Morning from the Low Country!
The other day I got some exciting news and a fabulous package in the mail. Joey, one of my fellow coaches with Fleet Feet Savannah, made me his +1 for the Mizuno Mezamashii Run Project. The basis of this project is to virtually create awareness for the Mizuno brand through those that blog, tweet, and have loud mouths. Like myself.
Mezamashii means brilliant in Japanese. Which I feel is the perfect fit for this project. It’s a brilliant way to market. For the price of a pair of shoes and shipping, Mizuno is getting amazing marketing from those that have been Mizuno lovers for years. Or those like myself who have never worn Mizuno.
Once I got my +1 invite, I headed to Fleet Feet Savannah and got fitted to see which one would work for my stride. We determined that the Wave Inspire 8 would be the best fit. The next day I called the Customer Service and told the sweet gentlemen what I wanted and BAM! They were here like three days later!
The Inspire is for moderate over pronators like myself. The shoe is designed to have stability to enable a “buttery smooth ride” while reduces the lateral stress. They are lightweight and felt great on my runs. I have tried other brands of shoes and after 40 miles in them, my ankles, knees, arches are killing me. Needless to say, those got placed in the shoe basket until I could find them an owner. These Mizunos are definitely keepers in my shoe collection!
And how could they not be? The color combo is so cute and the toe of the shoe reminds me of a mermaid tail. So what if I am imagining myself floating gracefully with Red, Ariel hair while I run?!?
Thank you Mizuno for having me be a part of your #Mezamashii project, so I can have a more #brilliantrun!
What brand of shoes do you run in? Do you switch it up during your training?