A lightweight feel for a personal best. The lightweight Kinvara 11 has been whittled to be exactly what one needs to be efficient, go fast, chase PRs, and break personal barriers.
Features & Benefits:
- New PWRRUN cushioning maintains the lightweight responsiveness that makes this shoe a favorite for daily training miles or racing longer distances.
- This flexible sole is designed to quickly transition from landing to take-off.
- FORMFIT conforms to your foot to provide the perfect fit and feel from every angle.
- Drop: 4 mm
- Weight: 7.8 oz
CUSTOMER RATINGS & REVIEWS
- Kinvara 11
The Saucony Kinvara 11 is a great shoe. I had never run in the Kinvara until now, surprisingly, since it seems like the type of shoe I would be into. This model has confirmed that. I was honestly expecting it to be more firm, but the PWRRUN cushioning gives it a nice bit of bounce. Definitely not the super-soft, plush type, but I never found them lacking on a slightly longer run. The lower drop and lighter weight make for a nice change of pace, both figuratively and literally, from a traditional, everyday trainer. Perfect for faster workouts, and still enough shoe to do some distance if you need it to. The fit is not as roomy as some other Saucony offerings – probably designed this way on purpose so that you feel secure and locked in when the pace picks up. Still, I never had a problem with tightness or crowding in the toebox. The Kinvara won't last quite as long as a true workhorse shoe, but is still great at what it does, and the versatility will make it a valued addition to any runner's arsenal.
I haven’t used previous versions of the Kinvara, as I was worried it wouldn’t be enough cushioning for me. Boy was I wrong! The Kinvara 11 was one that I accidentally bought two of, but decided to keep both and make up my mind after a few runs on whether or not to return the second. Spoiler- I bought more. This shoe has the right amount of cushioning for my long runs of 16-20 miles. I love the lower drop and the light weight. The ride is incredibly smooth, and the platform is stable. When I need to hit tempo paces, or intervals on the track, the Kinvara is my go to. The fit is just wide enough in the forefoot for some toe splay (I have average to slightly wider feet) but the laces lock my heel and mid-foot nicely. The Kinvara is a simple no frills trainer that is far more versatile than it appears. I didn’t expect to like this shoe a lot. Instead I accidentally fell in love. Pro tip- check out the Shoes with Soul collection that benefits the Boston Children’s Hospital. The shoes look great and the kids who designed the shoes are inspiring.
Saucony hits this shoe out of the park. I have been using this shoe for both short/fast runs and for longer/slower efforts. The Kinvara 11 holds up well for both. The ride is very smooth yet responsive and this is made possible through Saucony's PWRRUN foam. The Kinvara 11 has been a great addition to my shoe arsenal, as it is incredibly versatile. Enjoying more plush shoes for my everyday trainer, the Kinvara 11 took about three runs to get use to. Having said that, it has now become my go to pull. I assure you that you won't be disappointed with this new update!
If you are beginning to build your arsenal of running shoes because you are increasing distances or starting to move away from just one type of run, this is a shoe you need. An 11 year history has come together into a shoe that is a perfect mid distance trainer and/or speed day shoe. 4mm offset keeps your calves loose and your feet rolling forward, while the cushion is just enough to be comfortable for a slow run and light enough to possibly get a speeding ticket. The Form-Fit locks the shoe in place at the heel and leaves enough room in front for the toes to dance their way to a new PR. I love this shoe and I'm not getting paid to say it. Only issue is that it is a lower mileage shoe, so it will not last too long, but mix it in with the right blend of footwear and it will be a happy day when you slip these on your feet. Oh, and did I mention it makes a fantastic gym shoe? Perfect for weights, classes, machines or hanging out by the water fountain!
I'm always a little skeptical about updates to shoes but Saucony did a quality job making it easy for me to go from the 10's to the 11's
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