Mizuno Wave Hayate Review: A Decent, But Mis-matched Trail Shoe

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by David Henry Other than running in the Mizuno Wave Universe 3 a couple years ago, I have not run in any other Mizuno shoe.  When Pete asked if I’d be interested in reviewing the Hayate, I was excited to try out, what was for me, an untested brand and one that was making an […]

Mizuno Hitogami Review: Solid Choice Among Distance Racing Shoes

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A few months ago I wrote a post in which I described why the Mizuno Sayonara did not work for me. I found that shoe to be overly stiff and firm in the heel, and it just did not work well with my stride. It was shame since the shoe otherwise felt great – roomy […]

Mizuno Wave Rider 17: Guest Review by Tyler Mathews

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I have a shoe rotation that includes minimalist, performance, racing flats, and traditional trainers. Of these, I put the bulk of my mileage on traditional trainers – I use them on all of those long, slow, boring runs that nobody really cares to hear about. I typically put in around 80 miles a week, with only about 20-30 […]

Why the Mizuno Sayonara Does Not Work For Me: Technology and A Tale of Two Shoes

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I’ll start this post by stating clearly that people can respond very differently to a given shoe depending on idiosyncratic characteristics of their stride, anatomy, training program (speed, surfaces, etc.) and so on. I’m lucky in that I can run in most shoes without experiencing major issues, but every once in awhile I encounter a […]

Mizuno Wave Universe 5 Review: A Feather-Light Racing Flat With a Roomy Toebox

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If you’ve been following my shoe reviews for awhile, you’ll know that I’m a fan of running in racing flats. I log most of my miles out on the roads, and I tend to like shoes that are lightweight, simple in design, and somewhat flashy in appearance – flats typically tick most of these boxes. […]

Mizuno Wave Evo Ferus Trail Shoe Review

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I normally hate memory foam style insoles. In fact, I once included them in a list of running shoe design elements that drive me nuts. My usual experience is that they rob the foot of ground feel, but to date I’ve only encountered this type of insole in shoes that already have fairly significant midsole […]

Mizuno Wave Sayonara Running Shoe Review

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This is a guest review by Brad Patterson. Brad is an electrical engineer by trade, and lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan. – Pete, Runblogger.com Unlike a lot of other Wave Sayonara reviewers that I have come across on the internet so far, I am not a mega huge Mizuno fanboy and only recently started using […]

Mizuno Hitogami Preview From Running Warehouse

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Running Warehouse just posted a preview of the Mizuno Hitogami racer. In another shakeup to the Mizuno lineup, the Hitogami is replacing the Ronin and Musha. It weighs in at 8oz in men’s size 9, and has a stack height of 23mm heel – 14mm forefoot. What I like about the shoe is the fact […]

Mizuno Cursoris Zero Drop Running Shoe Review: One of My Top Shoes of the Year So Far

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I’m woefully behind on reviewing shoes in my ever-growing collection, so my goal over the next few weeks is to knock out as many as I can for shoes I’ve run in so far this year. I figured I’d start with a personal favorite – the Mizuno Cursoris. Earlier this year Mizuno released two zero-drop […]

Mizuno Wave Ekiden Racing Flat Review by Coach Caleb

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After becoming very popular in the Japanese market, Mizuno has introduced the Wave Ekiden, a neutral racing flat, to the US.  The name of the shoe is a reference to competitive relay racing in Japan, which is as much (or more) a part of the athletic zeitgeist there as collegiate cross country and track & […]

Mizuno Wave Evo Ferus Preview via Running Warehouse

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Running Warehouse just posted a preview of the Mizuno Wave Evo Ferus trail shoe – they report that the Ferus “…features all of the characteristics of the Evo line: a zero drop platform with midfoot Wave technology, low toe spring, and a wide forefoot for toe splay.” Feel is supposedly similar to the Evo Levitas […]

Brooks Drift, Mizuno Evo Levitas, Mizuno Evo Cursoris: Comparative Review by Fred Brossard

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Guest review by Fred Brossard: Fred Brossard is a French expert on minimalist running. He is the co-author of the book “Barefoot, Minimalism, Natural Running” (Ed Amphora) and is a freelance writer and gear reviewer for http://runners.fr The French representatives for both Mizuno and Brooks Running recently gave me the chance to be the first […]

Mizuno EVO Cursoris Zero Drop Shoe Photos

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A few days ago I posted a preview video of Mizuno’s forthcoming EVO Cursoris zero drop running shoe. In my brief commentary on the video I wondered whether there was any rubber under the heel since it was hard to tell from the video. Seth Hasty from Mizuno was kind enough to send along a […]

Mizuno Evo Levitas and Cursoris: Mizuno’s First Foray Into Zero Drop, Cushioned Shoes

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The Running Warehouse Blog just posted a preview of two new cushioned zero drop shoes from Mizuno: the Mizuno Evo Levitas and Evo Cursoris. Both are due to come out in early 2013, and fill what is rapidly becoming a very crowded niche occupied by shoes like the currently available Altra Instinct, New Balance MR00, […]

Mizuno Wave Universe 4: A Near Perfect Racing Flat

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I just returned from a solid 7 mile run in the Mizuno Wave Universe 4 racing flats, and it reminded me that I have yet to write up my thoughts on these shoes here on the blog. Much like the review of the New Balance MO10 that I posted yesterday, this review will be fairly […]