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.
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:
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.