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Saucony Men's Virrata Running Shoe


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Fit as expected, my 3rd pair.
Edwin Kamikawa "Edwin" | Fit: As expected
My husband ran a marathon in Rome and the terrain went from pavement to cobblestone and he was very happy with the fit.
Veronica S. | Fit: As expected
That's a perfect combination for neutral runners - I can't believe this is the first shoe to include that combination.
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Black/Red/Citron
  • Synthetic/Nylon
  • Imported
  • Rubber sole
  • Weight: 6.5 oz/184g
  • 0mm heel-to-toe differential
  • Quick-drying, breathable mesh
  • Emphasizing natural movement with strategic cushioning

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Product Description

Saucony is among the most respected names in running shoes. We offer a wide range of running and walking shoes, each with the Saucony trademark fit, feel and performance. We've spent years studying the biomechanics of top athletes. Our goal? To develop creatively engineered systems that maximize your performance in your specific activity, allowing you to focus on the activity instead of the equipment. From our studies have come many innovative Saucony concepts. Advanced technologies-like Grid, the first sole-based stability and cushioning system--provide an advantage to athletes of all types.

  • Running shoe:
    • Alignment:
    • Applications: part asphalt, part gravel & forest trail
    • Training area: training oriented running
    • Foot pronation:
      • Neutral / light Uberpronation
    • Walking style alignment:
      • midfoot striker
      • heel striker
    • Width:
  • Season:
    • season: Whole Year Product
  • Running shoe equipment:
    • Combination type: standard lacing
    • with reflectors: yes
  • Outer sole:
    • Material:
    • Profile: extremely abrasion resistant
  • Midsole:
    • Material: EVA (Ethylene venyl acetate)
  • Heel:
    • Model:
      • standard heel shell
      • standard tongue
  • Weight 1 shoe: 184 g
  • Weight per Pair: 368 g
  • product specific size information: obviously smaller size
  • Fit: comfortable cut

  • ASIN: B0084ZCOQQ
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 8 x 4 inches; 6.7 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • Origin: China
  • Item model number: Virrata-M
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,906 in Shoes (See Top 100 in Shoes)
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    Fits great, very light.
    Jim Corrow
    If you love zero drop but always wanted some cushion and not feel the road so much, this is the perfect shoe.
    Goshea
    Great cushioning and support.
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    37 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Bacci on February 3, 2013
    As a minimalist marathoner who keeps switching between Five Fingers, Hattori (most < 14mi runs) and Kinvara (on long runs and very high volume weeks) my first reaction to the Virrata was "Hallelujah!" and I immediately bought a pair.

    After a week of running in them I can't say they're a clear winner however, I feel the sole is too thick (i.e. soft) and would have preferred a ground feel that's more similar to the firmer feeling grid type A5 (which has a 12-16mm sole compared to 18mm end-to-end on Virrata). I also don't like the goofy (thump-y, a bit like gymnastic shoes) sound the soles makes on hard even surfaces, which Hattori owners will recognize. Durability of the upper mesh has been the biggest issue I've had with Kinvaras, not sure if the Virrata's 2-mesh design will be any better. It does feel more breathable and airy than the Kinvara's and certainly the Hattori's.

    The difference between 4mm (Kinvara) and 0mm (Virrata) heel-to-toe drop is immediately noticeable feeling more natural, but I could also feel my calves getting tired at the end of a 21mi long run. Not sure what I prefer for those type of runs yet.

    In short I think it's great to see Saucony continue to release minimalistic shoes in general and fill the gap between Hattori and Kinvara specifically, but the Virrata is too soft and cushiony for me. I would have preferred a beefed up version of the Hattori. Considering the commercial success of similar shoes to the Virrata (like Newton's MV2), I'm sure many others will prefer the softer ride for long runs.

    EDIT June 2013: I retired a pair of these after about 500mi.
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    16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By DallasLonghorn on March 11, 2013
    I have been through 5 pairs of Saucony Kinvaras, and eagerly awaited this shoe as one with more forefoot cushion but zero drop. That's a perfect combination for neutral runners - I can't believe this is the first shoe to include that combination. I was definitely not let down. I train heavily for triathlons and religiously monitor my heart rate and pace. These shoes are the first shoes I've ever worn that actually make me run faster over long distances. I'm not sure if it's the low heel profile that helps keep turnover high, the light weight, or both. Either way I typically 20 seconds per mile or 10 BPM lower in this shoe than in any of my traditional (non-zero drop) shoes. Unlike Vibram Five Fingers, you can run 15mi in these on pavement and not feel beaten up. Fantastic shoes!
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    16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Radimek on August 18, 2013
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    Same light and comfortable as my old Kinvara 2 pair. Just a warning about the correct sizeing: I have listened to several reviews that recommended to go half a size bigger then usual Saucony size. Even Saucony's own "Show me how it fits ..." web tool recommends the same. Well both of those were wrong. I was size 8 for both Kinvara 2 and Mirage 2 and I am the same size for Virrata. I have initially order 8.5 size, but had to exchange it because it was way too big ...

    **UPDATE** Unfortunately after only about 70 miles the middle layer mesh of the right shoe upper tear around the big toe area ... Returning it and probably be going back to Kinvara ...

    **UPDATE 1** I have submitted my unfavorable review also on Saucony website - without asking for anything, Saucony contacted me and offered return/replacement ... Must say that I am impressed with their customer service.
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    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By R. said on June 5, 2013
    I've been running in Saucony Kinvaras for two years and have been very happy with them. However I decided to try out a pair of Virratas for road half marathons because of the extra padding. I was not expecting to like the Virratas so much. While the shoe is super light, I experienced no foot or leg discomfort in making the switch and my training pace became faster, although this could be for any number of reasons.

    Instead of returning to my Kinvaras I think I'll migrate completely to the Virratas. The only slight negative in the Virratas is that the deeper tread picks up a lot more small rocks when running on dirt trails but that is to be expected and I wouldn't want the tread redesigned for that reason.

    If, like me, you like your Kinvaras I think you will love the Virratas.
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    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Abdul on March 9, 2014
    Color Name: Green/CitronSize Name: 11 D(M) US Verified Purchase
    I have have multiple knee surgeries and had not really been able to run for about 15 years because I have pretty much no cartlige in my knees. I was recommended a chiropractor that specializes in sports med was amazing.

    Most every place I went to get fitted for the right running shoe said to buy the $30 insoles (which I did). I went to locally owned running store that bought out about 6 different shoes for me to try. These felt like clouds! I was shocked!

    Pros:
    - Very reflective (I run about 4am and the streets are very poorly lit)
    - Weight less than my bedroom slippers and feel just as good
    - I DON'T NEED ADDITIONAL INSOLES WITH THIS SHOE! (Yup, dead serious. The insole in the shoe is PERFECT and my knees are fine after a 5 mile run)
    - The price was almost half of what I would pay in the store

    Cons:
    - I didn't know about these sooner
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