Saucony Men's Kinvara 11
A lightweight feel for a personal best. For those working hard to achieve their goals, the lightweight Kinvara 11 has been whittled to be exactly what one needs to be efficient, go fast, chase PR's, and break personal barriers.
If you’re looking for a shoe that works well for tempo runs and even races, look no further. Kinvara 11 contains PWRRUN foam midsole which is very responsive, yet extremely lightweight. It’s very flexible which helps facilitate a fast transition from heel strike to toe off. Most of the soling is exposed PWRRUN foam but it has high abrasion rubber pads in the key wear areas. It’s a very simple shoe really, no frills, well cushioned, lightweight and a very breathable upper material. Triumph 11 comes with an 4 mm drop and is a neutral racing/training shoe.
Running Niche Experience
Kinvara 11 fits true to size and has a plush step in feel. The collar surrounding the achilles is soft and comfortable. We find that it fits true to size with medium volume’s in the heel, arch and forefoot. This is an outstanding, tempo run training shoe and can be used for racing. We have had several of our Lydiard training runners use Kinvara to complete their marathons. It provides that racing shoe “feel” in a solid neutral training shoe. We also find it quite easy on the knees! Stack height is 28.5 in the heel and 24.5 in the forefoot.
Technology: PWRRUN+, PWRRUN, PWRFOAM, EVERRUN FOAMS
Saucony’s technologies focus on the midsole with several different foam combinations providing different characteristics depending upon end use of the shoe.
- PWRRUN+: Their latest and greatest a PU (polyurethane) based cushioning, low density which increases softness and lowers weight. Provides the best of the best in impact absorption, stride response, pressure reduction, energy return, durability and weight. The feel is very springy and cloud-like. PWRRUN+ is also 3X less sensitive to temperature.
- PWRRUN: Their latest upgrade to traditional EVA based cushioning foam. Increased energy return rebound and durability versus their prior formulations.
- PWRFOAM: A basic EVA foam that provides a blend of cushioning, durability, resiliency and responsiveness.
- EVERUN: A super resilient cushioning made of tiny beads of PU foam that’s quite flexible, strong on energy return and quite durable.
Brand Description: Saucony
Loyal to the sport of running since 1898. Saucony’s dedication is reaffirmed every time we lace up, hit our stride, and experience the euphoria of the runner’s high. It inspires us. It keeps us focused on goals small and big, physical and mental health, on ice cream, tacos, and beer, and for ourselves and our communities. Saucony believes running brings out the best in all of us.
Stack Height: 28.5 mm/24.5 mm
Drop: 4.0 mm
Weight: 7.8 oz
Upper: Breathable, open engineered mesh
Midsole: New PWRRUN foam compound. Very responsive and lightweight
Outsole: High abrasion rubber in heel strike and toe-off areas.
Toe Box: Medium
Men's Kinvara 11 — Saucony
Men's Footwear | Men's Running | Neutral