9. Saucony Triumph ISO 2
The game-changing tech here is all about the cushioning. New “EVERUN” foam is positioned closer to the foot, directly under the sockliner, instead of in the midsole below a layer or rigid cement, as is sometimes done. This helps to more evently distribute propulsion force and reduce pressure while amping the responsiveness of the shoe. What’s more: the new foam doesn’t heat up and get softer as your run, like typical EVA foam (the foam you find in most shoes on the market), say the developers. This helps to maintain cushioning properties three times longer than standard EVAs while returning 83% of the energy absorbed, according to research in the Saucony Human Performance and Innovation Lab.
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