Mizuno Wave Sayonara Running Shoe Review

*The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Mizuno.

When I began running in 2010 I thought my $30 random shoes from a chain shoe store were going to be awesome to run in, and totally affordable. Shortly thereafter I was having muscle or tendon pain in both of my feet. I went to the podiatrist and found out that I was not properly supporting my feet when I run. My $30 shoes were the cause of my pain. I knew what I had to do. I had to spend the money on real running shoes. In my eyes I was not a real runner yet. I hadn’t yet bought the clothes, the socks or any of the other gadgets that go along with a semi-serious runner. Buying actual running shoes was a big step.

I was in the local running store and was fitted for a shoe that would both support my over-pronating foot and give me the comfort that my 5-surgery knee needed. I stuck with that shoe for the next 3 years. That brand and style of shoes carried me through 5 half marathons and 1 full marathon, along with a million and a half 5k’s. Lately I have noticed that my shoes feel like bricks on my feet. I think it was the 5th surgery that I had last October that had, yet again, changed the way my knee feels when I run. The shoes were still great and got the job done, but they weren’t supporting my knee the way that I needed.

I was recently given a pair of Mizuno Wave Sayonara running shoes. Of course with my knee being so sensitive I was worried at how I would tolerate a new shoe. Especially one that I wasn’t fitted for at my local running shop. I did fall in love with the color and style of the Wave Sayonara‘s right away though. I have always wanted a bright running shoe, but the shoes I’d had before only came in boring white. “The Wave Sayonara shoe is Mizuno’s lightest everyday training shoe yet. They are light, low-to-the-ground, and versatile so any run can be as fast as ever. The euphoric foam midsole ensures the proper cushioning without added weight and bulk so runners experience a light, smooth, comfortable, and responsive ‘ride.'”

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How was my first run in the new shoes?  Amazing to say the least. I didn’t have any lingering knee pain after the run. I didn’t feel like I was lacking any support or cushioning. And now that I have run in them about 5 times, I am absolutely in love with them. I didn’t need to break them in, I just ran and they moved along with me as if they were molded for my foot.

Are you in the market for a new running shoe?  I highly suggest that you try out the Mizuno Wave Sayonara running shoes. And these shoes just dropped into stores TODAY!  The suggested MSRP on these shoes is $119.99, just as much as any other quality running shoe is going to cost. Want to see these bad boys in action? Look below at my run from Thursday…

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Yeah, so that doesn’t give you the best idea of how they are in action. So watch this:

Too fast for you? Watch this slow-mo version instead:

Now you get the picture. Pretty sweet, right?

If you want some more information about Mezamashii running you can watch this video, which really reminds you why you started to, and continue to run.

I would highly suggest trying these shoes on and seeing how comfortable they are. I suggest you take a run in them and feel how comfortable they are. I have become a Mizuno convert when it comes to my running shoes. I will be buying Wave Sayonara shoes for many, many years to come.

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