Saucony Kinvara 11
Running Shoe Reviews
Saucony Kinvara 11

Category

Minimal Running Shoes

Summary

Average Weight: Men's 233g, Women's 200g
Offset: 4mm
Stack Heights: 28.5/24.5mm

For runners who find traditional trainers “too heavy” but still need a bit of responsive cushioning. Great for fans of midfoot landing!

Women's Saucony Kinvara 11
Aqua/Blue £115.00

Men's Saucony Kinvara 11
Blue/Black £115.00

Features

  • Upper: Upgraded FORMFIT • 3D printed overlays and a padded contoured heel collar
  • Midsole: New PWRRUN cushioning for responsiveness and shock absorption
  • Outsole: More flexible outsole for quick transition

Pros

  • Upgraded upper 
  • Secured arch 
  • Softer landing, but still very responsive
  • Lightweight
  • Improved heel counter for a better fit

Pros

  • Not the best option for heavy heel strikers, but it’s great for runners with a midfoot strike!
Women's Saucony Kinvara 11

In Testing

I’ve been using Kinvara shoes for a few years already and I love every update Saucony bring into this amazing model! The 11th version in my opinion is the best so far. Saucony has decided to drop Everun cushioning and go for PWRRUN technology, which is much softer. It feels like the good old Kinvara from previous years.

Also, if you weren’t a fan of the ISO upper fit, good news for you! The upgraded FORMFIT holds the arch much more snugly, keeping your foot in place without any extra sliding around. Great improvement!

This shoe provides absolutely the perfect balance between cushioning and responsiveness, comfort and minimalism, support and flexibility. Very comfortable around the arch, a snug heel fit, but also a wider toe box, which is extremely important for me. I use Vibram FiveFingers, so any pressing against my toes drives me mad.


Verdict

The Kinvara 11 brings some nice upgrades and it’s definitely softer than the 10th version. Improved upper fit and an extra hug around the heel – oh yes, we love it! If you feel traditional (more cushioned, higher offset) shoes are too bulky and heavy for you, but you still need nice, bouncy cushioning beneath your feet, try the Kinvara 11. Also, if you’re thinking about running in more minimal, barefoot shoes – like Vibram FiveFingers – this is a great transition shoe for you.

Men's Saucony Kinvara 11
Blue/Black £115.00

Women's Saucony Kinvara 11
Aqua/Blue £115.00

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