The Saucony Kinvara 5 is a natural daily trainer and performance uptempo running shoe designed for a neutral foot motion.


Important Shipping Note: U.S. sales only.


Go farther and go faster with the natural ride of the Saucony Kinvara 5. Built to take on your daily mileage without weighing you down, this neutral trainer keeps you running honest with a low offset design and a responsive feel. The durable mesh upper keeps your foot locked in place for a secure fit, while PowerGrid cushioning provides just enough impact protection to keep you going.

Model Number:

Weight: 6.7 oz (size 8)

Stack Height: Heel (24mm), Forefoot (20mm)

Available Widths: B=Medium

How It Fits (based on width B)

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium
  • Midfoot: Medium to low volume
  • Forefoot: Medium to wide
  • Toebox Height: Medium
  • Arch Structure: Medium
  • Shoe Shape: Semi-Curved



  • EVA+ is a full length composite foam designed for lightweight, durable cushioning.
  • Decoupled Heel flexes throughout the gait cycle to create better traction.
  • Heel PowerGrid combines shock dissipating Grid technology with Powerfoam material to create a cushioned and responsive ride.


  • XT-900 throughout the outsole is a carbon rubber material that offers durable traction.
  • Triangular Lug Design provides traction and additional underfoot cushion.


  • Open Mesh covers the entire upper and is a breathable lightweight fabric.
  • Flex Film Overlays are made of a thin film that is welded to the upper for a snug, secure fit.
  • HydraMAX Collar Lining cups the heel and provides next-to-skin comfort while wicking unwanted moisture.
  • Memory Foam Heel Pods provide a comfortable and secure fit.
  • Comfortlite Sockliner is a molded sockliner that contours the heel and arch, reducing pressures in the forefoot.
  • Strobel Last with the upper stitched to full length HRC Strobel Board, for responsive, enhanced cushioning and a soft underfoot feel.

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

  • Neutral
    • Min
    • Mod
  • Support
    • Min
    • Mod
    • Max
  • Motion Control
    • Mod
    • Max

Heel-Toe Offset (mm): What's This?

  • 0
  • 1-2
  • 3-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-8
  • 9-10
  • 11+

Stack Height:

  • Barefoot
  • Minimal
  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
  • Maximal


  • Road
  • Road-Trail
  • Hard Trail
  • Varied Trail
  • Soft Trail

Shoe Type:

  • Premium
  • Standard
  • Performance
  • Racing

Customer Reviews

Comments: Wonderfully AWESOME running shoe! Ran 13.75 miles in them right out of the box and ABSOLUTELY NO calf pain, shin splints, or any soreness whatsoever from them! I had the BEST training run ever. I am so glad I went with the review from Runner's World Editor Choice for Fall 2014 and one of the 4 best running shoes in the world review. They definitely weren't wrong about this top choice for a neutral shoe.
From: Jacqueline, FL, USA. January 5th 2015

Comments: I currently wear the Saucony Virrata 2 and love them for racing and training, long or short distances. I purchased the Kinvara because I like to train in shoes that range in heel to toe drop and levels of cushioning, and needed something to replace my Asics Gel Lytes 33-2s. I've also owned Saucony Ride 5s in the past, and loved them. With a positive history wearing Saucony shoes, and high ratings for the Kinvara, I thought I would love the them. BUT, so far, I have run ~20 miles in them and have had calf and arch soreness after every run. They feel rigid and almost like a stability shoe? I'm kind of bummed, and will probably replace them wiith Asics.
From: Amy, ME, USA.