*This is a sponsored post for Mizuno through my association with Fitfluential. However, the opinions expressed here are my own.
It has been ages since I have tried new running sneakers! I have been a die hard Asics fan since High School, which was just a few years (or…decades) ago. However, recently, they changed manufacturers and my beloved Gel Nimbus just did not fit right anymore. I have struggled with plantar fasciitis in the past, so the right neutral running shoe is essential to avoid flare ups of this very painful problem. I began shoe hopping when I noticed the different fit, but only within the Asics line and still have not found the right shoe.
I have heard so many wonderful things about Mizunos that when the opportunity arose to give them a try, I jumped on it! I received a beautiful brand new pair of the Neutral Mizuno Wave Rider 20’s in the mail about a month ago. I was so excited to take them for a spin. I was not sure what to expect, but I fell in love with them on my first run (and a about a dozen subsequent runs).
What do I Love so much? Here are my Top 5 Favorite things about the Mizuno Wave Rider 20:
- They are light weight, yet durable and sturdy.
- The mesh fabric on the top of the shoe has great breathability.
- The cushioning inside of the sneaker is the perfect amount, just enough, but not too much!
- The heel collar is soft and prevents rubbing and irritation.
- The soul of the shoe is responsive and softens the impact on my joints.
I need to add a #6, as well: The Color! I love the Gunmetal-Fuschia Purple, which are the one’s I received to test out (pictured at the top). However, I like to have at least 2 pairs of running shoes to alternate wearing, so I hopped on the website to check out the other colors. So now I have a big decision to make: do I go with the BatonRouge-White or the Blue Atoll-Silver?
What color do you think I should get? Or shall I buy both? Comment below with your favorite color! I would also love to hear if you have ever tried Mizuno Running Shoes.
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