Over the years, I have dabbled with zero-drop shoes on more occasions than I can remember. I SO wanted to wear a lightweight, more natural shoe. But each time I have had to sadly return to my previous training shoe because my foot felt too naked, too unsupported for anything more than a mile or two. They just didn’t feel right on my foot and I couldn’t get used to the feeling of having NO support from the pavement.
The Virrata is Saucony’s lightest and most flexible training shoe which allows your foot to move naturally. But Saucony did something different with this shoe – something I hadn’t seen in other natural 0mm drop shoes. Rather than completely strip down the shoe and leave a 0mm drop shoe with no support or cushioning, they ADDED 18mm of cushion at the bottom. GENIUS.
I loved this concept because it addressed my biggest issue with lightweight, 0mm drop shoes – the lack of protection and support.