I am pretty picky about my running shoes (as any runner should be) and I can be pretty hesitant to try something new. I have worn shoes from Mizuno before but it had been awhile. However, I had heard so many great things about the new Mizuno Wave Rider 20, that I was dying to try them out!
My shoes came in a beautiful box wrapped in platinum paper. As soon as I unfolded the tissue and saw the gorgeous coloring, I legit let out an audible “oooooo!” even though I was the only one in the house. Well, besides the dog, and she obviously doesn’t wear shoes. (But she did however think I was unwrapping food).
I immediately laced up and went out for a quick run. Smooth and bouncy would be two words that immediately came to mind. These shoes have a could wave technology that allows for a comfortable ride. It has more cushion in the heel than wave riders of the past, but it didn’t feel bulky at all.
These shoes also have really great mesh that provide breathability and movement. The wave rider 20 is a neutral shoe, and it is 33% more durable and responsive than previous models (wow!) They come in narrow and wide which I think is great, since people don’t all have the same shaped foot! I personally don’t like when my toes feel cramped, but they felt great in these shoes. I have gotten lots of compliments, and am enjoying getting in some miles in my new shoes.
For more information, photos, and colors (cute ones!) check out the wave rider 20’s on Mizuno’s site and give them a try!
QOTD: When buying a running shoe, what do you look for as the most important feature?
This post was sponsored by Mizuno, however all opinions are my own.
The most important thing in a running shoe to me is the heel to toe ratio. If it’s too high I can’t run in them. I have zero drop shoes that work wonders when I run and love them. What heel to toe ratio is this shoe? It sounds like a dream!! The pink laces are so gorgeous.
12mm but it has a super soft heel so it doesn’t feel high to me