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.
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.