Disclaimer: Thank you to a partnership with Mizuno and Fitfluential I was sent a pair of Wave Sky’s for my honest feedback. As always opinions here are of my own.
If you read back in my previous blogs, I learned the hard way the importance of good shoes. So when given the opportunity to test the newest in neutral trainers for Mizuno I was curious. Mizuno has stated that these are different then anything on the market so far, and I wanted to see what was so different.
First off, out of the box, these shoes are bright and colorful without being too much. They will go with everything in your running wardrobe.
When it comes to the moment the shoes are on your feet, they are different. Mizuno has introduced Cloudwave technology along with their SmoothRide engineering which is meant to give you the most supportive ride in the neutral shoe.
I first started testing these on the treadmill. If I am not wearing the right shoe on the treadmill, I can feel pain pretty quickly and I have never felt uncomfortable (unless I over did myself) in these shoes. You would expect to think that with the added cushion there would be bulk, but there is not. These did not feel clunky or akward in the slightest.
I also took these out on the road several times including the Race to Remember 10K. What I really like is how these shoes are equally supportive for running and walking. Sometimes I feel like shoes are not doing the job for those of us who run and walk. When I got tired because of carrying the flag and started heel striking they offered great support. I felt energized after the race which is something my feet have been missing.
I was a little anxious about trying these and now these are quickly becoming a staple of my running world. I have also taken these to weight lifting sessions and I feel like I have mobility which makes this shoe versatile for all your needs.
Two things to take note of. I have a wide toe box when I have ran a lot of the weather is hot and even sizing up the toe box was tight. Also, Mizuno’s quality speaks for itself. It is obvious that these shoes are going to last.
I will be picking up another pair of these soon. I am not certain I want to use them for the marathon without my inserts, but they are the perfect shoe for training runs and for gym time.
You can take a look here: Mizuno Wave Sky