This shoe is awesome. There are so many things that I like and only a few things I don’t. If you haven’t run in a Kinvara yet, I would absolutely recommend you try them on and taking them on some miles. While the shoes seem to break down early in their lifespan, the comfort, weight, and upper make up for it by delivering a road shoe that can get you through any distance. You can find this shoe for well under $100 which makes it worth it for me.

Now there’s also already talk of the Kinvara 4 improving on this platform by fixing a lot of the issues I and others have, so that excites me. AND the Viratta is dropping here in the next few months and that looks to be a VERY exciting shoe. Zero drop, very light, comfortable – it could be the perfect reduced race shoe. I’ll hopefully get my hands on a pair!

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  • Light
  • Flexible
  • Upper
  • Lacing
  • Wide Toe-Box
  • Heel Drop (4mm)
  • Lateral Midfoot Rubber


  • Wear/Tear
  • Heel-Cup

PRICE: 4/5
LOOKS: 3/5

TOTAL: 16/20

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