The Saucony Kinvara 13 is half an ounce lighter than its predecessor. The character of the Saucony Kinvara 13 stays true to its origin and provides a smooth, no-frills, lightweight ride. Speaking more on fit, the lockdown is best around the midfoot due to the upper’s thin tongue, lacing system, and gusset. The newer model has removed some unneeded overlays, which has made the shoe lighter. The traction underfoot is strong despite having very little additional rubber coverage.