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-fibre 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 1st on the Saucony website and via 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+™ sock liner to further enhance comfort. Sandwiched in between the layered cushioning system is a 3/4 carbon-fibre 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 democratises 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.”
The Kinvara Pro will available from 1st August in men’s sizes 6-14, and women’s sizes 3-10 at a RRP of £200.