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Saucony ProGrid™ Kinvara 2 Reviews

133 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

100%Rated 5 stars

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Customer Fit Survey:

65% "Felt true to size"

85% "Felt true to width"

65% "Moderate arch support"

130 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 11/15/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

These are amazing! Definitely order up a half size. I run so much on trails that I have avoided road shoes. If I have to run on the road I wear my trail shoes (La Sportiva Wildcat). I finally broke down and bought these after reading glowing reviews from many running sites. Wow! Even though my husband told me I was crazy, I took them out for their first run with 10 miles and my feet felt great. I overpronate and usually with any shoe on the road after 5 miles the balls of my feet hurt. Not with these! Great shoes! I actually look forward to running on the road (within reason, of course!).

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3 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 2/25/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:2 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

These feel very cheap in comparison. They do not much support and they run small. Order at least half a size larger than normal.

Additional 113 ProGrid™ Kinvara 2 Saucony Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 13, 2012

Anonymous

from Chicago, IL

Love these! I always go up a half size in Sauconys. These are lightweight and feel great for walking. The mesh makes them very airy so not meant for cold weather. Will be perfect for walking or running in the hot summer months!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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March 13, 2012

Maryalice B

from New York

I love these sneakers because they are so light and airy. The cushioning inside makes my feet feel like I'm walking on clouds.

Brands I'd also recommend: New Balance

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 9, 2012

Anonymous

from Atlanta, GA

These shoes are amazing! Super light weight, comfortable, and great looking as an added bonus! Great minimalist approach to running shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 5, 2012

Anonymous

from West Lafayette, IN

I purchased this shoe to work out in, great shoe! Super cute and lightweight, great "breathable" material. Comfortable for exercise or everyday use. The only thing that I didn't care for was that the inside logo looked a bit cheap. Overall, I would recommend this shoe to anyone.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 5, 2012

Anonymous

 

If you need to find your teenager in a crowd, these are the shoes for you. All my 13 yo wanted to wear was cute Converse and other neon shoes that were making her already over pronation even worse. I finally found a good shoe that she loves to wear. And yes, they really are as bright as they look on the computer!

Brands I'd also recommend: saucony, asics

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 22, 2012

Anonymous

 

This is a wonderful transitional shoe into minimalistic running! There's a 4mm difference between the heel and toe, and the shoe also offers more cushioning than a true minimalistic one. The midsole is extremely flexible and the overall weight is so light that you'll go an extra 5 miles with ease!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 22, 2012

Anonymous

 

You won't be disappointed. This shoe clearly was designed by runners for runners. It is very lightweight and very neutral yet is seems quite durable. There is not much forward profile almost zero so you run more according to your natural stance. Give it a try, you'll be glad you did.

Brands I'd also recommend: Asics

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 21, 2012

Anonymous

from Wichita, KS

This is my 4th pair and I just love them. I am not a runner but, I work for a Veterinarian and am on my feet most of the day. I am always on the move and these are great. I do have narrow feet 8.5 AA and with good socks the medium with does fine.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 20, 2012

Kelly G

from NY

I'm a real anti trainer person and have been wearing the worst possible footwear to the gym for a while. I was starting to have issues with my knees and asked around what was a good overall brand and was put onto saucony. These are true to size and so light you'll feel like your bare foot. They feel tight when first on but they losen up after one good run. They colors are more vivid in person.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 20, 2012

Angie H

from Houston, TX

Great shoe, I primarily use it for a work shoe, not a running shoe. Great support for standing on hard surfaces all day and love the stability.

Brands I'd also recommend: Adidas, Brooks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 18, 2012

Anonymous

from New York, NY

I go through running sneakers about twice a year. I tend to use them both to run in and workout in. These sneakers have, by far, been the best pair I've ever owned. They are supportive enough to stabilize but extremely light and forgiving. I ordered a 1/2 size up like many suggested. I have very flat and wide feet so I tend to cramp up easily. These sneakers are exactly what I needed. Cramping is now an an all-time low and my feet feel great after a long run or 3 hour gym session!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 12, 2012

Anonymous

from Michigan

Absolutely love these! I normally order a half size bigger in my running shoes - did so with these - the fit is perfect!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 9, 2012

Keyla L

from Santo Domingo, DR

These are fantastic shoes! Super light, great support, great look... They make running such a pleasure. These shoes are made for speed running, they provide the perfect bounce and cushion to feel natural when you amp up your pace. Will definitely be buying a couple more pairs!

Brands I'd also recommend: asics

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 7, 2012

Anonymous

from Raleigh, NC

My daughter's 4th pair of Saucony Kinvara shoes. Great for mid-sole runners. Light with just enough cushioning. She also loves the colors.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 6, 2012

Shannon P

from San Diego, CA

Okay, so I love to run, but I pretty much just buy what the guys at Runner's World tell me to get. They've missed the mark twice now. I have a high arch and I am a supinator. Both times they've steered me to shoes better fit for pronator's. I found a website that gave suggestions for the right show for your foot. Based on that I bought these Kinvara's. I was far from impressed when I took them out of the box. I thought that they were so light they would disintegrate the first time I ran in them. Boy, was I wrong! First run was a short 5 miler. No problems at all with my feet. Usually, I go through a week or two of blisters with my new shoes. None with these, no issues whatsoever. I am curious to see how many miles I get out of them, but it's been 4 runs now and they just feel great!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 5, 2012

Mandy L

from Stanwood, WA

First of all I have a hard time finding the perfect workout shoes since I have inherited Neuropathy from my Dad. I also wear a large size. When I found the Saucony Progrid Kinvara 2, it was like Cinderella; they fit perfectly. They have wonderful cushioning and the outside is very breathable. My feet are so sensitive to the stuffy feeling. I use these shoes for my indoor workouts, weight training, kickboxing (they work great for side kicks and roundhouse kicks because they are so light). They come in wonderful array of colors and they make my large feet look small which is always a plus! I love them so much, I stocked up.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ryka

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 31, 2012

Becky R

from Utah

I absolutely love these shoes, they do run a half size small. I get a lot of compliments on them, but I buy shoes for me not to please others.

Brands I'd also recommend: keen

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 27, 2012

Anonymous

 

I am an overpronator who wanted a shoe that was light, comfortable and this is it! Love these shoes, however, if you are a runner, I highly recommend a half size up so you have room in the toe bed.

Brands I'd also recommend: Asics

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 26, 2012

S. G

from Las Vegas, Nevada

First, I want to commend Zappos for their outstanding customer service! The person I spoke with last night (Pam) was not only helpful but also extremely concerned that I receive the proper fit. I had ordered the Kinvara 2 in my normal running shoe size (7). I absolutely love these shoes because they make my ChiRunning so effortless. However, after one run in the shoes, my big toenails were bruised, and I was in pain. I called Zappos in the hopes they could help me, and boy was I pleased! They are shipping out a new pair to me today (in a half size larger - 7.5) and are also crediting me for the price difference because the price had decreased! I can't wait to get the size 7.5! I'll update my feedback when I receive them. However, the customer service at Zappos has made my week!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 17, 2012

Judi

from South Texas

These are a great pair of running shoes. I ordered a half size bigger as I thought they ran small but they turned out to be a bit big. I had to use an insole and that helped. They are true to size.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt wider than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 13, 2012

Jessica P

from Sonoma, California

First of all Zappos' customer service cannot be beat! They are prompt, friendly, communicative and easy to work with. Returns are a breeze. You send it back for free and get credit within a few days. If you have any reservations about ordering online, do not worry about it. This company is amazing! These shoes are fantastic. They are cute, comfortable enough for the morning walk, light enough for Zumba, and supportive enough for running/working out. I love them. Thanks, Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 12, 2012

Valerie V

from Indianapolis, IN

I took the Zappos.com fit guide and determined that I run on the outsides of my feet. This helped me narrow my search to shoes that provide neutral cushioning. I spent a lot of time researching my options on different sites, and found that these shoes seemed to have the best reviews and were within a fair price. I wore the shoes to the gym and put them through a typical workout of elliptical training (~25 minutes), treadmill running (~3 miles with Hill function), and then a weight lifting routine focused on my legs. These shoes are beautiful, light weight, allow my feet to breathe while running, and made me want to run farther! This is the most money I've ever spent on shoes, but they are absolutely worth it!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 10, 2012

DONNA L

from United States

Love these running shoes! I'm newer to running (but have always been very athletic), so I'm more used to cross trainers. But these shoes have really made my transition to running incredibly smooth. I almost forget my feet are there as I'm running and I do really notice that my form is much more natural. Will pick up a 2nd pair real soon. Oh yeah...they look great too! I have the white/blue/citron and I can swear they make me run faster! I did order 1/2 size up (normally an 8, but these were perfect in 8.5). I found that to be the same in a pair of New Balance cross trainers I purchased a few months ago as well, so I'm not sure if this is a coincidence or if it's just me. I'd say my feet are very "average"...not wide but not narrow, normal arches, etc. Not sure if that makes a different here, but these were perfect right out of the box.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 9, 2012

Mary

from Colorado

I've had my first pair of Saucony Kinvara 2s (in Black/White/VisiPro Pink) for about three months and I absolutely love them! I just purchased my second pair in White/Blue/Citron. I am an experienced runner, a mild overpronator with a mid-foot strike, low arch and slightly wide feet. I have run many miles in many different brands and makes of shoes. So far I have to say the Kinvara 2 is the most comfortable pair of running shoes that I have ever owned. The cushioning is incredible. I have had very cushy shoes before, but they were also felt mushy and not supportive enough. The Kinvara 2 shoe bed is quite flexible, so I was worried the shoes would not be supportive enough because I have a long history of running injuries in the past, and have always needed moderate support in my running shoes, but with the Kinvara 2, this is not the case. The flexibility is great because it does not force a stride that would be unnatural for me. They allow my body to run the way it is made to - and pain-free. These shoes are also very lightweight, so there is no heavy clunky feel at all anywhere during my stride or foot-strike. With these shoes on, running feels like it did when I was a kid, breezy, floaty and fun! My sister also just bought her first pair for training to walk a marathon. She loves them too! They are great shoes for running, the gym, walking, or just being comfortable. They are also good-looking and stylish and there are lots of pretty funky cool colors to choose from! I normally wear a size 8½ to 9 in street shoes. I purchased my Kinvara 2 in a 10, to compensate for sport insoles and my favorite thick socks, and they fit perfectly. I love them and my feet are happy!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 6, 2012

Rick

 

No problem with shoes but had accidentally put wrong ship address and called immediate and was told that it would be changed and shipped to the requested address but that did not happen. I got the shoes at my billing address. I should have gotten an email or call saying you were unable to change the address.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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