Saucony Kinvara 11 Review

5/5 - (1 vote)

Will the Kinvara 11 go to Kinvara of the lineage? Does the Saucony Kinvara 11 bring the Kinvara back to life and make us want to jump into these things regularly? We are going to find out in today’s Saucony Kinvara 11 Review.


Saucony Kinvara 11 Review
Saucony Kinvara 11 Review

The Saucony has launched its new product, Saucony Kinvara 11 running shoe. It is very similar to our previous favorite Kinvara 10 with very imperative and upright changes. So, here is Saucony Kinvara 11 running shoes are not that much different. There are very few changes, the biggest of which is the removal of EVA+ from the midsole. Now, it is just PWRRUN Mitchell material.

Now they have streamlined this ankle collar, removed some of the cushioning, limited a lot of the welded overlays while adding some additional fabric thick heavier overlays, simplified the outsole a bit. But ultimately, there is not a lot of differences. So, if you are used to the Kinvara 9 or 10, you are gonna be right at home in the Kinvara. We love all of these tiny ingredient changes. 

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Pros and Cons

  • Improved midsole
  • Flexible
  • Lightweight
  • Amazing prize
  • Great fit
  • Good cushioning
  • Less breathable
  • Short laces

Saucony Kinvara 11 Review

Saucony Kinvara 11: Heel Contour

We have a heel counter that was risen slightly to wrap onto your Achilles a little bit more. You are not going to have any of that heel slippage. It has a band that goes around, so the form fits the upper. It is pretty loose as the heel counter stiffens up this band use serves.

It is like one continuous wrap around your heel which kind of enforces that hug on there. So, when you are tightening down these laces that are going to help with securing your heel. So, you are not going to have any heel slippage.

Saucony Kinvara 11: Midsole

In the midsole, we have the PWRRUN midsole that is super responsive. It is not like the most cushioned shoe. So, if you have other shoes in the Saucony line, you have the PWRRUN+ that is extremely cushioned.

It comes in at 7.8 ounces, the foam is a little bit firmer than the PWRRUN+. It is the PWRRUN and going to be a lot more responsive. Saucony Kinvara 11 running shoe is the type of shoe that after you are going pretty hard or pushing yourself to go on those long miles, the shoe is great for a marathon distance and half marathon distance. This is the perfect shoe for going the distance.

Saucony Kinvara 11: Outsole

The outsole got more power and down, it has got a little bit of rubber in the forefoot and heel. You can also see there is not a ton of wear on the foam. This shoe probably would not wear out in the rain.

We would say this shoe is a great all-around shoe highly recommended to your rents. In this Saucony Kinvara 11 running shoes, here is a medial post we have a little bit firmer rubber as you can see. It is a little bit firmer, so you are going to have that tad bit of stability.

Saucony Kinvara 11: Upper part

The upper part of Saucony Kinvara 11 wraps around your foot and hugs it softly. There are not many changes in the upper unit. It has minimal print on the upper part.

We would not say it is super forgiving so when you buy this shoe, lace it up to make sure that you buy it true to size. The one thing we did not like about the upper part was the length of the laces.

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Saucony Kinvara 11: Light-weight

When we look at this Saucony Kinvara shoe 11, it is lightweight. Saucony Kinvara 11 women’s shoe size is 6.9, and for Saucony Kinvara 11 men’s running shoe, size is 8 and 7.8 oz. We are now up to 8 ounces so, there was a very slight increase in weight overall.

We were hoping with the PWRRUN+ or the PWRRUN that we get a lighter shoe. But we do not know where the extra weight is coming from in this shoe. But Kinvara continues to grow and evolve. We got to see new foam compounds that are even lighter than PWRRUN, but it is very similar to that last version.

Saucony Kinvara 11: Amazing Price point

If you want one shoe that can do all the workouts and race days, you might choose from daily training to tempo, runs to race day, Saucony Kinvara 11 running shoe is a lightweight sleek, and versatile shoe that can pretty much do it all in.

At an amazing price point close to a hundred dollars, this is really in the range of any runner. If you are looking to get a pair on your foot it is available now. 

Saucony Kinvara 11: Versatile 

The responsive and suitable cushioning, lightweight, and midsole design make this shoe a good option for runners and daily trainers. Saucony Kinvara 11 running shoe is a versatile option for you. Overall, tester and runner like Kinvara 11 shoe. 

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Kinvara 11 is very similar to the Kinvara 10 with some new updates. And the Saucony Kinvara 11 review has given you an idea about the differences. This shoe has a PWRRUN midsole, lightweight design, suitable cushioning, stable, good quality material, and its flexibility are the points that compel you to this pair of shoes in your closet. 

Of course, there are some not good points in this shoe. Not impressed with the length of the laces and the breathability of the shoe. But in this price range, this shoe has more than good things. This Saucony Kinvara 11 review has summarized all the opinions and facts related to Kinvara 11 new product.