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Women's Virrata

$68.00 Reg.$90.00
Stock#:10175-2

RUN - Natural / Neutral

Stripped down to strong. The Virrata is our lightest and most flexible training shoe and allows your foot to move naturally. We removed everything that isn't helping your run improve. What remains is a feather-light, ultra flexible shoe with advanced cushioning that promotes a powerful stride and allows your foot to move the way it was meant to. Built on a 0mm offset, this shoe lets your feet do the work while providing plenty of protection from the road. The breathable mesh upper makes the shoe incredible lightweight and quick-drying to run in wet weather conditions. Weight: 6.0oz. / 170 gm

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Virrata – Zero Drop with Plenty of Cushioning

By: Saucony

Before we put pen to paper on the Virrata, we took a long look at what was happening with runners using the first generation of minimal footwear and 0 offset shoes in particular. What we observed was really interesting. There was a segment of runners who loved everything the early minimal shoes offered … and their opinions were definitely the loudest! But after speaking with more and more runners, a second “core” group emerged. These runners clearly appreciated the lightweight, deconstructed nature of their minimal footwear, but because of how little cushioning those shoes offered, felt somewhat restricted about how many miles they could run, or what types of workouts felt comfortable. These observations and conversations with runners basically became the brief we handed off to our design team, and they set about developing a solution for runners seeking a minimal feel with the right amount of cushioning and protection.

With the Virrata, we’re really excited to see what runners accustomed to running in other types of minimal and 0 drop shoes think once they’ve had the Virrata on their feet. The Virrata is designed on a 0mm platform, but what makes it unique is the 18mm of foam cushioning underneath the foot, a level of protection comparable to traditional training shoes. To date, most minimal shoes are much less forgiving, and we think many runners will love being able to “go zero” without compromising cushioning, feeling beat up after a workout, or worse, risking injury.

The Virrata’s midsole and outsole is made almost entirely of lightweight EVA+ material. There are 24 independent EVA+ “pods” that contact the ground, and the area around each pod is deeply carved out, allowing the shoe to be incredibly flexible and move with the foot instead of dictating how the foot should move or strike.

The upper is made of breathable mono mesh with limited overlays, which allows it to be incredibly lightweight (only 6.5oz!). Inside, a sock-like bootie provides a snug, sock-like fit without restricting the foot at all. We also heard from our wear testers that the upper is incredibly quick-drying if you happen to be running through water or in the rain.

UPPER

Breathable Mono Mesh

Internal Bootie Construction

HydraMAX™ Collar lining
Collar lining material combines superior moisture wicking properties with a plush feel for comfort

Reflective Details

MIDSOLE

High Abrasion EVA (EVA+)
High Abrasion EVA foam that is a lighter alternative to rubber in the midsole and outsole construction

OUTSOLE

XT-900™
Premium carbon rubber outsole material that offers exceptional traction and high-wear properties

Triangular Lug Design
Provides traction and durability

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Rated 5 out of 5 by LOVE the arch support! I have always had problems with my feet cramping & recently shin splints. My trainer recommended Sarconys & I've never been happier with a pair of running shoes! Since I've started running in them I have not had any problems with feet cramps & have yet to see any sign of a shin splints! Wish I knew how wonderful these were years ago! I will NEVER run in anything else again! January 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bouncy and light! These shoes are "the ones" I wear them for everyday running. I would not recommend them for racing anything under a 5k. I run 5-6 times a week and I average about 6 miles each time I run. And they have held up very well. I would definetly recommend! January 1, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Broke down way too quickly I run about 10-15 miles a week alternating between long runs and sprint workouts. At first this shoe was awesome. I loved that it was so light and I could feel how my foot was moving as I landed. But after 4 months, I noticed that the shoe wanted to slide inward on impact pushing my foot to the outside. I know I've never had an under-pronate stride before so this is quite a shock and my feet have paid for it in a stress fracture. Whether this is a manufacture error or just me changing my stride I'm not 100% sure but when I switched back to my old running shoes I noticed my feet didn't hurt as bad. Very disappointed with the Virrata. December 8, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Short shelf life When you first put these shoes on, it feels like you have finally found 'the ones'! I invested in Saucony as it is a trust-worthy brand that has not failed me before. I wanted to get 'real running shoes' so I decided to invest in pricier shoes (pricier = better, right?) and I chose the Virrata's. I went running outside in them and my mile time had improved and I thought what a difference these make in my running!! Also, have worked out in them at the gym just a few times, mostly stairmaster, treadmill and some weight classes. All of this has been around 6-7 times total that I have worn the shoes. I noticed the sole's green rubber part (of the women's black) was starting to peel off and I can already see the inside black part covered by the green rubber sole! I can't believe how quickly these shoes are wasting away! How low quality for such high price! They are super comfy but pass these up! October 30, 2013
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