Saucony Kinvara 12 vs Saucony Freedom 3

  • 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 walking
  • More cushion than Kinvara
  • Less cushion than Triumph
  • Better upper than both
  • Best for walking - Could be sloppy / loose for narrow feet

Reviews by Topic

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

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.
NegativeNegative
OutdoorGearLab
10 months ago
outdoorgearlab.com
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Saucony Freedom 3
Comfy, possibly my favorite Sauconys so far
These are nice and light, and I like the stretchy laces a lot. I go through 3-4 pairs of running shoes a year and usually stick with Sauconys because they always fit me out of the box when I order online. I have been using the ISO series for awhile but couldn't find any on Amazon at a reasonable pri...
5/5
808guitarz
1 year ago
amazon.com
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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 Freedom 3
youtube
Saucony Freedom 3 REVIEW | THE RUNNING SHOE OF 2020?
Usually this is a very good metaphor: yeah you're, not wrong. Um yeah, it's not as sexy as the freedom I so um. Maybe it's that this, like duo, color thing they have going, not my favorite yeah, it kind of just like looks like a triumph to me, but I would say I have the saucony shoes
NeutralNeutral
Jamison Michael
4 months ago
youtube.com
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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 Freedom 3
youtube
Saucony Freedom 3 REVIEW | THE RUNNING SHOE OF 2020?
Usually this is a very good metaphor: yeah you're, not wrong. Um yeah, it's not as sexy as the freedom I so um. Maybe it's that this, like duo, color thing they have going, not my favorite yeah, it kind of just like looks like a triumph to me, but I would say I have the saucony shoes
NeutralNeutral
Jamison Michael
4 months ago
youtube.com
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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 Freedom 3
Saucony Freedom 3 Shoe Review - FueledByLOLZ
With how light it is, you don’t feel like you are being weighed down. Saucony Freedom 3 Conclusion:. The Saucony Freedom 3 is a good jack of all trades shoe
PositivePositive
4 months ago
fueledbylolz.com
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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 Freedom 3
youtube
Saucony Freedom 3 Review
It's definitely worth a try anyway. Those are my thoughts on the saucony freedom. 3
PositivePositive
Runners Glide
4 months ago
youtube.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.
NeutralNeutral
FORDY RUNS
4 months ago
youtube.com
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Saucony Freedom 3
youtube
Saucony Freedom 3 REVIEW | THE RUNNING SHOE OF 2020?
Usually this is a very good metaphor: yeah you're, not wrong. Um yeah, it's not as sexy as the freedom I so um. Maybe it's that this, like duo, color thing they have going, not my favorite yeah, it kind of just like looks like a triumph to me, but I would say I have the saucony shoes
NeutralNeutral
Jamison Michael
4 months ago
youtube.com
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Features

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.
NeutralNeutral
FORDY RUNS
4 months ago
youtube.com
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Saucony Freedom 3
Shoes like the Adidas Boston, but with a lower drop
Definitely isn't mushy, but there's some nice give to it. A little bouncier and a lot lighter. The bottom-heavy ness of the Freedom 2 was almost unbearable. Freedom 3 get rids of that feeling completely with a very nice balance.