27 Mar '13, 8pm

Saucony Virrata Zero Drop Running Shoe Review: Several weeks ago I travelled a bit over an hour south from my

Saucony Virrata Zero Drop Running Shoe Review: Several weeks ago I travelled a bit over an hour south from my

Before getting into the nitty-gritty details of how the shoe performs, I wanted to address a bit of a controversy about the Virrata. When Runner’s World reviewed the shoe they reported it to be a 4mm drop shoe (24.6mm heel, 20.6mm forefoot to be exact). I’ve heard a few other people comment that it doesn’t feel zero drop. I asked Saucony about this and they were rather perplexed by how those Runner’s World measurements were obtained, and assured me that the shoe is in fact zero drop (I’m hoping to get a photo of a sliced shoe from them as proof). Running Warehouse reports the Virrata as being 17mm heel, 17mm forefoot. I used my trusty C-calipers and also measured it as 17mm heel, 17mm forefoot (insole included). Given this, I’m confident that the shoe is in fact zero drop, and I’m also now a bit confused about the measurements reported by Runner’s World.

Full article: http://www.runblogger.com/2013/03/saucony-virrata-zero-dr...

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