Facts

  • Terrain

    Road

    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

    Trail

    Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

    Good to know

    As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

  • Arch support

    Neutral / cushion / high arch

    Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

    Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet

    Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

    Good to know

    - Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
    - More about arch support in this video.
    - Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

  • Use

    Daily running

    Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

    Competition

    Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

    Good to know

    If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

  • Price
    $70
  • Weight
    Men: 6.8oz
    Women: 5.2oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 4mm
    Women: 4mm

    The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

    There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

  • Heel height
    Men: 26mm
    Women: 26mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 22mm
    Women: 22mm
  • Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Apr 2015
  • Special editions
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Summary

We spent 6.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • The breathable upper unit of the Kineta Relay keeps moisture away while maintaining a cool environment for the foot.
  • The FORM2U Memory Foam technology provides a custom platform that’s unique to each wearer because it mimics the shape of the underside of the foot noted several runners.
  • The color options for the Kineta Relay are numerous.
  • Some runners appreciated the comfortable inner sleeve, which lets them have an easier time wearing and taking the shoe off.
  • High abrasion EVA makes up the outsole unit of the Relay, which provides grip and more cushioning to the foot.
  • It has a very light weight.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Most of the complaints about this shoe were about its outsole, which lacked any rubber for protection against wear and tear.
  • Some runners felt that it was a bit tight in the forefoot area.
  • Others noted that the mid-sole unit didn’t have as much effectiveness in terms of underfoot support.

Bottom line

The Kineta Relay from Saucony is a popular running shoe that many runners have tried out. It’s for daily performance trainings and running activities, offering mild support and lightweight service to the wearer.

Rankings

Expert Reviews

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Updates to Saucony Kineta Relay

  • The Saucony Kineta Relay features a featherweight platform that allows runners to move at faster speed without reducing the necessary support, protection and comfort.
  • The shoe uses the FORM2U memory foam cushioning that provides an ultra-plush foot bed protection conforming to every stride. It provides the necessary comfort and cushioning when needed.
  • It also uses the high-abrasion EVA foam that delivers a durable traction and added cushioning. The triangular lugs in the outsole provide impressive grip on different surfaces.

Saucony Kineta Relay size and fit

The Kineta Relay is available in standard running shoe length. It is designed for a wide variety of foot types. It can comfortably accommodate runners with narrow and medium foot measurements. The heel and the midfoot are in medium measurements but deliver a snug fit.


Outsole

The combination of the rubber outsole and EVA foam composed the outsole unit of the shoe. Along with the aggressive lugs, this shoe offer reliable grip on varied surfaces. It gives added cushioning and durability.


Midsole

The shoe’s midsole features the innovative FORM2U cushioning system that conforms to the natural shape of the foot for added comfort. It delivers enough amount of soft underfoot protection with high energy return and efficient shock-absorption capacity.


Upper

The upper of the Saucony Kineta Relay features the lightweight and durable breathable mesh upper. The inner fit sleeve provides an unmatched seamless, next-to-skin comfort. It also has a quick lacing system for an easy on and easy off. The soft padded tongue and padded heel collar gives added comfort..