Since its introduction in 2010, there have been few running shoes that have received the attention and buzz to match that of Saucony’s Kinvara. Part of Saucony’s Natural Series, the Kinvara’s legacy continues with the release of it’s fourth iteration in 2013.
Don’t expect any huge departures from the hugely popular Kinvara 3. The 4 retains many of the design elements of its successful predecessor, though a few tweaks (such as an improved upper and the addition of a PowerGrid heel insert) should make for a more enjoyable running experience. Saucony claims weights of 7.7 oz in a Men’s size 9 and 6.7 oz for a Women’s size 8.
What to Watch For
- Revisited Upper: Overlays around the forefoot have been stripped down to increase breathability without sacrificing security, and a redesigned heel collar should reduce rubbing on the Achilles.
- Upgraded Cushioning: We expect that the switch from ProGrid to PowerGrid in the heel will deliver a smoother and more plush transition from heel to toe.
- Color Variety: The May 2013 release will consist of five colorways on both the Men’s and Women’s sides, so there should be something to suit everyone’s tastes.