Sunday, June 5, 2011

Saucony Kilkenny Product Review

My first running shoes back in my Jr. High X-Country days were Saucony.  They were fantastic!  I remember trying out Adidas and Nike, and they just didn't feel right on my little banana feet despite being the "cool" brands to wear.  Lindsey from OnlineShoes sent me a shout-out asking if I was interested in reviewing a pair of Sauconys and I jumped at the chance!  Woot!  Hello old friend!

Completely bada$$ shoes here...
I've been eyeing the Saucony Kilkenny racing flats for a while now.  In fact, Coach Fish is a huge fan of the Kilkenny* shoe and probably has a half dozen pairs in rotation (no joke, this guy seriously has around 24 pairs of running shoes just chillin' in his closet...all in the rotation and all for a certain type of run, of course).  Why does he like it?  It's extremely lightweight and no-nonsense.  Meaning there isn't a lot of extra foam/rubber/anti-gravity-compounds/springs/air bubble pocket holders/etc....he's all about the "less is more" approach to the running shoe.  I couldn't agree more, and these Kilkenny flats fit the bill.

The shipping from OnlineShoes was very quick, and when I received the coveted shoebox I immediately tried the shoes on.  Uh oh.  Bummer.  Dun DUN DUN!  They were too small. :(  I did get the chance to put them on and run around the carpet in my house for a little bit.  I loved the way the sides hugged my feet and felt like they just molded to my foot.  Plus, get this, the shoes weigh only 5 ounces!  They were like slippers!  I love shoes like this.

From talking to other Saucony wearers it seems that the shoes can run a little small, which is definitely good to know when ordering online.  The awesome part about OnlineShoes is that they have free exchanges (including shipping!), so I'll be taking advantage of that and getting a larger pair of Kilkenny flats.  I can't wait to try them out...perhaps even in the white/pink color, too! ;)

I'll be sure to give an update on the real road test of these shoes when I get the correct size.  Stay tuned!

*Yes, every time I say the name of this shoe I immediately think "Ohmygod!  They killed Kenny!  You bastards!" from good 'ol South Park and it makes me chuckle.  

**Note: All reviews are based on my own personal experience with the specific product I was provided with.  I received these Saucony shoes free of charge from OnlineShoes and was not compensated for my review in any way.**


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