Saucony Kinvara 4: Performance-Inspired Evolution
Good news for runners who enjoyed the Saucony’s Kinvara series: the fourth-generation natural motion icon has arrived; with upgraded design features to exceed the expectations of even the most ardent “Kinvara faithful”.
Redesigned Upper Shoe
The Kinvara 4’s most apparent change is the redesigned upper mesh. FlexFilm™ technology, a lightweight, highly dynamic flexible film welded onto the breathable mesh upper has been readjusted to allow for more ventilation while still maintaining support.
Conversely, more FlexFilm™ was added to the midfoot and heel area to better frame and secure the foot through all phases of the gait cycle. Memory Foam heel pods along the collar adds to an ultra-secure ride.
The Kinvara 4’s midsole cushioning technology has been upgraded to the PowerGrid - a specially engineered foam that’s 15% lighter and 30% more durable than standard EVA foams. Located in in the heel landing zone, the PowerGrid system absorbs impact and transmits energy back into the runner’s stride with maximum efficiency and minimal impact.
XT-900™ premium carbon triangular rubber pods are strategically placed on areas of the shoe’s outsole for enhanced durability and exceptional traction. A bevelled heel facilitates a natural rolling movement from heel to toe.
Light, Powerful Stride
Weighing only 218 grams (based on a men’s size 9), the Kinvara 4 is a performance training shoe with a 4mm heel-to-toe offset, positioning the runner’s foot during impact, allowing for a more powerful stride.
Where to buy?
The Kinvara 4 range will launch for both men and women in all Royal Sporting House stores from 1st September 2013, retailing at $159.00.