Mizuno Review & a SNEAKER GIVEAWAY!!

Hi All,

This morning I went to the gym and did a leg & ab workout and was a total spazzy mess.  The stability ball decided to hate me and make me fall and and run away from me and my sneakers kept coming untied and it was just not a success.  I still felt the burn and will be sore though so I guess that’s the real point, right?

Ok on to the real business.  A little while ago I won an invitation to the Mizuno Mezamashii project and received a pair of Wave Creation 13s.

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Now that I’ve gotten some miles on them, I really like them.  Here is some info on the Mizuno Wave technology straight from the source:

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The thing I noticed right away was how much wider the toe section of the sneaker is than what I am used to.  I was thrown off by this at first but after running in them, it really gave my toes enough room and helped in preventing blisters I’ve become used to.  There is also a great springy feeling in the sneaker, which makes me feel faster.  They run true to size for running shoes and they feel sturdy enough to provide support and last me a LOT of miles.  Overall I would definitely recommend this shoe to any runner with a neutral stride.

Not a neutral runner?  Mizuno has a great tool on their website called Precision fit, which is the next best thing to being fitted in person.  You go through a series of questions about your body type and running style, and based on your answers they suggest a specific Mizuno shoe for you.  Easy as that!  This was great for me because I don’t always know the best shoe for me but also don’t want to be ‘sold to’ in a store sometimes.

Now for the best part.  By receiving an invitation to the Mezamashii project, I now have an invitation to give away to one of you to pick your own lovely new Mizunos!  In order to enter to win, leave a comment telling me what is most important to you when picking out running shoes.  For an extra entry, tweet about this giveaway and leave a second comment letting me know that you did!  This will be open until Sunday night at 11:59pm EST, I’ll announce the winner on Monday 🙂

Note – I wasn’t compensated by Mizuno or asked to write about their products, I received the sneakers free of charge through a giveaway similar to this one.

30 thoughts on “Mizuno Review & a SNEAKER GIVEAWAY!!

  1. Amanda M says:

    I have really long toes and I have yet to find a running shoe that doesn’t cause blisters or black toenails. Currently I have 8 toenails o.0
    I’d LOVE to try a pair of Mizunos, I hear really great things.
    I’d also love to keep all my toenails!

  2. Ashley says:

    I look for support and comfort. I am in running shoes more than any other shoe so I need to be sure they are a perfect fit! Also – neon colors don’t hurt 🙂

  3. Jeffrey says:

    The most important thing to me is the comfort. I run races at many different distances so weight is also a factor but that is how I justify owning a few different pairs of shoes. I keep track of the miles put on my shoes so I know when they need replaced.
    The color and style are the least of my worries. I actually would rather have something weird so as to not want to wear them on a daily basis, extending the overall life of them. Thanks for the opportunity to score some new Mizunos, I have a couple of half marathons and a full scheduled this spring and could use a new pair!

  4. Krissy says:

    The most important thing for me is the width of the shoe. I have wide feet and there are some brands that I just can not wear because they are made too narrow (I’m talking to you Nike!)

  5. Kellie Rose Wilson says:

    I need a running shoe that is not heavy, one that will not give me blisters, and one with good traction! I’ve heard great things about Mizunos! Thanks for the chance to win!

  6. Evelin says:

    I’m still kind of new to running and haven’t found the perfect shoe yet. What I want in a shoe is a balance between support and lightweight feel with the shoe. I’m intrigued by the minimalist shoes but afraid that my high arches will be a problem going minimalist.. Also, I’m aiming at doing longer runs so the support is probably important..
    I’ve heard so many great things about the Mizuno’s and am hoping I’ll have a chance to try them out soon 🙂

  7. Mary says:

    Width in the toe area is also important to me as I have wide feet and can suffer from blisters! I also want a lightweight shoe with good support to give me a bit of extra spring in my step!

  8. Jeff Superpants Smith says:

    I am posting whereastosuchaswhichthusly to win the contest. However I am inspired by you and your blogs (and your face). Please keep posting and following through with your goals! Good luck!

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