>Gears and Wears>Kinvara 1s
I love the Saucony Kinvaras. I'm on my 3rd or 4th pair of the first ones. I think the Kinvara 3 just came out.
Looks like the 2 was a bit different than the 1. Anyone have any experience with both? Are they much different?
Anyone know if there's still somewhere online to order the K1s?
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The only difference I noticed between the 1s and 2s was the color schemes, everything else seemed the same. I don't know of any place that sells the 1s any more but the 2s are very cheap over at runningwarehouse.com. You can get a pair for about $58 if you use one of the numerous 10% discount codes.
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Ah, good to know thanks. I thought I heard the heal was a little more narrow but that was just something I picked up in conversation. $58 is a great price though! Thanks!
Just got my first pair of 2's (300 miles on the 1s). The main difference I read about and can now see is that the lacing comes down further over the toe box on the 2s for a snugger fit if you want it. This doesn't matter to me as I have to keep the laces nice and loose with my weird high arches. I put 11 miles on them out of the box with no need to break them in.
I found the twos to be be a bit stiffer than the ones. Definitely a bit of a longer break-in period. I had two pairs of ones that went well over 700 miles each pair, but with the twos I noticed a small tear in the fabric on the outside of the right shoe around 300 miles in. A coating of shoe goo fixed that though. I liked the ones better, they just felt better out of the box. That being said, I'm happy overall with the twos and won't hesitate to get another pair.
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