There are many similarities between the outgoing Kinvara and the incoming model, but comparing the Kinvara 10 and Kinvara 11 side by side reveals a few differences.
The Kinvara 11 maintains the same low-profile silhouette and a similar upper design as the previous version. Saucony changed the perforations slightly and removed a few of the overlays, but the uppers are largely the same.
The tongue is nearly identical, too. Saucony kept the padded tongue and sewed it onto elastic straps inside the shoe to keep it from migrating during a workout.
This year, Saucony added thicker reinforcements over the top three lace holes—the Kinvara 10 didn’t have any reinforcement there.
The big difference this time around, though, is the use of a PWRRUN midsole. The Kinvara 10 employed a full-length EVA+ midsole with an EVERUN topsole, while the Kinvara 11 swaps out the old cushioning for a PWRRUN midsole. PWRRUN, Saucony says, is springier and more durable than its predecessors.
Plus, without adding weight, Saucony put more foam beneath the Kinvara 11 than in its previous version. The Kinvara 11 packs about 5.5 mm more foam across the shoe than the Kinvara 10.
Saucony Kinvara 10
Saucony Kinvara 11
6.7 oz (W), 7.8 oz (M)
6.9 oz (W), 7.8 oz (M)
Stack height (heel/toe)
23 mm / 19 mm
28.5 mm / 24.5 mm
The Saucony Kinvara 11 has everything you need for speed, and nothing you don’t.
Fleet Feet testers say the Kinvara feels just as fast as it always has, but the upgrade to PWRRUN foam creates a more durable feel than last year’s model.
With a low heel-to-toe drop, minimal upper and lightweight construction, we think the Saucony Kinvara 11 is perfect for days on the track or any up-tempo miles on your schedule.