SAUCONY KINVARA 9
WEIGHT: M 227 grams, W 184 grams DROP: M 4mm, W 4mm CUSHIONING: 85
This lightweight trainer is a topperforming shoe, scoring exceptionally well with our wear testers in nearly every category (except traction).
The Kinvara is one of the lightest shoes in the guide, yet lands in the top five for cushioning, too. That softness is due, in part, to the addition of a thin layer of premium foam in the midsole, yielding lots of cush without extra weight.
One potential drawback: the shoe tested stiff, but that feel improves the faster you run. Testers loved it right out of the box, racing 5-Ks and even making it their new marathon shoe. RUN, Sportsmans Warehouse, The Sweat Shop, Totalsports