Saucony Kinvara 14

Overall Grades And Reviews

8.8 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)
9.6 oz. (men's), 8.4 oz. (women's)
11.1 oz. (men's), 10.1 oz. (women's)
Stack Height
31mm.
28mm.
35mm.
43mm.
Forefoot Height
27mm.
24mm.
23mm.
39mm.
Drop Height
4 mm.
4 mm.
12 mm.
4 mm.
Upper material
Updated Engineered mesh
Refined 3D Fit Print mesh, Recycled Materials include:
Engineered mesh, Lycra comfort frame, Internal heel counter, Pillowed Tongue
Shoe Released
Q1 2023
Q4 2021
Q4 2022
Q3 2022
MSRP
$120
$140
$165
LRC Ratings
Out of 10
Overall
8.8
8.8
9.2
9.0
Comfort
8.7
8.8
9.1
9.6
Cushioning
8.5
8.5
9.1
9.6
Durability
7.8
8.2
8.8
8.1
Appearance
8.2
8.6
8.2
7.8
Value
8.7
8.5
8.6
7.7

Reader Reviews

  • 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.

    • 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

    • 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. 

    • pretty squishy, outsole of dubious durability

      25 miles per week, neutral pronator, medium arches
      Overall
      8.0
      Comfort
      8.0
      Cushioning
      10.0
      Durability
      4.0
      Appearance
      6.0
      Value
      8.0

      this shoe is quite squishy. almost alarmingly so, as someone that came from the Adidas boston series of shoes. After running probably 100 miles in it, I'm sold on the squish. The outsole is kept light by not having much rubber, which does greatly effect durability (especially on rubber chip tracks it seems) but this lightness makes them feel fast enough to run a road 10k or even 5k in.