Womens Saucony Virrata Running Shoe

Women's Saucony Virrata

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Women's SAUCONY® VIRRATA :: Experience the power of taking ultra-natural strides while keeping your feet fully protected when you run in the women's Saucony® Virrata. Fall in love with the free, airy feel of Saucony®'s lightest and most flexible training shoe, while relying on an always plush and protected ride thanks to the enhanced cushioning and 0mm offset. 6.0 ounces

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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. Enjoy a lightweight, low-to-the-ground design that's perfect for picking up speed. When choosing running shoes, find your perfect fit using this chart. Category types are based on factors like arch height, running habits and body frame.

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Features & Benefits:

  • Breathable Mono Mesh
  • Internal Bootie Construction
  • HydraMAX Collar Lining: Collar lining material combines superior moisture wicking properties with a plush feel for comfort
  • High Abrasion EVA: High abrasion EVA foam that is a lighter alternative to rubber in the midsole and outsole construction
  • Triangular Lug Design: Premium carbon rubber outsole material that offers exceptional traction and high-wear properties
  • Heel-to-Toe Drop 0mm
  • SCW999
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Womens Saucony Virrata Running Shoe
 
4.4

(based on 19 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Breathable (18)
  • Comfortable (17)
  • Lightweight (17)
  • Fast (12)
  • Cushions impact (11)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road running (12)
    • Pavement (4)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        94% 

        (17 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        89% 

        (16 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Arch Type:
      • Average arch (15), Low arch (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (13), Casual/ recreational (3), Gym rat (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (19)

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    4.0

    Nice cushioning

    By DRL

    from Northern Virginia

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Cushions Impact
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Womens Saucony Virrata Running Shoe:

      Good alternative to my barefoot shoes as I prepare for a 10 miler.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Favorite shoe

      By Senior Feet Deb

      from Long Island, NY

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Fast
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Endurance Training

        Comments about Womens Saucony Virrata Running Shoe:

        Have two pair of these & really love them. Great for heel-toe & forefoot running with no restrictions. These shoes let you be you !!! I hope this line of Saucony will stay with us for a while. This is a great lightweight shoe. If you are a heavy runner these shoes will probably wear out much faster.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        2.0

        Too narrow for me

        By Dee

        from Litchfield, CT

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Good Arch Support
        • Great colors

        Cons

        • Narrow / Tight

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Womens Saucony Virrata Running Shoe:

        Loved the show, but was too narrow for me -I'm a C width. Had to return.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels too narrow
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        great shoe

        By Heather

        from london ky

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Durable
        • Fast
        • Good Arch Support
        • Good Traction
        • Lightweight
        • Pronation Control

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Pavement

          Comments about Womens Saucony Virrata Running Shoe:

          Decided to change my shoe from Brooks to this one. Purchased several months ago waited till now to give a review. Wanted to give a true and accurate review with plenty of runs in. I have gone on some trail runs did fine. I enjoy pavement over trail. I enjoy this shoe over my brooks. I haven't seen any wear and tear on my shoes yet and I run raher frequently. Awesome purchase!!!

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Love!

          By Jamie

          from Columbus, OH

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Womens Saucony Virrata Running Shoe:

            I bought the Virrata to help me change my stride from heal strike to more of a forefoot strike.
            I usually wear a Saucony wide shoe but since the Virrata doesn't come in wide, I went up a half size and they fit perfectly. (so maybe they run a little shorter than the other Saucony shoes?)
            The Virrata is nice and light, definitely helped with my form and I was surprised how cushy it feels. Eventually, I may change all of my running shoes to the Virrata.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels half size too small
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Amazing Buy!

            By lolajohnson13runner

            from PrairieduChien, Wi

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Durable
            • Fast
            • Good Arch Support
            • Good Traction
            • Great Appearance
            • Great with Jeans
            • Lightweight
            • Pronation Control

            Cons

            • Wears Out Quickly

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Womens Saucony Virrata Running Shoe:

            I use this shoe for running on the road several times a week, and so for has been amazing on my arches!

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            This Running Shoe is a Definite Must

            By Middle-aged Miler

            from NYC

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Durable
            • Fast
            • Good Arch Support
            • Good Traction
            • Lightweight
            • Pronation Control

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Pavement

              Comments about Womens Saucony Virrata Running Shoe:

              I wore Nike Vamero for years and swore by them until the 7's were released. Did not like the changes so was looking for an alternative shoe. Decided to try these and I LOVE them. So lightweight that you cannot believe they are supportive and cushioned, but looks are deceiving. I actually run a faster mile in these shoes. Highly recommend for anyone and especially if you have a high arch like me.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • High Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Love this shoe

              By Lonnie

              from Malibu, Ca

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Comfortable
              • Great with Jeans
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Walking

                Comments about Womens Saucony Virrata Running Shoe:

                I bought this show because Saucony fits my foot the best of all the shoes i have worn. I loved the snazzy colors, and they look and feel great. I have been hoping that shoes would become more colorful and fun, and these are!!

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Arch Type:
                • Average Arch
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Great Shoe

                By suzrunner

                from Texas

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact
                • Fast
                • Good Arch Support
                • Lightbut Cushioned

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Womens Saucony Virrata Running Shoe:

                  This is a great shoe. I raced in it the day after I received my order. It was very comfortable and had no problems.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width
                  • Arch Type:
                  • Average Arch
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  my secnd pair and not turing back

                  By DR Car

                  from Douglas, AZ

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Breathable
                  • Comfortable
                  • Fast
                  • Good Arch Support
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Pavement

                    Comments about Womens Saucony Virrata Running Shoe:

                    I love these shoes! They are super lightweight and I feel like my foot strike is right on with these. I am training for my first marathon and these shoes are definitely making it happen. Avoid stepping on rocky surfaces though, you can feel all of the rocks bigger than gravel and that can get painful very quickly.

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Width:
                    • Feels true to width
                    • Arch Type:
                    • Average Arch
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Great improvement over the Kinvara

                    By World runner

                    from Switzerland

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Breathable
                    • Comfortable
                    • Fast
                    • Good Traction
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Womens Saucony Virrata Running Shoe:

                      I used to love the lightweight Saucony shoes until their toe box became too narrow (even the case for the Kinvara). Finally, Saucony returned with this next to minimalist running shoe and they felt great on a 10-mile run right out of the box. Now I am having a hard time using my other running shoes...

                      • Width:
                      • Feels true to width
                      • Arch Type:
                      • Average Arch
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      Saucony Virrata Rocks!

                      By Deasal

                      from Canby, Oregon

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Breathable
                      • Comfortable
                      • Cushions Impact
                      • Fast
                      • Good Traction
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Road Running

                        Comments about Womens Saucony Virrata Running Shoe:

                        I am fairly new to running, and am more of a trail runner than a road runner. I have been running in Merrell Pace Gloves and Trail Gloves, and for off roading they are great. But I am training for a half-Ironman in September and know I need to get in more pavement pounding, road running to prep myself for the half marathon leg. I went into Road Runner in Tualitan Oregon, and started trying on shoes. I wanted a zero rise shoe with plenty of toe room, but more cushioning than a minimalist shoe. I tried on several shoes, and ran on the treadmill in each pair. Nothing seemed quite right (I felt like Goldilocks). The young man who was helping me suggested the Virrata, saying that it was his shoe of choice, He was right. The shoe feels great. I ran a 10.5 mile road race in them the following weekend, placed 3rd in my age group, and felt great during and after the run. I am now a loyal fan.

                        • Sizing:
                        • Feels true to size
                        • Width:
                        • Feels true to width
                        • Arch Type:
                        • Low Arch
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        2.0

                        Saucony Virrata

                        By Run2B

                        from Seattle, WA

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Breathable
                        • Cushions Impact
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Expensive For Quality
                        • Poor Arch Support
                        • Poor Traction
                        • Wears Out Quickly

                        Best Uses

                        • Pavement

                        Comments about Womens Saucony Virrata Running Shoe:

                        Currently I am recovering from an injury. Since I have had to work from the ground up I decided to do it right and correct my running form and strengthen my calves, ankles, feet in order to run more naturally and minimally. So, I have been working with minimalist and barefoot shoes. I was originally only in the New Balance Minimus Trail (v1- love), and found that I needed something with a bit more padding to switch to every few days for road running. I am still only running 25 minutes about 3-4 times a week.

                        This search brought me to the Virrata. This shoe felt pretty good in the store (after I tried on half the store), so I decided to give it a try. It is marketed as a zero drop shoe. I am a little skeptical of that claim because it feels like there might be a bit of a heel to toe drop, and as the cushion in the front wears down that may become more pronounced. I am also disappointed in the quality of the construction, especially for a VIP price of about $98!. Already after the first 25 minute run I saw noticeable wear on the soles. A running acquaintance of mine (who ran in the Kinvara previously) said the front tab of the sole started separating from the upper soon after she purchased them. She also said that the Saucony decal on the sides started peeling off.

                        In terms of comfort, they certainly have enough padding. How long it will last, I'm not sure. After running in the NB Minimus Trail it almost felt like too much, making the run feel slightly sluggish. They are fairly comfortable, however the mid part of the shoe seems a bit narrow and even the minimal arch seems to bother me a bit. The toe box runs narrow.

                        A few pro's:

                        They are exceedingly light. The upper breathes well, and the shoes don't seem to rub, even when worn without socks (if you prefer that). The lacing snugs down comfortably.

                        Bottom line for me: I'll give them a few more runs before I decide what to do with them, but I'm leaning toward a return.

                        • Sizing:
                        • Feels true to size
                        • Width:
                        • Feels too narrow
                        • Arch Type:
                        • Low Arch
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        Excellent Shoe!!

                        By Heather

                        from Ohio

                        About Me Gym Rat

                        Pros

                        • Breathable
                        • Comfortable
                        • Fast
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Road Running

                          Comments about Womens Saucony Virrata Running Shoe:

                          I have been a fan of the Saucony Mirage series and the Virrata's blow them out of the water. The Virrata's are the best pair of minimalistic shoes I've ever owned. I am training for a marathon and will be purchasing several pairs of these shoes. Hopefully, they will come out with more colors. Only negative, the inner face label peeled off within a couple uses.

                          • Sizing:
                          • Feels true to size
                          • Width:
                          • Feels true to width
                          • Arch Type:
                          • Average Arch
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          5.0

                          My new favorite Saucony!

                          By SportyChick

                          from Hamilton, Ontario

                          About Me Gym Rat

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Fast
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Road Running

                            Comments about Womens Saucony Virrata Running Shoe:

                            I've been running with Kinvara 2 for quite awhile, tried the Kinvara 3 and didn't like them. Was a little worried that I would have to find another shoe, possibly another brand once I went through my Kinvara 2's until I came across these. Now I prefer these over my Kinvara 2's, they were immediately comfortable on my first run. Wasn't too sure about the colors, little too bright for me but I get complimented on these runners all the time!

                            • Sizing:
                            • Feels true to size
                            • Width:
                            • Feels true to width
                            • Arch Type:
                            • Average Arch
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No
                             
                            5.0

                            Awesome shoes!

                            By gigi1864

                            from South Dakota

                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Breathable
                            • Comfortable
                            • Cushions Impact
                            • Fast
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Road Running

                              Comments about Womens Saucony Virrata Running Shoe:

                              Took them out of the box for a run. Planned on running three miles, stopping back at my house to change so I could finish my thirteen miles. They were so comfortable I ended up wearing them for all thirteem miles! I love these shoes!

                              • Sizing:
                              • Feels true to size
                              • Width:
                              • Feels true to width
                              • Arch Type:
                              • Average Arch
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              5.0

                              Awesome

                              By BeerRunnerBabe

                              from Edison, NJ

                              About Me Casual/ Recreational

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Breathable
                              • Comfortable
                              • Good Traction
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Poor Arch Support
                              • Poor Stability

                              Best Uses

                              • Endurance Training

                              Comments about Womens Saucony Virrata Running Shoe:

                              I run about 30 miles a week on both roads and a treadmill. I love the freeness feeling I get from running in barefoot style shoes. They feel like I'm running on a cloud.

                              • Sizing:
                              • Feels true to size
                              • Width:
                              • Feels true to width
                              • Arch Type:
                              • Low Arch
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              4.0

                              Loved this shoe

                              By The girl with fast feet

                              from Sarasota, FL

                              About Me Avid Athlete

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Breathable
                              • Comfortable
                              • Fast
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Road Running

                                Comments about Womens Saucony Virrata Running Shoe:

                                I used this shoe for recovery and long runs. However, it feels light enough that I may also try it for tempo and speed work as well. Very versatile and comfortable. I'm also getting compliments on the fun bright colors.

                                • Sizing:
                                • Feels true to size
                                • Width:
                                • Feels true to width
                                • Arch Type:
                                • Average Arch
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No
                                 
                                4.0

                                I'm in love with these shoes!

                                By Meaghan

                                from Silver Spring, MD

                                About Me Gym Rat

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Breathable
                                • Comfortable
                                • Cushions Impact
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Road Running

                                  Comments about Womens Saucony Virrata Running Shoe:

                                  I love love love these shoes. I started running a couple of years ago and I've been running in the Kinvara 2, which felt great. When Saucony came out with the Kinvara 3 to replace the 2, I was dismayed because they didn't work for me. I decided to give the Virrata a try. I've only run in them a few times, but I had my best run ever in them yesterday. They are lightweight and super breathable, and the flexibility of the shoe makes them really comfortable. I can't say that I felt the cushioning per se, but I ran 6 miles when I only intended to run 4, and my feet (and knees!) felt great, so I think the cushioning helped (I'm used to some foot/knee pain at the end of more than 4 miles). It doesn't hurt that they look great, too!

                                  • Sizing:
                                  • Feels true to size
                                  • Width:
                                  • Feels true to width
                                  • Arch Type:
                                  • Average Arch
                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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