January 23, 2014

A Love Note to my Shoes

Dear sweet Hitogami, You just entered my life, but already I don’t know how I ran so fast without you.  From the first moment, you felt like you were a part of me…an extension of myself during every step we take. We were made for each other – you make me a better runner.  I [...]

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January 21, 2014

Mizuno 2014: Finding The Right Shoe For Me?

At Mizuno, we strongly believe in the power of running. By that we mean, running isn’t just a great way to stay in shape and have fun. Running is more than that. Running has the power to transform. And not just you and I. We all know that running means a healthier, happier, fitter person. [...]

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December 17, 2013

Competitor Magazine Honors Ascend 8 with the “Fit Feel Ride” Award

Mizuno USA’s favorite trail shoe, the Ascend 8, was recently awarded the esteemed “Fit Feel Ride” Award from Competitor Magazine! Because of its versatility, the Wave Ascend 8 was chosen for both the “Cushioned Cruisers” and the “Rugged Mountain Runners” categories, setting the shoe apart as an obvious choice for trail runners. Each year Competitor [...]

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September 13, 2013

Beautiful shot tweeted to us from a loyal Mizuno Runner today! Lil bit of Wave Precision love!

September 13, 2013

Wave Elixir 8 is Competitor Magazine Editor’s Pick for Best Lightweight Stability Shoe

The Wave Elixir 8 adds another award to the Mizuno Running list of accolades – it was selected as an Editor’s Pick for Best Lightweight Stability by Competitor Magazine.

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September 13, 2013

“is there such a thing as too many Mizunos?” … No @yogaterry74 there is not.

September 13, 2013

Another Award for the Wave Rider 16

Wave Rider 16 has racked up another award this spring – selected by FitnessMagazine.com as a top road running shoe that provides a “surprisingly well-cushioned ride.” Spring styles. in Men’s and Women’s. are available today with cool color schemes tto add some flair to your running style. The shoe is available at most sporting retailers and online at mizunorunning.com.

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July 17, 2013

Try Before You Buy

Last month, I performed an informal wear test of the Mizuno Wave Creation and Mizuno Wave Prophecy in Kelowna, BC. Nearly 20 participants came to test out these shoes, give their opinions, and go home with a new pair kicks. This study was special because it investigated what slower runners thought of shoes engineered especially for them. And yes, participants poked a bit of fun at me and pretended to be insulted when I labeled them as ‘slow,’ but hey, I gave them a free pair of shoes, so they forgave me pretty quickly and accepted their status!

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June 28, 2013

Mizuno Responds to Recent Women’s Wave Rider 16 News Attention

Hello Mizuno Running fans!

Mizuno was surprised by the sudden spotlight focused on our flagship running shoe, the Wave Rider, earlier this week when Wendy Davis wore a pair during her filibuster in Texas.

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June 26, 2013

Running On Waves

I love my Mizunos. It was about three years ago when I wore my first pair of Mizunos, and since then, my shoe rack has been filled with the fun and bright colors of Mizuno trainers and racing shoes that could only be outshined by my husband, Jason’s, shoe rack of Mizunos, because he wears bigger shoes than me. As runners, our shoes are the most essential pair of equipment, and runners usually become very keen to what shoes work best for them and will get them through each step of their training run with the smoothest landing and most powerful push off.

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June 20, 2013

Running Shoe Durability: How Many Miles Can you Expect and How To Extend The Life of Your Running Shoes

Folks who work in running shoe stores invariably hear a lot of the same questions over and over again, but the two most frequently asked questions that are heard everyday are very simple: How many miles will my shoes last and how do I tell when my shoes are worn out?

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June 19, 2013

Big Girl Undies

Today my husband and I were discussing my upcoming race, the U.S. Half Marathon Championships in Duluth June 22, when my son blurted out, “ Mom races in her underwear.” Since I have called my bottom racing attire many different names throughout the years, I simply chuckled and agreed. The statement seemed fitting, for the past few weeks my running motto has been, “Time to put on your big girl undies.”

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March 25, 2013

Mizuno Racing Shoes 2013: Which Mizuno You Should Wear In Your Next Race

One of the most frequently asked questions runners have is whether or not they should buy racing shoes for an important, upcoming race. It’s a good question, especially among serious road racers who want to PR, contend for age-group honors or just get a little extra race-day boost.

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March 15, 2013

Another Award for the Wave Rider 16

Wave Rider 16 has racked up another award this spring – selected by FitnessMagazine.com as a top road running shoe that provides a “surprisingly well-cushioned ride.” Spring styles. in Men’s and Women’s. are available today with cool color schemes tto add some flair to your running style. The shoe is available at most sporting retailers and online at mizunorunning.com.

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February 27, 2013

Mizuno Wave Rider 16 Named “Best Neutral Shoe” by Running Network

The results are in! Mizuno Wave Rider 16 has made the Running Network© 2013 Spring Shoe Review – selected as the “Best Neutral Shoe” category winner.

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February 21, 2013

Mizuno 2013: Finding The Right Shoe For Me?

Finding the right shoe for you (hopefully, a Mizuno) isn’t always easy. And then just when you have found the perfect Mizuno shoe, the calendar flips over to a new year and voila, all the running shoes—including your favorite—have been replaced. Sound familiar?

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December 18, 2012

The Planet Wave: Whatever Happened to Great Race Shirts?

I’m not exactly sure exactly when or why the tradition of race T-shirts began, but my guess it was probably in the mid-70s when a handful of skinny guys (back then, it was always guys) would be standing around after finishing a road race, shivering uncontrollably in their wet stuff. That skinny, shivering guy would have been me.

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November 07, 2012

Wave EVO is Coming – Launching January 5, 2013

We’re excited to announce the launch of the Wave EVO Collection, a brand-new line designed from the ground up for the midfoot runner. Wave EVO is tailored to optimize your natural stride and form, and features the light, responsive protection of Wave Technology. Each shoe artfully balances lightness and protection to push your limits in the quest for a more Brilliant Run.

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June 18, 2012

Mizuno Shoe Design: A Brilliant Blend of Art and Science

In every footwear company on the planet, the design process is a key element in the shoe-building cycle. That’s a given. But Mizuno takes that process several steps further, by utilizing the expertise of the most experienced footwear designers in the world who lay the foundation of a great running shoe design.

The process is complex, but the goal is a simple one: To blend the science of modern shoe-building with the art of shoe design to produce state-of-the-art running shoes.

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August 30, 2011

Running Socks Matter

For runners, it often seems like calluses, blisters and black toenails are just part of the running equation. Our feet take such a terrible pounding from all the miles we put in that foot issues are an accepted part of running.

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June 08, 2011

Shoe Abuse: Common causes and cures

TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOUR MIZUNO RUNNING SHOES AND THEY’LL TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOUR FEET. BUT IF YOU ABUSE YOUR SHOES, CHANCES ARE THEY WILL WEAR OUT QUICKER AND PREMATURELY LOSE THE ABILITY TO CUSHION AND PROTECT YOUR FEET.

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