Saucony makes light work of running

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I always hoped a day would come when technology would be able to create light as a feather trainers that were actually supportive.  Even my absolute favourite Asics Nimbus 12 are a bit of a dead weight in the gym bag when you start adding your kit – usually with the British weather you need all sorts of extras incase it downpours, the light fades and you need reflective colours or if you run in the gym and you cart your life around in the gym bag.  But this isn’t the only reason that lighter runner shoes make light work of running – the lift you get without 345g of trainer on your feet feels like you are running on the clouds.  However I wouldn’t recommend these for heavier runners – if you are just starting out getting lean and light through running there are better alternatives.

But for those lovely lean and light runners out there – why add another 145g to your feet?

Saucony have created a second generation of their popular running shoe Eva, the Kinvara 3.  The upper of the shoe is made from something called FlexFilm – it’s not a rigid, foam filled upper – it is a light mesh that moves with your foot and feels like you are wearing slippers.  This is a shoe for a neutral runner – the midsole cushioning is provided by their patented technology ProGrid – allowing for the right level of cushioning and responsiveness.

The total weight of this shoe is 190gm – take a load off and run free!

The science bit;


Flex Film™
Thin, flexible film welded onto the upper that is supportive and lightweight, used to reduce layers

Memory Foam Heel Pods
Strategically-placed memory foam in the heel provides a heel pocket for a snug fit

Hydramax Collar Lining
A superior lining material that has great moisture-wicking properties as well as a plush hand feel


Heel ProGrid
20% more responsive than EVA, ProGrid™ provides incredible cushioning in a light weight

High Abrasion EVA (EVA+)
Saucony’s extremely lightweight grade of EVA with cushioning and durability

4mm Offset
Heel-to-toe differential of the shoe, excluding the strobel board and sockliner


A carbon rubber outer sole material that offers exceptional traction properties without sacrificing durability

Triangular Lug Design
Provides traction and durability

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