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Customer reviews for Men's Kinvara TR2

Men's Kinvara TR2

TRAIL - Natural / Neutral Designed for the runner seeking a super lightweight, low-profile shoe, the Kinvara TR2 features an upgraded nylon fiber mesh rock plate that reduces the weight of the midsole by .44oz., while maintaining flexibility and protection. Weight: 7.8 oz. / 221 g. (size 9) See the Updates to the Kinvara TR2 (PDF) See the Women's Kinvara TR2
Overall Rating:
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5
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Rating Breakdown 7 reviews
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6 out of 7(86%)reviewers recommend this product.
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Customer reviews for Men's Kinvara TR2
Review 1 for Men's Kinvara TR2
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Performance: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Style: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Durability: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Width: 
Runs Wide
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From: Los Angeles, CA
Age: 31
Size and Width purchased: 11
Gender:Male
No, I do not recommend this product.

Shouldn't be called Kinvara

PostedJanuary 20, 2014
I Run: As a social activity, For fun, To train for another sport, To set a personal best, To stay in shape
I Use This Product For: Running, Cross Training, Racing
I have worn the street version of the Kinvara as the have gone from version to version and really enjoyed them so I thought I would enjoy the Kinvara TR2. I wanted a shoe that would be good all weather conditions. Boy was I wrong! They don't fit the same way as the street version. I ended up running in them once, but with there wide fit it hurt my foot. They also made a lot of noise on the road with there dense sole which was pretty annoying. I had gotten them on a no return deal so I tried to give them away to a friend, but they didn't want them. Now they are just sitting in closet collecting dust. I guess that is better than having them hurt my feet. Maybe this shoe will be for you, but it was not for me. Too bad because I really enjoyed sacony brand before these.
1 of 8 found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Men's Kinvara TR2
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Size: 
True to Size
Width: 
True to Size
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From: Jersey City
Age: 34
Size and Width purchased: 10.5
Gender:Male
Yes, I recommend this product.

Solid Shoe

PostedDecember 9, 2013
I Run: Competitively, To train for another sport, To stay in shape
I Use This Product For: Running, Cross Training
Just got these since I have blown out a few pairs of Peregrine 3s this year and needed something new. The sole is very hard which is great for protection. I broke them in at my gym with a few CrossFit workouts and they made my lower calves pretty sore but that could be because they are new. This weekend I took them out for a 50k and they worked well just not great traction if it is really muddy.
3 of 3 found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Men's Kinvara TR2
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Size: 
Runs 1 Size Large
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Gender:Male
Yes, I recommend this product.

Size

PostedNovember 26, 2013
I Run: Competitively
I Use This Product For: Running, Racing
I have always worn a size 10 but when i bought these, they fit me like an 11. They are a great pair of shoes and i will buy another pair after these.
Review 4 for Men's Kinvara TR2
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Width: 
True to Size
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From: NH
Age: 34
Size and Width purchased: 9M
Gender:Male
Yes, I recommend this product.

Worn during 100 mile ultra

PostedNovember 6, 2013
I Run: Competitively, To set a personal best, To stay in shape
I Use This Product For: Running
I wore these during my 100 miler and wore them for 45 miles. The shoe was light and comfy and had no issues at all. A little more cushion would have been great but 45 miles is a long run in any shoe. I will be using this as a go to for my 50k (31 milers) from now on. I am making a switch from the inov8 trailroc 245
2 of 2 found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Men's Kinvara TR2
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Size: 
True to Size
Width: 
True to Size
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Yes, I recommend this product.

Black/Yellow/Orange good overall

PostedOctober 1, 2013
I Run: To train for another sport
I Use This Product For: Cross Training
lightweight, nice black/yellow/orange color combo, good traction. Owned for a couple of months so durability is still being tested. Needs more cushion in heal, though, for trail running. Currently causes too much strain on achilles tendon. However, on flat non-rocky roads or for JKD workouts, it's perfect.
Final note: the powder blue version is just plain ugly.
0 of 4 found this review helpful.
Review 6 for Men's Kinvara TR2
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Size: 
Runs 1/2 Size Small
Width: 
True to Size
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From: Norwich, CT
Age: 17
Size and Width purchased: 10M
Gender:Male
Yes, I recommend this product.

Fantastic Trail Shoe

PostedAugust 27, 2013
I Run: As a social activity, Competitively, For fun, To train for another sport, To set a personal best, To stay in shape
I Use This Product For: Running, Cross Training
I also own a pair of the Kinvara 4, but after 350 miles of all off road cross country running, they just started to break down. These don't at all! The are reinforced and heavy built, but at only 7.7 ounces. They are light enough and comfortable enough to run 12 miles, but they just will not wear down. GREAT SHOE for the trail runner who loves the Kinvara to start with
1 of 1 found this review helpful.
Review 7 for Men's Kinvara TR2
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Size: 
True to Size
Width: 
True to Size
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From: Eden,Ut
Age: 34
Size and Width purchased: 11M
Gender:Male
Yes, I recommend this product.

Improved sizing, Excellent trail shoe.

PostedJune 27, 2013
I Run: As a social activity, Competitively, For fun, To train for another sport, To set a personal best, To stay in shape
I Use This Product For: Running, Cross Training, Racing
I ran in the tr model previously and wore a men's 11 in them and they where a bit snug, this tr2 model I ordered same size men's 11 and its perfect fit just like my kinvara 3 shoes. These shoes offer good traction in most conditions, they do have smaller lugs on the outsole so mud performance suffers a bit, water crossings are no problem and navigating loose rocks at speed. Everything about this shoe is perfect if your looking for light weight minimalist trail shoe. They hold up extremely well if you take care of them. Great product and will definitely purchase another pair.
9 of 9 found this review helpful.