Thursday, June 7, 2012

Kinvara 2 Shoe Review

A little bit ago, I was fortunate to receive a pair of Kinvara 2s from
Ultra light weight and bright - I love them!

Saucony Kinvara 2
Designed to give you exactly and only what you need, the Kinvara 2 features a lower heel-to-toe ratio that’s built to serve your natural stride. The sole is an ultra-lightweight, durable foam and the grooves cut into the sole (or “siping”) are flat instead of curved. This provides just a shade more stability, which can really matter during the end stages of a run. The upper is a mono-filament mesh that, though incredibly light and breathable, always keeps out the dirt and stones. It’s all completed with a foam heel collar for a snug performance fit (

Extremely light weight (6.7 oz.) and comfortable, I have worn these on the treadmill and outdoors for various length runs.  With just the right amount of cushion and great traction, the Kinvara 2s are an excellent choice for a minimalist trainer.  One word of caution, if you are new to minimalist shoes, ease in slowly to allow your body to get used to it.  Check out this Saucony video about "stepping into minimalism."

I remember my first pair of Sauconys from high school - I'm super happy that I had the opportunity to try them again!

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(Disclaimer: I was sent these shoes for free to review on my blog - courtesy of I did not pay for the shoes, receive payment for this review, or agree to give a positive review. Aside from information gleaned from the company website, the opinions are my own.)

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  1. I just got a pair of the Kinvara 2s myself and tried them out this past week. I LOVE THEM!!! They are my first foray into minimalist shoes, and I was nervous about them allowing too much impact on my wonky knees and hips. But they are absolutely amazing and I'm fighting myself to not wear them too much too soon!!!

  2. I've heard such great things about these shoes. I shoudl really grab a pair :) nice review!

  3. I think bright is an understatement - they are amazing looking!

  4. I love my Kinvara 2's! They totally saved my feet and hips.
    I'm glad you like yours -and I love the bright color. :D

  5. I love those!! Totally cute :)


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