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kinvara 9 at saucony.com for $80 - 25% with rebate code EXTRA25 and another 10% off if you sign up for email. Also, free shipping.
Thanks for the heads up! Knew they’d be on sale with the release of the 10. Time to stock up!
I wasn't able to get the preferred color, but getting Kinvaras for close to $50 is a great deal! Placed my order on Monday!
Road Mile: 5:19 (2017), 5k: 18:10 (2017), 10k: 38:25 (2017, course was 6.1), HM: 1:25:16 (2018), M: 2:57:18 (2018)
Thanks! Snagged a sale hoodie, too.
you like the kinvara 9?
what's your impression?
fast n light?
race in them?
I picked up my first pair a couple of weeks ago and ran a few runs in them including a short race.
They are really nice. WHat is surprising is how cushioned they are for suck a lightweight shoe.Also, I like the low drop, which usually allows me to run a fore-foot stride a bit more effectively.
I try not to use them for a daily trainer just becuase i've heard a lot about how they wear out rather quickly.
With the amount of cushioning they have, i would definitely feel comfortable up to a half marathon distance and probably even the marathon. And yes, they are responsive and not an overly stiff sole.
I just received my Kinvara 9s (first pair) and didn't realize the model is virtually done. I loved the 6s, and 7s but not the 8s mainly because of lacing. Weird. I simply could never get a comfortable lacing. Either shoe felt loose or when lacing tighter it would dig into top of my foot. I couldn't shake it. I tried on 9s and they feel great.....will run in them the first time this evening.
My general take on Kinvaras are very favorable. They are light enough to race in a half, full or even 5K. I like to go a hair lighter for 5Ks but would have no issue doing 5ks in these if I felt I needed more cushioning because of nicks or aches in feet. The cushioning is very good for a lighter shoe. You won't get much in way of stability. For, a orthotics wearer, this is not a big deal. I love to mix the Kinvaras with my Brooks Ghosts throughout the week. I will generally do Ghosts in my longer runs and Kinvaras in shorter or speedier runs or on treadmill. I think it is good in general to have a shoe rotation. In this case, you get a higher heel to toe drop with Ghosts and certainly less with Kinvaras. I think it is good for injury preventions to vary stresses on foot, body by wearing different shoes.
The Kinvaras wear down quicker for me as a heel striker. At 150 - 175 miles the carbon is gone on heel if outside pavement running. I milk out another 50-75 miles on treadmill thereafter.
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