About a month ago, a publicist contacted me asking if I wanted to try out the new Saucony Kinvara 5 Running Shoes. I replied that “sure, I’d love to”. I had heard great things about them from my tri friends, and think they look pretty sweet. She said she’d mail some out to me as soon as they were released to the public.
I forgot all about this email until a box arrived on my doorstep from Saucony Corporation. Wow, how cool is that?I opened the package, and pulled out the shoebox.
Then I opened the box and unwrapped a pair of bright neon yellow running shoes. The official color name is Citron / ViZiORANGE / Purple. I’m pretty sure that translates to FAST!
I absolutely love the way they look. And they are an extremely lightweight shoe with a flexible sole that encourages forefoot running. Yet, they still seem to provide a little bit of stability for the overpronator. I have tried them on two short runs so far, and they really do feel light and fast.
Sizing: True to fit. These are a size 10 and they fit me well. The toe box is a little wider than some shoes I have tried, so if your foot is narrow, they may feel too wide for you. They are great for me.
Usage: Racing and training. Light enough to race in, yet still solid enough for some decent miles. I’ll report back in terms of how many miles I feel I can run in them after I’ve put them through some more tests.
I’m going to write another blog post after I have done some more running in them. I’ll test them out sockless, too!
Stay tuned! PS: My 20 year old daughter also loves these, so there is a good chance she will steal them from me. lol.