Men's Kinvara 4
RUN - Natural / Neutral
Building on its award winning pedigree, the Kinvara 4 is a perfect synthesis of celebrated design elements from previous versions. Kinvara loyalists will love the upgrade from ProGrid to PowerGrid in the heel landing zone for even smoother transitions and an improved overall ride (PowerGrid is a lighter yet more durable compound than ProGrid), in addition to the redesigned upper continuing to utilize FlexFilm for a lightweight, natural feel in the forefoot and toebox areas Weight: 7.7 oz. / 218 g (size 9)See the Updates to the Kinvara 4 (PDF)
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Kinvara 4 – The Future of Fast
By: Chris M.
It’s hard to believe that we’re already talking about the 4th generation of the Kinvara. It doesn’t seem like that long ago we were crafting the very first prototypes of what would eventually become the Kinvara 1. Over the years I’ve heard so many stories about how the Kinvara started and where it came from, etc (as though it has developed its own lore), but for myself and the team, we know the real story, and as a result of all that hard work – we’ve created an industry leader.
Runners and athletes usually develop a bond with their equipment. So it’s always interesting to read the message boards or Facebook posts to see peoples’ reactions to the new products we make, but more specifically the passion surrounding the Kinvara is amazing. The emotional reaction to the shoe definitely puts a lot of pressure on us when we update it, but ultimately that pressure pushes us into designing/developing better performing products.
For the Kinvara 4, we upgraded the heel insert to our PowerGrid material, which helps to improve the cushioning level of this shoe. We’ve also adjusted the FlexFilm overlays from the Kinvara 3 to the 4. By exposing more mesh in the forefoot, we improved breathability while still maintaining great lockdown, and conversely we added more FlexFilm in the midfoot and heel area to really help frame and secure the foot through all phases of your gait.
So on behalf of myself and the rest of the design/development team, we present to you the Kinvara 4 for the first time – Enjoy!
Lightweight yet strong material allows for fewer layers in the upper for a seamless, flexible feel
Internal Bootie Construction
Memory Foam Heel Pods
Strategically placed foam pods along heel pocket provide a snug, comfortable fit
HydraMAX™ Collar Lining
Collar lining material combines superior moisture wicking properties with a plush feel for comfort.
PowerGrid™ (heel insert)
Powerfoam material is integrated with GRID technology to create a system that effectively centers the foot, absorbs impact and distributes pressure, resulting in an exceptionally smooth and responsive ride
High Abrasion EVA (EVA+™)
High Abrasion EVA foam that is a lighter alternative to rubber in the midsole and outsole construction
Premium carbon rubber outsole material that offers exceptional traction and high-wear properties
Triangular Lug Design
Provides traction and durability