I was beyond thrilled to be selected to review a pair of the brand new Wave Sayonaras. My current running shoes are on their last legs. First of all, they are trail shoes. Not exactly the best for this urban runner. Second, I got a small hole in the right shoe during RagnarZion back in April and it keeps growing. :(
Needless to say, I was practically jumping up and down when I got the text saying they were delivered. Of course, I was at work, so I had to keep it together.
When I finally picked up my package, it felt empty. Yeah, that's how light these babies are.
And bright pink.
Definitely my lightest and brightest shoes EVER!
Mizuno boasts them as their lightest everyday training shoe.
Seriously, at only 7.1oz (8.1 for mens) these shoes felt like I was running in nothing.
Whenever I go running shoe shopping, I like to have the experts recommend options for me to try. I'm not usually brand specific, so I tend to try a large variety. Without fail, they usually recommend a motion control shoe, but I tend to gravitate more to the stability/support section of shoes. I always feel like the motion control shoes are too clunky for me. And uncomfortable.
Since the heavier motion control shoes were often what was recommended to me, though I don't think I've ever actually purchased a pair, I was a bit nervous about how the Wave Sayonara would feel on a run. Would they be comfortable? Supportive enough?
I was pleasantly surprised at how fabulous they felt! In fact, my first mile in them scored me a FIFTEEN SECOND PR!
7:44. Woot woot!!
And that was in 80+ degree weather with crampy ickiness. I can only imagine how fast I'll be when the temps cool down again. In a few months.
The euphoric foam midsole ensures the proper cushioning without added weight and bulk so runners experience a light, smooth, comfortable, and responsive 'ride.'
Mizuno definitely hit the jackpot with these shoes!
Jeff commented last night that they feel so light, like they're made of paper. Hard to believe they don't just fall apart with every step, he said.
Well, I can assure you after several runs in these, they are sturdy - despite their lightness.
Here's a quick video from before my run this morning with a couple more thoughts on these fabulous shoes!
THANK YOU, #WaveSayonara, for helping me squeak in with a sub-10:00 pace for my 4-miler this morning - despite the 92° heat!!
If you're looking for a light, bright, fabulous shoe for your next mezamashii run, look no further! These go on sale on 7/5/2013 and retail at $119.99. Find them at mizunorunning.com or your favorite retailer.
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