I admit that I have a little obsession. Just a little. The black ones are my original pair of Saucony Kinvara. It’s been with me since October last year, and it’s looking a little sad. Still SUPER comfy though.
So let’s talk a little about these shoes. I was told that I’m a severe overpronator. Not only do I need stability shoes, but I also need these custom orthotics or else I will die. So I was wearing the Brooks Adrenaline with Superfeet for awhile. Anything below 5 miles I’m fine, but anything over, I can barely walk up/down my stairs. I went back to the local running store and ask for another fit, they recommended another stability shoe, I can’t even remember the name of it, but it’s the same thing.
Fustrated, I decided to go with the looks. I love the Kinvara, the black with aqua soles, and I changed the boring black laces to neon orange. One word: BADASS.
The first time I ran in them, my speed increased significantly, placebo effect was what I’ve been told. Gotta admit it though, these shoes are SUPER LIGHT!!! I’m already faster just putting them on!! The most important thing, no more knee pains, at.all. I ran a half marathon in them, aside from the fact that I didn’t train/run for 3 months before the race, I did vey well, no pain.
Bonus, my cat Fatboy’s friend Lily apparently likes them too.