This Marathon Life

by a passionately stubborn runner

Saucony Kinvara 4

  • Good fit, bad quality
  • :star::star:

Saucony Kinvara 4 shoes I really liked these shoes when I first put them on because they are light and well fitting but shortly after 50 miles the upper started to fall apart with rips and stretched out fabric. The heel of the shoe wasn’t made with much padding and as a result doesn’t feel sturdy. Also, currently whenever I try to run in them they make a really loud clicking nose whenever I take a step. You’d think I was a herd of cattle running down the street. I did enjoy the 4mm drop and ride of the shoe while it lasted. The bright color and reflective parts were nice for night runs during the fall but overall this shoe gets one star because its become unusable at 150 miles due to the sole being completely flat and the upper not having its shape anymore. Check out my review of the Kinvara 5 hint it was much better.

Written on December 1, 2014