As you know, I love my Vibram Five Fingers. They’re light, fast and fun! But being a marathoner, I put in a lot of miles and need something with more cushioning for the bulk of my training.
My Nike Vomeros have been my default “go to” shoe for years now. I love the plush ride and zero break in time. However, I was always concerned that by running in a “heavier shoe” I was sacrificing performance. The last thing I want is my shoes weighing me down, right?
So I did some research online and then headed to Super Runners Shop. Man, do I love that store… In fact, most visits end with my wife having to drag me out the door so we can finally leave!
Anyway, after speaking with the wonderful staff there, I decided on the Saucony Kinvara. I had read about them online and they were marketed as a “minimalist” shoe (similar to the Vibrams). So I was a little weary about trying them out, but man am I glad I did!
These things have plenty of cushioning and are super light! It’s like a Vibrams and Vomeros made sweet love and gave birth to a pair beautifulyl fluorescent orange twins!
So far, short runs have been awesome in them. I’ll report back on how these hold up over high mileage too. But at the moment, I am totally jazzed about these shoes!
These come in a ton of colors, but I immediately decided on “Viz/Bright Orange”.
Enjoy the images below!