Recently I decided to try the Saucony Kinvara 11. It’s been a few years since I’ve run in the shoe. In fact, the last time I consistently ran in, it was the Saucony Kinvara 7. Time flies.
I’ve tried on most versions, and the Saucony Kinvara 11 feels similar to the Kinvara 10. It does keep most of the same features as the Kinvara 10 as well. The ride is still fairly soft, but there have been some updates to the midsole and the upper.
The next shoe up from the Saucony Endorphin Collection is the Saucony Endorphin Shift. Of the three models in the Saucony Endorphin collection, the Saucony Endorphin is made for training. It’s most similar to an already staple shoe from Saucony: The Ride 13.
As most people familiar with Saucony know, Saucony created three new shoes in the Saucony Endorphin line. I like this approach to their shoes because they categorize them into the various needs of running. You don’t need to run all of your miles in a carbon plated shoe, so having other easily distinguishable options is great.
The Saucony Ride has been a favorite of mine for the last few years. It’s a lightweight trainer from Saucony that has stayed relatively similar from year to year. The Saucony Ride ISO 2 is last year’s version, but Saucony has removed the ISO fitting and gone back to regular lacing. When Saucony introduced the ISO lacing a few years ago, I wondered how it would do, but for the most part it looks like Saucony’s shoes are going back to traditional fit and lacing.
Anyway, this year’s Saucony Ride 13 has gotten a bigger update, which I believe is for the better, which is scary because I’ve been reasonably happy with the last few versions of the Saucony Ride.