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Saucony ProGrid™ Kinvara 3 Reviews

100 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

96%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

85% "Felt true to size"

86% "Felt true to width"

72% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 80 ProGrid™ Kinvara 3 Saucony Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 18, 2012

Anonymous

from NJ

I am an Asics Nimbus 12 user for my long and easy runs and NB MX20 for crossfit workouts. Wanted a faster pair for my fartleks. Kinvara 3 fits the bill (or the feet) perfectly. Light, huggy and lifting. I felt good after the speed-work. Looks like a million bucks too. I got blue/Citron. Would highly recommend this shoe for anyone wanting a lighter, streamlined pair...but serious runners will truly appreciate the work Saucony put into it.

Brands I'd also recommend: New Balance MX20, Asics Nimbus

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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October 1, 2012

Anonymous

from Cedar Knolls, NJ

I bought a pair of the Kinvara 2's and found the toe box constricting and that cost me just about all of my toe nails. But I loved how light they were and how they hugged the ankle. I bought the update because I read that the toe box was bigger. This shoe, aside from being garishly bright and flashy, is fantastic. I have found it more supportive with more cushioning in the forefoot area which had become sore from transitioning to a more minimalist running style. I have now set two personal bests (5K) wearing these shoes and I will definitely get another pair should these wear.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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June 7, 2012

Anonymous

from New Jersey

After having these shoes for two weeks the carbon rubber on the bottom came off. I had only run 10 miles in them on a track. I know Saucony makes good running shoes. It is quite possible that my particular pair was not well put together. But I also have a feeling that the sharp angles of these carbon rubbers may have been the culprit. So, I switched to Nike Lunar Montreal. They too have the carbon rubber but placed at a much less sharper angles. I will be posting an update on that later.

Brands I'd also recommend: New Balance MX20, Asics Nimbus

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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July 29, 2013

Anonymous

from Poconos, PA

The shoes are very light weight and flexible. I prefer more of a minimalist running shoe and these fit that profile. They have very good traction on the road and track. The special cushioning in the heel prevents heel slippage. The top of the heel dug into the back of my ankle while wearing no show socks. I switched to ankle socks and have not had any problems. Overall I would recommend these shoes as a light weight breathable running shoe.

Brands I'd also recommend: Adidas marathon 10

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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July 12, 2013

Matthew M

 

Marathon time = 3hr 34min. Shoes felt great the entire run. I could have run another 3 or 4 miles, no problem. The shoe sizes seem to run a little big, but if you are wearing them for distance running you may want them a little bigger.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 21, 2013

Chris B

from North Carolina

35 miles in, pretty happy with the shoes. Lightweight, but good amount of cushioning. Pretty happy with the 4mm drop. These are my first pair of Saucony shoes; I am coming from a pair of Brooks PureConnect. The PureConnect seems to have less bouncy cushioning, and more ground feel. I might wind up using the Kinvaras more for recovery and easy runs than interval and tempo runs.

Brands I'd also recommend: PureConnect

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 20, 2013

Brad C

 

Great running shoe. This is my second pair of Kinvara. The first pair are still going strong after over 600 miles. Just thought that I would start to break in another pair. I hope to get at least 600 miles on these as well.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 11, 2013

Jared

from Utah

I love the shoe. It fits great and has already helped motivate me to keep running (I just started a month ago with an old, worn-out pair of Nikes that I was gifted). I ordered a 10.5D (medium width). Shoes arrived on time. Shoe was way too tight so I exchanged it for a half size up and the EE (wide) version. Fits pretty good, although I wish it was just a hair wider. They made the exchange when I called them and had the new size shoes shipped next day! Love Zappos. Will work with them again!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 10, 2013

Anonymous

from Washington,DC

This is my favorite minimal road shoe. I use it on trail runs too, alternating with my Merrell Glove. The Kinvara 2 handled wear and tear well, I have expectations for the Kinvara 3 to do the same. If you prefer more cushion, then moving to the Brooks Cadence might be the right shoe for you. The Cadence has the same 4mm drop, but with a high degree of padding. Though I used a Cadence on my last marathon, it has no feel for the road. On the other side, the Merrell Glove is truly a barefoot feel. I use it a couple times a week to strengthen my feet. For me, the Merrell is too minimal for daily use. The Kinvara is my Goldilocks shoe.

Brands I'd also recommend: Brooks Cadence

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 7, 2013

Michael S

from Billings, Montana

So first let me say that I just started running and I only run about 3 to 4 miles 3 times per week. I used to run years ago. I love these shoes. They are unbelievably light. My kids - 12 and 13 think they look cool. They almost give the feel of running barefoot, which I actually enjoy. While running the shoes are supportive enough that I do not even think about them while I am running. Again, I would highly recommend these shoes especially if you are looking for something light weight.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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June 5, 2013

Anonymous

 

First pair of Saucony and first 'minimalist' I've tried. I've been using Asics Kahana's with no issues just wanted to try something different. Fit was similar to Asics of same size, size 15. Out of box walk for 4.5 miles and very comfortable and just a different feel than the Asics. Easy on my knees, hips and back. On steep up and down hills foot stayed in place. Very breathable. Happy with initial experience.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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June 5, 2013

Barry

from United States

First pair of Saucony and first 'minimalist' I've tried. I've been using Asics Kahana's with no issues just wanted to try something different. Fit was similar to Asics of same size, size 15. Out of box walk for 4.5 miles and very comfortable and just a different feel than the Asics. Easy on my knees, hips and back. On steep up and down hills foot stayed in place. Very breathable. Happy with initial experience.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 4, 2013

Greg F

from New Jersey

Simply put, probably the best pair of running shoes I have ever owned. Fully recommended! And of course the entire Zappos process was completed with white glove service!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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June 4, 2013

Anthony B

from Batavia, NY

This is my first pair of "minimalist" sneakers - though these don't look like minimalist sneakers. I'm very happy with them. I wear them to the gym 5 times per week. I have worn them for a 5K and enjoy they way they feel and the support they provide. Took about 1 month to get used to them (ankle and calf needed to stretch!).

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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June 3, 2013

Anonymous

from Michigan

After buying a pair of these at my local running store, I soon saw that they were on sale. So I bought an extra pair from Zappos. I'm a runner who runs a moderate amount (10-15 miles/week) and is slowly building up his mileage. The Kinvaras are very comfortable and very light.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 31, 2013

Nick R

from Rochester, NY

I'm not a huge runner, but these shoes are incredibly comfortable. They are very light and flexible. To boot, for running shoes, they look cool...so if you're rocking a ninja tech style, these are as cool as Nike Frees.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 30, 2013

Anonymous

 

Great shoes. Use them on my long runs and/or when I want to run a little faster. Wearing them for my marathon next week.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 29, 2013

Steve

 

Kinvara has become the only shoe I run in. The 3's I particularly like because of the roomy toebox yet snug (for me) heel fit. Lightweight, but feel naturally cushioned on long runs. I recently ran a marathon in them, and they felt great the whole way. As for longevity, I think you have to expect that they might not last as long as some other, beefier models, but I currently have 2 Kinvara 3's which I interchange. One has almost 400 miles of street / light trail running, the other 370. When the first Kinvaras came out, I thought that Saucony had hit a home run. That opinion has not changed. I usually run from 30-50 miles per week.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 28, 2013

Michael

from Harrisonburg,VA

I have a lower back problem and every time I went for run I would have to ice afterwards. I have tried other big brands and nothing works. With these shoes I don’t have pain after my runs. I have already increased my running from three times a week to everyday.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 28, 2013

Matt C

from Columbus Ohio

Just got these bad boys today and went to do hill repeats on the streets of downtown Akron. Fit snug and hugged the ankle beautifully. Light weight, minimal profile, and great cushioning as my feet hit the pavement. I am a bounder so powering through runs can be extremely taxing and exhausting on my legs. This pair kept me fresh the whole way. Cant wait to hit the streets tomorrow!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 21, 2013

Anonymous

from Grand Forks, North Dakota

Worked great for my son for track. Fit well, looked like his peer's shoes. Not as girly as the neon stuff. Kept his stride in line, and no discomfort to joints restarting the season after a winter couped up inside. Great product.

Brands I'd also recommend: adidas, saucony, toesox

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 15, 2013

Geoff G

from Chicago

Awesome running shoes for the "minimalist" style runner. They are very light, comfortable and durable. This is my 2nd pair and both have been true to fit.

Brands I'd also recommend: Brooks, New Balance, Nike

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 15, 2013

Anonymous

from San Francisco, CA

Just got my 2nd pair in a year. My current pair has been used for 10-15mi of running/week. There's still plenty of tread and no major signs of wear except some wear at the ankle. Over the year, I've worn the shoe in all sorts of conditions. The shoe is highly 'breathable' and dries quickly after running in rainy weather. Highly recommend!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 14, 2013

Sharon k

from Long Beach CA

Got these for my son, 16 yrs old, he says this is "his brand" now, fit is perfect, they have a nice rainbow holographic effect on the gray stripes. They last most of the year with continuous wear.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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May 7, 2013

Mike L

from Annapolis, MD

Great shoe. I like the ankle support. Its like having the Nike Run Free upper with a much better supported lower. I would by another pair for back up.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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