Saucony Kinvara 4

    Photo: Lucas Zarebinski

BEST FOR: Midfooters seeking cushioning

The Kinvara has the natural, flat-footed feel of an aggressive minimalist shoe, but when you land it’s pillowy soft. That’s because a thin but effective belt of padding runs along the midfoot. Combine that with its nearly structureless upper and you get a shoe that’s race-flat light but still hardy enough to handle long training-day runs. 7.7 oz

Brand: Saucony $100
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