Rated 1 out of 5Â by Adrian Great shoe with serious wear issues
I started using Saucony shoes with the introduction of the Kinvara. Overall my experience has been exceptional and I have purchased all of the Kinvara editions multiple times.
At first the release of the Virrata only further strengthened my relationship with the Saucony brand and I have rarely worn any other brands since.
However, my pair of the original Virrata wore through after around 100 miles in the upper mesh near the big toe on both shoes. I loved running in the shoe but it was disappointing to see the shoe wear out so quickly. I didn't purchase another pair of the original Virrata, but got excited again when Saucony announced the Virrata 2 with a new and improved upper.
Everything about the new Virrata 2 is fantastic (Good fit, zero drop, just the right amount of cushioning, comfortable and you just feel like running fast in them) except exactly the same wear issue occurred (the upper mesh has a hole on both shoes near the big toe), however this time it first appeared after only about 50 miles.
Hopefully this issue is not occurring for everyone (But I have come across a number of people who are having a similar issue) as everything else about the shoe is awesome.
Love the shoe, but I'm unable to recommend this shoe due to the wear issues. Hopefully Saucony can fix this issue for the Virrata 3.
April 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Tra Make your foot stronger with these SHOES!
As a little child, (yes when you were young and flexible.).... I ran a lot without shoes.
Getting older getting more spoiled; like having running shoes with 12mm, 8mm or 4 mm offset.
You get used to it with shoes offset > 0mm and you don't even known a good zero offset does exist.
Luckily just by accident, I have found the Virrata 2.
First impression looking at the pcitures it looks almost the same as mine Kinvara 4.
Waauuww I got excited, I want a pair! even my Kinvara were just new!
The price couldn't be the factor not to buy, it's cheaper then Kinvara 4.
When the package arrived I teared the box open like a little kid:-)
Waauuwww it's almost magic light came out the box.
These shoes are light, stylish and quality.
When fitted the shoes, yes you can really feel the 0mm offset.
I am just a new runner (few months), so this is a big step to have 0mm shoes.
I do care about my body, so health and shape is very important for me.
To have this 0mm shoe I hope my health and shape will be even better....:-)
I did a quick run about 7 km, yes they feel different compare to Kinvara 4.
When I read some reviews on internet, people advised to be carefull when switching from 12mm to 8mm and 4mm to 0mm.
But I am stuborn and switched from 12mm to 8mm,4mm and 0mm in a few weeks.
Luckily I have no regret, 4mm and 0mm are the bomb!
Virrata 2 is just awsome, I have the choice to land on heel,midfoot or forefoot.
Cushioning is just fine, after the 7 km ride no bad foot feeling, no muscle pain etc.
So for me I have found my first (maybe last) 0mm shoe.
But I will keep Kinvara 4, just for backup.....
Overall super shoe for super price, style and quality.
And hopefully more colours will come.......
February 16, 2014