For a woman looking for a minimalistic/barefoot running shoe, the Hattori is essentially a sock-like extension of your foot with some protection underneath. Weighing just under 4 ounces, it’s made for neutral runners who aren’t prone to injury and who don’t need additional support or cushioning. Main Features
Weight: 3.8 ounces (women’s size 7).
Ultralite Mesh on the upper.
High-abrasion EVA cushioning.
XT-900™ carbon rubber outsole.
0mm heel-to-toe offset for a barefoot running experience.
Additional Information The Hattori barefoot/minimalist running shoe was a Saucony first when it rolled out in May 2011 and is great for the woman looking for a lightweight addition to her running arsenal. “Most of the time when we get into this weight, we’re talking about track spikes, we’re talking about shoes that are built for a specific purpose only,” said Saucony Senior Designer Chris Mahoney in a video interview. “Everybody wants lighter weight, more cushioning. They want to feel like their (bare) foot is on the ground, but they want a little more protection. So when we developed this shoe, we had our elite athlete in mind.” To get to a sub 4-ounce weight, Saucony built the Hattori with extremely breathable Ultralite Mesh in the upper. The women’s Hattori also has synthetic taping and a hook-and-loop midfoot strap for support. A mitten-like toe box allows for natural movement so toes can grip and push off. To mimic the barefoot feel, the Hattori is built with a 0mm offset (the distance of the foot to the ground is the same from heel to toe). Saucony uses XT-900™ carbon rubber in high-abrasion areas, providing protection to the bottom of the foot. Areas of cushioned EVA provide some cushioning and rebound, and flex grooves are located beneath the toes and in front of the metatarsals for an even more natural running feel.
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