Disclaimer: Through my affiliation with FitFluential, I received a pair of Mizuno Wave Inspire 12s in exchange for my review of them. As always, all opinions are my own.
Since I was first fit for running shoes back in 2013, I’ve been loyal to Mizuno Wave Inspire running shoes. My feet require stability running shoes, and despite the changes that Mizuno Wave Inspires have gone through since I first started wearing the model 9 shoes, I haven’t worn any other running shoes but Mizunos over the past two years.
When I first found out about the opportunity to try out the new 12s, to say I was excited is an understatement. I have only worn the 9s and 10s, and since I continued to find the 10s on clearance in my size, I never upgraded to the 11s. So what specifically am I loving about the 12s?
The thing I love most about the 12s is the cushioning. I feel like I’m running on air when I’m wearing them. Given that I’m currently 30 weeks pregnant and running is getting progressively harder by the day, its nice to be wearing shoes that provide me with the necessary support while not adding bulk. The first time I ran in the shoes, it felt like they were already broken in. At no time did the box of the shoe feel tight around my toes, like most running shoes in the past have felt around my toes when I’ve first worn them. Both the 9s and 10s were tight in the toe box the first couple of times that I ran in them.
I’ve worn my Wave Inspire 12s both while out running on the street as well as when running on the treadmill. On both surfaces, the shoes have provided me with the support that I need, and in neither case did my feet feel “tired” after a run.
Thank you Mizuno for making a great new model of the Wave Inspires. I can’t wait to continue running in my Wave Inspire 12s!
QOTD: Are you loyal to one brand of shoes, or do you wear multiple brands?