Saucony Kinvara — New Shoe In The Closet

Recently added a new shoe to my current collection — the Saucony ProGrid Kinvara. The Kinvara is touted as a “minimally constructed, lightweight performance training shoe for neutral runners”, and was awarded “Best Debut” by Runner’s World magazine in the publication’s 2010 Summer Shoe Buyer’s Guide. “Best Debut” winners highlight new product releases that receive high marks from the Runner’s World Shoe Lab, wear-testers and Runner’s World editors.

The following video, which can also be found on the Saucony web site, highlights the main features of the Kinvara and explains the technology behind the shoe. You can also read more about Saucony’s latest offering over at the DailyMile Community Blog, where good friend and fellow DailyMiler Thomas Neuberger and I compare the Kinvara with another of our favorite shoes, the Newton Gravitas. Click the link below to read the full review:

Running Shoe Review – Saucony ProGrid Kinvara vs Newton Gravitas


I’m glad to see so many new blog posts!

Thanks David. Yes, I’ve been slacking on the blog posts!

I love the Kinvara — purchased it at the Indianapolis half marathon. I need far more support for my long runs so I cehat and wear it around (not running)but man, it is so comfortable.

Steve – any further updates on the Kinvara? Specifically, how would you compare the cushioning to the newtons or even to lunar racers? Thanks!

Hey Vince

Not sure about the Lunar Racers (never owned a pair).
It’s also difficult to directly compare the Kinvara to the Newtons. For example, I ran two miles this morning in the Newton Gravitas, kept them on until lunch time when I changed into the Kinvara for a mid day run. The Kinvara feels a lot more plush if that make sense. Also less bulky and more like you’re in direct contact with the ground.

I’m up to about 150 miles on my first pair of Kinvaras. The cushioning still feels great despite some heavy wear pattern on the sole.

Hope that helps,


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