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Sleek running shoe with lightweight design, bright seamless overlays, and overall ombre effect
4mm heel-to-toe offset
Full-length PowerGrid cushioning
Pro-lock lacing system
Lightweight road trainging shoe, everun heal cushioning system, 4Mm offset, fast and responsive mid-sole
10 D(M) US
Black / Grey / Red
10 D(M) US
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I've been running happily in Kinvara's for a few years now. When I first got a pair of Kinvara 5's, I thought the added plushness to the tongue and around the ankle would bother me as I really liked the simplicity of the previous versions. Once I started running in them, that turned out to not be a problem at all and the slightly added room in the toe box solved the only minor gripe had with the 2's, 3's and 4's.
The 6th version was supposed to be largely the same as the 5's but for me, they seemed to go in the opposite direction in the toe box. The uppers at the front of the foot and especially around the toes seems tighter. Less flexible too, but that might just be because they're brand new. I don't know if they need some break-in, but none of my previous kinvaras felt tight when I first put them on. I even tried ordering a 2nd pair in a half size up but while they were a little better, there was a tightness that seemed to be there by design.
I am disappointed that Saucony chose to narrow the width of these shoes. I ran in the Kinvara 5's and they were one of the best shoes I have worn. I put about 525 miles in them without issue. I was excited to get the Kinvara 6, but upon putting the shoe on it fits substantially tighter for the same size shoe and hurts my feet to run in them. Saucony ruined a great shoe for me. I returned these and purchased a pair of Kinvara 5's, but I will have to look for another shoe next round. Maybe this change works for other runners, but Saucony ruined this shoe for me.
I've run in Kinvara 2's and 3's, have had four pairs of them and was dreading moving on to the 6 but the duct tape finally would not hold them together any more. I was pleasantly surprised. The toe box, the main reason I buy Saucony, was ever so slightly more narrow but not uncomfortably so. And they admit it. You can overlay any of their shoes over any shoe you have had in the past and they will show you the profile match. Can't speak for durability yet, I've only got about 50 miles on them, but not concerned. I tend to be a "Born to Run" advocate and the shoe manufacturers worst nightmare, running in shoes not to any arbitrary mileage but until they fall apart. A couple of days a week I go barefoot on grass or wear Vibrams in the winter, so the light weight and small heel to toe drop are just right for me. For reference, 5'11" 160lbs. 25-30 MPW.
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