Running has been made easier through the innovation of lightweight shoes such as the Saucony Barefoot Running Shoes. It’s the new fad to remain stylish while keeping one’s self active and healthy. More and more sports enthusiasts see it as the next best investment in their market.
Saucony’s ProGrid Kinvara Women‘s shoes is a performance trainer made for the true minimalist. Hailed as Best Debut by Runner’s World in 2010 and the Outside Gear of the Year for 2011 by Gear Junkie, the ProGrid Kinvara is a neutral running shoe that is quite light and flexible, it feels as though you are barely wearing anything at all. Weighing at 7.7 ounces, Kinvara is only an ounce heavier than most racers.
Kinvara’s sole is what sets it apart from most neutral trainers. The difference between the heel’s thickness compared to the forefoot’s thickness is only 4mm. This means wearing these minimalist shoes not only brings your feet closer to the ground, but it also stimulates you to strike the ground with your midfoot/forefoot.
Like most of the other Saucony shoes, Kinvara has a ProGrid insert which is found in the heel while its outsole is made up of the highly durable XT-900 carbon rubber compound. Moreover, if you take a closer look at the outsole, you will notice that rubber has been strategically placed across it. This does not only minimize the weight of the shoes and provide you with great traction across many surfaces, it also increases your trainer’s life span. The Kinvara’s upper is a combination of lightweight mesh, heel memory foam and midfoot indo-skeleton that all work together to give you a secure and lightweight comfortable fit.
Enjoy running in these incredible performance trainers in nine attractive colors!
A Closer Look at Saucony ProGrid Kinvara Shoes
Saucony ProGrid Kinvara Shoes by Runner’s World
Saucony ProGrid Kinvara Women Testimonials
|My favorite pair of running shoes EVER!
LOVE these shoes. I’ll buy again!!! I’ve bought hundreds of dollars in shoes and they hurt my feet. I love how light these are and they let me ‘chi’ run wonderfully!!!
This is my 3rd pair of Kinvaras. They are my first foray into minimalist shoes. I’ve trained and run for 2 marathons and 2 half marathons in these shoes. They always feel great. My only criticism is that the lightweight, sheer upper rips very easily. Dirt also gets into the shoes.
|Love the shoe
I have really bounced around on shoes – the less shoe you have the better. They are light, comfortable, supportive enough. Work well! Actually my husband & I both wear them daily, run marathons in them – no complaints. One does not need more shoe than this. This was my 4th pair of them. Awesome that they come in black – I hate white shoes.
|Love Love Love this shoe
I’ve suffered a lot of running related injuries in the past two years, but when the barefoot craze started, I was skeptical. I finally decided to try a minimalist shoe and went with the Saucony Kinvara because I always run in Saucony. I loved how light weight they were, but I loved them even more when I started running in them. They force you to run more forward on the balls of your feet instead of with a heel strike. This puts less pressure on your lower back too. I feel so much better when I run in these shoes compared to my other running shoes. I’ve only had the shoes about a month, so I don’t know yet how long they will hold up.
Saucony ProGrid Kinvara Women Color Choices