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Mens Saucony Kinvara 8 Running Shoe

Men's Saucony Kinvara 8

Item #13066
MSRP:$109.95

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Men's SAUCONY® KINVARA 8 :: Challenge your speed limits like never before in the updated Men's Saucony® Kinvara 8 running shoe. Step onto the full length of energizin' EVERUN for an awesome underfoot cushion sensation. Fasten in nicely with an internal strap system and stripped down upper, making this version even sleeker than the last. Feel awesome flex in your Kinvara 8, delivering greater ground contact time, and easy-stridin' freedom that'll have you burnin' down the avenue.

Features & Benefits:

  • EVERUN topsole construction: Enhances energy return and continuous cushioning throughout the run
  • Internal strap system: Embraces the midfoot where it is needed most
  • Lightweight FLEXFILM overlays: Provides structure and support
  • Highly flexible outsole: Provides greater ground contact and freedom of movement
  • 1000015355
  • Drop: 4 mm
  • WEIGHT: 7.9 ounces
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Mens Saucony Kinvara 8 Running Shoe
 
3.6

(based on 18 reviews)

50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (6)
  • Breathable (4)
  • Cushions impact (4)
  • Comfortable (3)
  • Fast (3)

Cons

  • Narrow / tight (3)

Best Uses

  • Road running (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      86% 

      (6 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      43% 

      (3 reviews)

      Feels true to width

       

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)

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5.0

Great shoe for everyday miles and race days

By Tater

from Chicago, IL

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Fast
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Endurance Training
    • Gym
    • Pavement
    • Road Running

    Comments about Mens Saucony Kinvara 8 Running Shoe:

    Great show for all your road running needs; great for everyday mileage in training while also being light enough for race day; comfortable Everrun insole; breathable; good energy return; light weight; definitely a new favorite

    • Arch Type:
    • Average Arch
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
     
    5.0

    Light and responsive

    By Ian

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens Saucony Kinvara 8 Running Shoe:

    I really like these shoes. The lightness and responsive support, without really controlling/forcing the motion of the footstrike, are my favorite aspects. There overall seems to be more support to these than the Kinvara 7s, which could be good or bad, depending on what you're looking for. (i.e. there is more of a rigid cup around the heel, though the top of the heel is still flexible; the sole generally feels like it has some more of a firm cushion, but is still quite responsive.) The strap system for the laces, and the flexfilm on the upper, is great. It gives a nice feeling of fit throughout the foot without pinching or rubbing. I'm training for a half marathon with these and they seem responsive enough to do speedwork but sturdy enough that they stand up to longer runs as well.

     
    5.0

    Definitely

    By David

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens Saucony Kinvara 8 Running Shoe:

    Awesome!

     
    5.0

    I would buy this product again!

    By Michelle

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens Saucony Kinvara 8 Running Shoe:

    Awesome running sneaker!

     
    2.0

    Not a great shoe and I love Sauconys.

    By The Legend

    from Minneapolis MN

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Narrow / Tight
    • Uncomfortable

    Best Uses

      Comments about Mens Saucony Kinvara 8 Running Shoe:

      I was looking for a replacement for a previous version. The shoe is way too narrow. Too bad it is not offered in a wider size.

      • Arch Type:
      • Low Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
      • Sizing:
      • Feels half size too small
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow
       
      4.0

      Great upgrade with better cushioning.

      By Derek

      from undisclosed

      Comments about Mens Saucony Kinvara 8 Running Shoe:

      This is the first pair of Kinvara 8s that I have purchased. I have two pairs of 6s and one pair of 7s and love them. The 8s are day and night compared to both the 6s and 7s, more than likely due to the Everrun insert. They are definitely more "cushy" than previous models and a little less responsive. The 8s will be my go to shoe for training and long runs, however I will probably stick with a previous model for races shorter than 10k. All-in-all a very good shoe.

       
      4.0

      fast.

      By Robert

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens Saucony Kinvara 8 Running Shoe:

      Excellent shoe, but the liner in the heal has worn through in both shoes in 3-4 months

       
      4.0

      fast.

      By Robert

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens Saucony Kinvara 8 Running Shoe:

      Excellent running shoe, but the liner in the heal has worn through on both shoes in 3-4 months.

       
      1.0

      Not My Cup Of Tea

      By JDC

      from Raleigh, NC

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Great with Jeans
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Narrow / Tight

      Best Uses

      • Walking

      Comments about Mens Saucony Kinvara 8 Running Shoe:

      I think this shoe is targeted for lighter runners.

      I am 6', 215, 100mi/mth treadmill interval runner, mid-foot strike, normal arch, out of the box the shoe felt a bit narrow in the toe box but comfortable to walk in, felt like there was ample cushioning and very light weight, quick. However, after first run I had hot spots on the soles of my feet, my ankles and knees ached, the flex film bunched or creased which rubbed a sore spot on the outside of my left foot. Not my cup of tea.

      Instead of exchanging, I gave shoes to my son, 5'10", 150, casual runner, low arch. He loves the shoe, very comfortable, does not bother his low arch. He would rate the shoe 4.5 stars.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      1.0

      Doesn't live up to the hype

      By Art

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Mens Saucony Kinvara 8 Running Shoe:

      Mediocre shoe. Cushioning is not good. I will only use it for short, easy runs. I made a mistake on this one. My legs are much more sore when I run in these.

       
      2.0

      NOT WHAT I WAS HOPING

      By Angela

      from undisclosed

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Cushions Impact
      • Fast
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Narrow / Tight

      Best Uses

        Comments about Mens Saucony Kinvara 8 Running Shoe:

        I'm a woman who first purchased the women's Kinvara 8 sz. 10. I usually wear a wide in women's, but these don't come in a wide. Instead, I purchased a men's (being that a men's standard width is the same as a women's wide). These felt extremely narrow...even more narrow than the women's standard width. I'll have to keep looking!

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels too narrow
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Toe Box is fine for me

        By CC

        from Davis, CA

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Mens Saucony Kinvara 8 Running Shoe:

            I have a bunion which has led to widening of my fore foot and less cushioning the nerves to my middle toe leading to a "Morton neuroma". Consequently, I am very sensitive to about having adequate room in the toe box and cushioning. I can eliminate about 80% of shoes when I first slip them because they apply too much pressure at the bunion or they are too tight across the metatarsal heads. The Kinara line including this model 8 give me the room and cushioning I need while securing my midfoot and heel.

            Previous Kinvaras have been my go to racing shoe for road and cross country. They are light and flexible. Although the traction is not great, they do not pick up mud as much more lugged, deeply treaded shoes. I also find that a little "slide" with my landing on trails is less jarring on my joints.

            Main criticism on previous Kinvaras is that the cushioning seems to go flat quicker than most shoes. I am hopeful that the full length Everun sole will last longer.

            Best use of these shoes for me are 10K or less and speed workouts. For longer, slower runs, I am liking the Brooks Ghost or Glycerin shoes. For your reference to see if your needs are similar to mine, I run about 20 miles per week, run a 21 min 5K, and am 60 + years old.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Low Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            3.0

            Advid Kinvara user!

            By SoonerKelly

            from Dallas, Texas

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Good Arch Support

            Cons

            • Uncomfortable

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Mens Saucony Kinvara 8 Running Shoe:

            I saw where the Saucony 8 was coming out months ago and waited patiently for its release as I've been a big Kinvara user over the years. However, I was disappointed in this version. Just seemed 'big', not cushioned for me as other versions. It never got comfortable on the road as my feet and quads seemed to tire easily in the '8'! I've discarded it to my pile in the closet and gone back to the Triumph Iso 3 and my running is much better. I really can't explain why it never 'worked', it just didn't.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels too wide
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Update of previous review

            By Albert

            from Gainesville, FL

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Fast
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Mens Saucony Kinvara 8 Running Shoe:

              I reviewed these Kinvara 8's previously, and just wanted to make a comment, based upon a review that was filed subsequently complaining about the 8's toe box being tighter than the 7's. That review gave a one-star and claimed that the 8 is ¼" narrower in the toe area than the 7. Since I didn't notice any difference between the two shoes in the toe box area, I measured the sole across the widest part of the forefoot area in my Kinvara 8 and an older Kinvara 7 I own, and it was exactly the same (4.5").

              My guess is that the sock-like, unstructured upper in the 8 might seem a little more snug when you first put it on, but it doesn't run any snugger than the more structured 7 does. And I'm very sensitive to the toe-box issue, too; that's why I like the Kinvara line. I just felt like I should give my input on the toe-box issue, since it seemed to me that the very low review was at least partly based upon an incorrect measurement.

              Since I have now run the the Kinvara 8 many times since the earlier review, I can definitely say that the ride is more cushiony than previous Kinvara models. You don't get quite as much "road feel" as you did with the older versions, but it's still a very comfortable shoe. I'm going to try my old Kinvara 7's soon to see how much different they feel from the new 8's. I'm guessing that the 7's might be a little faster, but not as comfortable. Just a guess.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • Average Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              I will buy this shoe as long as they keep it the way it is.

              By Peter

              from undisclosed

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Mens Saucony Kinvara 8 Running Shoe:

              Love this shoe. Have been in Hoka and Altra for quite a while. Not sure why I tried this but bought a second pair. Only shoe I have been running in.

               
              1.0

              Way narrower than the 7's

              By Matthew

              from undisclosed

              Verified Reviewer

              Comments about Mens Saucony Kinvara 8 Running Shoe:

              If you loved the Kinvara 7 for the wide toe box your gonna hate the Kinvara 8. I have tried many different shoes to find the Kinvara 7. Once I found it I was home. I had room for my foot to splay properly and snatched up a pair of 8's. got them in tried them and immediately felt my foot compressed from the beginning. I compared the 7's to the 8's with the actual sole of the shoe being a quarter inch narrower it was easy to see. The shoes felt ok but they are going back. I found the 7's on sale and ordered a few more pair. Hopefully this gives saucony enough time to make the shoe wide again. If not it's back to the drawing board.

               
              4.0

              Overall good shoe

              By Brett

              from undisclosed

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Mens Saucony Kinvara 8 Running Shoe:

              Toe box a little too tight

               
              5.0

              A new and different Kinvara

              By Albert

              from Gainesville, FL

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Mens Saucony Kinvara 8 Running Shoe:

              I have run in the Kinvara series for years and really liked the last few iterations of updates, but this is the biggest changed Saucony has made in many years. The 8's are much more cushioned, and I was worried that they wouldn't have the same road feel. I ran in my new pair the first time on a 3-mile mostly road course, and the feel was fine, but not quite as connected as the 7's or 6's. The up side of that is that my legs felt a bit less beat up after the run. I should say I'm 66 years old, and so more cushioning is nice! I mostly noticed that the transition in these shoes from heel to toe was smoother and somehow quieter and springier. Bottom line: they are an improvement.

              The shoes themselves have more stability and a more sock-like, seamless flexibility in the upper. They feel a bit taller than earlier models. A big plus is the larger and cushier tongue. I found the tongue on the 7's a bit too short. Not so with the 8's. The lace holes on the 8's are slotted rather than round, which keeps the laces from twisting so much, but they don't move quite as freely as before. I was still able to get them laced just right with minimal extra effort. Good news: the toe box is still roomy and, if anything, actually more comfortable the previous iterations of Kinvara. The additional cushioning in the heel at first made me think that my heels didn't settle as well into these as in earlier models, but running in them proved that was not a problem at all. Overall, an excellent upgrade with more comfort, same low heel rise and mid-foot strike, and good road feel, with plenty of spring in the toe off. Great upgrade!

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              You have to see the Men's Saucony Kinvara 8 in action! Watch the video, and take advantage of Matt's expert knowledge as he shows you everything you need to know about the Men's Saucony Kinvara 8, including how you'll love the EVERUN topsole construction, FLEXFILM upper, quick take-offs, and wide toe box.

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