Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Breaking in New Running Shoes - Mizuno Wave Sky

This post is sponsored by Mizuno Running and FitFluential. All reviews and opinions are my own.

I love running. I also love new running shoes. By new, I mean really new. New to the world kind of new. Today I'm excited to share my thoughts on the brand new (launched in May) Wave Sky from Mizuno.


The Wave Sky is a shoe built for neutral runners but with the most cushion for max comfort. A first glance might make you think this shoe is heavy, but it weighs in at only 9.3 ounces. That's not bad. In fact, that weight falls right in the middle of the Mizuno neutral family.


The Wave Sky is kind of like a crossover shoe. It's neutral but offers a substantial amount of midsole cushion like a stability shoe without feeling heavy and stiff. It's built to give runners a bit of a lively rebound. It's like you are getting the best of both worlds.


I've had a chance to break in my Wave Sky on easy runs, sprints and the treadmill. Let me just say that my feet and legs are happy with these shoes. I've been running in support shoes recently because of my knee, but these feel just as stable. They are so plush and so light and just feel really good. My feet are average width and there is plenty of room including the toe box.


I have to confess that when I receive a new pair of Mizunos, I fully intend to love them. Some I've loved more than others. I think the Wave Sky and I are going to be spending a lot of time together this summer.


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Do you ever find yourself caught between two running shoe worlds?
What do you look for in a new running shoe?


Today I’m linking up with Susie and Rachel and Debbie and Lora for the Running Coaches' Corner and representing runners! 


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20 comments:

  1. Who doesn't love a new pair of running shoes?! These look awesome - love the color and it sounds like they're super comfy too!

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    1. No runner I know, haha! Mizuno definitely got the comfortable part down on these.

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  2. I love the Wave Inspire! I need some stability, how do you think these would compare?

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    1. I ran in Wave Inspires a long time ago, but I think you would like these. I've always been a neutral runner and just recently switched to support. Everything about these feels good, really good.

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  3. Everyone seems to be loving these lately. I don't usually wear neutral shoes but I do love Mizunos I will look to check them out

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    1. I'm super impressed with how supportive they feel even though they are neutral shoes. I think you'll like them.

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  4. I love breaking in a new pair of sneakers :) I've heard nothing but good things about these sneakers!

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    1. I know! I haven't heard anyone not like them either.

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  5. I love slipping my feet into new running shoes--it's like running on a cloud! I think these shoes would be a great back up plan for my Asics gel nimbus.

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    1. Perfect description! I have these amazing down pillows and when I put on these shoes, that's what popped into my head.

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  6. I love trying out new running shoes too! I also love a shoe with good cushion. Like running on clouds!

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    1. Yes! to running on clouds. I could never be a barefoot runner, haha!

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  7. Keep hearing good things about this shoe! Great colors!

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    1. I'm rarely disappointed by Mizuno, including the color combos they put together!

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  8. I was bummed I missed out on the opportunity to try these, but I doubt they'd be a favorable option for my over-pronating feet. I need major stability and oodles of support. But, they sure are pretty!

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    1. You would be the perfect person to try them!

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  9. I've been loving the Wave Sky too. I usually run in Wave Riders, which are also neutral. I do like the extra cushioning in these though.

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    1. I used to run in Wave Riders all the time. Love!

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  10. I have been a Wave Rider girl forever, but am really curious about these.

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