Mens Saucony Kinvara 4 Running Shoe

Men's Saucony Kinvara 4

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Men's SAUCONY® KINVARA 4 :: Upgrade your performance and your comfort level when you run in the newly updated men's Saucony® Kinvara 4. Experience a light, seamless feel from the redesigned upper that utilizes the FlexFilm technology of previous Kinvara versions. And, if you're a Kinvara loyalist, you'll really love this running shoe's upgrade from ProGrid to PowerGrid that will provide you with smoother transitions and an improved overall ride. 7.7 ounces

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PERFORMANCE NEUTRAL [?]
If you're a runner with high arches and you love to race or train fast, Performance Neutral shoes are right for you. Enjoy a lightweight, low-to-the-ground design that's perfect for picking up speed. When choosing running shoes, find your perfect fit using this chart. Category types are based on factors like arch height, running habits and body frame.

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Features & Benefits:

  • Redesigned upper continues to utilize FlexFilm: Providing a lightweight, seamless feel
  • Upgrade from ProGrid to PowerGrid in the heel landing zone: Offers even smoother transitions and an improved overall ride
  • Internal bootie construction, HydraMAX collar lining and Memory foam heel pods: Provides stability and comfort
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Mens Saucony Kinvara 4 Running Shoe
 
4.4

(based on 43 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (38)
  • Comfortable (36)
  • Breathable (31)
  • Fast (28)
  • Cushions impact (19)

Cons

  • Wears out quickly (8)

Best Uses

  • Road running (30)
  • Distance / endurance (3)
  • Gym (3)
  • Pavement (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      88% 

      (37 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      98% 

      (41 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (32), High arch (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (28), Casual/ recreational (9), Gym rat (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (41)

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5.0

Great shoe!

By Jeff

from Bethesda, MD

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Good Traction
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Mens Saucony Kinvara 4 Running Shoe:

    Great performance neutral running shoe. A big improvement from the Kinvara 3. I have been running in Kinvara's for years and have been very pleased with the 4. I can easily get 400+ miles out of a pair without any decrease in performance or support.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Arch Type:
    • High Arch
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    First performance neutral shoe

    By Mo

    from Marion, OH

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Fast
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Narrow / Tight

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Mens Saucony Kinvara 4 Running Shoe:

    These shoes were my first performance neutral purchase and they seem to be working out well so far. I have only used them for a handful of shorter runs (5k) mostly on my local high school track. I have very picky feet and a sensitive back. I can usually tell by the quick onset of lower back pain if shoes are not going to work for me. No pain so far with these. They are very light compared to my Mizuno Wave Rider 16 and feel like socks compared to my ASICS Gel Nimbus 15. I was afraid these would not provide enough cushion, as I do carry about 20 lbs extra weight, but so far they seem to work quite well. I typically run 5-10k each time out. I'm not sure how well my feet will tolerate longer runs with these but on the shorter runs, they're great.

    They do fit quite tightly at true size. I am normally a 10 and these are quite narrow at that size. I would rather they were a bit small with no blisters than order a half size up though. And these are so light that it almost feels like they should fit more like a sock than a shoe. They feel like they might not be the most durable shoes in the world, but I have only them for a couple weeks.

    Overall, I'm not at the chiropractor yet, so I think these are gonna work out OK as part of my neutral shoes rotation.

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

    Fantastic shoe

    By alpacadoc

    from idaho

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Fast
    • Good Traction
    • Improved Toe Box
    • Price

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Mens Saucony Kinvara 4 Running Shoe:

      This is an amazing shoe! Saucony really improved the fit for the kinvara 4! The previous versions had a little narrower toe box, so the slightly wider toe box makes it feel like it fits better. I don't run crazy long distances and I'm not really fast but I run about 25 miles per week or more if my schedule allows. This shoe makes each mile better; it's super-light, minimalistic but durable, and has a great FEEL to it (it's not flimsy and not marshmallow-y!

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
       
      2.0

      Fast, but tore up my feet

      By Spike

      from Brookings, SD

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Fast
      • Good Arch Support
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Pavement

        Comments about Mens Saucony Kinvara 4 Running Shoe:

        I have never gotten blisters this bad with another shoe. I've worn Adidas for years, but decided to switch things up and try the Kinvara 4. They worked well for runs under ~7 miles on pavement, but when I ran farther or off road, they chewed up my feet every time. The sole is also so thin that if you step on a stone or piece of gravel anywhere but the raised pads on the sole, it's almost enough to drop you mid-stride.

        The last straw for me was after race day for a half marathon. I'd been training in these shoes for two months and ended up with 4 new massive blisters. I've never had a shoe do that to me before.

        I set PRs in pretty much every distance in these, but I couldn't deal with the pain.

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

        most awesome at shoe ever

        By toe

        from Wash, DC

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Mens Saucony Kinvara 4 Running Shoe:

            Perfect!

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

            Great Minimalist Transition Shoe

            By 49er Runner

            from Bossier City, LA

            About Me Gym Rat

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Ankle support
            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Good Arch Support
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gym

              Comments about Mens Saucony Kinvara 4 Running Shoe:

              The reason I didn't rate the 5-star is because I have only used the shoes twice in the gym. So far the shoe has been great. When I first ordered this shoe, I ordered a half size bigger based on reviews and the sizes of my other shoes. I am trying to transition to a lower heel drop (from a 10mm) and realized when I got these shoes that my 11.5 shoes (10mm drop) have more cushion in them and fit a little more snug. But when I wore the Kinvara 4 that has much less cushion around the foot, I had to ship them back for the 11.5 size (making it true to size). The 11.5's are great! I like the shoes so far and look forward to wearing them more.

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

              Great trainer and race shoe

              By BRC Member

              from Toronto Beaches, Ontario

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Best Shoe For Racing
              • Breathable
              • Comfortable
              • Fast
              • Good Traction
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Wears Out Quickly

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Mens Saucony Kinvara 4 Running Shoe:

              I'm on my 4th pair of Kinavara's since 2010. I've tried other shoes but keeping coming back to the Kinavara. I've had each of the 4 generations of the shoe and Sauncony has it just about right with the latest version 4. The uppers in the early versions wore out too early. The treads still wear a little too quickly but then again they are probably not built for full marathons. I've ran NYC and Chicago in Kinavara and plan to do Boston 2014. If you like a light, fast and comfortable shoe with mimimal support and heel height, you should try the Kinavara.

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

              I've fallen in Love

              By motoguy128

              from Iowa

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Fast
              • Good Traction
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Wears Out Quickly

              Best Uses

              • Endurance Training

              Comments about Mens Saucony Kinvara 4 Running Shoe:

              I switched ot Nutral shoes a few months ago. Firt a pair of Cortanas, but then I decided to try Kinvaras for someting a little lighter and minimal. I intended to use them for long coruse racing (Ironmans), but they've become my go to shoes for my medium (sometimes tempo) and long runs and now I only use the Cortanas for the treadmill and shorter recovery runs. They do seem ot wear fairly quick. I have 105 miles on them in the last 3-1/2 weeks and tey are probably 1/4 to 1/3 worn on the outsole. I can live with 400-500 miles life. IT doesn't seem any worse than my Cortans. But my previous heavily padded, thick sole trainers could get 600 miles. Traction is really, really good, however, expecially on wet pavement. Cold weather hasn;t been an issue in them. No blisters at all. Perahps a first in any shoe I've owned. I might try them sockless for shorter tempo runs this spring.

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

              For neutral runners

              By Pedro

              from Gainesville, Fl

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Flexible
              • Good Arch Support
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Mens Saucony Kinvara 4 Running Shoe:

                I use my kinvara almost every day. I run with it ( 4 x a week, about 15-20 miles a week). I wear them at work which requires a lot of walking and standing for long periods of time. My feet doesn't feel tired after running and after work. I recommend these for runners who wants a light neutral shoes.

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

                Great shoe!!!

                By Crossfit

                from Mcallen, TX

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact
                • Durable
                • Fast
                • Good Arch Support
                • Great with Jeans
                • Lightweight
                • Pronation Control

                Cons

                • Wears Out Quickly

                Best Uses

                • Pavement

                Comments about Mens Saucony Kinvara 4 Running Shoe:

                Great shoe, very light

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

                Great shoe

                By Goody

                from Seattle

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact
                • Fast
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Endurance Training

                  Comments about Mens Saucony Kinvara 4 Running Shoe:

                  40+ miles per week, mostly pavement, age 53. Put about about 35 miles on these shoes.
                  I've been dealing with a tendinitis issue in my foot and my trainer suggested this shoe because it has a tighter fit than the PureFlow 2 that I've been using. The Kinvara was easy to break-in- just a couple of short runs and they were good to go for an 18-miler. They are light weight, good cushioning but not too soft/squishy. The "last" of the shoe does not seem to fit well. Other than that, they have been a great shoe.

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

                  Love Kinvara - shame on their durability

                  By Someone that runs

                  from Israel

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Breathable
                  • Comfortable
                  • Cushions Impact
                  • Fast
                  • Good Arch Support
                  • Good Traction
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Wears Out Quickly

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Mens Saucony Kinvara 4 Running Shoe:

                  I use the Kinvaras since Kinvara 2 with an average of 20 Miles a week. This is a vote of confidence that can't be dismissed... There are many similar models in the Saucony line which are hard to distinguish, so I just stay with these proven shoes that already took me, on and off-road, to multiple half Marathons.
                  Although not true to size, the K2 were the best and fastest. K3 were nice, but tore at the pinkies after 300 Miles. K4 also show tear and wear in the same place after 250 Miles, which are practically 3-4 months of use for me. This is a disappointment.

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

                  Perfect shoe for me

                  By Joey

                  from Virginia

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Running

                    Comments about Mens Saucony Kinvara 4 Running Shoe:

                    I have been wearing Kinvara's since the begining. I have the originals, a couple pairs of 2's, three pairs of 3's, and a pair of 4's. I love them and will continue to wear them as long as they stay the same or improve (if they can). I rotate through my shoes, and I still wear my 2's from time to time. I have logged over 500 miles on each pair (except the 4's, not yet)...and I am very happy with them. They are the perfect balance between minimal and still having some cusion and durability. I sometimes run in other branded zero drop shoes and I always return back to the Kinvara's as my go to shoes!

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels half size too big
                    • Width:
                    • Feels true to width
                    • Arch Type:
                    • Average Arch
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    1.0

                    Durability issues

                    By Wes

                    from D.C.

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Gym

                        Comments about Mens Saucony Kinvara 4 Running Shoe:

                        Loved the shoes at first. Comfortable, light and good for all around use. After about 3 months, the uppers tore. My son who had the kids version of the 3 tore in the same spots, should have taken that as a hint, mine would do the same.
                        On a better note, Roadrunner sports handled the issue wonderfully. Told me to send them back, asked which shoe I would like shipped out and sent me all the paperwork needed to ship and return for credit.
                        Wish there was a button to rate the shoe and Roadrunner sports, the first gets a 1 and the other gets a 5

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

                        it's a shoe

                        By 00

                        from Washington State

                        About Me Avid Athlete

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Breathable
                        • Comfortable
                        • Cushions Impact
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Could Grip Better In Rain

                        Best Uses

                        • Road Running

                        Comments about Mens Saucony Kinvara 4 Running Shoe:

                        Good road trainer for those of us that spend most of our miles in spikes, flats, minimal shoes, or just barefoot on the infield and have trouble adapting to higher healed trainers for the road .

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

                        Big improvement over Kinvara 3

                        By Albert

                        from Gainesville, FL

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Pros

                        • Breathable
                        • Comfortable
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Road Running

                          Comments about Mens Saucony Kinvara 4 Running Shoe:

                          I ran into problems with my Achilles' tendon using the Kinvara 3, so I ended up going back to ASCICS DS Trainer 18 (a great shoe with lots of cushioning and a little more heel lift), but I was still bothered a bit by the tendon problem. After reading more about the Kinvara 4, I decided to try it again, and I am really impressed after several runs. It has great road feel, some very natural cushioning (so you still get the minimalist effect but no harshness in the ride). The key is the transition design. I tried on my old Kinvara 3's again and could really tell the difference and the reason I hurt my tendon in the first place. The Kinvara 4 has a roomy toe box, very nice and snug heel counter, and lacing that makes the shoe snug up consistently on my feet. It also provides a little more pronation control and a tad more heel lift than the older Kinvaras did. But you still get a nice, minimalist ride. So far, my Achilles' tendon is holding up well. I also recommend exercises for reducing pain in the Achilles tendon specified by Egoscue's Pain Free (look it up!).

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

                          Excellent Shoe

                          By Nate

                          from Tampa, Florida

                          About Me Avid Athlete

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Breathable
                          • Comfortable
                          • Cushions Impact
                          • Fast
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Road Running

                            Comments about Mens Saucony Kinvara 4 Running Shoe:

                            I run about 30-40 miles a week in these. Most runs are between 6 and 10 miles. These are lightweight very comfortable shoes.

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

                            Very satisfied

                            By Tom

                            from NH

                            About Me Avid Athlete

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Cushions Impact
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Road Running

                              Comments about Mens Saucony Kinvara 4 Running Shoe:

                              I've put 50 miles on this shoe and so far, so good. I bought the first Kinvara but soon gave them away due to a tight fit. However this feels like a different shoe. The shoe is comfortable from the toe box to the pads that hold the heel snug. Traction may be suspect; we'll see how they fare in the snow and slush.

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

                              perfect lightweight marathon shoe!

                              By Endurance man

                              from San Diego

                              About Me Avid Athlete

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Breathable
                              • Comfortable
                              • Cushions Impact
                              • Fast
                              • Great with Jeans
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Wears Out Quickly

                              Best Uses

                              • Road Running

                              Comments about Mens Saucony Kinvara 4 Running Shoe:

                              I have been running marathons for the past ten years. I recently ran from San Francisco to San Diego to raise funds for our foundation. This is the perfect shoe for me to use on my next planned long endurance run ( Seattle to San Diego) it allows me for a more natural foot strike and very comfortable, the only drawback is that it seems not to be a very high mileage shoe.

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

                              Nice Shoe So Far

                              By Daniel First Time Runner

                              from Chicago, IL

                              About Me Casual/ Recreational

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Breathable
                              • Comfortable
                              • Good Arch Support
                              • Good Traction
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Road Running

                                Comments about Mens Saucony Kinvara 4 Running Shoe:

                                I'm a first-time runner (a transplant from cycling), and these are my first ever running shoes. As a result I have no experience in other shoes to make a comparison. I was fully expecting to have issues with these shoes in one area or another and have to try out a number of shoes to find a pair that I liked, but fortunately that hasn't been the case. They've proven to be light and very comfortable, and I'm finding myself looking forward to my evening run.

                                I can't speak to their durability as of yet, but so far they've been a great deal of fun for the past few weeks.

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

                                Great shoe

                                By Jon

                                from Beaufort, SC

                                About Me Avid Athlete

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Breathable
                                • Comfortable
                                • Cushions Impact
                                • Fast
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Road Running

                                  Comments about Mens Saucony Kinvara 4 Running Shoe:

                                  Love this shoe! I put about 30 miles on them right away - no break-in really needed. I really like minimals & these are SO light & comfortable. These are my first Kinvaras, but I have been a Saucony guy all along. I found a new fave!

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

                                  Reliable Every Day Trainer

                                  By Winks

                                  from Victorville, CA

                                  About Me Avid Athlete

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                  • Poor Arch Support
                                  • Wears Out Quickly

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Road Running

                                  Comments about Mens Saucony Kinvara 4 Running Shoe:

                                  I use the Kinvara 4 as an everyday training shoe as well as racing shoe logging 35-45 miles per week. I have also run marathons in this shoe with no problems. I really like the compromise between light weight and cushioning. I would definitely recommend it to a fellow runner.

                                  • Sizing:
                                  • Feels true to size
                                  • Width:
                                  • Feels true to width
                                  • Arch Type:
                                  • Low Arch
                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No
                                   
                                  1.0

                                  Durability Issues

                                  By EricK

                                  from baltimore, MD

                                  About Me Gym Rat

                                  Pros

                                  • Breathable
                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                  • Poor Cushioning
                                  • Wears Out Quickly

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Road Running

                                  Comments about Mens Saucony Kinvara 4 Running Shoe:

                                  I was a faithful Asics runner for over 8 years, that was until the Kinvara 1 came out several years ago. After purchasing, I fell in love with the feel, fit, and look of the shoe. Unfortunately, the shoe had some durability issues as the upper started tearing in less than 50 miles.

                                  Even though I was upset, I was understanding. I figured it was "1st Generation" bugs, so I decided to switch back to Asics, until the future models came out. When the Kinvara 3 came out (the Kinvara 2 had some durability issues as well) I waited about a year before reading reviews about the shoe, which do my delight, I found out the previous durability problems with the upper was no longer an issue.

                                  When I started searching for deals on the Kinvara 3, I found out that the Kinvara 4 was only a few months from release! So I decided to wait.

                                  Now, I am 2-months into owning my Kinvara 4, with less than 50miles on the shoe, and the UPPER IS TEARING AGAIN! Please see attached picture

                                  Fool me once shame on you. Fool me twice shame on me. I will never purchase a Saucony product ever again.

                                  • Sizing:
                                  • Feels half size too big
                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • Yes
                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Great Shoe!

                                  By None

                                  from NJ

                                  About Me Gym Rat

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Breathable
                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Fast
                                  • Good Arch Support
                                  • Good Traction
                                  • Great with Jeans
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Gym

                                    Comments about Mens Saucony Kinvara 4 Running Shoe:

                                    One of the best shoes I've ever owned. I primarily use them as my gym shoe and don't run outside. But when I hit the indoor track or treadmill to do my sprints and agility training they get the job done. They are a little wide in the toe box so lateral agility drills sometimes suffer but no biggie.

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

                                    Really like this shoe

                                    By Fast Eddie

                                    from Naperville, Illinois

                                    About Me Avid Athlete

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Comfortable
                                    • Fast
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • wide toe box

                                    Cons

                                    • none

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Road Running

                                    Comments about Mens Saucony Kinvara 4 Running Shoe:

                                    Use it race day. Very light, flexible, and comfortable. Works well with my orthotics

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

                                    Very Nice shoe

                                    By Big Kahuna

                                    from South Carolina

                                    About Me Avid Athlete

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Breathable
                                    • Comfortable
                                    • Fast
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Road Running

                                      Comments about Mens Saucony Kinvara 4 Running Shoe:

                                      Regular runner who is on the bigger side--5'10" 185 lbs. I'm a former football player turned distance runner and log about 30 miles/week. I wear a traditionally neutral shoe with no support and really like these shoes. I'm transitioning from the Mizuno Precisions which are nice, but their hard plastic wave has bothered my calves (heel -toe drop is too big).

                                      I'm very early into my Kinvara's but I haven't had any issues with the change. I feel like there's more room in the toe box than the Mizuno, and the lower drop has helped correct my calf pain. They are very light weight and feel very connected to the ground. I've heard that he Kivara 3's wore out quickly so I'm hoping the enhancements to the foam and shoe in the 4 help there. So far I'm having a lot of fun in them!

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

                                      WOW! I'm running faster

                                      By The Stork

                                      from Highland Mills, NY

                                      About Me Avid Athlete

                                      Verified Reviewer

                                      Pros

                                      • Fast
                                      • Forces Forefoot Strike
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Road Running

                                        Comments about Mens Saucony Kinvara 4 Running Shoe:

                                        Wow are these shoes light! The heel wrap feels like retro tennis shoes. I didn't know if I could handle these. I've been running in Asics Gel lites or DS Trainers for 20+ years, but I've been working on a midfoot strike for the last 6+ months. The Kinvara 4 forces you to run with proper forefoot tech or it hurts a bit. I wasn't sure if it was in my head, but after 2 weeks of running in them, I def am running faster (proper tech is a beautiful thing). I don't know how they will hold up to higher mileage but so far I have 84 miles on them and they look great. I hope I can get at least 400 miles or so out of them.

                                        • Sizing:
                                        • Feels half size too small
                                        • Width:
                                        • Feels true to width
                                        • Arch Type:
                                        • High Arch
                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No
                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Good lightweight trainer

                                        By Jboboli

                                        from Los angeles

                                        About Me Avid Athlete

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Breathable
                                        • Comfortable
                                        • Fast
                                        • Good Arch Support
                                        • Good Traction
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Road Running

                                          Comments about Mens Saucony Kinvara 4 Running Shoe:

                                          Mostly use for short quick training runs, anywhere from speed work on the track to medium tempo runs up to 9 miles. Very comfortable and lightweight. Usually run in asics gel lyte 33, and these are pretty comparable. However the kinvaras in my opinion have a little less cushioning. Overall, these are a great pair of shoes and definitely worth a try if you're looking for a neutral minimal shoe.

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

                                          Light high performance trainer

                                          By Davjyoo

                                          from New York, NY

                                          About Me Avid Athlete

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Breathable
                                          • Comfortable
                                          • Cushions Impact
                                          • Fast
                                          • Good Arch Support
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                          • Poor Traction

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Road Running

                                          Comments about Mens Saucony Kinvara 4 Running Shoe:

                                          I loved the Kinvara 3s so I knew I would love the 4s too. The bottom basically feels the same as the 3 although there is a new material in the midsole. Perhaps it lasts longer? The upper is he main difference. It breathes a lot better than the 3 and is more comfortable especially in the heel. My only small peeve is that the forefoot is slippery on wet or slick surfaces. Otherwise you can't go wrong with the Kinvara 4s for your training needs.

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

                                          Like running on a cloud

                                          By Markie Mark

                                          from San Clemente CA

                                          About Me Avid Athlete

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Breathable
                                          • Comfortable
                                          • Cushions Impact
                                          • Durable
                                          • Fast
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                          • Poor Traction

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Road Running

                                          Comments about Mens Saucony Kinvara 4 Running Shoe:

                                          I run 10 miles a day in them and feel perfect

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

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