Last week I put up a short post about a new minimalist shoe that Saucony currently has in development. The Saucony Hattori is a 4.4 oz, zero-heel-lift shoe that represents one of the first forays by one of the big shoe manufacturers into the zero-drop market. Shortly after publishing my post, I received an email from one of the wear-test coordinators at Saucony indicating that they are currently in search of wear testers for this shoe. Sadly, my foot doesn’t meet their size requirements, so I offered to post a request for them – here’s the info that they provided:
Saucony is looking to recruit wear testers for the new Hattori and other future minimalist styles. We are looking for runners who wear a Men’s size 9 and/or a Women’s size 8 and who can put consistent miles (25+ miles a week) on a pair over the course of 6 weeks. If you are interested please send your shoe size, current shoe and miles per week to Weartest@saucony.com
This would be a great chance to provide feedback on what could potentially be a game changing shoe, and I’m very encouraged to see one of the major shoe manufacturers going zero-drop. Compared to their competitors, Saucony seems to be a bit more willing to take a risk, and in my mind that is a good thing.
Here’s a picture of the Saucony Hattori from Runner’s World UK: