A New-Old Favorite.
Quite frankly, unless you require a stability shoe, it's near impossible to not fall head over heels for the Saucony Men's Kinvara 8 Running Shoe. As one of Saucony's fan favorites, the Kinvara features a low-drop (4mm) construction and lightweight constitution that's akin to your favorite race shoes—but without the boa constrictor sensation. The agility-oriented Kinvara 8 is ideal for just about any run you throw at it: daily runs and tempo or half marathon training alike.
To reinforce such a claim, designers at Saucony outfitted the Kinvara with a newly redesigned, seamless mesh upper, complete with minimal FlexFilm overlays for subtle structural support. The mesh not only prevents the build up of hot spots and chafing, but it also promotes on-the-go breathability, ensuring a comfortable climate for your foot. Additionally, Saucony listened to your reviews and tossed out the ole Pro Lock feature, in turn promoting a more comfortable, pressure-free fit. However, the Kinvara 8 is still equipped with an internal strap system to keep your foot secure. An Everun topsole and midsole is proven to be more durable and cloud-like, so you can trust it to attenuate shock, enhance energy return, and maintain cushion underfoot—even throughout cold temperatures. And, in keeping with the Kinvara 7, the Kinvara 8 touts an extremely flexible outsole for unencumbered dexterity.
- An agility-oriented shoe fit for all runs
- Seamless upper maintains ventilation
- Internal strap system assures a secure fit
- Everun midsole is more responsive and plush than before
- Flexible outsole promotes smooth transitions and dexterity
- Item #SAU009Y
- Q & A
I keep coming back.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Height: 5'8"
- Weight: 155lbs
I keep trying to find a shoe I like better than the Kinvaras but I always come back to these. I missed getting a pair of the 7s so this is my first time in these shoes with the Everun technology and honestly I do feel a quicker transition in my stride. As long as Saucony keeps making the Kinvaras I will continue to put them on my feet.