Rated 5 out of 5 Fantastic, stylish training and racing shoe
I wear the Kinvara TR for both training and racing, and it performs well in both areas. While it's made for the trail, it is very comfortable on sidewalks. However, I enjoy having the option of running trails if I like. Since I bought last season's edition of the shoe, I paid a good price for a great shoe.
October 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Gary76 Good overall shoe for trail and path
Lightweight, durable, comfortable and a great shoe for my daily 4 mile trail & path run. I like the sturdiness, and it has been a good travel shoe -- packs well and is lightweight.
August 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
Â by Joe Spartan races /
This is my 2nd pair of Kinvara TR's I tested out the 2013TR2 version and ended up going back to the 2012's. The 2013's seemed to have less of toe guard/protection on top and were slightly wider then the 2012. (which might be better for you#
In 2012 with these shoes I completed 2 Spartan Sprints, 1 Super Spartan, and 1 Spartan Beast race also the NYC Urbanathlon
For these types of races #Mud Runs# you need a shoe that fits snug and drains well when you come across water obstacles. They are super light and still offer decent protection, The Rock plate is what separates these shoes from most other minimus shoes very helpful in trails.
They survived pretty well considering the abuse I put them through, I would not recommend them for street runs or to many long runs 10+ miles. after I did the Urbanathlon my feet were shot for over a week #8 mile street run)
August 8, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by runandgrow Great minimal trail runner
This shoe combines a trail shoe and minimal shoe very well, and provides enough protection on rocky trails due to the rock plate that other minimal trail shoes I have tried don't. The shoe is sturdy but you will need ankle strength to avoid injuries because there isn't ankle support (true to minimal philosophy). They are very fast and light, and manage technical trails well. I love running in them; the only thing to be wary of is the rather shallow lugs don't grip wet grass or mud particularly well, and be careful of wet foot bridges - it's like socks on marble.
May 30, 2013