Saucony Virrata Running Shoe Review

Zachary Rodasti

Zach's been testing gear with Active Gear Review since day one of the site, and just generally loves being outside doing any outdoor activity. He and his wife race year round, prefer long distance endurance events, and have raced marathons in multiple states nationwide. Recently, Zach added triathlons to his list of endeavors, and has competed in all distances up to a half iron. He has two young boys who are full of energy and get into all sorts of trouble on a regular basis - just like him.

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  1. StephanieS says:

    I have recently been testing the Saucony Virrata as well and agree with many of the points in Zachary’s review. I really loved that the Virrata combined minimalist with cushioning allowing for and promoting a natural stride through a zero drop, light weight, and flexible sole, but provided cushioning that a lot of minimalist shoes cannot provide. I felt that the cushioning was firm and responsive, not mushy like some lightweight shoes can feel. On the first few runs it felt like they were actually helping me to turn my stride over more quickly and “fall” into the next step.

    I would note that even though these provide some cushioning and support they are still a zero drop shoe, so I highly recommend building your mileage in them slowly. I generally run in 4-5mm drop shoes and these still make my calves very sore on the first few runs even though they were only 4-5 mile outings. Overall, though, these area great option for someone looking for a lightweight, natural running shoe that provides some cushioning.

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