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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 high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who need arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal 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.

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
$110
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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.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

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

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / 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.

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.

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.

Summary

We spent 6.8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

4 reasons to buy

  • The Saucony Kinvara 6 is a reasonably-priced running shoe.
  • Many testers liked the lightweight construction of the Saucony Kinvara 6.
  • The shoe is very comfortable for distance running.
  • Some runners highlighted that the Kinvara 6 is a fast shoe.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Many runners noticed that the shoe wears out quickly than expected.
  • The shoe is not flexible enough to provide a responsive ride.
  • The shoe is too narrow for some runners.

Bottom line

The Saucony Kinvara 6 is a lightweight running shoe that delivers a good combination of cushioning, fit, durability and comfort. This shoe is a great training partner and reliable enough for distance running.


Rankings

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Ratings

4.3 / 5 based on 337 ratings

5 star
64%
4 star
18%
3 star
10%
2 star
5%
1 star
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Expert Reviews

Experts are running shoe geeks, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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84 / 100 based on 12 expert reviews

  • 81 / 100 by Solereview • Solereview • Level 5 expert

    But we deem the most important change to be the one which takes place inside the shoe. The internal half-sleeve of the Kinvara 6 is longer, extending further towards the forefoot than the Kinvara 5 ever did.

  • 60 / 100 by Runblogger • Peter Larson • Level 5 expert

    Outsole coverage is adequate for my wear pattern, though still no rubber on the outer forefoot so forefoot strikers may have durability issues with this shoe.

  • 85 / 100 by Believe in the Run • Believe in the Run • Level 4 expert

    I put more miles on the Saucony Kinvara 6 than I do on a lot of other shoes I review and there is a reason for that. I like running in them.

  • 100 / 100 by Happy Feet • Nick Phillips • Level 3 expert

    Would I recommend them? Yes, most definitely I would!

  • 93 / 100 by 220 Triathlon • Matt Baird • Level 3 expert

    The updated mesh upper provide more breathable during our midsummer runs, and less prone to going a touch baggy and shapeless.

  • 90 / 100 by Running Shoes Guru • Taylor Gupton • Level 3 expert

    The Kinvara 6 continues to utilize Saucony’s signature PowerGrid technology underfoot with imperceptible changes to the shoe’s platform from version 5. The Flexfilm external support frame has been updated for added flexibility.

  • 90 / 100 by Holabird Sports • Greg Jubb • Level 3 expert

    This lightweight neutral trainer is a crowd favorite among runners who are looking for a more natural ride with or those who crave a fast shoe with which to set the pace on race day or during fast workouts.

  • 83 / 100 by Fellrnr • Jonathan Savage • Level 3 expert

    The Saucony Kinvara is a lightweight (7.6oz), comfortable shoe that has justifiably become popular with people wanting something more minimalist, but not too radical.

  • 98 / 100 by Relentless Forward Commotion • Heather Gannoe • Level 2 expert

    THE KINVARA 6 has all of the features we’ve come to love in the Kinvara series: a 4 mm drop, lightweight, slightly cushioned ride that simply feels like you aren’t wearing any shoes at all.

  • 88 / 100 by Running Fitness • Katherine Weir • Level 1 expert

    The trainers supported my feet well, and the breathable mesh kept my feet from getting too hot and stuffy.

  • 86 / 100 by Training a Runner • Stephen Bridger • Level 1 expert

    After the first few warm up laps, I begin to feel a bit more comfortable and by the time the session started properly, I completely forgot about the shoes and just enjoyed ‘flying again’.

  • 80 / 100 by Fiona Outdoors • Fiona • Level 1 expert

    I can’t say I felt like I had turbojets on my feet – I wish! – but the shoes felt light, cushioned and responsive.

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Updates to Saucony Kinvara 6

  • Updates are done in the upper of the Kinvara 6. The FlexFilm provides a more enjoyable fit but it keeps the light weight of the upper. With the open mesh material, the upper is more breathable and comfortable for the toes and the mid-foot.

Saucony Kinvara 6 size and fit

The Kinvara 6 fits true to size and comes with a standard running shoe length. The fit for the heel is in medium to narrow, medium to low volume for the mid-foot, medium for the toe box and forefoot, and medium-high for its arch structure.


Outsole

The Saucony Kinvara 6 is equipped with an outsole that is made from the XT-900 Premium Carbon Rubber offers the traction, grip, and durability at an excellent quality. The bottom part of the outsole has the Triangular Lug design and it is used to provide the traction and the added cushion for the underfoot. The iBR+ is placed also in the mid-foot, enhancing the cushioning feel and making the transition smoother.


Midsole

The midsole of the Kinvara 6 is designed with the full-length EVA+ that is light in weight, durable, and plush. Working with this is the Decoupled Heel that flexes the entire sole on the gait cycle. The heel is also provided with better traction. The Heel Power Grid is the combination of the Grid Technology and the Powerfoam, thus creating responsiveness and cushiony feel.


Upper

The upper of the Kinvara 6 has the lightweight Open Mesh fabric that covers the upper for breathability. Saucony also used the FlexFilm Overlay system, which is a thin film of overlay welded into the upper for a snugger and more secure fit. It also has the RunDry Collar lining that wicks away moisture and the Pro-Lock lacing system. The Internal Bootie also helps wrap the foot in a sock-like fit. The Comfortlite Sockliner is also there for a contoured heel and arch, thus reduce pressure for a better and more enjoyable ride.