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John Marsh 18
Reviewed: 15 February 2013

Switched from Gel Nimbus and never looked back. Better road feel and less rigidity welcome

Road/foot feel and a de-constructed upper, this light weight shoe means you get closer to the bare foot experience without the issues AND great cushioning. Excellent for short-sharp intervals and runs up to 15-20km (Sorry America I'm not sure what that is in your money). Feels like a hybrid between a gel DS racer and a higher mileage shoe.
The only thing I could think of would be that this wouldn't suit very high mileage runners.
Switched from Gel Nimbus and never looked back. Great road feel and less rigidity welcome. Light weight, excellent cushioning and the 4mm drop all seem to make this feel like a new experience without giving away the benefits from the old more heavily structured shoe
Score breakdown



Fit:
4.0
Responsiveness:
5.0
Cushioning:
5.0
Comfort:
5.0
Breathability:
5.0
Durability:
3.0
Value:
5.0

John Marsh 18 would recommend this product
Doug Craner
Reviewed: 02 February 2013

Great shoes. Comfort, fit and ride first class. Love the 4mm drop.

I tried these shoes on as a lark in a shoe store. Being a fairly new runner, far from having an efficient stride, and having run only in traditional shoes before, I thought these shoes were way out of my class. They felt so good, I couldn't help but jog around in the store. Now have over 100 miles on them, my chronic knee and hip pain is gone! I set PB's in every category the first 3 times I ran in them. Try these shoes on and if they're a good fit, go for it! You DO NOT need to be an efficient runner to run in these shoes. These shoes will help you become a more efficient runner.
The sole does show more wear then you would expect from a traditional shoe, but I guess that's the price you pay for a light weight shoe. I'd say I should get 500 miles, but that's with a lot of tread mill.

The 4mm drop takes a little to get used to. My caves, lower leg and ankles were all quite sore the first few times I ran in them. That's probably from wearing over supportive shoes which weaken your foot muscles.
These shoes truely make me feel like a runner. I could never get beyond 5 miles without my knee/hip pain causing me to cut back before these shoes. I now do 5 miles routinely and do a long run, 8-10 miles once a week. Am looking forward to my first 1/2 Marathon later this summer and have all the confidence in the world. Bought a second pair and alternate them between runs. These shoes feel like slippers on your feet. Hard to believe you can get such good cushioning in such a light weight shoe.
Score breakdown



Fit:
5.0
Responsiveness:
5.0
Cushioning:
5.0
Comfort:
5.0
Breathability:
5.0
Durability:
4.0
Value:
5.0

Doug Craner would recommend this product
Thomas Noles
Reviewed: 17 December 2012

Disappointed!

I loved the Kinvara 2 (Had 2 pairs of them. Only problem was durability). The Kinvara 3 has nothing in common with the Kinvara 2. They just slow me down and give me problems. Have about 5 x 8 miles since now. I'll try them once more and if it doesn't change, I'll throw them away!

Cheers,

Tom
Score breakdown



Fit:
2.0
Responsiveness:
2.0
Cushioning:
3.0
Comfort:
2.0
Breathability:
3.0
Durability:
2.0
Value:
2.0

Thomas Noles would not recommend this product
matt smith 43
Reviewed: 29 July 2012

bad

nothing
Heal is too high and hard. Got blisters on achilles first four miles out of the box. loved the kinvara1 but I will throw this pair away. I have never had a pair of shoes that I couldn't go with out of the box.
I am 57 and run 50-55 miles a week. I bought my first sauconys in 1980, give or take but not again
Score breakdown



Fit:
1.0
Responsiveness:
3.0
Cushioning:
3.0
Comfort:
1.0
Breathability:
3.0
Durability:
1.0
Value:
1.0

matt smith 43 would not recommend this product
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