Shoe Review: The Saucony Kinvara 10

A Praise-Worthy Update

After a decade, the Saucony Kinvara remains one of the most popular lightweight trainers available. And, after quite a few miles in the shoe ourselves, we are absolutely certain that the Kinvara 10 is a revolutionary update worthy of high praise. Here’s why. But first, the deets:

  • Heel-to-Toe Drop: 4 mm (23 mm heel stack; 19 mm forefoot stack)
  • Weight: 6.7 oz., women’s size 7; 7.8 oz., men’s size 9
  • Category: Neutral
  • MSRP: $110

Fit

The neutral shoe offers immediate comfort thanks to plush cushioning from an EVA+ midsole, bouncy EVERUN topsole and a new memory-foam-topper-like footbed called “Formfit.” The engineered mesh upper feels roomier and more comfortable than version 9. And, with such few overlays, it helps to save even more weight.

The pillow-y heel-hugging cushion takes heel security and immediate step-in comfort to a whole new level. One of our narrow-heeled testers reported zero heel slippage in the shoe. And, to top it off, the entire shoe’s collar feels silky against your skin.

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Ride

Saucony added a carved guidance system on the outsole to help with a smooth heel-to-toe transition. Plus, added rubber in key friction areas (the outer heel and inner toe) add to the shoe’s overall road life. Plus, it’s firm, bouncy and light. We felt just as comfortable and smooth on long runs with a heel-to-toe strike as we did on short up-tempo intervals with a midfoot strike.

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Conclusion

They’re lightweight enough to don on race day and cushioned enough to stand up to burly daily training miles. Suffice to say the Kinvara 10 from Saucony provides maximum comfort in a lightweight, responsive, durable training and racing shoe. Basically, it’s a unicorn.


Still not convinced? Don’t sweat it. Fleet Feet's return policy means you can test drive your shoes and gear without risk. If you’re not happy with the way your gear performs, looks or fits, we’ll take it back within 60 days. Plus, you’ll get free return shipping on all fleetfeet.com orders. That's our Happy Fit Guarantee.

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