The Saucony Kinvara 13 is a neutral road running shoe built for speed.The Kinvara 13 is the lightest Kinvara yet, and Saucony recommends them for anyone who is looking to pick up the pace on their runs.
The Kinvara 13 uses Saucony’s PWRRUN cushioning. According to Saucony, this foam is 28% lighter than previous foams, absorbs 5% more impact, is 2x more flexible and 3x more durable. Saucony states that this results in softer landings, quicker energy return, a more powerful take-off and fluid transitions.
The Kinvara 13 has a new single-layer mesh upper that Saucony shares is more breathable than previous iterations, and customers agree. The Kinvara 13 has an XT-900 carbon rubber outsole, which Saucony states provides the best durability of their outsole materials.
The Kinvara 13 has largely positive reviews. The more breathable upper material was popular among reviewers. Additionally, they enjoy the light and supportive feel of the shoe.
Longtime Kinvara wearers have mixed opinions on the Kinvara 13. Some of them think the 13 is the best Kinvara yet and love that the shoe keeps improving and getting lighter. Other reviewers thought that the 13 was less supportive and less cushioned than the 12. Multiple reviewers noted that the Kinvara runs a little small and recommended purchasing a half size higher than your normal shoe size.