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Born from our racing line, the award-winning Kinvara features a redesigned mesh upper that offers a snug fit, along with optimal flexibility and durability. Plenty of new features with no added weight, so you can get more miles than ever.

OVERVIEW

  • Pro-Lock lacing system added for a locking-in midfoot fit
  • FLEXFILM locks in the fit without adding weight
  • Re-designed collar construction creates a plush feel around foot/ankle
  • iBR+ midfoot outsole pods for smoother transition
  • Awarded:
    • RW 2014 International Editor’s Choice Award for Best Shoe of 2014
    • RW Editor’s Choice Fall Shoe Guide 2014
    • Endurance Group Best Update Fall 2014
    • 220 Triathlon UK Best in Test 2014
    • Triathlon Magazine Germany “Shoe of the Year” 2014
    • Canadian Running Editor’s Pick Fall Shoe Guide 2014
    • Go Outside Brazil Best Minimalism Shoe Fall 2014

SPECS

  • Shoe Category: Neutral, Natural Running
  • Pronation: Neutral
  • Cushion: Responsive
  • Construction Type: Natural Motion
  • Surface: Road, Track
  • Arch: High, Normal (Mid)
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Waterproof: No
  • Offset: 4mm
    • Heel Stack Height: 22mm
    • Forefoot Stack Height: 18mm
    • Weight: 7.7 oz. | 218 g.

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Technology

4MM

Saucony 4mm Technology

Shoes with a 4mm heel-to-toe offset deliver a more natural ride, letting your feet and body do more work while relying less on the shoes’ cushioning and stability features.

FLEXFILM

Saucony Flexfilm Technology

A strong, lightweight material is melded to the upper, which allows for fewer layers in the shoe. The result is a seamless, flexible feel.

POWERGRID

Saucony PowerGrid Technology

PowerGrid is a lightweight, ultra-premium cushioning foam that, ounce for ounce, delivers a smoother and more rebound-filled ride than the competition.

ULTRA LIGHTWEIGHT

Saucony Ultra Light Weight Technology

Feather-light materials combine with high-tech performance technologies to keep you moving at the speed of, you guessed it, light.

Kinvara 5

KINVARA 5 INFOGRAPH

KINVARA 5 INFOGRAPH

Cushioning

The underfoot feel and amount of impact protection provided by the compressing materials between the foot and running surface.

Support

The level of pronation control built into the shoe. Pronation is the inward rolling of the ankle through the gait cycle.

Offset

The difference in height between the heel thickness and forefoot thickness of the shoe.

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1 5
Avid Kinvara wearing runner... My wife and I have been wearing Kinvara running shoes for several years now, and neither one of us like the Kinvara 5. Saucony, why did you take away every great feature the Kinvara 3 & 4 had to offer??? The 5 has a MUCH narrower toe bed, and I believe this makes the shoe have a smaller fit. It feels much too high off the ground, and there seems to be too much cushion, which takes away from the ability to "feel" the ground while running.

Avid Kinvara wearing runner...

Nov 12, 2015
My wife and I have been wearing Kinvara running shoes for several years now, and neither one of us like the Kinvara 5. Saucony, why did you take away every great feature the Kinvara 3 & 4 had to offer??? The 5 has a MUCH narrower toe bed, and I believe this makes the shoe have a smaller fit. It feels much too high off the ground, and there seems to be too much cushion, which takes away from the ability to "feel" the ground while running.
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5 5
Excellent, Light-Weight Running Shoe I've had numerous pairs of Saucony shoes, all being excellent products. The last Kinvara model I had was Kinvara 3, which I still have around and use for running with the dog every once and a while. I keep a pair of Hurricane and Triumph at the office for training runs, but when I need to run for speed, the Kinvara's are awesome for taking the weight off your feet. I bought the Kinvara 5 based on the size of my Kinvara 3s, and couldn't have been more pleased. Awesome shoes!

Excellent, Light-Weight Running Shoe

Oct 29, 2015
I've had numerous pairs of Saucony shoes, all being excellent products. The last Kinvara model I had was Kinvara 3, which I still have around and use for running with the dog every once and a while. I keep a pair of Hurricane and Triumph at the office for training runs, but when I need to run for speed, the Kinvara's are awesome for taking the weight off your feet. I bought the Kinvara 5 based on the size of my Kinvara 3s, and couldn't have been more pleased. Awesome shoes!
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5 5
Very happy I run in new balance normally and this is the first saucony I ever bought I wanted to try something with a lower heel drop and I love this shoe I will be using saucony from now on I can't say much about the wear life as I've only had them a few weeks but the comfort is a ten!

Very happy

Oct 24, 2015
I run in new balance normally and this is the first saucony I ever bought I wanted to try something with a lower heel drop and I love this shoe I will be using saucony from now on I can't say much about the wear life as I've only had them a few weeks but the comfort is a ten!
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5 5
This is the best shoes that I've ever own I don't think that the police can catch me on foot while I'm wearing these shoes...75$ is a great deal, very comfortable. I probably have to buy 5 more pairs just to keep because I don't know when another pair of high quality shoes like this will ever be made again. Boston strong!

This is the best shoes that I've ever own

Jul 28, 2015
I don't think that the police can catch me on foot while I'm wearing these shoes...75$ is a great deal, very comfortable. I probably have to buy 5 more pairs just to keep because I don't know when another pair of high quality shoes like this will ever be made again. Boston strong!
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1 5
My shoe started falling apart on first wearing. The first time I wore this shoe I thought I had a small piece of sand in the back of my heal, and started to develop a blister. After wearing the shoe several times with large bandaids to protect my heal I discovered that what I thought was a piece of sand was actually a place where the heal of the shoe was bending forward and rubbing on my heal. I then noticed that, after about 40 to 60 miles of walking (total wear time) the other shoe has begun to rub through in exactly the same manner.

My shoe started falling apart on first wearing.

Jul 28, 2015
The first time I wore this shoe I thought I had a small piece of sand in the back of my heal, and started to develop a blister. After wearing the shoe several times with large bandaids to protect my heal I discovered that what I thought was a piece of sand was actually a place where the heal of the shoe was bending forward and rubbing on my heal. I then noticed that, after about 40 to 60 miles of walking (total wear time) the other shoe has begun to rub through in exactly the same manner.
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