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Best eight bucks EVAH!!! Shoe companies probably don't want you to know about this, though
on September 18, 2014
I was annoyed that my Saucony Virratas, which I otherwise love, seemed to be ready for retirement after only 250 miles...I am used to getting at least 400 miles out of my running shoes!
Well, I was all ready to send them to Goodwill when I decided to look at the OEM insoles and found that they were paper thin and seriously caved in / flattened out in the middle, resulting in a "dead" feel which was giving me chronic sore calves.
I chose this particular brand and model after reading a couple reviews about them being completely flat, devoid of utterly useless and annoying gimmicks like gel "impact areas" or extra arch support---as a minimalist runner, I insist on my shoes being as flat as possible in order to facilitate a natural mid/forefoot strike (gimmicky traditional shoes tend to encourage a heel strike which is the cause of shin splints, knee and back injuries, etc.) ... and these Spencos delivered! For a fraction of the price of a brand new pair of shoes, hahah...this is probably one of the best-kept secrets in the whole running shoe industry!
Am looking to get an additional 100-200 miles out of my shoes with these, will update this review if needed.