Light. Bright. & Comfy. And, let's not forget the Neon Yellow!
Let me begin first by saying I have not worn a pair of Saucony's in years! And, the ones I had in high school were for fashion, not running. But, when I received these bad boys in the mail, I was immediately excited to give them a test run!
These shoes are considered PERFORMANCE NEUTRAL. If you're a runner with high arches and you love to race or train fast, Performance Neutral shoes are right for you. I give the Saucony Women's Virrata an A-. When I first received the shoes in the mail, the neon yellow is really eye-catching, and really makes the shoe appealing. The second thing I noticed was how light the shoe is (only 6 oz.). Saucony describes the shoes as "our lightest and most flexible training shoe and allows your foot to move naturally." This is very accurate!
I need support in my running shoes, and even though these shoes are light, they still provide that additional cushion I needed. Another great thing is, the breathable mesh upper makes the shoe incredible lightweight and quick-drying to run in wet weather conditions. The natural stride it helps to give your running is awesome, and its lightweight, low-to-the-ground design is perfect for picking up speed without feeling weighed down.
The only thing I did not like about the shoe is it does not do well with distances over 5 miles. I typically do 2-3 miles daily, so they work for my weekly daily runs. But, my long Saturday runs, not so much. I do not think it provides enough support (at least for my foot for long distances).
So order yours today!I promise you will LOVE them!
We highly recommend these shoes, but of course, please go get your gait analyzed first at your local R.E.I.