New Saucony Kinvara? (Read 4689 times)


My prewash:)

    Anyone tried this one?  It sure looks good.

    "Carpe Diem"

      Tried them on at the Ottawa Race Weekend Expo, felt great, but I don't need a pair of shoes at the moment, so I havn't bought them. I would have if I needed a pair.

       

      I'd say they're a little softer than the Type A's, but that's just on feel. I'm pretty sure they aren't any heavier.

      2013 Goal: Make 3:00:16 go away - FAIL.

      2014 Goal: Make 3:00:16 go away.


      el Jeffe

        I have a pair. Great shoes, perfect for Marathon racing. (Relatively) lots of cushioning for how light they are, and really responsive.

          Grid A3   6.8 oz

          Grid A4   7.0 oz

          Kinvara   7.7 oz

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          My prewash:)

            Do you think they would be a good training shoe as well or just to race in?

            "Carpe Diem"

              Anybody know the price?  Is it cheaper than the Free?  I do have a Saucony outlet about 20min from my house, but I don't know how much cheaper they are.

              'No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everyone on the couch'

               

              "Running is a big question mark that's there each and every day. It asks you, 'Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?'"  - Peter Maher

               

              "Running long and hard is an ideal antidepressant, since it's hard to run and feel sorry for yourself at the same time. Also, there are those hours of clearheadedness that follow a long run."  -Monte Davis

                Kinvaras are light so you either need to be efficient in running with good biomechanics or a light runner to use everyday or at least you would want to slowly transition to them. They are similar in price to the FREEs perhaps $5 more. Shop around online.

                Those who try, fail! Those who do what it takes to succeed, succeed!!

                  Runners run.

                    List is $90.00 USD.  Or you could get a really good deal and support runblogger.com while you're at it (I can't for the life of me remember his RA name...)


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                    $74.96 - $7.50 = sweet deal on nice shoes @ $67.46 (if you use the free 2 day shipping)  Some sizes are currently out of stock, but due in soon.

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                      Can you Ice somebody with the Saucony Kinvaras?
                        Can you Ice somebody with the Saucony Kinvaras?

                        I just took mine out of the box and am hoping to ice two people with them on Saturday. 

                        "If you have the fire, run..." -John Climacus

                          I just took mine out of the box and am hoping to ice two people with them on Saturday. 

                           

                          i think the ice will be melted by then.

                            Grid A3   6.8 oz

                            Grid A4   7.0 oz

                            Kinvara   7.7 oz

                             

                            I have the original Type A from several years ago, which I believe weigh in at 9.1 oz. I've only seen one pair of A2's, and the A4 I saw on the wall at the same expo, but didn't have time to take a look at. I'm not 100% happy with the type A's because of the very high and stiff heel counter.

                            2013 Goal: Make 3:00:16 go away - FAIL.

                            2014 Goal: Make 3:00:16 go away.

                              The A3s are certainly noticably higher than my Brooks T5 racers. I have heard the A4 is lower in heal but have not tried them on.

                              Those who try, fail! Those who do what it takes to succeed, succeed!!