I have finally been able to try out my new sneakers!!!!!!
I was lucky enough to be invited to take part in an awesome opportunity. I received a pair of Mizuno sneakers as part of the Mezamashii Run Project.
I found out about the Mezamashii Run Project through my friend Jen.
'Mezamashii' means "eye-opening" or "brilliant" in Japanese.
In Mizuno's words:
Mizuno believes their shoes can help runners achieve the mezamashii feeling more often, so they're inviting thousands of runners to receive a free pair of shoes and join their quest for the brilliant run.
Check out more information on The Mezamashii Run Project.
I called the 800 # that I found on the Mizuno site and spoke with someone who helped me choose the correct sneaker for me.
I was really glad that customer service was as awesome as it was, because I have never tried out Mizunos. They aren't common at most shoe stores and I don't usually go to the specialty stores (but I should). I picked the Wave Nirvana 8.
I chose this particular sneaker, because my feet overpronate.
I received the sneakers by mail 2 DAYS LATER!!!! I was so excited to try them out.
And then the rain began. I was not going to take my brand spankin new sneakers out in the rain.
My daily schedule only leaves me a few mornings per week to get out and run, so I'm limited to begin with.
Then there's rain.
And then the baby got sick. :(
It took me a while to get out and run in my new sneaks.
Last Sunday......I was finally able to get out and run!!!!!
I love my early morning runs (even on Sunday, although my husband may not love that I get up so early LOL). This way there isn't much traffic, the temp is still cool outside and I can get home and usually shower before the rest of the family gets up .
LOVE THE SHOES!!!!!!
I sometimes have a little nagging knee pain from my overpronation and these shoes changed that. I thought they kind of looked a little funny at first (kind of like those 'toning' sneakers :P). But that look is only on the inner part of the sneaker, where I need the support.
They felt like little clouds on my feet. Sooooooo comfy and I only ran 3 miles, but they stayed super comfy. I didn't want to take them off, but they must be saved for running only.
I love the color combo. Pink is one of my fave colors.
Another added bonus: I didn't have to double knot my shoes. I ALWAYS have to double knot them, even when they are brandy new.
I can honestly say that these Mizuno sneakers are my favorites so far EVER. I am honored to be part of the Project.
Everyone! Go check out the Mezamashii Run Project. At the very least, make sure you give Mizuno a try the next time you need running sneakers!!!!!!!