Saucony St. Paddy’s Day Kinvara 11
Colourway: Green [S20551-17]
According to Saucony, you can “get lucky in this limited edition style.”
Getting lucky must mean something completely different to runners and joggers than it does to a St. Patrick’s Day pub crawler.
Sticking with the traditional interpretation of the expression, not only would a pair of “get lucky” sneakers be a lot cheaper than a sports car, it’s as likely to work just as well as one.
It could be argued that the lightweight Kinvara 11 is a sports car in its own right. The performance runner utilizes PWRRUN cushioning and Saucony’s proprietary Formfit upper, which wraps your feet to provide an optimal fit.
Technical features aside, transforming a performance running shoe into Irish holiday wear involves lots of green – and the copious use of three-leaf clovers. A big gold clover on the top of the tongue drives the shoe’s theme home.
St. Patrick’s Day was cancelled this year because of COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t pick up these greenies for next year’s celebration. One can’t have too many St. Patrick themed limited edition models in the collection – particularly not if you or your friends aren’t good at holding down your alcohol.
That brings us to one design element that’s missing. Unlike what adidas did with its Prost model, a shoe designed for overindulgence during Oktoberfest, the Kinvara 11 doesn’t provide the upper any splash protection for easy clean up.