WALTHAM, MA (July 6, 2023) – Carbon-plated shoes married with PEBA-powered midsoles first burst onto the scene in marathon racing products because the unique combination of the responsive foam and propulsive carbon plate allowed competitive athletes to go further, faster with less wear and tear on their legs. For that purpose, super shoes were largely engineered for race day with ultra-lightweight, minimal uppers and a full-length plate engineered for speed. But those same benefits can be found by engineering a PB-powered, carbon-fiber plate-equipped every day running shoe specifically to make running effortless. Today, with the launch of the Kinvara Pro, global running lifestyle brand Saucony does just that. The Kinvara Pro will be available August 1 at saucony.com and select retailers globally.
The Kinvara Pro, featuring Saucony’s SPEEDROLL™ Technology, uses three of the brand’s premium cushioning compounds: PWRRUN PB™, strategically placed closest to the foot and delivering 90% energy return; a foundation of PWRRUN™ for more protection and durability at ground contact than what is found in a marathon racing shoe; and a PWRRUN+™ sockliner to further enhance comfort. Sandwiched in between the layered cushioning system is a 3/4 carbon-fiber plate delivering a gentle forward roll, while the S-curve midsole shape and flexible forefoot provide a lightweight and efficient feel accommodating daily training. A durable and supportive upper built for everyday use completes the Kinvara Pro package.
“This year, as we celebrate Saucony’s 125th anniversary, we look back on how innovation, evolution and an unwavering focus on the runner have always been part of Saucony’s deep-rooted heritage,” said Brian Moore, senior vice president of global product for Saucony. “The Endorphin Collection, with SPEEDROLL Technology, opened a new chapter in the brand’s legacy of innovation, delivering effortless race day speed for the ultimate go-fast experience. Yet, regular runners told us they wanted to experience a PB- powered, carbon-plated ride on training days as well. As an industry leader in the geometry, foam and plate formula, we believe an efficient and effortless ride should be available to everyone and on every run. The all-new Kinvara Pro democratizes our innovation so that every runner can appreciate an efficient and effortless running experience, ultimately realizing the best version of themselves day in and day out.”
Kinvara Pro Features
- SPEEDROLL Technology provides gentle roll forward
- Dual cushioning with PWRRUN PB for supreme energy return and a stack of PWRRUN for durable daily comfort
- PWRRUN+ sockliner
- Wider platform accommodates a variety of foot strikes and provides secure and smooth transitions
- PB-powered 3/4 carbon-fiber plate starts at midfoot for geometry that gradually rolls runner forward and accommodates for daily use
- Category: Neutral/Every Day
- Heel-to-toe Offset: 8mm (42mm heel/34mm forefoot)
- Weight: Men’s 9.5oz. (269g), Women’s 8.5oz (240g)
- Sustainability: This style is vegan and contains recycled materials
Pricing and Sizing
The Kinvara Pro is available in men’s sizes 7-13, and 14 and 15, and women’s sizes 5-12 at a suggested retail price of $180.00. To find a Saucony retailer near you, call 800-365-4933 or visit here.
About Saucony: Saucony, the ‘Original Running Brand’ and a division of Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE: WWW), is a leading global performance running brand that fuses innovation, style and culture. Widely recognized for award-winning technologies including PWRRUN™ PB, PWRRUN+™, and SPEEDROLL™, Saucony creates innovative technical and lifestyle footwear and apparel across Road, Trail and Originals. Founded in 1898, Saucony exists to inspire and enable people to live a better life through running culture, self-expression and their impact on the world. For more information, visit www.saucony.com.