May 03, 2015

Foot type, gait and biomechanics: Matching your feet with the best shoes

By: The Mizuno Shoe Guy   In order to buy the absolute best pair of Mizuno running shoes for your needs, you first have to know your feet. Not all running shoes are alike for one simple reason: Not all runners are alike and neither are their feet.   Our feet come in different sizes, [...]

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March 19, 2015

Mizuno’s Innovative Wave Technology: What It Means For You

By: The Mizuno Shoe Guy   Nearly every major running shoe manufacturer utilizes a patented midsole technology in its shoes that either adds cushioning or support. Mizuno is quite different. Our Wave Technology, available in every Mizuno running shoe, does two important things: It adds cushioning and support.   First introduced to the U.S. market [...]

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February 25, 2015

Breath Thermo Jacket Review

 As I sit and write this it is currently -25C on the thermometer with the wind chill making it feel more like -38C! No, I won’t go outside and run in this. Nor should anyone. Regardless of how long your run “streak” is. Go to a mall and run a mile around the mall. However [...]

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February 23, 2015

Mizuno 2015: Which is the right type of shoe for me

By Mizuno Shoe Guy   One of the greatest challenges facing today’s runners should be the very simplest: Finding that absolutely perfect shoe for you. We sincerely hope that ideal shoe for you is a Mizuno, but sorting through all the various styles and brands to find that flawless shoe can be confusing at best [...]

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February 11, 2015

Hitogami 2: Fast Shoe for Fast Times

  By: The Mizuno Shoe Guy   Road-racing shoes are the sports cars of running: Light, fast, highly responsive and built close to the ground, road flats can make a difference in how fast you race. One of the very best racing shoes on the market is Mizuno’s Wave Hitogami 2, and unlike some of the extreme [...]

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February 07, 2015

Stay Warm in the Coldest of Weather

By: Mizuno Race Team Memeber, Serena Burla   Well, Monday was Groundhog’s Day and Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, meaning 6 more weeks of winter running.  Don’t groan, pout, hibernate, or purchase a treadmill just yet; Mizuno Breath Thermo is here to save the day! I usually reserve Breath Thermo gear for runs when the [...]

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January 29, 2015

Should You Wear Road Racing Shoes?

  By The Mizuno Shoe Guy   If you are someone who challenges themselves several times a year by entering races, you probably have asked yourself more than once: Should I wear racing shoes? It’s a good question, especially among competitive runners who want to race faster, set PRs or contend in local races.   [...]

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January 21, 2015

Mizuno Wave Inspire 11: A Return To Basics

By: The Mizuno Shoe Guy   The Wave Inspire has always had a unique spot on the shoe wall at your favorite store: it’s the one lightweight support shoe which consistently delivers the type of smooth, fast ride which Mizuno is known for. Our design goal with the new Inspire 11 was to build on [...]

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January 14, 2015

The Right Mizunos to Train in for Spring Races

by The Mizuno Shoe Guy    Although large parts of the country remain firmly locked into another brutal winter, most runners have already started thinking about training for spring and summer races. Spring marathoners certainly have. Most have already turned their attention to logging long runs for such spring classics as Napa, Big Sur, Flying [...]

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December 23, 2014

Running Shoe FAQs for Newbies

By the Mizuno Shoe Guy   Buying a new pair of running shoes can be a challenge for a new runner as there are so many urban myths and misinformation about shoes. That can certainly be a problem for a runner seeking out the best possible shoes, but if you don’t know where to start [...]

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December 16, 2014

Transitioning from the Wave Rider 17 to the 18

At Mizuno, we tend to make small changes to our existing models, but occasionally those small changes give our runners big surprises. If there is one thing we’ve learned is that runners don’t like big surprises. That has never been more true than with our lightweight, neutral franchise shoe: The Wave Rider. To be perfectly [...]

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December 01, 2014

Back at Square Zero’s Holiday Gift Guide

By: Abby Land Looking for the perfect something special for that runner in your life this holiday season? Maybe that person is your significant other, sibling, or even your own running partner. Well, what you buy that person has a lot to do with the type of runner they are.  Check out the ideas below [...]

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November 25, 2014

Stuft Mama’s Runner Holiday Gift List

 By: Kristin Stehly The holidays are approaching and as a runner my wish list is pretty much all running related. Sure, I also added a new broom to my list, but I’m just trying to give family members some other options. As runners we all have our favorite gear and admittedly we really are a [...]

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October 09, 2014

The Replacements: Update and Upgrade

by The Mizuno Shoe Guy The mantra of Mizuno Running is a simple one: Never Settle. And we don’t. Status quo is never good enough at Mizuno. What might have been good enough last year isn’t an option as our team of footwear designers and developers—both in the United States and Japan—is charged with constantly [...]

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September 05, 2014

What gear does a new runner REALLY need?

By: Mizuno Athlete Lindsay Flanagan   Last week, as I was exploring my new hometown in DC, I came across a local running store and decided to pop in and browse; how could I pass up a shop with the Mizuno logo printed on the door? Upon entering, I was immediately bombarded with huge displays [...]

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August 28, 2014

Running/Cross Training Apparel- Deciphering Good from Not as Good!

 When I first had the privilege of becoming a Brand Ambassador for Mizuno Canada last fall, I was excited and proud to be able to share my love for all things apparel and shoes with my running, triathlon and client based communities. It’s no secret to those that know me that aside from coffee mugs [...]

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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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September 13, 2013

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

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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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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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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