Saucony Kinvara 12

The expected release date for the Saucony Kinvara 12 is around – 01 February 2021.

The Saucony Kinvara 12 will have the following features & updates:

  • Quite a few changes will be expected for the new Kinvara 12 as there were some complaints about the Kinvara 11 model.
  • Firstly, they will be much more light in weight this time around.
  • The sole entirely will also be much more flexible with more flex ridges.
  • As you will see, there will be a swept up heel design and a more learning midsole design.
  • The PWRRUN+ midsole will still be used with more responsive and less plush cushioning.
  • There will be a sturdy plastic heel counter for better stability in motion control.
  • The tongue and collar will be lightly padded for a comfortable fit.
  • As for the uppers, the same engineered mesh will be used in a thin layer but not as thin as its predecessor.
  • There will also be more color options and designs available in the new model.

Latest Version of the Saucony Kinvara


Saucony Kinvara


  • The MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) for the Saucony Kinvara 12 will be $110.00.
  • This shows that there will be almost no increase in the price so far.

Arch support and pronation controlArch Support and Pronation Control

  • The new Kinvara 12 will offer excellent arch support for a low to medium arch type.
  • They will be ideal for overpronation and neutral pronation, with the more flexible sole and sturdy heel cage.


  • The new Kinvara 12 from Saucony will be ideal for a variety of indoor surfaces as well as some outdoor surfaces.
  • I do not recommend them for use on the outdoor trail and wet surfaces or uneven surfaces.
  • They will be suited to roads and pavements, as well as on gym floors and for treadmill running.


  • The New Kinvara 12 can be used for the same purposes as its predecessor.
  • They will be ideal for light running., jogging, and walking.
  • They will also be quite adequate as a gym or training shoe, with the low heel to toe drop design and improved flexibility.
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  • The New Kinvara 12 model will have a thicker layer for the uppers, which will be much more durable.
  • The sole and midsole will be slightly firmer and much more durable.

Fit and SizingFit and Sizing

  • As with a few reviews so far, the new Kinvara will offer a more comfortable and relaxed fit that is less snug than its previous model.
  • The standard sizes will be true to size so that you can select your perfect size.
  • They should also fit a medium foot type very comfortably.
  • Unfortunately, there will not be wide or extra wide width options available.


  • You will be glad to hear that they will adjust the weight of the new Kinvara 12, as there were many complaints about the Kinvara 11 being too heavy.
  • You can look forward to much lower weights this time.
  • The men’s weight will be 219 grams.
  • The women’s weight will be grams 183 grams.

Elevation of the Saucony Kinvara 12

Heel HeightHeel Height

  • The stack height for the heel will be 28.5 mm.
  • This is an adequate height in any running shoe.

Forefoot HeightForefoot Height

  • There will be a forefoot height of around 24.5 in the new model.
  • The lower heel to toe drop will be ideal for stability while offering good support for midfoot striking.

Heel-to-Toe DropHeel-to-Toe Drop

  • There will be a lower 4mm heel to toe drop.
  • Ideally, this new model will offer less energizing cushioning and a lower and more flexible sole, with better response in cushioning.

Components of the Saucony Kinvara 12


  • The Outsole of the new Saucony Kinvara 12 will be the same durable rubber.
  • The Outsole will allow a little bit more flex this time around.
  • Furthermore, the outsole will have a more lug tread that has patterns for improved grip and traction.
  • Generally, the outsole will have more ridges and be a bit firmer in support, offering more durability and better support for stability.


  • As for support and cushioning, the new Saucony Kinvara still makes use of the much loved PWRRUN cushioning system in the midsole, which is lightweight and responsive.
  • The sole this time will, however, be much more flexible in general design.
  • The new model Kinvara 12 will have less plush cushioning and more stability with a firmer cushioning system.
  • The rebound will be responsive and less bouncy.


  • The Saucony Kinvara will have more advanced technology engineered mesh uppers that are woven for enhanced breathability and flexibility and a bit thicker than the previous model.
  • You will enjoy the new fashionable colors and designs that the new model will be featuring, in turn.
  • The uppers will offer an ISOFIT comfort and snug fit, with a more roomy toe box and snug heel fit.
  • There will also be a less padded tongue and collar design in the new model.
  • You will also find that there will be less of a bevel design in the heel in the new model.


Saucony Kinvara 12

About the Author

David Alegeta

David is a long-distance hiker, a writer and an editor whose favorite topics include backpacking and trail running. He is an adventure athlete who covered over 20,000 miles. He frequently speaks to groups about the benefits of proper footwear and has written numerous articles on this subject. He lives in Dallas, Texas with his family.