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A few weeks ago I received a message from one of my many footwear spies across Nike Air Presto Hombre the globe. Alex Raggers is a runner from the Netherlands, and to his surprise he recently walked into his local running store to find that Adidas NMD Womensthey had the new (and much anticipated) Saucony Virrata in stock. Given that I’m very interested in the Virrata given my past positive experiences Nike Dunk SB Low Donne with Saucony shoes (particularly the Kinvara and A5), I asked Alex if he could send me his initial thoughts on the shoe. He sent me much more than a few thoughts, so I asked him if I could post what he wrote here on the blog.What follows are Alex’s initial thoughts on the Virrata based on comparisons to the Kinvara 3, as well as his experience on an initial few runs. Feel free to aska questions in the comments (I may get to see the shoe myself tomorrow when I visit Saucony HQ).Yesterday I was very surprised to find the Saucony Virrata in my local store, Nike Air Max Classic BW Donne Running Center in Roosendaal, the Netherlands. It actually is a rather conservative store when it comes to shoe selection, but I guess Nike Air Max 90 Femme bringing the Saucony Kinvaras in paved the way for the Virrata (my frequent requests for more minimal shoes might have helped a bit as well!).Nike Air Max 90 Mens As a Dutch man, I would have liked the Virratas with the orange soles that I spotted somewhere online (Runblogger Note: I believe Alex is referring to these), but you can’t have it all, especially when you get ahold of a shoe that most runners have yet to see in person. The colour I was able to purchase looks like an update of my Kinvara 3:Colour selection in the Netherlands is typically limited, so although I would have preferred a different color scheme, I did buy the Virratas right away since I didn’t expect to see them in stock.Weight in size US10: Virrata Adidas Superstar Mujer is 199 grams, K3 228 grams (on my kitchen scale). That is almost a 13% reduction. It feels like most of the weight difference comes Nike Air Max 95 Homme from a lighter sole. The material of the sole reminds me of my Saucony Hattoris. Same colour, same material?Soles: Saucony Kinvara 3 (top), Nike Air Max 2017 Mujer Saucony Virrata (bottom)The Virrata looks narrower from above compared to the Kinvara 3 (see photo below), but feels the opposite. It actually feels a bit roomier around my toes. Height of the heel support is lower. It feels rather flat under the ball of my feet. The tip of the toebox seems to sit just a bit lower. Around the ankle the support is clearly lower. It lacks the additional ‘hydramax’ collar support pods found on both sides of the K3. The upper clearly consists of two layers. It looks messy at first sight, but when you wear them it looks normal, like one Nike Air Max 2017 Womens layer. The inside is soft and free of irritating seams.
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