mizuno #wavesayonara – a review
Disclaimer: The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Mizuno.
All thoughts and opinions are my own.
I have a new shoe to show you surly people. Say that 5 times fast. And don’t get offended at the “surly” – it’s a good “s” word. Try it out on someone, preferably a boss or mother-in-law. Yes. Do that.
Another good “s” word?? SAYONARA.
Farewell and goodbye. Two words that fit perfectly with this yet-to-debut Mizuno running shoe. These are FAST shoes.
One of the (many) benefits of my partnership with Fitfluential is that I’m paired with companies for reviews. Mizuno recently sent me their newest running shoe – the Wave Sayonara – to try out and review for my readership. Isn’t it a beaut!?!
Touted as Mizuno’s lightest running shoe EVER, the Wave Sayonara is perfect for running, speed work and, in my opinion, cross training. For instance, I wore them yesterday to the gym to train clients. We did an outdoor bootcamp that involved flipping tires, plyo tire jumps and stairs. This shoe was so perfect because it was SUPER lightweight (just 7.1 ounces!) for any plyometric work but they also gave me support and cushion at the same time. Somewhat of a minimalist shoe in terms of weight, but with plenty of cushion!
The day I got them, I pulled them out of the box and took them for a 4-mile run (yes, I was excited). The feel of the shoe was “springy” and really lightweight. Almost like they were an extension of my foot – I suppose I’m used to heavier shoes. I felt like my legs could turn-over much easier. THAT’S the sign of a good running shoe – it makes running easier. All in all, I’m very pleased with this shoe, however, I’ve only worn it for a week so far. More research is needed.
Guess I’ll have to take them for a run again today.
The Mizuno Wave Sayonara goes on sale July 5th and retails for $119.99 (go here to buy!). If you’re looking for a lightweight running shoe, start setting aside money now! Oh and check out their Mezamashii Project and this video for motivation to get out the door and on a run (side note: my friend, Michelle is the beautiful army brunette – she’s an AMAZING inspiration for me!).
QUESTION: What brand/type of running shoe do you own? Ever tried Mizuno’s? <-I have a pair of WaveRider’s that I LOVE! Perhaps even better than these Sayonara’s. Time will tell.