I am on a good streak of finding shoes that fit well and look cool because that’s what it’s really about.
In my last shoe review, I reviewed the Saucony Hurricane 14, which I loved so much I bought two pairs—something I never do. And now I have found another pair of running shoes I love—and am now on my second pair!!
I have been wearing these shoes all summer and absolutely love them. I think I’ll be wearing this yellow pair or the new purple and white pair I got at the Twin Cities Marathon in a couple of weeks.
Things I like about these shoes:
- They grip my heel really well. (My heel is on the narrow side, so it can be hard to find shoes that do not slip off my heel.)
- The toe box is large enough for my wide feet.
- The toe box also has a lot of mesh which has eliminated hot spots.
- They are very responsive and flexible—not clunky and stiff.
- Obviously the fun color.
I don’t think I can honestly think of a single thing I don’t like about these shoes. And that’s saying something because I am picky.
I did go up half of a size in this style.
I think most people find Mizunos run on the small side. Every once in a while I can fit into my regular size in a pair of Mizunos, but they definitely are on the narrow side. At the same time, it doesn’t always work to go up half of a size either—sometimes the larger size ends up being too big.
Overall, I really enjoy running in these shoes. I’m even tempted to buy a third pair because I really like the aqua colored pair.