• Discontinued
  • Terrain


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


    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
    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.


    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
  • Weight
    Men: 7.7oz
    Women: 6.6oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    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
    Heel height
    Men: 22mm
    Women: 22mm
  • Forefoot height
    Forefoot height
    Men: 18mm
    Women: 18mm
  • Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Release date
    Mar 2016
  • Special editions
    Special editions
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We spent 6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • Based on some reviews, the Kinvara 7 has a breathable and comfortable upper coverage.
  • The welded thin film overlays called the Flex Film secures the foot in a snug fit.
  • Runners generally welcomed the moisture wicking qualities of the RUNDRY Collar Lining.
  • The SSL EVA is a mid-sole component that’s durable, lightweight and responsive.
  • The EVERUN Heel Insert assists in returning energy to the wearer during heel striking.
  • The outsole were durable enough for road running, according to user reviews.
  • The Saucony Kinvara 7 is available in 7 different color options.

4 reasons not to buy

  • Some runners felt that it was a bit tight in the mid-foot area.
  • Others experienced the sole unit remain inflexible even after wearing it a few times.
  • A few noted that it was one size smaller than what they were used to.
  • The testers said that the mid-sole wasn’t as comfortable as the previous version.

Bottom line

The Kinvara 7 from Saucony is a running shoe that provides adequate service to those who want a comfortable running experience. It can handle up-tempo running and daily trainings, which are great activities for beginners and advanced athletes.


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83 / 100 based on 37 expert reviews