Saucony Kinvara TR2 Sneak Peek

Saucony Kinvara TR2 Men's Shoe

The original Kinvara TR gained a fair share of “traction” among minimalists and performance trail runners when released last year. Don’t expect any huge changes in the first update of this low profile and lightweight trail shoe. The lighter rock plate and upgraded cushioning of the Kinvara TR2 should offer a nicely improved running experience, while some bold new colorways scream performance on race day.

What to Watch For

  • Upgraded Cushioning Tech: ProGrid cushioning in the heel has been replaced with PowerGrid for a smoother and softer landing.
  • New Rock Plate: A new nylon-fiber mesh rock plate sheds weight without sacrificing flexibility or protection.
  • Reduced Weight: Saucony claims weights of 7.8 oz for a Men’s size 9 and 6.8 oz in a Women’s 8, about an ounce lighter in both versions.


Launch Date
May 2013

Men’s Colors
Navy/Citron/Orange Saucony Kinvara TR2
Blue/Black Saucony Kinvara TR2

Women’s Colors
Grey/Blue/Citron Saucony Kinvara TR2

Saucony Kinvara TR2 Women's Shoe

  • alex

    will this version be any wider in the forefoot than the last?

  • Matt

    We believe the fit of the upper will be similar to the original model, but have not yet tried on the updated version. Other than the midsole upgrading to PowerGrid, the platform is unchanged. So don’t expect any additional width there.