Comfort Is Prime.
On rest days, you're the queen of comfort, and thanks to the Saucony Women's Kinvara 8 Running Shoe, you're able to extend your reign come tempo training day. As a Saucony fan favorite, the Kinvara touts a low-drop (4mm) construction and lightweight constitution that's akin to your favorite race shoes—just without the sausage-casting-inspired fit. In turn, this design makes the agility-oriented Kinvara ideal for long, endurance-focused cruises and short, tempo ones alike.
Now, such a claim is pretty audacious. And in order back up that statement, the designers at Saucony outfitted the Kinvara with a newly redesigned, seamless mesh upper, complete with minimal FlexFilm overlays for structural support. The mesh not only prevents the build up of hot spots and chafing, but it also promotes on-the-go breathability, allowing you to focus on your run rather than your hot foot. And, since customer feedback is crucial, Saucony listened to your reviews and tossed out the 7's old Pro Lock feature, in turn preventing pressure-points and hot spots often caused by its predecessor's design. However, the Kinvara 8 won't leave you flopping around in your shoe like a fish out of water—it's equipped with an internal strap system to keep your foot secure. The Everun topsole and midsole is proven to be more durable and cloud-like, so you can trust it to absorb impacts, enhance energy return, and maintain cushion underfoot—even when running in cold temperatures. And, in keeping with the Kinvara 7, the Kinvara 8 touts an extremely flexible outsole for unencumbered dexterity.
- An agility-oriented, lightweight shoe fit for all runs
- Seamless upper maintains ventilation and prevents hot spots
- Internal strap system assures a secure, pressure-free fit
- Everun midsole is more responsive and plush than before
- Flexible outsole promotes smooth transitions and dexterity
- Q & A
Wife Loves Them
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
I am a Kinvarna loyalist, so picked up a pair for my wife-- now she loves them too. I have had a few knee surgeries and my wife developed some knee pain, and the drop heel seems to mitigate some of those issues. Super lightweight and comfortable.
Love to run or hate to run
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 8 1/2
If you are like me running was not something I ever thought I would enjoy, however having the right shoe makes all the difference! As a beginner runner these give me full support, cushion and width. My toes have more than enough room and with a narrow heel they stay in place. They are lightweight but durable. They fit true to size, I have always had to size up due to slipping, however, these I was able to sty true to size. I would recomend these to anyone, beginner or expert.