I got pair of Saucony Virratas few weeks ago to try out and I have to say they have grown on me!
I haven’t had a pare of Sauconys since my junior high coach gave us some for cross-country now that was a long time ago, not to mention these are my first pair of zero drop minimalist shoes (zero drop mean that when seated in the shoe, the heel and ball of the forefoot would be at exactly the same height off of the ground.)
I must say Saucony has come a long way from what I remember! Words can’t describe just how light and super flexible the Virrata are… almost too light for me! I’ve always been prone to shin splints so I planned on easing into running with these. I started with short (1-2 mile) runs in the Virratas the first week, and added additional distance each week so i would have a smooth transition. These shoes are way different than any shoe I’ve ever run in and I was amazed at how stable they made my foot feel. My toes did feel a little cramped due to a notably small toe box and that Im sure is just a sizing issue, I referencing the size I typically run in when I ordered. Next time i’ll do at leased a half size bigger. These shoes are very breathable, my feet were super cool but I thought they got wetter quicker on what turned into a rainy day run .
Over all they earn a Hot!