The Saucony ProGrid Kinvara has proven very successful, a nice example of the right product hitting the market at the right time. The combination of light weight, minimal heel/toe height differential, responsive ride and great graphics proved attractive to the growing ranks of runners experimenting with minimal-type footwear. Saucony is seeking to capitalize on the success of the Kinvara by expanding the concept and making the Kinvara experience available to more runners. Enter the Saucony ProGrid Mirage, a supportive version of the Kinvara for those slight over-pronators looking for a viable lightweight option.
Trail running shoes are generally broken down into two primary areas of focus. The first are what can be referred to as true trail shoes, those model designed to work exclusively on soft surfaces. The second are cross-overs, basically road shoes that are given a more aggressive outsole and a brown upper treatment that results in a outdoorsy version of a popular road shoe.
One of the most anticipated new models due in this summer is the Saucony ProGrid Kinvara: a lightweight, minimal neutral trainer that features a one piece midsole/outsole with carbon triangle lugs for added durability that look like they were taken directly from the outsole of the original Jazz. A three-piece upper provides a good amount of support, is breathable and sports a cool graphic treatment. A small, lightweight ProGrid Lite cookie is placed in the heel for a touch of extra cushioning.