Saucony Kinvara Running Shoes Reviews

Introduced in 2010, the Kinvara became one of the best selling running shoes for Saucony and possibly one of the best selling running shoes ever. Thanks to its low weight, low heel-to-toe drop and responsive cushioning, it has been adopted by many many runners for their fast paced efforts be it in training or racing.

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Weight
9 oz.
Drop
4 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The Saucony Kinvara 11 feels similar to last year’s Kinvara 10 and retains many of the improvements that occurred as part of the shoe’s ten-year overhaul.  The ride and soft...” Read expert review
Taylor Gupton
Cross-country and track coach
Weight
7.80 oz.
Drop
4 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“A decade after its ground-breaking debut as a lightweight, low-drop daily trainer/racer in a market fraught with heavy, bulky shoes, the Saucony Kinvara is still leading the industry as a reliable...” Read expert review
Taylor Gupton
Cross-country and track coach
Weight
7.6 oz.
Drop
4 mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Saucony Kinvara 9 is substantially similar to last year's version 8, retaining the soft, smooth ride.  A few minor improvements to this 9th iteration include a low-profile tongue and...” Read expert review
Taylor Gupton
Cross-country and track coach
Weight
7.90 oz.
Drop
4 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“Saucony’s 8th rendition of the ever-popular Kinvara remains faithful to its roots as a lightweight no-nonsense trainer that is perfect for any run.  The Kinvara 8 is substantially similar...” Read expert review
Taylor Gupton
Cross-country and track coach
Weight
7.70 oz.
Drop
4 mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The Saucony Kinvara 7 boasts a handful of significant changes from previous versions. However, runners who have been loyal to the Kinvara line will continue to enjoy the shoe’s lightweight,...” Read expert review
Taylor Gupton
Cross-country and track coach
Weight
6.90 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The technology used in the Runshield upper does exactly what it is supposed to and keeps your feet dry even in moderate to heavy rains.” Read expert review
Taylor Gupton
Cross-country and track coach
Weight
6.5 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Lightweight
“This 6th iteration of the Saucony Kinvara fortunately does not boast any major deviations from version 5. After only a couple of runs in the Kinvara 6, I knew that this shoe would likely be one of my...” Read expert review
Taylor Gupton
Cross-country and track coach
Weight
7.6 oz oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Kinvara 5 picks up right where the four left off. In fact, the last several versions of this shoe are nearly the same. While the Kinvara continues to be a leader in the lightweight, neutral...” Read expert review
Thomas Caughlan
Ultrarunner and 10-Year Running Shoe Tester
Weight
7.9 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Lightweight
“The Kinvara TR is a formidable entry into the lightweight trail market, bridging the gap between a go-to minimalist shoe with the extra grip and traction needed in a trail shoe.” Read expert review
Brian O'Connor
Running Expert
Weight
8.2 oz.
Drop
mm.
Category
Cushioning
“The Kinvara 4 is a great new version of a popular shoe, pairing familiarity with conservative design alterations.” Read expert review
Brian O'Connor
Running Expert

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