I was scouring Millets website for a new pair of Mizuno running shoes and was astounded by the splashes of colour that filled the page. I doubted that there could possibly be a demand for that much colour on the foot of a runner.
My post-run trip to Richmond Park caff, showed that I was wrong though. As a breed, we seem to be rather fond of gaudy design on our running shoes.
I was rather happy to find a rather more subdued version of the Mizuno Wave Inspire.
I’ve been a fan of Mizuno for a while, they have a wide fit and the perfect mix of cushion and stability which makes for a comfortable run. They stand out for me because of their sole, seemingly suited to most of the terrain I run on, from grass, dry trail and tarmac. I wouldn’t use them on an aggressively muddy trail but it is reassuring to have a shoe that can cope with a varied track.
The mizuno wave inspire 10 is a surprisingly light running shoe and despite having substantial cushioning, they are barely felt on the foot.
I’ve been a bit slack on the running front this month so as well as the occasional treadmill run, they’ve seen me through some high energy Insanity Max sessions which calls for a cushioned, non-slip shoe and they didn’t let me down.