Let me start by saying I run 4-5 days a week and suffer from Plantar Fasciitis (PF). I have run in shoes to include Altra Provisions, Asics 2130-70s, Merrell Road Glove, Nike Structure Triax 15, Newton Motions, Newton Distance S, New Balance, and many more over my past 20 year military career. In my desperate search for a shoe that would allow me to continue running, I finally tried the Wave Inspire 9. I am so glad I did. My PF actually subsided within a week. On my fourth run, I noticed there was no foot pain. After 20 years of running, I have finally found the perfect shoe for me. I ordered the Wave Inspire 9 and the Wave Sayonara at the same time. My intent was to use the Sayonaras for my speed workouts. After running in them once, I felt an excruciating pain on the outer part of my foot. The next day I went back to the Inspire 9s. I haven’t had a problem since. I wear an 11 1/2-D and ordered both shoes in that size. I have since returned the Sayonaras and I am waiting on them to arrive in a size 12-D. Until they arrive, I will continue to run in my Inspire 9s. I love these shoes. They are definitely the PERFECT shoe for me.
This topic was modified 1 year, 7 months ago by agrines2003.
I’ve been wearing the Inspires for several versions and used them for 10 half marathons and lots of training runs. I have pins in my big toes due to bone spurs and surgeries and the Inspires have always provided a great cushion without feeling like I am wearing a huge puffy shoe. The Inspires provide a fair amount of support and feel pretty swift and well fitting. Best of luck to the new users of the Inspires!
agrines2003, I also suffered from PF and picked up the Wave Inspire 9. Call me a creature of habit and maybe slightly superstitious but I am so happy with these shoes I won’t run in anything else now. I have not had a single problem since switching to these shoes.