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My second pair of Kinvara 4's
on March 16, 2014
These are my second pair of this model (third overall, I had a pair of 3's prior). I ran 370 miles on my first pair of 4's and liked them so much I decided to get a second pair! If you already have a pair of 4's and are looking to replace them, these are the exact same as the regular model, but with more reflective material.
I just got done with my first run on these and they feel and fit the exact same! As with my last two pair of Kinvara's I assume the slight tearing in the top will occur again, but I haven't found that to effect the fit wear of the shoe at all. I also expect the rubber on the bottom to wear the same. If I were to judge how much further I could run on my last pair of 4's on the wear of rubber/EVA, I would say they could make it well into the 500 mile range (see my pictures with old and new side by side).
If you are simply looking to replace your last pair of Kinvara's, you should be happy with this brighter option. If you have never owned a pair or Kinvara's or are new to running, you should visit a running store to get professionally fitted.