Today I have a little confession. You know how everyone is on the minimalist/zero drop shoe bandwagon? Well, I’ve always been a bit skeptical. Actually, I take that back. I haven’t been skeptical, I’ve just been used to wearing my other running shoes (k-Swiss) and was afraid to branch out or try a new pair. The last thing I wanted was to get an injury from wearing a different form fitting shoe.
A light and flexible training shoe that allows your foot to move naturally. We removed everything that isn’t helping your run improve. What remains is a feather-light, ultra flexible shoe with advanced cushioning that promotes a powerful stride and allows your foot to move the way it was meant to. Built on a 0mm offset, this shoe lets your feet do the work while providing plenty of protection from the road.”
These shoes are sassy, and I like it! But more important, I needed to know how they felt on MY feet running, walking, training, etc? I have small heals, high arches, long toes, and a narrow forefoot. Yep, I call them chicken feet.
Over a weeks period I ran in them 2x, walked in them, and cross trained.
Each time I slipped these on my feet, my stride felt so light. The mesh fabric made them very “breathable.” But what I liked the best is that my foot felt very secure and supported, which surprised me. For some reason I thought zero drop shoes would feel awkward. Boy was I glad to be wrong there.
After a week of trying out the Virratas, I switched back to my other running shoes to see if there was a huge difference. Yes, there was, and yes, it was HUGE! I am loving the way my feet feel in these shoes. I will continue to wear them on my week days runs (4-6 miles) and will most likely give them a whirl on a few of my longer training runs coming up. Will keep you posted!
Here’s a little vlog to sum things up.
So there you have it. I am now zero drop shoe believer thanks to Saucony!
Disclaimer: Saucony sent me the Virrata shoes in part of the Fitfluential Ambassador Program. The thoughts and opinions are my own and ALWAYS truthful.
Have you tried zero drop shoes before? Yay or nay?