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  • Use

    Workout

    Shoes with optimum cushioning, lateral support, and flexibility for daily workouts and studio sessions. See workout shoes

    CrossFit

    Versatile, low-profile shoes for constantly varied exercises including plyometrics, sprinting, weightlifting, and rope climbing. See CrossFit shoes

    Weightlifting

    Heavy-duty shoes with a wedge and an elevated heel that create a sturdy platform and promote ankle mobility. See weightlifting shoes

    Walking

    Shoes for daily wear that ensure a smooth walking gait cycle. Check out walking shoes

  • Arch support

    Neutral

    For people with normal pronation. Also provide support for high-arched feet with underpronation (excessive outward rolling of the foot). See neutral training shoes

    Stability

    For people with low-arched or flat feet and moderate overpronation (excessive inward rolling of the foot). See stability training shoes

    Motion control

    Shoes feature stabilizing technologies for people with severe overpronation. See motion control training shoes

    Good to know

    Stability and motion control add-ons are uncommon for workout shoes and are never present in CrossFit or weightlifting footwear. They are mostly found in walking shoes where the gait is easier to correct.

  • Price
    $100
  • Weight
    Women: 9oz

    Weight

    Training footwear typically weighs between 200g and 300g per shoe to accommodate agile workouts. Minimalist trainers go as low as 150g, while weightlifting shoes can go as high as 500g.

  • Width
    Men: Standard
    Women: Standard, Wide
  • Release date
    Unknown
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Updates to Vionic Saffron

  • The Vionic Saffron is a walking shoe meant to be worn through long periods of walking and standing. The shoe features a lightweight and durable mesh and man-made overlays for a supportive upper that still allows flexibility for the foot to flex. It promotes ventilation throughout the foot chamber as well.
  • The model has a detachable orthotic insole. Specially designed by a podiatrist, it is crafted to be firm and responsive to cradle and protect the foot from impact and enhance steadiness during movements.
  • It has a midsole made from EVA. It provides another layer of stability and shock absorption.
  • The construction of the shoe is based on the proprietary blueprint of the Advanced Motion System (AMS) technology. It consists of the lightweight and breathable upper, the podiatrist-designed orthotic, and the flexible and cushioned outsole for optimal support for all-day wear.

Vionic Saffron size and fit

The Vionic Saffron follows the standard shoe sizing scheme and biomechanics of women. The available sizes run the full gamut, from US 6 to 11 with half sizes in between. The shoe comes in a couple of width options, which is the B - Medium and D - Wide. The brand recommends that the footwear should only be worn for just a few hours for the first few days to allow the feet to grow accustomed to the orthotics. It should be done for the first two weeks of use.

Outsole

The outsole of the Vionic Saffron is characterized by flexibility and cushioning to promote natural foot flexion and shield the foot against impact. It is part of the AMS technology design of the model to keep the foot supported throughout the day.

Midsole

The midsole of the Vionic Saffron is created to be firm but flexible, thanks to its EVA material. It renders stability to the shoe, which steadies the foot during various movements to prevent wobbling.

The removable orthotic is specially designed by a podiatrist for comfort and support. It is described to be firm and responsive to boost stability. It works together with the outsole and the upper to create the AMS technology that the model’s design is based on.

Upper

The Vionic Saffron features a lightweight mesh fabric with textile lining for its upper. It gives a comfortable, flexible, and breathable sensation on the foot.

Synthetic overlays reinforce the sides and the heel areas for support. It is intended to keep the foot steady and inhibit unwanted heel slippage.

Its closure is the traditional lace-up layout. It keeps the foot locked down. When the shoelaces are tightened, they also fortify the sides to enhance lateral support.


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