I was given a pair of Saucony Kinvara 3 running shoes at an event I attended that was run by www.sportsshoes.com
I was really impressed by the professionalism of the team who not only gave out the trainers, but analysed my running style and filmed me as I ran on a treadmill. After the gait analysis they were able to prescribe a trainer which suited the support I needed. Surprisingly, my running style was pretty good and I ran evenly, which meant I only needed minimal support from a trainer – which turned out to be the Kinvara 3. Not only did they look good, they were light weight and felt comfortable.
I road tested the trainers in a short run taken by a running coach. Straight away they felt good and they didn’t need to be worked in at all. The fit felt very natural and I had no worries about excessive rubbing or blisters.
I asked for my normal size – a five – and found they were quite a narrow fit which suited me as they felt secure and stable. I didn’t feel they were restrictive at all; I would say they were a comfortable ‘snug’ fit.
Since the event I have used the Kinvara 3s extensively, including 0n the road, running hills, on the beach and in the gym! When I first started wearing them I got lots of compliments about how they looked. They aren’t just good looking running shoes – they’re good fashion trainers, too! I feel Saucony are doing a good job developing trainers that are fit for purpose but are keeping up with current trends.
The RRP – £94.99 – is not small and although initially this may seem costly, they have lasted a long time and have outlived many of my other pairs of running shoes whilst taking quite a battering. I feel they are therefore worth the RRP – and I know for sure that Saucony often have decent sales where the Kinvara range are quite heavily discounted.
Overall, very happy and looking forward to using the Kinvara more.