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The Saucony Kinvara 4 GTX is a natural daily trainer and performance uptempo running shoe with a waterproof GORETEX upper, designed for a neutral foot motion.


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Keep the elements from holding you back with the Saucony Kinvara 4 GTX. This stripped down performance shoe features a Gore-Tex upper for protection from wet and cold conditions. A low profile platform promotes an efficient stride, while a lightweight design keeps your run nimble and quick.

Model Number:

Weight: 7.2 oz (size 8)

Stack HeightHeel (22mm), Forefoot (18mm)

Available Widths: D=Medium

How It Fits (based on width B)

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium
  • Midfoot: Medium volume
  • Forefoot: Medium to wide
  • Toe-Box Height: Medium to high
  • 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.
  • Gore-Tex a 100% waterproof breathable upper.
  • 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: I bought these shoes after I was fitted for them at a local running shoe shop in town. I loved how they felt, and my forefot strike seemed to be a perfect fit for these shoes. I didn't pay attention to the difference in my drop from the Asics Cumulus I was wearing from the Kinvara. Going from a 11mm drop to a 4mm drop was brutal for me, and I ended with awful shin splints. Be careful if you're transitioning from a higher drop shoe to these. They felt like butter when I tried them on, but after I ran in them a few miles, it was a whole different story!
From: Anonymous. September 16th 2014

Comments: I've been running in the Kinvara line for a while now. I liked the feel of the Kinvara 2 except that the fabric on top of toe box wasn't sturdy and I got a few holes. The Kinvara 3 fixed that problem, and I was really happy with the look and feel of this shoe. I'd been hoping I still could still find it, but, not surprisingly, now the Kinvara 4 is out. The big attraction of it is supposed to be the GoreTex upper. Well, I tried these shoes on and they feel.... really constricting and stiff. Even walking around in them is weird. Definitely feels like a downgrade from the 3s. It's too bad, because the description makes the 4s out to have the same feel as the 3s. I didn't run in these shoes because just walking was bad enough. I'll be returning them. The GoreTex would be handy if I'm running through ankle-deep puddles on a windy day, but would just make my feet really sweaty on a hot, summer day, since the shoes don't seem very breathable.
From: Hina, Arlington, VA