Shoe Preview Videos: Saucony Kinvara 4 and TR 2, Merrell Ascend Glove, New Balance 1010v2, and Pearl Izumi EM Road N1

The folks at just posted a bunch of videos from the 2013 Winter Outdoor Retailer show. Among them are previews of the Saucony Kinvara 4 and TR 2 (trail Kinvara), Merrell Ascend Glove, New Balance 1010v2, and Pearl Izumi EM Road N1.

Of these, I had the chance to see both Saucony updates in person a few weeks ago at Suacony HQ, and the Merrell Ascend Glove looks fantastic. Lots of buzz going on about the new Pearl Izumi line too, looks like they are just now starting to hit the market.


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  1. Indulgence says:

    is it just me or the kinvara 4 on that video looks a tad taller than its predecessor? what is the reported stack height on the k4s?

    • Pete Larson says:

      Don’t know the specs yet. Sole looked the same as the 3 when I held it, but can’t be sure
      Sent from my iPad

    • Alain Tremblay says:

      I agree, it looks quite beefy. Maybe it ought to be called the Kinvhoka…

      On another note, does anyone know how much the Ascend Gloves are going to weigh?

  2. I should have bought a couple more pairs of the Kinvara 2 while I had the chance :(

  3. Stephen Lalley says:

    Is the Merrell Ascend Glove a trail version of the Bare Access 2?

  4. Jeanette Kozlowski says:

    Next time I hope we can find a quieter spot to film at the Saucony booth. Thank you for posting! :)

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