Earlier in the month my friends at Mizuno sent me an early Christmas present - a pair of shoes to try out before their release. As soon as I saw the new Mizuno Wave Rider 17s, I knew they were going to be fabulous.
Admittedly, the first thing I was excited to see when I opened the box was the color. I had been eyeing the slate gray shoes since seeing the color options on my laptop.
When I slipped them on, I noticed right away that the shoe felt wider. The toe box especially seemed much more roomy than the Wave Rider 16s. I have worn the 16s for more than 200 miles and never thought of them as narrow, but next to the 17s you can definitely see and feel a difference.
In fact, the new Wave Rider 17's toe box width reminds me a lot of the Wave Sayonara.
Although these shoes are lighter than the 16s (can you believe it?), they are still supportive and very flexible.
I've already put my Wave Rider 17s through the New England initiation and they are awesome on the road...
on the snow...
and on the treadmill.
In addition to function every runner girl knows that running shoes must look good. The Wave Rider 17s have some fashionable features that standout, like colored aglets.
A cool new medallion design.
And look at the rainbow reflection.
Once again Mizuno has completely spoiled me in more ways than one: they treated me to another pair of awesome shoes and every time I lace them up, I'm reminded why I fell in love with their brand.
What new fit gear did you get for Christmas that you are loving right now?
Road Runner Sports spotted this awesome review and asked me to share their exclusive review video with you! Enjoy!
Women's Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Video Credit: Road Runner Sports