Saucony Endorphin Pro 2 vs Saucony Kinvara 12

  • Great for faster paces
  • Lightweight
  • Very responsive
  • Firm cushioning
  • Carbon plate
  • Great for daily use
  • Lightweight and fits your foot perfectly
  • Nimble and cushioned
  • Styled after the Endorphin series
  • Upper uses a lighter, more breathable mesh

Reviews by Topic

Our analysis shows how reviewers feel about different topics. Please note these are not full reviews.

Fit

Saucony Endorphin Pro 2
Best Running Shoes for Women of 2022 - GearLab
4 ounces. We felt faster than ever on our tempo runs, and we believe anyone looking to PR or try sprint training will love this responsive pair of shoes.
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OutdoorGearLab
9 months ago
outdoorgearlab.com
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Saucony Kinvara 12
Best Running Shoes of 2022 - GearLab
We would not recommend this to beginners or those who need more cushion or rigidity in their everyday trainer.
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OutdoorGearLab
10 months ago
outdoorgearlab.com
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Materials

Saucony Endorphin Pro 2
Sharing my running shoe rotation & a few quick thoughts of each (NB RC Elite V2/Saucony Endorphin Pro 2/Nike Alphafly Next%/ASICS Novablast 2/NB Rebel V2)
Saucony Endorphin Pro 2. Running in these for me was a struggle, I couldn’t get much response from the midsole.
Saucony Kinvara 12
Fans of Early Saucony Kinvaras Will Dig Its 12th Version
I gave the 12 an overall rating of ‘7 out of 7’ because it is everything that I look for in a shoe. It continues to be my lightweight and responsive go-to and I feel like I can put a ton of miles on a pair and they will still feel like they do in the beginning. (That said, I’m aware that my smaller body frame and running mechanics make it a little easier for the shoes to endure my ride
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4 months ago
runnersworld.com
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Design

Saucony Endorphin Pro 2
Saucony Endorphin Pro+
After returning my Saucony Endorphin Pro 2’s, I decided to splurge on these and pay the extra cost….for looks 😂. What can I say, I’m a sucker for black and white shoes. I think I made the right choice as these look a hell of a lot nicer in person than in pictures.
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Running_Addict777
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Saucony Kinvara 12
youtube
Saucony Kinvara 12 Review | Uptempo Daily Trainer
Let me know in the comments. What do you think do you agree or not, and that's the thing so there's nothing wrong with this shoe.
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FORDY RUNS
4 months ago
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Size

Saucony Endorphin Pro 2
These are not true to size
These are a great all round running shoe from 5K to 20k but they fit small. Recommend going half a size up
5/5
Euan Syme
6 months ago
amazon.com
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Saucony Kinvara 12
I never fully adjusted to the zero drop either. Also fit wise, this shoe is far too narrow and for me in the midfoot and is actually worse than many others here in normal width. The toe box is wide, sure, but the middle part is very narrow. Still somehow, the shoe still had a very loose feeling on my feet and it sometimes felt like the whole shoe could rotate on my foot (if that makes sense).

Weight

Saucony Endorphin Pro 2
Lower-profile racing shoe battle
Ultimately, I think these shoes still would get pulled out for a 5k sometimes and are great for training. There is something great about hitting a fast interval session and feeling really quick turnover and connected with the road. Having one of these shoes for 400m repeats on the track and such is definitely worth it. I think there is an advantage to the strength, turnover, and ground feel you will get in some of those sessions even if you pull out some VFs for extra freshness late in a 5k race.
Saucony Kinvara 12
Best Running Shoes of 2022 - GearLab
We would not recommend this to beginners or those who need more cushion or rigidity in their everyday trainer.
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OutdoorGearLab
10 months ago
outdoorgearlab.com
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Comfort

Saucony Endorphin Pro 2
youtube
Saucony Endorphin Pro 2 | Marathon Racing Shoe | First Run
Okay onward and upward comment of the day here we go. I already asked the question: oh yeah, early score, barely by the hair of our chinny chin chin barely breaking into the seven 7.05 out of 10
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Seth James DeMoor
4 months ago
youtube.com
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Saucony Kinvara 12
Best Running Shoes of 2022 - GearLab
We would not recommend this to beginners or those who need more cushion or rigidity in their everyday trainer.
NegativeNegative
OutdoorGearLab
10 months ago
outdoorgearlab.com
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