Who would have thought a few years ago that the Saucony Kinvara 13 was going to be a shoe that could be considered "traditional" for current market trends: maximalist midsoles, different densities, carbon fiber plates, etc. In fact, it has become so conservative that there are hardly any changes compared to the previous edition, something logical in a running shoe that championed minimalism at its peak and that logically presents fewer elements that could change. In any case, one of the trends that it does follow is to use more and more recycled materials, but it is sure that many of its fans would appreciate it if Saucony stopped the tedious annual updates (yes, it is known that these updates also include a price increase) and would allow you to enjoy running with the Kinvara without worrying that the final touches will ruin the experience.
Indeed, you have to be very careful to distinguish this edition from its predecessor Kinvara 12 because the changes are minimal and all take place in the upper cut. The design continues to be very clean with the predominance of an oversized logo on the side that perfectly accompanies some light heat-sealing that gives the whole a greater consistency. The addition of a piece at the upper end of the tongue that allows it to stretch better and makes the shoe faster is curious, possibly a nod to triathletes along with the webbing on the back.
The rest of the the Kinvara 13 is exactly the same as the previous model, which is undoubtedly good news that confirms the good performance of the solution adopted: the midsole is made entirely of the star PWRRUN™ compound, showing off the breakers at the time, 4mm drop how well they work for great dynamic behavior. The configuration of the sole has not changed at all either, keeping the minimum amount of rubber in specific points where the greatest exposure to wear is expected. A simple solution that works for many runners. Let's go for a run
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