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


Important Shipping Note: U.S. sales only.


Go fast and keep your feet dry with the Saucony Kinvara 5 Runshield. 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 Runshield upper is designed to keep water out and provide a secure fit, while PowerGrid cushioning provides just enough impact protection to keep you going.

Model Number:

Weight: 7.9 oz

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

Available Widths: D=Medium

How It Fits (based on width D)

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium to narrow
  • Midfoot: Medium to low volume
  • Forefoot: Medium
  • Toebox Height: Medium
  • Arch Structure: Medium to high
  • 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.


  • Runshield water resistant upper keeps your feet dry throughout your run.
  • Flex Film Overlays are made of a thin film that is welded to the upper for a snug, secure fit.
  • Gusset Tongue prevents debris from entering the shoe.
  • RUNDRY lining wicks away moisture for a dry comfortable fit.
  • 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: Like the previous reviewer said, these shoes have some thermal properties, so I use them as my winter trainers, and they are perfect for that purpose. They keep out water whether from rain or small puddles, and they keep in warmth too, so my toes don't go numb in freezing temperatures. I can't imagine using them when temperatures are above 60F, but in cold weather my feet don' sweat. Also these shoes have good traction for light trails and occasional off-roading.
From: Zachary, Alexandria, VA, USA.  January 17th 2015

Comments: These shoes will keep water out like a champ, but they also won't let your sweat evaporate at all. What that means is that if it's warm out your feet may end up wetter than they would have been had you actually run in the rain in a regular pair of shoes. For sub-70 degree wet days, these shoes may be spot on. I did try them in some colder weather as well, and they do have some thermal properties to them so they may be a better winter shoe. Either way, I got tired of soaking wet socks and feet coming out of these on even short runs.
From: Brett, Nashville, TN, USA. September 16th 2014