Coming to a running show store near you in May, the folks at Saucony just sent us the latest and newest Kinvara 3.
The Kinvara 3 weights only 7.7 ounces and is designed to be a light-weight all-around trainer with good stability and control.
We took the briight yellow tester Kinvara 3s for a short 4-mile run to see if the shoes were as fast as they look. They are indeed very light and responsive with minimal weight for maximum speed.
According to Saucony, "The next-generation Kinvara, weighing only 7.7 ounces (based on a men’s size 9), is a performance training shoe with a 4mm heel-to-toe offset that positions the runner’s foot during impact in a way that creates a greater range of motion than traditional running shoes (with a 12mm heel-to-toe offset) for the Gastrocnemius-Soleus-Achilles tendon system, allowing for a more powerful running stride.
Saucony has taken the Kinvara 3 to a whole new level with a precision engineered upper that is lighter and more flexible thanks to FlexFilm™ technology, a lightweight, highly dynamic flexible film affixed onto the breathable mesh upper that secures and stabilizes the foot throughout the gait cycle. Memory Foam heel pods in the collar ensure an ultra-secure ride."
The new trainers will be available in six different color combinations (three for men and three for women). The suggested retail price of the Kinvara 3 is $100.00.