Saucony Kinvara 8 Review

Shoe Info

ModelKinvara 8
Heel drop4 mm
Weight7.90 oz. (224 gr.)
Msrp110 US$
  • Lightweight
  • Soft
  • Responsive
  • Supremely comfortable
  • Versatile
  • Laces are thin, flimsy, and cheap
  • Pro-lock midfoot technology is constricting and unnecessary.

Saucony Kinvara 8 Review:

The Saucony Kinvara 8 will delight light runners (up to 70 kg max) at neutral stride who want to perform fast and fractional training on road and track. In competition, you can board it up to 10 km. Warning: with this running shoe to the feet, it is the Chrono that you will make fall!

The Kinvara 8 now integrates the famous Even foam on all of its midsoles to give more dynamism to each stride. The mesh is much more breathable at the forefoot. The foot is also better locked thanks to a support located at the mid-foot.

In addition to its new features, the Kinvara 8 has an ultra-flexible outer sole that will provide you with excellent ground contact and more freedom on each stride.

The Pro-Lock system and the Flexfilm coating will wrap the foot to provide a perfect fit for more support and support.

Technology of Saucony kinvara 8:

  • Everun: fluid cushioning, rebound and dynamic
  • Flex grooves: Flexibility
  • Flex film: Soft and comfortable, envelope
  • Internal Strap: Support
  • XT-900: traction and wear resistance
  • IBR +: Adhesion and abrasion resistance
    Removable insole Hygiene and comfort
    Weight found in i-run: 236g in size 42
    Color: gray, blue and orange

Saucony Kinvara 8 (2)


rubber and carbon sole to extraordinary traction power without sacrificing strength.


EVA Saucony, extremely light, with cushioning and durability.


New rubber at the outsole more resistant and 33% lighter than the previous ones.


thin and flexible film thermally bonded to the upper part of the upper supports the maintenance of the foot.


base layer to keep you dry by wicking sweat.


Concept amortized as close to the foot. This is an expanded TPU polymer base, more durable than EVA and keeping more vitality throughout the race.

Small beads heated so as to expand and become the Everun technology. The technology Ever lasts three times longer than a conventional EVA offers more dynamism.

Saucony Kinvara 8 (1)

Four main advantages for runners:

Quickness: More bounce and elasticity to instantly felt by runners.

Cushioning DC: A flexible and fluid cushioning throughout the race with a better distribution of pressure peaks in the forefoot.

Back Energy Generates an energy return of 83% against 75-78% for conventional EVA.

Durability: Thanks to its design, the sole will keep its shape throughout the race and the life of the shoe.

Saucony Kinvara 8 – Conclusion:

The Kinvara remains a soft and soft shoe with a low drop. Saucony describes version 8 as “more dynamic” with the insertion of a layer of 3 mm dynamic foam under the insole throughout the length of the shoe (Edition 7 had a small plate underneath the heel). The model is certainly 8.5 g heavier, but our testers loved his quick stride.