Saucony Kinvara 14

Overall Grades And Reviews

8.7 Overall Grade
36 reviews

A highly rated, popular, lightweight training shoe that can be used to go uptempo. Biggest complaint is its durability.

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Shoe Properties
Shoe Type
Trainer
Trainer
Trainer
Trainer
Pronation Control
Neutral
Neutral
Neutral
Weight
7.3 oz. (men's), 7 oz. (women's)
7.5 oz. (men's), 6.5 oz. (women's)
11.1 oz. (men's), 10.1 oz. (women's)
10.2 oz. (men's), 9 oz. (women's)
Stack Height
31mm.
28mm.
43mm.
42mm.
Forefoot Height
27mm.
24mm.
39mm.
34mm.
Drop Height
4 mm.
4 mm.
4 mm.
8 mm.
Upper material
Updated Engineered mesh
Engineered mesh, Lycra comfort frame, Internal heel counter, Pillowed Tongue
Engineered Knit Mesh, Ortholite X-55, Knit Tongue, Pull Tab
Shoe Released
Q1 2023
Q4 2021
Q3 2022
Q1 2023
MSRP
$120
$165
$160
LRC Ratings
Out of 10
Overall
8.7
8.8
9.2
8.8
Comfort
8.7
8.8
9.4
9.7
Cushioning
8.5
8.5
9.6
9.7
Durability
7.8
8.1
8.3
8.6
Appearance
8.2
8.6
8.2
8.1
Value
8.7
8.5
7.8
8.2

Reader Reviews

  • LRC Editor's Choice

    Light, fast and wears out quickly

    30 miles per week, neutral pronator, high arches
    Overall
    10.0
    Comfort
    10.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    7.0
    Appearance
    10.0
    Value
    9.0

    Great shoe, comfortable, light, flexible, responsive, and visible thanks to the Campfire Stories colorway. Best for fast days on smooth surfaces or on groomed paths-the soft outer soles are not trail friendly. The only real knock on them is that the cushy one piece foam wears down quickly. There are two small patches of harder material on the outside of the heel and the inside of the big toe area but these are mostly for show. 

  • Simplicity Wins

    15 miles per week, underpronator, medium arches
    Overall
    9.0
    Comfort
    9.0
    Cushioning
    8.0
    Durability
    8.0
    Appearance
    9.0
    Value
    9.0

    Lightweight super simple neutral trainer. Low drop helps with Achilles issue. The upper design is snug and well vented. No frills but kills. 

  • Solid

    40 miles per week, neutral pronator, high arches
    Overall
    7.0
    Comfort
    7.0
    Cushioning
    7.0
    Durability
    10.0
    Appearance
    8.0
    Value
    10.0

    Decent daily trainer, geared more toward speed work 

  • Nice and lightweight

    40 miles per week, neutral pronator, medium arches
    Overall
    8.0
    Comfort
    9.0
    Cushioning
    7.0
    Durability
    7.0
    Appearance
    8.0
    Value
    9.0

    This shoe is really lightweight and flexible which makes it nice for speedwork when I don't want extra assistance. It is very comfortable and the extra thick insole adds to the comfort.

  • Super light and comfortable, won't last forever

    Overall
    10.0
    Comfort
    9.0
    Cushioning
    9.0
    Durability
    5.0
    Appearance
    8.0
    Value
    9.0

    Kinvaras are great.  They have enough cushioning for running on hard surfaces and don't feel like anchors on your feet like some other shoes.  The only downside is that they seem to wear out faster than more substantial shoes, but that's a tradeoff I gladly make.

  • Great shoe for all speeds.

    Neutral pronator, medium arches
    Overall
    10.0
    Comfort
    10.0
    Cushioning
    8.0
    Durability
    9.0
    Appearance
    10.0
    Value
    10.0

    Saucony's Kinvara has been in my shoe rotation since its earliest iteration. I am not a long distance runner, but primarily a sprinter. That said, I need a training shoe that is lightweight and cushioned, but not pillowy. The Kinvara fits the bill nicely, holds up well under the stress of high speed (sort of) running, and remains a bargain. 

  • Most comfortable Kinvara model so far

    40 miles per week, underpronator, medium arches
    Overall
    9.0
    Comfort
    9.0
    Cushioning
    5.0
    Durability
    9.0
    Appearance
    6.0
    Value
    7.0

    My last three daily trainers have been the Kinvara 14, 12, and 10. I have found the 14 to be the most comfortable version of the most recent models and like the other Kinvaras to be very durable for a more minimalist shoe.

  • Versatile lightweight shoe

    10 miles per week, underpronator, high arches
    Overall
    10.0
    Comfort
    10.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    9.0
    Appearance
    8.0
    Value
    10.0

    Edition 14 is lighter than predecessors, but seems more well cushioned. If one could only buy one shoe for training and racing over any distance / surface/ terrain, this would be my choice

  • Light cushion for up tempo

    30 miles per week, neutral pronator, medium arches
    Overall
    9.0
    Comfort
    9.0
    Cushioning
    9.0
    Durability
    9.0
    Appearance
    8.0
    Value
    8.0

    Very responsive for everyday training with good cushioning.   Good flexibility and snug fit for narrow feet.

  • Great Road Feel

    35 miles per week, neutral pronator, medium arches
    Overall
    9.0
    Comfort
    9.0
    Cushioning
    9.0
    Durability
    7.0
    Appearance
    7.0
    Value
    8.0

    The Kinvara is a lightweight shoe that has great road feel.