No. 2 – Saucony Kinvara 3
Year Released: 2012
We know it’s a bold move to put a running shoe at the top that hasn’t yet stood the test of time, but Saucony came to the race looking to win with the Kinvara 3. The latest update to the Kinvara weighs in at 7.7 ounces with a ProGrid midsole to provide a durable, pliable midsole for a comfortable ride. Responsiveness and cushioning strike a perfect balance as your heel is caressed throughout the journey. We at Sneaker Report seriously suggest this sneaker as it is a great introduction to a seriously lightweight build. We’ll see how it fairs in sequel editions, but the Kinvara 3 has been one of the most popular shoes spotted at running events in 2012, so we have high hopes for this Saucony kick as running shoes continue to evolve.