I started out wearing Saucony's for running, and stuck with them for several years, until my first visit to Fleet Feet, where I got the full treatment and realized that I was an over-pronator and wearing the wrong shoe. So I switched to Nike....for 500 miles worth of runs, then quickly switched to Brooks. I've been happy with them for the past few years, but I've still been curious about other shoes.
So it was very timely that I received an invitation from Mizuno, to become a founding member of their Mezamashii Run Project! Mizuno believes their shoes create a more euphoric running experience and they're willing to put free shoes on feet to prove it. In essence, they want runners to have more "brilliant" runs (hence the name, Mezamashii, which means brilliant in Japanese).
Before I contacted Mizuno about which shoes would be right for me, I went to their website, and used Precision Fit which asked a series of questions about my feet, my body, etc. It suggested the Wave Inspire for my size 11 feet:
Which was confirmed when I spoke to a Mizuno rep when I called to order the shoes. He seemed to know his stuff.
This might sound silly, but my shoe laces have always been white, and it took some time to get used at all that blue every time I looked down! I noticed right away that the Wave Inspire were lighter than my usual shoe, and they felt like they were hugging my feet from every angle. My feet felt great while I was out with my running buddy, Frank the Tank, in his Fourth of July Finery:
As a chosen member of the Mezamashii Run Project, I have one invitation to share with one of you. If you would like to go on a brilliant run while wearing a pair of Mizuno's, please leave me a comment, telling me what made your last run truly brilliant!
For additional entries you may:
1. share with me @MollySBaker and @MizunoUSA in a tweet, about why you would like to try a pair of Mizuno's.
2. follow me on twitter, or be a friend of my blog.
This giveaway will be quick, I will choose a winner using random.org on Tuesday July 10th, at 5:00 EST.
*Contest is open to residents of the USA.
*Please note, I was sent a pair of shoes for the purpose of this review, my opinions on the product are my own.