The best part about running, besides the actual running itself, has to be the shoes. And Saucony® just made it better for all the runners with the new Natural Series™.
Saucony®’s Natural Series™, is a cutting edge collection of lightweight performance running footwear inspired by the award winning Kinvara. The three-shoe Natural Series achieves an entirely new level of innovation in natural motion running.
Available in Spring/Summer 2013, Saucony® introduces the revolutionary Virrata – the lightest training shoe ever from Saucony®, alongside latest editions of Kinvara and Mirage.
The Natural Series™ positions the foot for a natural and powerful stride, delivering a core set of major performance enhancement, such as weight reduction, increased flexibility and greater underfoot cushioning.
Saucony® designers worked with Human Performance and Innovation Lab to determine the sweet spot and perfect balance between a natural, deconstructed running experience and improved cushioning.
A featherweight, natural motion running shoe that weighs only 184g (Men’s US 9) and 170g (Women’s US 8), the Virrata is 38g lighter than Kinvara. By combining a 0mm heel-to-forefoot offset with an 18mm midsole of high abrasion EVA+™ Foam, the Virrata is one of the most cushioned shoes for its weight on the market.
Twenty-four ultra-springy pods on the outsole along with accentuated flex grooves allow the runner’s foot to move naturally with an effortless transition. The internal bootie construction gives the Virrata a precision fit and the HydraMax™ collar lining gives the runner superior moisture wicking, making it the most advanced weapon of choice for natural motion runners.
The award winning Kinvara 3 is a performance-training shoe with a distinct attitude. The 4mm heel-to-toe offset positions the runner’s foot during impact, such that it creates a greater range of motion for the Gastrocnemius-Soleus-Achilles tendon system, giving the runner a powerful running stride.
The precision-engineered upper is lighter and more flexible with FlexFilm™ technology. The lightweight, highly dynamic flexible film welded onto the breathable mesh upper secures and stabilizes the foot while reducing layers on the shoe. Memory Foam heel pods in the collar ensure an ultra-secure ride.
Saucony®’s high abrasion EVA+™ exposed foam sole allows for lightweight protection underfoot while maximizing rebound and flexibility. The XT-900 carbon runner pods enhance durability while the beveled heels facilitate a natural rolling heel to toe movement.
The Mirage is the solution for runners who want the benefits of natural motion experience in a responsive ride with a touch of guidance.
The supportive TPU arc below the arch of the foot provides nominal support, while the beveled, decoupled heel allows for smooth, efficient transitions.
The re-engineered forefoot, with deeper and substantial flex grooves, promotes a smooth and nimble ride. The Mirage 3 also uses FlexFilm™ technology to secure and stabilize the foot, increase flexibility and simultaneously reduce layers to the shoe.
The Mirage 3 weighs in at 247g (Men’s US 9) and 213g (Women’s US 8).
Running has evolved greatly in recent years. With the increasing popularity, more research has gone into the sport, and now we have so many different theories about running. Everybody has different ideas on how to train, what shoes to wear, and even how to run.
No matter whether you believe in forefoot, midfoot or heel strike running, running is no longer about putting on that old pair of sneakers and hitting the roads. So much science has gone into running shoes to protect runners and to improve their personal best.
It’s time for you to Flex your muscles to the Laws of Nature and blaze through the race.
Where to buy?
Saucony® Natural Series™ is available now at all STADIUM, Royal Sporting House stores and authorized dealers, with prices starting from $139.
Visit the Royal Sporting House Singapore Facebook page for more information.