Disclaimer: The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Mizuno.
It’s no secret that I’ve had a LOT of running shoe drama over the past few months. I’ve been working on my running form by gradually getting away from my heel striking ways to more mid-foot. That being said, my old stability shoes are now way too much support. I’m definitely interested in more of a minimalist type of shoe but I still want some support.
I was thrilled when I found out that I’d be testing out the new Mizuno Wave Sayonara.
At just 7.1 oz (women) and 8.1 oz (men), this shoe is being touted as Mizuno’s “lightest everyday training shoe.” It’s a neutral shoe that’s still supportive and cushioned for slight over and underpronators. The upper part of the shoe is nearly seamless and made of breathable mesh. No more sweaty stinky feet! The toe box is roomy which is a good thing. My yoga toes can breathe happy. 😉 Plus, look at the pretty color! I know it doesn’t matter but it sure does help.
I’ve done four runs in the Sayonara of varying lengths( 3-5 miles). I’m gradually increasing my miles again after the 3 week break.
As I started off on the first run, I tried to focus on the fit and feel. I could feel the road underneath my feet but still felt like I had a little cushion. Truthfully, I stopped thinking about the shoes shortly after that. They’re so lightweight and comfortable that it didn’t even feel like I had shoes on. (Which is definitely something you want in a shoe!) I just ran. No thoughts. Just enjoyment. Isn’t that what a #BrilliantRun is all about?
Overall, I really like the Wave Sayonara. It’s less of a shoe than I’m used to so it’s something that I will have to gradually increase my mileage in. From now on it will be in my running shoe rotation.
The Mizuno Wave Sayonara goes on sale July 5th and retails for $119.99. And if you are looking for running inspiration, check out the meaning of Mezamashii Running told by the Project Members. You’ll get chills, shed a tear and then lace up your kicks because you want to run.
“You don’t think about the distance.
You don’t think of the time.
You just get out there and lose yourself.”
When was your last brilliant run?