Sprints, jogs and jaunts – the Kinvara 9 will take you where you need to go. The versatile design spans almost any duration or intensity, while an EVERUN topsole distributes the impact of every stride. Engineered mesh is seamless for exceptional comfort and breathability, keeping your run rhythm continuous through the miles.
- Seamless engineered mesh is lightweight and reduces rubbing hotspots.
- Woven heel provides a supportive, refined fit.
- Full EVERUN topsole distributes impact force and gives it back for an energized ride.
- EVA+ foam midsole adds durable cushioning.
- Tri-Flex sole configuration for smooth ground contact and toe-off.
- Blown rubber outsole.
|Ideal for||Road running|
'Minimal and natural' shoes offer low drop, lots of flex, and minimal cushioning. Most running shoes are 'Light and responsive' with medium cushioning and good energy return. 'Cushioned and floaty' shoes have maximum cushioning.
|Light and responsive|
Some shoes include added motion control or stability features to help minimize pronation or supination, where the foot tends to roll inward or outward in a biomechanically imbalanced running position.
The approximate thickness of the midsole cushioning under the heel and the forefoot. A thicker heel and greater difference between heel and toe height tends to suit heel-strike runners, while forefoot and midfoot strikers may prefer a minimal drop between heel and toe cushioning.
The drop is the difference in height between the heel and the forefoot midsole cushioning. Traditional running shoes tend to have a 10mm drop or higher while minimalist style shoes are on the lower end of the spectrum.
Waterproof shoes and boots feature a waterproof-breathable membrane and a gusseted tongue to help keep your feet dry in wet conditions.