I’ve been running in the Mizuno Wave Inspire 12 shoes for around a month now and I am absolutely smitten by them.
The Specs of the Mizuno Wave Inspire (from Mizuno)
- 12 mm drop
- 8.9 oz
My Thoughts on the Mizuno Wave Inspire
Mizuno Wave Inspire 12s are perfect for someone who pronates and needs something supportive. Despite the cushion and support that the Mizuno Wave Inspire 12 provides, it is only 8.9oz. I almost didn’t believe it when I was running in them – they’re extremely light compared to other shoes that offer cushion and support.
The Mizuno Wave Inspire also have stretch laces which really help with getting comfortably strapped in and there are internal straps for hold and support for your foot. Also, as weird as it sounds, I LOVE their shoe laces in general. I tend to high lock my laces to keep my ankle in place and for most shoes, using the top eyelets leaves me with very little to work with to tie and double knot my shoes. This was not the case for the Mizunos.
The asymmetrical heel pad design on the Mizuno Wave Inspire (pictured above, where the pink/white meets) offers support and cushion where needed.
A problem I’ve had with running is my pronation when landing. The Mizuno Wave Inspires have parallel flex grooves (those first two vertical white grooves) that help keep the foot centered on the platform. In addition, the midsole platform to give you softer touch down every step of your run (or walk).
Based on the month that I’ve run in them (and cross trained), I’ve seen an improvement. My feet are strapped in and the support that it offers have kept me from pronating.
Overall, I really enjoyed running in the Mizuno Wave Inspire 12. I appreciated how light this shoe was while still giving me a solid amount of support.
Links for the Mizuno Wave Inspire
Amazon (Affiliate Link)
- Mizuno Women’s Wave Inspire 12 Running Shoe, Royal Purple/Silver
- Mizuno Men’s Wave Inspire 12 Running Shoe, Dark Shadow/Black
Have you tried the Mizuno Wave Inspire 12s? What shoes do you currently run in?
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