Mizuno fits me. They are comfortable, and never any question of where the arch is hitting me or if the toe box is too big or too small.
Mizuno is lightly cushioned, not a cushy ride. For those who are partial to a less cushy ride, Mizuno is the shoe for you. I can feel the road or trail without any discomfort whatsoever. Some prefer a more cloud-like and soft running experience. I prefer a responsive shoe, and feeling the ground. It helps keep my feet safe too because I can more readily evaluate terrain and footing.
Mizuno comes in a bevy of beautiful colors.Since fashion is the ultimate goal of running, color selection is very important. All right, so that’s a stretch. I didn’t even have a choice of color in my first pair of Mizunos. (Also, fashion is not important for runners. Take note of what a runner is wearing on any daily run and you’ll see what I mean.) BUT, Mizuno does have an awesome color selection and it makes it quite fun to buy and break in a new pair. Always a plus!
Mizuno has an excellent price point.Mizuno isn’t a cheap brand. But it’s not an overly expensive brand either. You can walk away with a great pair of Mizunos for under $120, sometimes even less if you can find the previous model. Those white and purple ones above? Got those for under $60. Score!
They have changed this year’s model of the Wave Inspire and Wave Rider.And possibly others. These are the only two I’ve had experience with so I can speak for other models. I tried the new Wave Inspire and did not like it one bit. The construction of the shoe is a considerable departure from the models I am used to and have grown to love over the years. And I’ve heard from other Mizuno wearers they are disappointed in the change as well. My question to Mizuno: if it ain’t broke, why fix it? I’m sure they have their reasons. I have not, however, tried the Wave Rider in the new style. Maybe I’ll like it.