best running experience for runners everywhere. Winning the Runner’s World “Editor’s Choice” award is a fantastic honor for the whole Saucony team and builds upon the excitement and momentum of the whole ISO-Series launch.”
According to the Running USA 2013 National Runner Survey, 92% of respondents surveyed selected “fit” as the most important criteria when purchasing running shoes. Saucony designers engineered an ultra-soft, inner fit-sleeve crafted out of stretchable air mesh that morphs to the foot for a sock-like feel. A floating support cage sits like a saddle over the fit-sleeve, cradling the midfoot and adapting to the foot’s size, shape and movement, allowing the shoe to respond to the individual runner’s gait throughout the run.
The PWRGRID+ platform is engineered with PowerGrid™, a Powerfoam material that is integrated with Saucony’s GRID™ technology, creating a system that effectively centers the foot, absorbs impact and distributes pressure. The PWRGRID+ platform’s increased stack heights deliver over 20% more cushioning and 15% more resiliency than PowerGrid construction alone. The result is the most cushioned running experience the brand has ever created.
Weighing in at just 10.3 oz., the Triumph, with ISOFIT and PWRGRID+, is the brand’s super-plush neutral trainer. The open toe box of the 8mm-offset Triumph further enhances the shoe’s sock-like feel. The shoe’s SRC™ (Super Rebound Compound) Impact Zone provides durable shock absorption at impact while a lightweight Support Frame™ locks the heel in place for a secure fit.
The Triumph ISO is available at select specialty running retailers in men’s sizes 7-13, 14 and 15, and women’s sizes 5-12. The suggested retail price of the Triumph ISO is $150.00
To find a retailer near you, call 800-365-4933 or visit www.saucony.com.
Runner’s World is the largest and most influential media brand in the running space. To read the entire Runner’s World 2015 Spring Shoe Guide, check out the March issue of Runner’s World on sale at newsstands February 3 or visit www.runnersworld.com.
About Saucony: Saucony, a division of Wolverine Worldwide, is a leading global running lifestyle brand that fuses performance, innovation and style to create compelling footwear and apparel with its widely recognized brands Saucony and Saucony Originals. Founded in 1898, Saucony continues to inspire runners everywhere with its award winning innovations, including the “Geometry of Strong™, PWRGRID+™, ISOFIT™ and the Total Run System™ apparel line. At Saucony, a good day is when we get to run. A great day is when we inspire someone else to run. For more information, go to www.saucony.com.