Thursday, January 29, 2015

01/29/2015 4 mile Performance Review: @MizunoRunning Wave Inspire 10

I just finished up a 4 mile run in my new Mizuno Wave Inspire 10.  It was my first run in them and my first run in a shoe made by any other company not named Asics.  I don't think I have run in a shoe other than Asics in roughly 6-7 years.  First, here are a couple links with information, specs, buying locations, etc. on the shoe:

http://www.mizunousa.com/running/womens/running-shoes/support/wave-inspire-10

http://www.roadrunnersports.com/rrs/products/MIZ790/mens-mizuno-wave-inspire-10/

http://www.runnersworld.com/shoe/mizuno-wave-inspire-10-mens

Here is my initial take.  The main issue with stability shoes is usually that they are too stiff and that they are heavy.  I have always been more concerned with weight rather than stiffness.  I like the idea of running in the lightest shoe I can without putting myself in danger of injury.  During my first run, I will say that I noticed it is a little stiff, but not as much as my Asics Gel DS Racer.  The Gel Ds 9 i currently have is stiffer and I never really felt good in it.  I won't say I disliked it, but I wouldn't buy it again.  It is tiny bit lighter than the Mizuno, but clearly at a cost.  

I like they weight so far of the Wave, it is still a fairly light show.  Obviously, I only have 4 miles in them, but they are nice so far.  I didn't have any hot spots, aches, or anything to be concerned with so far.  

Finally, I like the price of this shoe as well.  After using a coupon code and VIP membership at RoadRunnerSports, they were $59 shipped to my door.  

In the coming week or so, I will revisit the shoe on here to give an update.  Also, in the next day or so, I will write up a post on how to buy the right running sneakers.  Whether you are knowledgeable on the subject or not.

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