Is Saucony Kinvara good?

Is Saucony Kinvara good?

The RW Takeaway: Nimble and cushioned, the Kinvara is an excellent reminder that a simple shoe can still take you from speedwork to long runs at a stellar price. New midsole geometry and livelier foam make transitions feel smoother and quicker than the Kinvara 11.

How long do Saucony Kinvara last?

For example, the Saucony Kinvara is a lightweight, flexible shoe with only partial rubber covering on the outsole (a lot of exposed foam). These won’t last you longer than 400 miles. It all depends on the running shoe. The average mileage you get out of a standard running shoe is 300- 500 miles.

Is Saucony Kinvara a minimalist?

The difference is that the Kinvara is built to be not only minimalist in weight, but also to be more “level.” To over-simplify, this means that the thickness of the foam under the heel is about the same thickness under the midfoot (arch) and forefoot (toes).

Is the Saucony Kinvara a neutral shoe?

The Kinvara is Saucony’s best-selling lightweight neutral running shoe. It is designed for the runner who prefers a more natural running position in a lighter weight package and features a well-cushioned ride, particularly for such a lighter weight shoe.

Which Saucony Kinvara is best?

Streamlined and fast, the Saucony Kinvara 12 remains the best Saucony running shoe for speed workouts, up-tempo paces and setting PRs. The Kinvara 12 is a feathery neutral running shoe that gives you just enough cushioning to rack up the miles without adding any unnecessary weight.

Can I run a marathon in Saucony Kinvara?

In Saucony’s running shoe line-up, Kinvara 12 has a special place. It is the go to shoe for a lightweight, well cushioned, neutral daily trainer. It is designed to be a very versatile shoe to handle any kind of run, speed work, or marathon.

How many miles is Saucony Kinvara 11?

Firm, responsive midsole. Low heel-to-toe drop with a natural fit. It’s a hard shoe to pass up, especially for short and mid-distance runs. It almost feels like a sprinter’s shoe, but it has the cushion for 8 to 10 miles.

How many miles is Kinvara 12?

Matt: Most Kinvaras only last about 200 miles for me. Outsole wear is usually very apparent early on in this series. The outsole is fairly exposed except for the posterior lateral heel and under the 1st MTP. While I am seeing some wear, it is far less than expect for this series.

Is Kinvara a stability shoe?

The Kinvara 12’s 4 mm heel offset midsole (28.5 mm rear, 24.4 mm front) makes it universally compatible with all foot-strike patterns. The midsole sidewalls have a wide flare – both under the heel and forefoot. That’s good news for the ride stability. Both the groove and wide midsole add ride stability.

Is 4mm heel drop good?

In basics terms, heel drop (or offset) is the measurement of the ‘drop’ i.e. the measurement of how high a shoe is from its ‘heel to toe’. Some runners prefer a lower drop i.e. 2mm-4mm and is typically built into racing shoes. The lower the drop, the better it is for runners who are midfoot to forefoot strikers.

Is Saucony Kinvara stable?

What type of shoes is Saucony Kinvara?

Kinvaras have always been the lightweight, simple midsole, lower drop running shoe that can be a versatile trainer. Before we got spoiled with lightweight cushioned plated racers, the Kinvara was the lightweight trainer that was perfect for the marathon distance. The 12 “feels” like a Kinvara, in a good way.