A Decade of Fast: Saucony Kinvara 10

15 February 2019

Ana Croger is an accomplished lawyer, mother and passionate runner. During her interval training for the Cairns Marathon 2019 she tested out the 10th generation cult classic, Kinvara 10. Here is her "run" down.


Designed for every runner in mind, it’s an exciting shoe that performs really well in all elements. It has quickly turned into my go-to daily trainer. Not only do they look great, the first time out (16km with a mixture of treadmill and road), they felt fantastic. No hot spots, great lightweight cushion, and that feel of a shoe that just melds with your foot. 


Saucony advertises the Kinvara as a lightweight running shoe that can pack a heavyweight punch. And the 10th generation shoe definitely lives up to this reputation.


The first thing I noticed about these shoes is they were comfortable from the very first run. Unlike other new shoes I have run in lately, I had no problems with trying to break them in. At no point during the last two weeks have I had any foot pain, toe pain or come close to loosing any toe nails. Saucony has got the toe box right! As someone who suffers from Plantar Faciatis I was very surprised at the cushioning and support the shoes provided on longer runs.


The second thing I noticed is that this particular model is lightweight and more responsive than I remember my last Kinvara shoes being. My runs certainly felt easier on my feet than other shoes that I have been wearing. It was a great change from bulky heavy trainers.


As I increased the distance to test the shoes with higher volume I was again pleased that the shoes continued to perform both on the treadmill and road and I had no issues in increasing distance in such a light weight shoe. I continued to enjoy the comfortable fit over the longer distances and remained pain free. Furthermore, I didn’t feel unsupported over bigger kilometres.



I did have the opportunity to test out the shoes in a very wet heavy down pour on one of my runs. The water drained effectively from the shoes and I had no issues with traction. That being said, I was running on fairly flat footpaths.


Overall I have been surprised at how much I actually like these shoes. They will definitely be a go to shoe for me for distances from 5km to marathon and I am looking forward to testing them out in race conditions.


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