SAUCONY K INVARA 9
PRICE: £ 115 WEIGHT: 226 g ( m), 183 g ( w) HEEL/ TOE DROP: 6 m m ( m), 6 m m ( w)
the Saucony OF ALL THE SHOES IN range, we think this has the best chance of going the distance and becoming a venerable old-stager on the running circuit, like the Asics Kayano 25 or the Nike Pegasus 35 (see left). The first Kinvara came out nine years ago, so it still has a way to go. It’s evolved considerably from its roots as a performance shoe for heavier runners to its current guise as an everyday model for those who don’t want a big shoe but still want some cushioning. There has been some narrowing of the fit on the upper and the midsole is slightly stiffer than version 8, but this is essentially the same delightfully light-but-cushioned ride that it’s always been.