Saucony Kinvara 12 vs Saucony Endorphin Speed 2

  • 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
  • Great for high-tempo and marathon paced miles
  • Shoes lost support in a little bit over a month and a half
  • Love these shoes

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Weight

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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Saucony Endorphin Speed 2
How many pairs of shoes do you own?
- Saucony Endorphin Speed 2 - Only have around 25 miles on these, and they only just now seem to be breaking in. Not my favorite shoe, but got these for around $100. Decent for speedy/tempo runs, and they replaced some Nike Zoom Fly 3’s. The ZF3s felt faster for short bursts but I prefer the lighter weight of these.

Fit

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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Saucony Endorphin Speed 2
Affordable shoe for tempo/speed work?
Saucony Endorphin Speed 2 are my speed/tempo shoe. They are fantastic: extremely light, but enough cushioning.
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Malickcinemalover
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Comfort

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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Saucony Endorphin Speed 2
youtube
Saucony Endorphin Speed 2 Review: 2021's Best All-rounder?
You'Ve got a nice um comfortable shoe to run in strong daily trainer, probably not my favorite, but definitely up there with one of the most enjoyable kind of shoes. I'Ve run in um in a while, so yeah all good for me on the speed 2.
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The Run Testers
4 months ago
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Size

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).
Saucony Endorphin Speed 2
Affordable shoe for tempo/speed work?
Saucony Endorphin Speed 2 are my speed/tempo shoe. They are fantastic: extremely light, but enough cushioning.
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Malickcinemalover
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Materials

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
PositivePositive
4 months ago
runnersworld.com
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Saucony Endorphin Speed 2
Best Running Shoes of 2022 - GearLab
The Saucony Endorphin Speed 2 is our overall winner for its lightweight, responsive design that we loved for all of our workouts. Saucony has done a great job combining ample cushioning with a responsive midsole that feels fresh and springlike. We kept coming back to this model for our long runs and tempo efforts, as this model's overall comfort and speed stand above the rest
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OutdoorGearLab
10 months ago
outdoorgearlab.com
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Design

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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Saucony Endorphin Speed 2
Best Running Shoes of 2022 - GearLab
The Saucony Endorphin Speed 2 is our overall winner for its lightweight, responsive design that we loved for all of our workouts. Saucony has done a great job combining ample cushioning with a responsive midsole that feels fresh and springlike. We kept coming back to this model for our long runs and tempo efforts, as this model's overall comfort and speed stand above the rest
PositivePositive
OutdoorGearLab
10 months ago
outdoorgearlab.com
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Features

Saucony Kinvara 12
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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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Saucony Endorphin Speed 2
youtube
Saucony Endorphin Speed 2 Review | The Best Running Shoe 2021
Sock uh in those three runs that i've done in it and actually i didn't feel hot or anything like that, despite the temperatures being up now here in the uk but um, i ran the twins twin skin sock because it was wet and they want to get Blisters um so uh despite me, wearing that warmer sock, it still wasn't a problem in terms of breathability in the shoe, which is a big compliment to it plenty of padding in the hill and yeah i mean what else can you say about it? So this is the thing people i think this is the best shoe money can buy.
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FORDY RUNS
4 months ago
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