Ran outside -
early morning run, still burping up pie and turkey
Ever since getting fitted for real running shoes three years ago, I’ve worn Mizuno Wave Riders.
I started with the Wave Rider 13 and eventually moved up to the new 16 that just came out a couple weeks ago.
(I try to put about 485 miles on a pair before washing them & donating them to Goodwill with the original inserts.)
Mizuno sent me a pair in the cutest colors; they’re killing it on the colors lately:
The Wave Rider 16 feels like a complete and total remodel of the 15 – it’s lighter, more flexible and even looks different to me.
So I looked up info and found out that they removed the overlays and used a lightweight mesh to make a .7 ounce lighter shoe – the lightest Wave Rider shoe ever made clocking in at 8.2 ounces.
The Wave Rider is a neutral shoe (you have high arches and need minimal support) and has a wave plate that runs from heel to midfoot which “disperses energy and shock absorption in the midsole”.
If you don’t know what type of shoe you need, get professionally fitted: have your gait and stride analyzed by someone who knows what they’re doing. Or just ignore all that business and check out this chart found on Road Runner Sports site:
Mizuno also sent my main man a pair of the men’s shoes as well:
What brand and style of shoes do you wear?
I’m MFL FTD
Mizuno For Life, Fresh To Death