I love this shoe. It is whacky on the sizing, fit-wise, but this shoe is just as great as it looks cool. I wear Kinvara 2's on the road an bought them as a "tweener" shoe (between road and rugged trail, which I have Inov8's for). I got them a half size larger on recommendation from reviews here and found that, lengthwise, the shoe doesn't really run small for Saucony
. However, this shoe is super narrow through the forefoot and toe and, coming from someone with a narrow foot like me, that is really saying something. I stuck with the half size larger, because I couldn't picture my foot enjoying any less room by going to my normal length shoe. All said and done, the shoe fits like a light and well formed glove, right out of the box. The outer sole is definitely harder than regular Kinvaras and you don't get rocks poking through, yet for such a minimal shoe there is still a pretty good amount of impact cushion. I'm super impressed! The heel cup is great and pretty standard Kinvara feel, and the outer materials definitely seem like they'll be able to take the added punishment of trail use. I'm pretty excited about this shoe, and other than the slightly weird fit, I've got nothing but good things to say about this shoe. Time will tell how they wear, but seeing as I have over 1000 miles on my road Kinvaras, I don't think Saucony
will let me down with this beefed up TR version. As usual, Zappos is great on service, one day, Bam, at my door. Love it!