November 23, 2015

Holiday Gift Guide: STUFTmama

Guest Post By: STUFTmama   So pretty much a Christmas filled with all Mizuno gear would be the best Christmas ever. I’m always on the lookout for wish lists not only for myself, but for the whole family. Here are my top picks for this year.   Stocking Stuffers (Under $25)     Breath Thermo [...]

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November 21, 2015

Holiday Gift Guide: Back at Square 0

Guest Post By: BackatSquare0   Wow, believe it or not it is November already which means the holidays are just around the corner.  However, you can ditch the long store lines, crazy hustle and bustle, and save yourself a lot of stress by shopping online with Mizuno Running this year.  Plus, this way you know [...]

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October 30, 2015

Mizuno’s Revived Portland Design Center: The Art and Science Behind Mizuno Footwear

By: The Mizuno Shoe Guy   In the building cycle of state-of-art running shoes, the design process is the key element. At Mizuno, that process begins with building the foundation of a great shoe by the best footwear techs in the world. That exhaustive design process blends the science and engineering of modern shoe-building with [...]

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October 14, 2015

The Key To Wet, Winter Running: Breath Thermo Gear

By: The Mizuno Shoe Guy    Winter running has its own unique set of challenges, and certainly the greatest challenge is just dealing with cold, wet winter weather. We are a hardy breed and most of us train through the winter months which—surprisingly enough, depending where you live (and how you dress)—may be more comfortable [...]

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October 06, 2015

The Wave Rider 19: Enhanced Consistency

By: The Mizuno Shoe Guy   Since 1997, the Wave Rider has been Mizuno’s flagship shoe and one of the iconic shoes in the running industry. It has virtually defined the lightweight, neutral category and been the go-to shoe for thousands of runners. But the Wave Rider’s history has also been—ahem—spotty. A great version, such [...]

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September 17, 2015

Shoe durability: How long your shoes last and how to care for them

There’s no getting around it: Running shoes are not inexpensive. Fortunately, a good pair of shoes—hopefully a Mizuno—is the only piece of equipment we absolutely need. So almost all of us are concerned with getting the most miles out of our shoes.   By now, most of us have heard the advice that you should [...]

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September 09, 2015

Falling For Fall- Gear for Cooler Weather

By: Mizuno Race Team Member, Lindsay Flanagan   At last! My favorite time of year is finally upon us, fall. The temperature is slowly dropping, humidity easing, and, wait, is that a breeze I feel?  Summer still seems to be lingering here in Washington, D.C., but I cannot wait for the arrival of cool, crisp, [...]

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August 25, 2015

Mizuno’s Neutral Cushioned Shoes: Which One Is The Best for You?

By: The Mizuno Shoe Guy Mizuno’s line of running shoes has a shoe for every type of runner, every speed and every gait. Make no mistake, Mizuno has a shoe for every runner, but Mizuno is particularly renowned for its neutral training shoes that are among the lightest, best cushioned and most flexible in the [...]

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August 21, 2015

The Wave Sayonara 3 – A Runner’s Review

The latest update of the Wave Sayonara was released July 1. I couldn’t wait to get my pair and see what all the pre release fuss was about! The timing was perfect as my Sayonara 2′s were at my limit for switching shoes. I am pretty anal about replacing my shoes within 4-5 months of [...]

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August 14, 2015

Elite Perspective: The Wave Sayonara 3

  By: Mizuno Race Team Member, Craig Leon   Sun-up to sun-down, the speed at which my life moves is not unlike many of yours…fast!  It’s done with one thing, and on to the next, as I balance my running responsibilities with other life priorities – work, social, and personal.  Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?   [...]

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August 07, 2015

Do You Need A Second Pair of Shoes? What to Look For

By: The Mizuno Shoe Guy   As a running shoe and clothing company, we probably should hesitate to advise you that in order to train safely and most effectively, it is best to own at least two or three pair of running shoes. But, the question is: Do you really need more than one good [...]

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July 22, 2015

My Go To: The Wave Enigma 5

By:  Craig Curley   Running, to me, has always been about feeling alive and pushing myself to reach the pinnacle of my potential. I have been competing seriously for nine years, and my first fond memory of running was during a cross country race. During that race, I remember that gratifying feeling that I belong [...]

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July 21, 2015

Glossary of Common Shoe Terms

By: The Mizuno Shoe Guy    Did you feel totally lost the last time you went to a running store to shop for a good pair of shoes? The sales people were probably helpful and well-intentioned, but you might have felt they were speaking a different language with all sorts of technical shoe lingo.   [...]

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July 21, 2015

Mizuno’s New Wave Enigma 5: Unparalleled Cushioning

By: The Mizuno Shoe Guy   There isn’t a shoe in the Mizuno line that has undergone such a dramatic overhaul as the Wave Enigma 5. From top to bottom, this redesigned Enigma delivers an unparalleled cushioned experience that far surpasses any prior version that you may have worn. Our designers’ goal was to create [...]

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July 08, 2015

New for Summer, 2015: Better Ride, Improved Cushioning, Snugger Fit.

By: The Mizuno Shoe Guy   In the running shoe industry, the only constant is change. It’s certainly understandable how many loyal runners to a particular model often don’t want any change whatsoever. But Mizuno is populated with highly competitive footwear experts who are never satisfied with the status quo.   Mizuno’s mantra is “Never [...]

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June 24, 2015

7 Things to Have Handy the Morning of the AJC Peachtree Road Race

7  Things to Have Handy the Morning of the AJC Peachtree Road Race   Guest Blog By: Cristian Delgado, Mizuno USA Intern     You’re up earlier than your dog, your stomach churns with excitement and you’re on your way to the big Peach — it’s race day! Today, more than ever, you need to [...]

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June 05, 2015

Beat the Heat: Wear the Right Garments

As the calendar barrels towards summer, it’s imperative that we, as runners, prepare our wardrobes accordingly for the looming heat wave. While hydration is also a key part of a “cool running” strategy, it goes hand-in-hand with wearing the right thing on your body. Let’s start from the top. During hotter summer months, opt for [...]

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June 04, 2015

Pronation vs. Supination

By: The Mizuno Shoe Guy   Does this sound like something which has happened to you recently? You went to your local running store in search of a good, basic running shoe. Nothing fancy. You looked at all the shoes on the shoe wall and were amazed at the number of great shoes.   Soon, [...]

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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


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