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Men's Virrata

$68.00 Reg.$90.00
Stock#:20175-11

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: 6.5oz. / 184 gm (size 9)

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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 4 out of 5 Amazing shoe, great for any distance Incredible shoe, I love the flexibility, lightweight, good cushioning, and low drop. I wish it were a bit more durable. The upper is quite durable, but the sole does wear down over time due to mileage. I recognize that this is just a tradeoff of a lightweight shoe though. The good news is they are cheap too, so its not that big of a deal to replace them frequently. March 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Barefoot runner I've been suffering from calf strains for the last number of years and found that barefoot running suited me... to a point, up to 8-10 miles was ok but when I got to half marathons they hurt barefoot! This hurt wasn't in the normal sense you'd expect but now along with the normal aches and pains, I was suffering the soles of my feet burning. I'd swapped one pain for another!! I took some advice and moved to the virattas. Still a zero lift but now I have comfortable miles. Pbs everywhere, mile, 5k, 10k, half marathon. I've learned to love running again. They also marry well with my saucony spikes (which are obviously flat) for track work. Happy user me.. And a saucony covert.. March 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amazing shoe Super lightweight while still providing great cushioning especially in the forefoot are. It has a soft upper that's very breathable and fit snug like a sock. My first run was a 4 miler and they felt great so I decided to run a 5K which I PR 21 mints 22 seconds I have to say this is my new speed trainers and racing shoes for any thing under 10k I will still used my favorite Kinvara 4 for half marathon & marathon and my Cortana for my long easy runs. Ones again Saucony has manage to give us the running community another great tool to make us better runners February 18, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by excellent shoe very nice and comfortable shoe for running and daily use. i would like a better durability February 3, 2014
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