Light Speed ahead! The Kinvara 12 is the trusted go-fast trainer in the Saucony lineup. This running sneaker has been refined to make the most of less. Made lighter with a simplified upper, the ride feels as fast as ever - with the flex needed to get you to the start line stronger and the finish line sooner.
Features & Benefits:
- PWRRUN cushioning maintains the lightweight responsiveness that makes this shoe a favorite for daily training miles or racing longer distances.
- The addition of more ground contact adds power to the flexible ride, making the transition from landing to take off even faster.
- Lightweight printing gives just enough structure to the breathable, adaptable mesh upper to feel secure without weighing you down.
- Category: Neutral
- Drop: 4 mm
- Weight: 7.5 oz
CUSTOMER RATINGS & REVIEWS
- marathon race
- speed workouts
You know in movies how all the best secret agents are really good at a lot of things, but are never the experts. They are well rounded, smart, fast and attractive and able to go between any scenario that they are thrust into. That is the Kinvara 12. This shoe can handle it all, slow days, intervals, speed workouts and even a marathon race. It has just enough cushioning to feel the road, but not feel pain in the joints, it is smooth in it's transition and fun at any pace. It is also great for the gym, getting tacos, laundry day or walking the dog.
Having received the shoe a week ago, I already have just shy of 50miles on it. The fit is phenomenal, the toe box has enough room for your feet to have tremendous ground feel and control. The tongue on this year's model has been dialed back and sits nicely against the top of your foot. One of my all-time favorite updates for this shoe is in the lacing system. The laces keep the shoe nice and snug around the midfoot, giving the shoe a locked-down feel. The foam is firm but quite responsive. I look forward to pushing this shoe into different areas of training. I highly recommend this shoe for anyone looking for a lightweight, seamless, and timeless ride!
The Kinvara is my favorite shoe. The previous generation was light and fast. This one is lighter and faster. The fit is great, hugging my heel and mid foot, with enough room in the forefoot for some toe splay. My mid foot tends to be a little wider, and the arch hugged it perfectly. The foam is a little more firm than the previous generation, but still has plenty of bounce. It excels in track work, and on tempo runs. I can comfortably wear the Kinvara 12 on runs up to about a half marathon, and maybe a little longer. Saucony did a great job on this update, making a fun lively show that I want to keep grabbing again and again.
I can't believe the changes this shoe has undergone! Version 11 was very nice, but the 12s are a wow! They have a great performance feel without the performance fit. It fits generous in toes and is true to size. Has a great bouncy feel to it. I normally need so much more cushion on my mid-distance runs and yet these felt great despite of their light weight and ground feel. Highly recommend these shoes for those fast paced runs as well as the casual cruising along run. This shoe was just really fun to run in.
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