I was recently sent a pair of Saucony running shoes from sportsshoes.com. I chose them because I loved the colour and the style. They go perfectly with my running kit too!
Having only run in the gym before, I was excited to get out and about and have a proper outside run. Unfortunately, my body had a different plan and I was struck down with a nasty chest infection so haven't yet had a chance to try them out. However, I will tell you what I do know about them! The shoes arrived very quickly and I was impressed with the service from sportsshoes.com. They are the lightest trainers I have ever owned (I have owned far too many pairs of trainers). When you put them on they seem to feel the shape of your feet and when you walk in them they are so light and feel amazing on. I would imagine that when I start running with them they will be utterly conducive to as easy a run as possible.
What they say
So much technology, so little shoe.
Saucony have redesigned the look of this popular shoe, but kept the fit, feel and ride consistent with its predecessor. Low in profile, great fit and plush in cushioning.
The new Kinvara's upper now features FlexFilm™, a strong yet pliable material innovation that adapts to your foot and provides a lightweight, seamless feel. Inside the shoe, anatomically-contoured memory foam heel pods secure a perfect fit.
In the midsole, ProGrid™ technology provides a unique blend of responsiveness and cushion, and the heel crashpad has been beveled for an even smoother ride as the runner transitions through the gait cycle. Finally, after examining wear patterns on hundreds of test shoes, the outsole was upgraded through the addition of placements of carbon rubber for enhanced durability.
*** NEW *** FlexFilm™ - A strong yet pliable material innovation that adapts to your foot and provides a lightweight and seamless feel.
Carbon Rubber Outsole - The outsole is upgraded through the addition of placements of carbon runner for enhanced durability.
Decoupled Heel Crash Pads - This crashpad has been beveled for an even smoother ride, it ensures the best possible dispersion of forces on heel contact and provide a smooth transition.
Improved HydraMAX Lining - A superior lining material that has great moisture wicking properties as well as a plush hand feel
Upper Weight Reduced - The thickness and the layer of the upper has been reduced, meaning less weight and more breathable.
ProGrid technology - 20% more responsive than its predecessor, it provides a unique blend of responsiveness and cushioning.
High Abrasion EVA (EVA+) - Saucony's extremely lightweight grade of EVA with cushioning and durability
4mm Offset - Heel-to-toe differential of the shoe, excluding the strobel board and sockliner.
XT900 Compound - provides great durability on the heelstrike and rearfoot strike respectively
Memory Foam Heel Pods - Strategically-placed memory foam in the heel provides a heel pocket for a snug fit
Triangular Lug Design - Provides traction and durability.
I would definitely recommend sportsshoes.com if you are looking for some running shoes. Their prices are very competitive and have big discounts on. Delivery is very quick too. Have a look at their website for more brands.
Disclaimer: I was sent these shoes to review and was not charged for them. This in no way had any impact on the review, I believe in honest product reviews.