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The benefits of minimalism minus the pain.
- Nearly nonexistent uppers use super-light mesh and a synthetic exoskeleton to really cut down on weight
- XT-900 impact pads on the heels, balls, and toe-off points protect your feet from rough terrain and increase the life of these shoes
- The zero heel-to-forefoot drop creates virtually flat footbeds for barefoot-like feel and no pronation correction
- Wide toe boxes and flex grooves directly behind the metatarsals let your toes flex for a natural push off
- Note: Saucony cautions that it can take time (weeks) for your feet and legs to adapt to minimal footwear, so start off slow (1 day per week for short distances) if you're used to a more structured shoe
Share your thoughts
I really like the idea of this shoe. It's super light weight and looks really good but they just didn't cut it for me. I had a problem with my foot sliding in the shoe and I couldn't run more than 4 miles with out my feet hurting despite having correct minimalist form. I know this is a minimalist shoe and there shouldn't be a lot of cushioning but I think that since it is a road shoe there should be at least some cushioning. I do like the newer version Hattori LC with laces because I can at least tighten those.
How good is the gripping? I want to use...
How good is the gripping? I want to use these for cross-fit and parkour/free running training. I need a shoe that is lightweight, snug (minimal feet movement in the shoe/slippage etc.), and good sole grip with minimal slip. If these are kind of sketchy compared to other shoes for what I'm looking for, could somebody give me some suggestions please?
Thank you. :D
Holly's take on Hattori
I bought the women's Hattori shoe this afternoon, I have already taken them for a test drive. While I was skeptical, as I cannot run in the Vibram 5 finger, (but I still love that shoe to cross train,) I wanted to be fair, and not put the two in the same category. You can really fly in these puppies, no back ache, no calf pain, (so far), the only suggestion that I can make is be sure to buy them a second big, as you don't want your toe to be right at the front, as when I started to run, the shoe, slips forward just, a tiny bit. Have fun with these.
I wish you a peaceful run. G-d bless.
Excellent Cross Fit Shoes
Light weight, zero drop, stylish, very comfortable, need to wear with black socks
How are the fit supposed to be on the...
How are the fit supposed to be on the saucony's?