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Saucony Virrata: Does the glass slipper fit?

Posted Mar 05 2013 12:39pm
Oh the land of fairy tales! Being the analytical minded person I am, I always found it hard that out of the whole village, the glass slipper only fit Cinderella. Honestly, don't you think there could have been at least one other maiden in the land with the same sized foot?

But life isn't a fairy tale. Just one look at my feet would convince us all that I am not a princess in the least. Nope, these are not the feet of a princess.


And as I have said before, nothing in life is one size fits all. But it isn't one size fits one either. That is the good thing because it means that my recent find but fit you too!

Introducing Saucony Virrata !


Take a look at these beauties! Okay, the pink sings to me and may not sing to you but a color is just a color, right? They do have other choices. These shoes are light and flexible, perhaps that will sing to you too. And when I first slipped them on it was like the magical moment of the glass slipper fitting perfectly on Cinderella's foot. Honestly, it was like putting a glove on my foot it felt that nice and hugged just right. A good fit is so important in a running shoe.

But let's step back a moment. If you are anything like me, you have tried many brands and models of shoes. How can you not as a runner? But over the years, I have been coming back to Saucony with confidence. My love affair began a couple of years ago in a Famous Footwear. There was a Saucony Shadow Genesis on the wall. I had heard great things about Saucony. I had to try especially at the price tag hanging from that shoe.

Fast forward a year and I needed another pair of running shoes soon but it was dear hubby's turn to look at shoes. We headed to Sports Authority and as he took a very long time bending, inspecting, trying on, jumping in various shoes darling daughter got restless. We headed over to the women's side and there it was, a pink Saucony Cohesion with another great price tag. Hello love of my life #2. The perfect shoe and fit for longer runs. Of course, I bought it.

So when I got the opportunity to review a pair of Virratas from Saucony I gladly accepted. The Saucony brand was proving reliable and my past purchases seemed to not only feel good but lasted well with a good number of running miles. I can't quote exactly as I am just now taking better notes on miles per shoe.

As with any new shoe, I enter the test period with caution. I do not don a new pair of shoes and go run for miles. I start slow and short, or perhaps fast and short, but I do start short. I put the Virratas to the test on my incline treadmill on day 1 and loved it. Not an issue at all with them. Shortly thereafter, I took them on a journey outside running up and down some hills. Again, love. They felt wonderful on and at times, I felt light and fast!

Will I be running every run in my Virratas now? Nope. And this isn't anything negative about the shoe but about my running style. I cycle through running shoes. I like to give them a breather between runs, which is a good thing since I run daily. And I do feel a single runner can have multiple shoes for multiple purposes.

The Saucony Virrata have been added to my go-to running line-up of shoes that have vague guidelines. Cohesions for my long runs (usually greater than 10 miles) due to added support, Shadow Genesis for my medium runs (typically 5-10 miles), and Virratas for my shorter runs or speed work sessions. Each shoe has a purpose and I love cycling through different models as I feel each works my legs a bit differently.

So go ahead, give Saucony Virrata a try, run natural, and see if this glass slipper will fit you too! And if I ever register for another 5k race, I will be lacing up my Virratas and striving for a PR!

Please note: I received these shoes free of charge to review through being a FitFluential Ambassador. I was not compensated for this post. I did not promise a favorable review. The opinions expressed are solely my own.

Daily Gratitude: I am thankful I found a running shoe brand that my feet love so much!
Daily Affirmation: I am a creative mom. Check out my good morning treat for darling daughter today! If I can't see her in the morning, I can leave her happiness.
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