Who should buy the Saucony Kinvara 7

The 7th version of the Saucony Kinvara is a lightweight, low-drop running shoe perfect for daily runs. Grab this shoe if:

  • You need a long-distance running shoe that is cushioned enough yet still lightweight
  • You are a neutral pronator 

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Updates to the Kinvara 7

  • An updated seamless upper, which is more durable
  • New EVERUN heel insert for a more efficient energy return
  • A new outsole configuration that provides enhanced traction

Saucony Kinvara 7 logo

Durability and flexibility in various conditions

The XT-900 element is found in the entire outsole unit. It is a carbon rubber material that offers durable traction for varied surfaces.

The Tri-Flex Design, which is new to this version and found also in the 10th version of the Kinvara, gives an improved ground contact. It increases the flexibility of the shoes as well. This works efficiently with the Saucony’s IBR+ technology that gives added cushioning for a smoother ride.

Saucony Kinvara 7 tri-flex

Efficient energy attenuation in the Kinvara 7

The midsole of the Kinvara 7 utilizes the EVERUN Heel Insert. It offers an efficient energy return for a more flexible running experience. This element also provides sufficient shock cushioning.

Saucony Kinvara 7 heel insert

It also uses the SSL EVA foam that is soft and lightweight. This technology gives added durability and energy-rebound attributes for a responsive ride.

Saucony Kinvara 7 everun

Saucony’s snug and secure fit

The Flex Film Overlays of the shoe’s upper is a new feature of the Saucony Kinvara 7. It is a thin film attached to the upper in order to give a secure and snug fit. The improved upper gives great lockdown for every stride.

Saucony Kinvara 7 upper

Moisture-wicking collar

The upper also features the RUNDRY Collar Lining. It secures the heel while keeping the foot cool and dry through its moisture-wicking properties.

Saucony Kinvara 7 collar

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 218g / Women 187g
Drop: 4mm
Arch support: Neutral
Update: Saucony Kinvara 12
Forefoot height: 18mm
Heel height: 22mm

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