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My New Saucony Kinvara 2 Running Shoes

  Nov 21st, 2011

Last week my wife bought me a new pair of Saucony Kinvara 2 running shoes. Mostly because she was buying herself a new pair as well, but it was still a nice gesture.

 

She works for Shoes.com and knows way more about shoes than I ever will. When she told me the name of the brand that she was buying for me, I have to admit that I had never heard of Saucony shoes before.

 

You don’t have to tell me how out of touch I am – my wife already took care of that 🙂

 

I have always been happy with my good old Adidas’, Nikes and New Balances. To top it off, the shoes that she picked out for me were bright green and yellow and caused me to immediately conjure up thoughts of ninja turtles.

 

saucony running shoesHere is a picture of the shoes that she got for me:

 

They are starting to grow on me now, but it took a few days…

 

A Natural and Comfortable Feel

Because running tends to irritate my knees and my left heel (from a case of Plantar fascitis), I typically stick to using elliptical workouts for my cardiovascular training. My wife had heard that these Saucony shoes had a very natural feel to them and were extremely light-weight and comfortable.

 

When I put them on I noticed that the heel of the shoe was much lower to the ground than any of my other shoes, as the level of my heel was almost the same as that of my toes.

 

I really enjoyed this feel as it was similar to walking without shoes. Well, as similar as it could be while wearing shoes anyway. They also have a small pad on each side of the heel to help stabilize the heel.

 

My First Run in My Saucony’s

After weight training tonight, I decided to go for a run in my new shoes, instead of doing my normal 30 minute elliptical workout.

 

As soon as I started running I couldn’t help but notice how light my Saucony shoes were! It was a really good feeling as I didn’t feel like my shoes were weighing me down for the first time in my life (except for when I was running track in high school with official track shoes).

 

At about the quarter-mile mark in my run I thought to myself that I would never buy another brand of running shoes again. I know this sounds tacky, but it is the honest truth.

 

After my run I didn’t have any pain in my knees or my left heel, which was a welcome change to say the least. As I walked in the door I told my wife how much I liked these shoes and decided to share them with my followers by taking a little time to post this article.

 

If you are looking for a comfortable and light-weight running shoe, I can’t think of any reason that you shouldn’t give a pair of Suacony running shoes a try. After just one run I am confident that you will be thankful that you did; I know I was.

 

If you want to grab a pair for yourself, here is a link to the Amazon page for the Saucony Kinvara 2 line that my wife bought for me:

 

Suacony Kinvara 2 Running Shoes

 

I won’t be giving up on my elliptical workouts anytime soon, but it is still nice to know that running is now a viable cardio option that won’t cause me to limp around the next day when I want to give my elliptical machine a break.

 

Do you have a favorite brand of running shoe? Leave me a comment below to join the discussion.

 

 

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