I’ve had my pink Mizuno Women’s Wave Riders since June 2008 when I was originally fitted for running shoes. I ran a 5K in August 2008 and ramped up my mileage to approach 6 miles around November. While I was getting into great shape, I began experiencing tendon pain towards the end of the month. Turns out I needed a motion control shoe, not neutral (and definitely shouldn’t have done so much so soon). I got orthotics in March 2009 but didn’t return to running until earlier this year (April). Instead I walked a LOT last year (August-January) – about 5-6 miles a day in those shoes. I decided I’d do it right this time around so I’m working my way through the C25K program.
I’m at the point now where I think my pink Mizunos (+orthotics) are beginning to fail me. Last week the bf and I went shoe shopping. Now he no longer has the excuse of no shoes to keep from running! :D I tried on a few motion control shoes (Saucony, Asics, Brooks). Turns out Mizuno’s the winner again!
Plus, (not that it matters at all) aren’t they pretty?
ok.. they’re prettier in person (more of a dark gray/sea foam contrast).
They were a bit uncomfortable to walk in at first but the running went well. I remember my pink Mizunos being the same at first.
I’d like to eventually ease into running in my Vibrams (actually did this on 2-3 with a neighbor the other day), but one thing at a time, no? Plus Vibrams would be awfully cold in the winter….