Saucony Progrid Kinvara

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SoS_flyer
Reviewed: 05 March 2012

The best shoes I've bought so far!

These are an excellent fit and a great ride. I've done a few miles in training and raced a HM in them and for the first time ever I was back up the next day with no niggles or aches. An improved ride on my Asics Tarthers which I do love...
The low cut heel is great and really compliments the mesh upper.
I haven't come over anything yet but I'll be keeping track on the sole given the previous reviews!
Comfortable fast shoe, I hope to be able to race and train in them for a while yet...
Score breakdown



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

SoS_flyer would recommend this product
postieboy
Reviewed: 02 March 2012

SUPER-LIGHT PERFORMANCE SHOE WITH SURPRISINGLY GOOD SUPPORT BUT LACKS DURABILITY

Slipper like fit, extremely light, decent traction unlike the official review and very responsive.
Only run in them for 150 miles as I write this review and they look like a dog has chewed them already. Will be surprised if they last much past 250 miles of use. A shoe to be used sparingly, i.e. races and speed work.
Not a shoe to buy if you're on a budget and want durability to go with performance. It's a fantastic shoe otherwise!
Score breakdown



Performance:
5.0
Comfort:
4.0
Value:
2.0
Fit:
5.0
Responsiveness:
5.0
Cushioning:
3.0
Comfort:
4.0
Breathability:
5.0
Durability:
1.0
Value:
2.0

postieboy would recommend this product
Rob Coward
Reviewed: 05 May 2011

Jet burners for your feet

At last, a really lightweight shoe with decent midsole cushioning and reasonable stability. For lightweight runners like me 175cm and 60kg, the Kinvara is perfect. My training times have plummeted since buying them a couyple of weeks ago and I'm looking forward to racing. I didn't know I could get so enthusistic about sportss equipment.
Not sure how robust the soles are. A large-ish stone actually punctured right through the sole to my foot last week. It wasn't even very sharp!
Wicked!
Score breakdown



Fit:
4.0
Responsiveness:
5.0
Cushioning:
4.0
Comfort:
5.0
Breathability:
5.0
Durability:
2.0
Value:
4.0

Rob Coward would recommend this product
Lee Coombes
Reviewed: 28 April 2011

Perfect

Excellent lightweight shoe. I run on my forefoot and they feel like they were made for me. Spent just under 4 hours in them for a Marathon and my feet felt great at the finish.
Would not last long as a high mileage training shoe. I'd expect less than 500 miles of use, comfortably. Probably closer to 400.
Just a great, fast, shoe. Plenty strong enough for distance, but a light enough shoe to wear for any race.
Score breakdown



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

Lee Coombes would recommend this product
BP1
Reviewed: 10 November 2010

Simply the best running shoe ever created.

Light, fast, incredibly comfy from mile one and great in the wet.
Not enough shops stock them.
I've tried a lot of running shoes and nothing else comes close. These are so light, so comfy and so damn fast it's scary. Amazed at the comments about lack of traction in the wet, they better than anything I've had before and one of the things that impressed me. I've used these for 2 half marathons, a 16 mile trail run and several shorter speed sessions - they just do everything superbly.

I've done nearly 100 miles in mine and they look like new - not sure what the poor durability comments are about, these will go over 400 miles easy.

Score breakdown



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

BP1 would recommend this product
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