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Product Review: Mizuno Wave Inspire 11

Wave Inspire 11

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Retail Price of Product:
Usually 125 euro. The shoe is priced in store at 106.25 euro until January 19th.

Product Usage:
50-60 miles ran in the shoe intermittingly over 3 weeks.
Longest run in Shoe was 65 mins/9 miles approx

Pros of Product:
I have always need plenty of support from my shoes, these provide this in spades. The wave plate is the key to this shoes design, this plate is integral to the support of the shoe and it dissipates the pressure and impact of your footfall across the shoe instead of the point of impact. Even whilst walking in them your foot feels secure and supported by the arch support. This doesn’t change while running, the shoes are relatively light(275g) for a support shoe which is ideal if you’re a regular runner and want to move along at pace. The fit of the shoe is quite wide which suited me personally but may be an issue if you want to keep your tiny girl feet secure.

The style of the shoe is something I particularly enjoyed. I think most runners enjoy outrageously bright runners and these fit the bill without being excessive and offensive. I assume the colour would be considered cobalt blue. The style itself is nice and simple and looks good on the trails and under a tracksuit. The beefy tongue of the shoe provides ample support to stop the laces from cutting off the circulation to your feet as is the case with many other shoes.

Cons of Product:
The rubber on the heel seems to get caught on hitting the ground. I found this happened mostly while walking around and standing. It only seems to cause any issues when starting a run and causes no issues when running at pace. It may not be the shoe and may be my foot, its hard to tell. As I said earlier, the wide fit of the shoe could mean a runner with a narrow foot could have issues with the movement of their feet while running.

Link the product to online store here

Editor's Rating

Comfort 80%
Style 87%
The style of the shoe is something I particularly enjoyed. I think most runners enjoy outrageously bright runners and these fit the bill without being excessive and offensive.
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Ronan Duggan

Ronan Duggan

Ronan Duggan is an athlete, coach, athletics fan and, most importantly, was once named Bandon AFC's under-12 Player of the Year. He was once a promising athlete but is now a promising coach, teacher and part-time athletics writer/broadcaster. While an 800m runner himself, Ronan has coached everything from pole vault to 10km with varying levels of bluffing. He has regularly been threatening to do something for years but is yet to deliver. He is regarded as our expert on the American running scene, though has yet, to prove his knowledge in this realm.

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