The Virrata 2 has been discontinued, Saucony no longer makes this product.
The Saucony Virrata 2 is a whisper-weight wonder. We adore running in these shoes and highly recommend them to anyone looking for a more natural running experience. At just $90, this shoe is a steal. The Virrata can really handle almost any application you can think of from your fastest 5k to full-on marathon training. In our comparison reviews, the Saucony killed it in four categories — weight, responsiveness, upper comfort, and breathability. Decreased durability, and a lack of stability features are the trade-offs for such a light and flexible shoe. We feel that the low cost of the Virrata offsets any potential issue, and when compared to the cost vs. durability of traditional shoes in our comparison, the Virrata may even come out ahead.
Who should run in natural running shoes like the Saucony Virrata? Neutral runners with average pronation in their gait shouldn't have a problem. We think this is also a great option if you supinate while running because you are looking at 18mm of cushioning between you and the road and an extremely flexible sole. As a neutral, zero-drop shoe, the Virrata encourages a mid-foot strike, but because there is just so much cushioning in the sole, some may feel comfortable running with a heel-strike, and that would be a bad combination for certain runners. An extreme over or under pronator who doesn't plan on transitioning to a mid-foot landing would wear out the unstructured cushioning in this shoe in an uneven way, thus exacerbating their gait mechanics. Never fear though! Many people with running gaits outside the neutral range have transitioned from heel-strike to mid or forefoot in just this kind of shoe.