Yesterday I posted a first run review of the Saucony Kinvara TR and noted that the fit seemed off – too narrow and tapered in the forefoot to the point where I had to swap out the insole for a very thin one to make it work. This morning I took out a few shoes to compare it too, and shot a few side-by-side photos. The comparisons are between the Kinvara TR, Kinvara 3, Brooks Pure Grit, and Merrell Mix Master 2. You’ll note that the Kinvara TR is considerably narrower up front than all three of the others (all of which fit me very well).
First, Kinvara TR vs. Kinvara 3 road shoe:
Nest, Kinvara TR vs. Brooks Pure Grit:
Finally, Kinvara TR vs. Merrell Mix Master: