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Let’s Get the Holidays Started With Mizuno Gear Chat, New Shoes and a GIVEAWAY

Let’s Get the Holidays Started With Mizuno Gear Chat, New Shoes and a GIVEAWAY


Why hello!

There’s a lot of Mizuno buzz going on right now.

For good reason of course.

Yesterday I got my hand (or feet rather) on the new Mizuno Wave Inspire 10 shoes and the most popular shoe, new Wave Rider 17, came out. Holy smokes. So much goodness on the same day.

Before we talk shoes though, I never really showed you all the fabulous gear I got last month to take along to all our trips for the STUFT Mezamashii craziness.


So, just in case you’re putting together a Mizuno running attire wish list for the holidays (and in my opinion everyone should of course), I thought I’d share my favorites.

First up these fabulous BioGear BG5000 compression pants.


I first wore them here when I was in DC with the Runner’s World Challenge.

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They are so comfortable. Not only to run in, but after running when you just want a little comfy, cute compression gear to sport around (and wear for date night). I also like to wear them for traveling. He he.

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They are definitely my favorite running pants. I only have one pair, but I would wear them everyday if I could.

I wore them at our first family race too.


Other favorites from Mizuno include this Breathe Thermo 1/2 Zip top.


It goes well with the pants


and it has thumbholes.


The material is fabulous too and keeps you just warm enough, you know not too hot, but protective.


This Breathe Thermal Crew is awesome too.


Again with cool thumbholes and the light weight Breathe Thermo technology that keeps moisture away and keeps your body warm.

I wore it for the Marine Corps Marathon with the Runner’s World Challenge.

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I love the shirt, although after running 26.2 miles in it I did get a little neck chaffing.

Total quick side note, but I love all the little details Mizuno has on all their gear lately. So fun.


A couple more cold weather running items.

This DryLite Thermo 1/2 Zip that is a little bit lighter than the others


and this awesome Impermalite Flex Vest.


It totally keeps your body warm. I like the two of these paired together actually (some matching Pro Compression socks never hurt either). He he.


These two things were my outfit after the Big Sur Half Marathon in Monterey Bay.

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The vest is awesome. Protection from the wind and cold, but you can still move around a bit in it.


Oh goodness, and just one more before we get to shoes.


Gloves are a life saver. Yes, even here in CA. I have some hand issues and usually have to run with gloves throughout the winter months.

Both the Breathe Thermal Fleece Gloves and the Breathe Thermal Wind Guard Gloves are fabulous.

The fleece ones are great for just keeping your hands warm, but the wind guard ones are great for wind protection, when it’s a little wet outside or when you just need a little warmth, but not a heavier glove. I wore them yesterday as a matter of fact.

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It was chilly in So Cal.

The comfy fleece ones also make great Handful stuffers.

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Ha ha. Yep, ran a whole half marathon like that. Our to impress as always.



Okay, so let’s talk shoes.


All the buzz the last couple of days has been about the new Wave Rider 17.

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It’s one of Mizuno’s top selling running shoe.


It is a high mileage, neutral training running shoe. I was sent a pair to test, but I’ll be using them for casual days instead of high mileage runs since I’m more of a support gal.


My friends Sarah (Skinny Runner- the speedy marathon running queen), wears these and has a great review up on her blog here with some more information.


And here’s a short video that explains the updates.


And now, let’s talk about my favorite shoe.

Mizuno Wave Inspire 10


The Wave Inspires have been my go to longer distance training shoe for quite some time. They provide just enough support and stability for me while still being on the lighter side and being able to handle high mileage.

I thought Mizuno had mastered the Inspires when the Inspire 9 shoes came out last year.

Well, I was wrong.

The Wave Inspire 10 is better. I didn’t know if was possible, but Mizuno just keeps on delivering.

First a closer look at these beauties.


Things that have changed.

The new Inspire 10 features a new U4iC (pronounced “euphoric”) midsole phone that is 30 percent lighter while still providing stability and cushioning.

The upper is lighter and more comfortable.

They’ve also improved the heel fan wave technology to still give the best in the support category for a smooth ride.


Seriously, my feet love these shoes.


They also come in a couple other colors.


Obviously, both of them are going on my wish list. He he.


Here is a short video that goes into a little more detail about the updates and the shoe design.


They’re not up on the Mizuno website yet, but I found them here online at Road Runner Sports and here at Running Warehouse.

I ran in them for the first time yesterday and they felt great. Definitely comfortable, lots of cushion and just the right amount of support. Similar to the Inspire 9s, just better.

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I wanted to run in them this morning for my long run, but was hesitant because they’re new and didn’t know if I should be putting that many miles on new shoes.

Well, I went with it and all went well. (Besides being a tough run mentally.)


And now, a GIVEAWAY for you!


One reader will win a pair of Mizuno running shoes.

Your choice- the Wave Inspire 10 or the Wave Rider 17.

Whatever fits your needs the best.

How awesome is that?

Enter here! Giveaway will be open until NEXT Friday.

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  1. 1
    Natalie says:

    I would choose the Inspires definitely! i need the extra support

  2. 2
    Dulcy says:

    I would love to win these shoes! I asked for a pair of the Wave riders for Christmas, but my husband said he has bought me enough running shoes lately 🙁

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    Rene' says:

    Definitely the rider. I am super neutral.

  4. 4
    Jill says:

    I love the Wave Riders! They are totally awesome! Can’t wait to try the 17s!!!!!

  5. 5
    Allison says:

    I need some new shoes

  6. 6
    Shannon says:

    I would choose the Inspires. I definitely need support!

  7. 7
    Katie says:

    I would love to add the inspires to my collection.

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    Amy says:

    I would pick the wave riders! In love my 16’s

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    robin says:

    the riders!!

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    Kevin says:

    As a neutral runner, I’d take the Wave Riders. Love the 16s and am in need of an upgrade

  11. 11

    I’m a huge fan of the Wave Rider 16s… super excited about the 17s!! I fall right between neutral and support. I run neutral for the most part, however. Thanks for offering the giveaway!

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    Amy J says:

    I love my wave inspire 9’s and would LOVE to win a pair of these 10’s!

  13. 13
    Elizabeth says:

    Want those new Inspires BAAAD. I overpronate and have ITband issues and the inspires are the only shoes I can wear to run.

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    Joy says:

    Love, love, love my Inspires! They cured my shin splints. Thanks for such a great giveaway. Somebody’s feet are going to be blessed!!

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    Keri says:

    wave riders sound awesome!!

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    Stacie M. says:

    I would choose the Wave Inspire 10s…love the 9’s, so can’t wait to see what the 10’s feel like!

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    Becca says:

    I actually would mind either! Love Mizuno!

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    Kristy says:

    I would choose the Inspires

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    Kristen says:

    I am more of a neutral runner. I also dabble with some minimalist running shoes.

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    Jill C. says:

    I’d definitely like the Wave Rider 17s 🙂 I’m a WR girl!

  22. 22
    Meagan Madere says:

    Looking to get my hands on those Inspire 10’s 😉 Would love the Wave Rider 17.. but I, myself, need a little bit more support as well! LOVE all of their colors, too!! 🙂

  23. 23
    Allie says:

    Oh boy!!! I want the new inspires sooooo badly!!! I love the 9s and need a new pair!! Keeping my fingers crossed (I never win anything lol).

  24. 24
    Dana m says:

    I would love to try out those inspires!

  25. 25
    Catherine says:

    Either shoe would be wonderful! I’m in need of a more supportive shoe.

  26. 26

    Holy Mizuno Batman! I’m a neutral runner so the wave rider 17s. But man I need those tights

  27. 27

    I just bought the wave riders, so I would love to try the inspires! Also, thanks for the advice on running gloves…my hands get SO cold…even with gloves, so I need a good pair!

  28. 28
    Jessica says:

    I definitely need the support, so I would choose the inspires!

  29. 29
    Jill says:

    I would choose the inspires…

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    Vicki T. says:

    The support of the Inspire 10 sounds great! Just started running this past year and think I might need a shoe like this with a bit more support.

  31. 31

    I love the inspires and I’m about due for a new pair!

  32. 32
    Jillian says:

    I’m a neutral runner so the wave rider 17s would be right up my alley. Aren’t they both beauties though?!

  33. 33
    Joy says:

    I’m a neutral runner and would love to win a pair of Mizuno’s. Thanks for the chance to win!

  34. 34
    Teresa M. says:

    I’d try the Wave Rider 17’s. I’m a neutral runner.

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    Laura says:

    Awesome giveaway! I have been wanting to try the inspires!!! 🙂

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    Kim says:

    I think I would choose the Wave Inspire 10! i love Minuzo but haven’t run in the Wave Inspire yet.

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    Wave Riders! I like the thumb holes in that zip top. Little extras like that are fun.

  39. 39
    Brandy Corrales says:

    I would choose the wave rider 17. I’m a neutral runner and I love them!

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    Anne says:

    I would choose the Wave Inspire 10, need more support in my running shoes!

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    Lindsay K says:

    I’m a neutral runner, so I would choose the wave riders! But…I love the color of the inspires!

  42. 42

    I would love to try the Wave Inspire 10!

  43. 43
    Carol H. says:

    I’d love to try the inspires!

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    Stefaniane says:

    I love the wave inspire shoes I ran in the wave inspire 8 for a few years. This year when I bought my new pair the running store was out and had me try the wave inspire 9 and love then. Maybe this year I will try the 10s

  45. 45

    I’m on my 3rd pair of wave creations…I’d love to try the wave riders!

  46. 46
    Maggie says:

    I love, love, the Wave Riders and would be thrilled to win the 17’s!!

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    Clare Gersh says:

    I have heard nothing but great things about Mizuno and I would love to try the Wave Rider 17! I am definitely a more neutral runner.

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    Julie M says:

    I love my Wave Inspire 9s so of course I would try the Wave Inspire 10s. Love the color options.

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    Carolyn says:

    Interested in trying the Wave Inspires!

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    Maria says:

    I run in Brooks Purefliw 2s….I’m more if a neutral but I hear so many great things about Minzunos. I really need to go try them on. I’m 7 months prego right now do running fad been minimal and can’t justify the cost for new shoes at the moments, but you and SR have me intrigued to try them one day.

  51. 51

    Loving the 17s! Neutral gal here!

  52. 52
    Tiffany K says:

    I would love the wave rider 17s!!! 🙂

  53. 53
    Angela says:

    I wear Mizuno Creations but own the inspire 9 and I’m starting to like the lighter weight better. I’m definitely a support girl!

  54. 54
    Erica says:

    Inspires! I’m going to check out their website- I need a good long sleeved top for my first full….

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    Emily says:

    I’m interested in the Wave Inspires!

  56. 56

    I’ve been hearing so much positive feedback about the Wave Riders. I’d like to try those!

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    Stacy says:

    I’d love to try the Wave Inspires!!

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    tara says:

    I need more support – the Wave Inspires look awesome!

  59. 59

    I’d love to try the Inspires. I need a little stability in my shoe. I hope I win!

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    Megan says:

    The new Wave Riders look awesome!

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    Alisha Trapp says:

    I would love the Inspires! I have achilles problems so I need that support.

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    Victoria Morgan says:

    The wave inspires 10 would be a wonderful christmas gift for me 🙂

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    alexis says:

    Probably the Inspires

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    Becky says:

    I love inspires! I definitely need a little more support! I ran my last marathon in inspires and they worked great for me.

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    Pam says:

    Im digging the inspire 10s. They are SHARP!

  66. 66

    I’m a neutral running shoe girl (and the lower the heel-to-toe drop the better for me) so I’d choose the wave rider.

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    Kourtney T says:

    The Rider fo sho! Oddly, and perhaps fortunately, enough, I have the most neutral feet ever. Convenient for wearing lots of cool shoes…like the Wave Rider 17! Which I made the mistake of trying on in the store already, so now I reeeeally need them 🙂 Bonus side note: I just got the Breath Thermo tights, and had the exact same thought about the new reflective details! Cute!

  68. 68

    I’m all about the support-Wave Inspire 10!!!

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    Beth says:

    I’m neutral and would love to try the wave runner.

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    Ashleigh says:

    The Wave Rider 17’s are already on my xmas list!

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    Natalie says:

    10s please!

  72. 72

    I would love to try the wave riders!

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    Christy says:

    I’m mostly a neutral runner, but these both look great to try, love those tights and purple trimmed jacket, so cute….may have to go on my list!

  74. 74

    Inspires, for sure. They make my pooper happy. Kidding, the suport, duh.

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    Hillary says:

    Definitely more of a neutral runner. I would LOVE to try the new Wave Inspires! I love the colors!

  76. 76

    I love my Wave Riders, so I’d pick the Wave Rider 17s.

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    elizabeth says:

    The new Wave Rider looks great, the redesigned toe box looks so much better.
    How did you discover you needed a support instead of neutral shoe?

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    Holly says:

    Wave Inspires for sure! I’m way long due for a new pair…I finally got some Sayonaras, but they will never replace my Inspires 🙂

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    Ashley says:

    I would love to try Mizuno! I’m a neutral runner that is always looking for more comfortable running shoes! Trying different brands gets very pricey and my hubby doesn’t appreciate it!

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    Tara says:

    Gotta have those Riders! And those tights…oh jeez. My Christmas list just got longer.

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    Melissa says:

    Wave inspire 10’s

  82. 82

    Although I would love to try the Inspires, I don’t think I could veer from my beloved Wave Riders.

  83. 83
    Heidi says:

    Wave RIders

  84. 84

    I’m more of a support gal like you!

  85. 85
    Karen B says:

    I would love either of these shoes! Love love love Mizuno’s

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    Jill says:

    Stability girl, so need the Wave Inspire. Love Mizunos!

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    Kelsey says:

    wave inspire 10!

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    Caroline says:

    Too funny. This runner nerd was at Fleet Feet today and tried the Wave Inspires on and loooooved them. I currently run in Wave Inspire 9s and have had no aches, blisters, discomfort EVER. They’re really the best.

  89. 89

    When I was fitted for running shoes, they told me Mizuno’s are my best bet. I have yet to buy a pair though 🙁 Would LOVE to win a pair! Def the wave riders!

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    Katie says:

    These sound SO AWESOME! This is my fav shoe brand and I would freak out if I won this. I def need more support in my shoes!

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    caroleen says:

    So Cool! I need the support so I would choose the Inspire 10s!

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    Laura says:

    I would pick the Wave Inspire 10. I need a little more support, and they look so GREAT! Fingers crossed that I win!!!

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    Cori says:

    I love the wave riders…I go for the more neutral shoe! Love those gloves as well!

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    Kasey says:

    Always wanted to try them!

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    Jenny says:

    I would definitely go with the Inspires! I need the support and because Seth told me to hehe!

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    Anel says:

    I’m a neutral runner so I would try the Wave Rider 17.

  97. 97
    Anel says:

    I am a neutral runner so I would pick the Wave Rider 17.

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    Nikki says:

    Definitely the inspires. I have a pair now and need the support.

  99. 99
    Christine says:

    The 10s! I’ve been an Asics runner for 14 years but am about to make the Mizuno switch!

  100. 100
    Sabrina Collins says:

    I loveee the wave riders!

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    Ruth says:

    I’ve never had Mizunos bt would LOVE to try them! I like cushion running shoes- running on clouds!

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    Angelee says:

    Hhhhmmmm I’d really need to,do my research on this one! I’ve never heard ove bad thing about Mizuno but I am definitely all about arch support!

  103. 103
    Kate says:

    The inspire 10s look awesome!

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    Katie says:

    I would pick the Wave Rider 17s!!!

  105. 105

    I have been wanting to try out Mizuno now that my Asics are wearing down. I feel like I need a change! I am a neutral runner but I like to feel some support.

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    Teresa I. says:

    I am a neutral runner so I would love to try the new Wave Riders. I am just starting try Mizuno’s.I have one pair of Wave Rider 16s and one pair of Sayonaras.

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    Sara says:

    I would love either!

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    Lisa says:

    Inspires! Love the colors.

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    Joell says:

    Wave riders are my favorite

  110. 110
    Anita says:

    When I started running this year I was fitted for the Mizuno Wave Engma’s and have been a Mizuno girl ever since. I’m currently running in the Sayonara’s and I would love to try out the Wave Rider 17’s!

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    melanie says:

    :O I’d go for the 10’s! Though both look amazing.
    Love the new colours as well!

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    Dana says:

    Mizuno wave inspire 10 is my go to shoe! Love them, can’t wait to try them out!!!

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    suzie says:

    Support girl here!!!

  114. 114
    Amber H says:

    Wave rider

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    Laura says:

    I’d go with the Wave Riders, have used several previous editions and loved them!

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    Kaitlin says:

    I use both of these styles, however My feet tend to like the inspires a bit more!! The new designs are beautiful!

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    Allyson says:

    The Inspire 9 is also my favorite running shoe ever so I’d definitely pick the Inspire 10.

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    Jeffrey says:

    I’d go with the wave Inspire in black. Just saw these on the shelf at the local running shop, they look awesome!!

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    Diana says:

    I’m definitely a support girl. I was so happy when you said the Inspires were a support shoe! They are super cute… Now the tough decision, white or blue?

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    Jamie says:

    I would pick the Wave Rider!

  122. 122

    I think I would have to pick the Wave Rider – I ran my first half marathon in the Wave Rider 16’s!

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    Leah says:

    I have been itching to try Mizunos for a while! I am more of a neutral runner!

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    Mona says:

    I wear neutral running shoes. I would love to get the the wave inspire 10s!!

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    marti says:

    I’m a neutral and have been running in the riders for a while niw…love them.would love to win a pair of the 17s!!

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    Denise says:

    New sneakers….. For free!! It would be an early Christmas for me! Love to give wave riders a try

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    Tess says:

    WAVE INSPIRES!!!!! I started with my first pair of Inspires on your recommendation and have been in love with them.Can we trade mailmans for a week? So excited for you!!!

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    Caroline says:

    I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to try out the wave inspire 10s! I loved the 8s but wasn’t so psyched about some of the changes in the 9 but definitely want to given them a try again!

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    Joy says:

    I’d love to try the wave inspire 10s. I have the wave rider 15s that I love, but would love to try a wave inspire for a different feel and see what works best.

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    Kristen says:

    I just got fitted at our running store and due to my increased fitness/fat loss I get to move into the inspires! I didn’t have the $ for them that day so these would be the best gift!

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    Candace says:

    So cute! I would love to test these out on a snowy winter run 🙂

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    Laurel C says:

    I’m a neutral runner, and I LOVE the Wave Rider!

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    I’m more of a neutral runner so I’d choose a pair of the Riders!

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    Rene says:

    Love those inspires! And shirts with thumb holes 🙂

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    Paige Callahan says:

    The inspire 10 sounds perfect!

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    Danielle says:

    I love the Wave Riders! I am a neutral runner.

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    Katie M says:

    I’d pick the Wave Riders since I’m more of a neutral runner.

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    Jo Anna says:

    These look great! Thanks!

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    Emily Lutz says:

    I’d pick the Inspires because I think I need the support. These are so great!

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    Kristin P. says:

    I have the 9’s and would love, love the 10’s. Thank you!

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    Melissa says:

    Give me support in a shoe with the Inspires. Very nice!

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    Haley says:

    These shoes look amazing! I am in need of new running shoes and the Mizuno Waves look really good!

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    Hannah says:

    I need a lot of support, I’d definitely go with the Inspires! Plus, how cute are they?!

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    Kristen M. says:

    I’ve been wearing neutral shoes but I think I could use more support than what I currently have.

  145. 145

    I would love the wave inspire 10’s… I definitely need more support for long runs….I ran my first marathon in the 9’s… would love the 10’s for number 2!

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    Melanie H. says:

    What an awesome giveaway! I would pick the Inspires!

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    Gail says:

    I would choose the Inspire- I’ve had such a hard time finding the right shoes for my feet, so an opportunity to try shoes by such a great brand would be incredible! Love the colors!

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    Im not sure which I would get. I need more support. So Id probably get the inspires.

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    Tracy Carson says:

    Amazing! So jealous of all your free gear!

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    Rebecca Payne says:

    oh my goodness, i would love to win a pair! (as I already intend to purchase them anyway 🙂 ) I’m definitely a support gal…I loved my Wave Inspire 8’s that I had! I have tested out several shoes since then and cannot find one that I like equally as much, so I’ve been waiting for the 10’s to come out so I can go back to these! So excited!

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    Tyson says:

    I need the Wave Riders, I am neutral with my custom orthotics

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    Kristin says:

    I wear neutral shoes but like a little extra cushion. Would love to try the inspires!

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    Michelle Kim says:

    I’d love the Wave Riders. I’d start wearing them for my marathon training next year.

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    Jen A. says:

    I definitely need support when I run so the Inspires work great! (Though I love the color of the Wave Riders!)

  155. 155

    I’ve always been an Asics girl, but have been wanting to try the Wave Riders!

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    Courtney says:

    I’ve always wanted to try the Wave Inspires!!!

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    Allison says:

    I would love to have another pair of Wave Inspires!

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    Kacie says:

    I need more support, but I’d be so happy to have a pair of mizunos so I’m not picky!

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    Danielle Johnson says:

    can’t wait to try the 17s!

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    Joanna says:

    Those Wave Inspires are beautiful!! 🙂 I need support for my pronation…I’m thinking Inspire would be best.

    btw – Hi Kristin! I’m back in South Carlsbad…let me know if you ever hit up the Farmer’s Market out here 🙂

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    kari says:

    I’m a neutral girl so I’d love to try the Rider 17’s!

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    Lindsay says:

    I would do a bit more research but am leaning toward the inspire. I would love some mizunos!

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    RC Liley says:

    I’m a New Balance guy, but would love to have my mind changed!

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    Ann says:

    I need support – bad knees/arthritis. I really have heard good things about these shoes from my runner friends. I’m just getting started.

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    Lindsay says:

    Wave Riders for sure!!

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    lexa says:

    I would have to say the Inspires.

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    Olivia says:

    I would love to try the wave riders!

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    Sarah says:

    I would go for the Inspires…for the support and because I’m in need of new running shoes 🙂

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    Robin L. says:

    Wave Riders sound great!

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    Paula says:

    I would love to try the Wave Inspires!

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    candy says:

    I would like the dark inspires for sure. They look awesome! I really don’t know kind of runner I am except – slow.

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    Stephanie says:

    I like neutral shoes

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    Jamie says:

    I’m always looking for new shoes to try. I like the 17s!

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    Kristin says:

    Currently wear New Balance because of the support. Would love to try these!

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    holly says:

    I bought a pair of mizunos last year and love them. Either pair would be great!

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    Monica says:

    Inspires of course!

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    Deb E says:

    I need a bit more stability and support so I’d like the Mizuno Wave Inspire 10. Love the pics.Thanks for sharing your races.

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    Ashlynd says:

    I can’t even remember how I came across your blog and Instagram but I am so thankful that I did. Over the last few years I have gotten into running and am now addicted, though recently I decided I needed to start cross training again in addition to the running.
    It’s amazing how a good shoe and some running accessories can make all the difference. I’ve ran in Vibram-Fivefingers for a few years now and I love them but cycling in them is plain silly. Looking into good running/fitness shoes has been tough for me because I feel like I am cheating on my fivefingers and I didn’t know where to begin my search. Growing up I only wore Nike’s but I know there is more our there, shoes that provide all I’m looking for.
    Your reviews and insights have been so helpful to me and as soon as I read your blog and saw your love for these shoes I decided I had to try some on. I fell in love at first step. They are amazing! Thank you again for your wonderful posts and dedication to health, it is motivating to me. I hope you have an amazing holiday season.
    P.S. Your boys are adorable!

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    Meredith says:

    I think I’d have to go with the Inspire 10s! I have the 9’s right now and they are the best things that have ever happened to my feet. I wear them so much I’m afraid that they are going to give out on me and I’ll just sink into a hole of sadness. I guess I could always get new ones but we’ve just been through so much together 🙁

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    Gerard says:

    I would choose the Wave Riders since I’m pretty neutral.

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    Shaunna says:

    Love those aqua 10s!

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    Melissa says:

    I would love to win to win a new pair of running shoes… I am planning on a 1/2 Marathon in the spring shortly followed by the 5/3 25k so I have lots for running this winter and spring to prepare 🙂

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    Dani says:

    Wave Riders all the way! Woo!

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    michelle C says:

    I LOVE mizuno clothing and need to get into their shoes. Ran outside today and it was -12 and my breath thermal tights and shirt were awesome! Had a light weight jacket over the shirt and some gloves and was warm and toasty. I am really liking the Wave rider 17’s descriptions! I also am really liking the vest. Need to see if my running store carries their vests. I love your blog and can’t wait to get it in my inbox everyday!

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    LOVE those compression pants!

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    Wendy R says:

    Would love to try the Inpires because I need the support. Need to check out one of those vests too.

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    Rebekah B says:

    Definitely the wave riders

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    Amanda says:

    I’m a neutral runner so the waveriders for sure!

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    Melissa C says:

    Currently rocking the Wave Rider 16s, can’t wait to try the 17s! But i love the look of the new inspires!

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    court says:

    waveriders for my neutral runnin’ feet

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    Frankie says:

    I would choose the inspires!!

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    Sheena says:

    Inspire for this supported lady!

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    Shea says:

    I love the new wave riders!! So excited to try them out! Just when you think something can’t get any cooler!

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    Laura says:

    Wave inspire 10! Def a support girl. Would LOVE to win these shoes!!

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    Andrea says:

    Those are super looking compression pants!

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    Jen says:

    Wave RIders!!!

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    Dusty says:

    Inspires for sure! I need support!

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    Katie says:

    I’m neutral – wave riders for me!

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    Jenny says:

    I would go for the 17 since I am a neutral girl.

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    Alanna Shea says:

    My Wave Rider 15s are at the end of their life, but I waited a few extra weeks to replace them specifically so I could wait for the 17s in all their glory. Keeping my fingers crossed! 🙂

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    What shoes would you choose? Are you a neutral runner or do you need more support?

    I would pick the Wave Riders simply because I have both the 15s and 16s and love them both. Neither have let me down on any run! And I have also been moving towards a more neutral shoe than support. The support shoes with all the cushion have actually done more harm to my gait

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    LeeAnn says:

    Totally neutral. I supinate, so no supportive shoes for me!

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    Nicole says:

    I need new Wave Inspires! Love Mizunos. 😀

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    kolya says:

    I like the Wave 17 ones…the inspire pattern is a it odd, no? Either way they are awesome and I probably could use some support for my high arches but otherwise I’m good with the neutral (:

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    Beth H. says:

    I have never tried Mizunos but I would love to try. You always make them sound so awesome. As a neutral runner I’d like the Wave Riders.

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    Allyssa says:

    I would love to try the new Inspires! Such a great giveaway!

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    Ann E says:

    I need support! I would like to try the inspires.

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    Heather says:

    I haven’t ever worn Mizuno and your blog has convinced me to try them out and I would LOVE to win the wave rider 17 as I am a neutral runner and these would work great for me!

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    Courtney says:

    I think the Wave Rider 17’s would be great! Thanks for doing this giveaway!

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    Angie says:

    The 10s…the 10s!! ,

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    Liz says:

    I got my first pair of Inspire 9s in the fall and love them. I would love to try to 10!

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    Amanda says:

    The Riders!! : )

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    Emily says:

    I definitely need more support in my running shoes, unfortunately. All the SWEET PRETTY shoes are neutral shoes, it seems. Oh well, I have my fun with my clothes! I would absolutely love to win this- I never win anything… so winning this (something I really really really want) would be such a gift!

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    Angela says:

    Oh, would love a new pair of running shoes! I am dying to try the 10s.

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    Samantha says:

    That’s a tough choice. I think I’d like to try the Inspires.

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    Melanie says:

    Great give away! Would love to take the new Mizunos out for a test run 🙂

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    Mackenzie says:

    I’m definitely more of a support gal myself! Love inspires!!

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    I love them all and would love to have new shoes

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    Amanda S. says:

    I would choose the Wave Riders. I am a neutral runner and love, love, love the purple!

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    Kristy says:

    Love all your new Mizuno gear. I have run in the wave runners before and would love a new pair!

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    I would love to try the Wave Rider 17s. I have the 14 and 15s and I love them!

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    Jill says:

    I would choose the Inspires for support.

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    Oooooo the inspire 10’s! I’m still back on the inspire 8’s and I love them but they are definitely getting a little high in the mileage!

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    Leigh S. says:

    As far as I know, I am a neutral runner. As always, thanks for the updates and giveaways, Kristin.

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    Stephanie P says:

    I would love to try the Wave Rider 17s!!

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    Andrea says:

    Inspires for me! Would like to try the wave riders but I need more support.

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    Mia L says:

    I would choose the Inspire ones as this girl needs all the support I can get!

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    Holly T says:

    I would love t try the wave riders!

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    Jen Ressler says:

    I would chose wave inspire

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    I am a neutral runner, would love to try these shoes!

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    stephanie says:

    I would totally choose the wave inspires. Their workout gear looks like something I need to check into also.

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    Catherine F says:

    All of those shoes look amazing! I am definitely in need of some new ones!

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    I’m a neutral runner for sure. I need a new pair of running shoes actually

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    Kimberly says:

    Wave riders are the best!

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    Lauren B says:

    I need a little more support- I run in the inspire 9’s now and can’t wait to try the 10’s!! Also I love the compression pants. They look so comfortable- and stylish too 😉

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    penny says:

    I love the wave rider 16s. Guess it’s time to upgrade.

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    Inspire 10’s are out already?! I just bought the 9’s.

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    Tracy says:

    Hmmm…both look awesome but think I need more stability so would go with the Wave Inspire 10s!

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    I would love to try the Inspires! And I definitely want to get some Mizuno apparel now, I love all the stuff you’re wearing!

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    Madeline says:

    I’m a neutral runner and would probably pick the Wave Riders!

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    Danielle says:

    I would love to try the Inspire. I am getting into running longer distances and I would love to try these!

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    april says:

    i think i’d love wearing the wave riders 🙂

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    I would choose the wave inspire 10s! I have the 9s and love them! I need the stability, but love how light the shoes are.

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    Amee says:

    I’m a neutral runner and would choose the riders.

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    Jessica Drake says:

    I would get the wave inspire 10’s! Def need that support!

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    Rachel says:

    I’d like to try the inspire 10’s. Thanks for having the contest. I’d love to win!!

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    Lindsay says:

    Love mizuno! I need the stability so I’m an inspire girl.

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    Jennifer says:

    I have the inspire 9s and would love to win the new 10s!

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    Adrienne says:

    Love those compression pants.

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    Jennifer says:

    Wave Rider 17 would be perfect for me!

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    Adrienne says:

    I would chose the Inspires I think. I have always been elixir girl but need to switch. Still staying with my Mizuno family!

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    Krystle says:

    I’m a neutral runner but I’ve been wanting to try the inspires!

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    Ashley B. says:

    Like you, I need the support, and if I was so lucky, I’d choose the Wave Inspire 10!

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    Tiffany says:

    I can’t wait to get a pair of Wave Riders. They are one of my favorite shoes ever!

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    sarah says:

    I need some support in running shoes, as I do slightly over-pronate.
    I’ve actually never tried Mizuno, but I’d be incredibly excited to try the Inspires!

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    Angie J. says:

    Inspires! I’m not much of a runner but have been easing myself into it…these shoes would definitely help ; ) Great give away!

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    Susie says:

    It would love to try the inspires!!

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    Shannon says:

    The Inspires for sure. I’ve heard great things about Mizunos for years!

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    First off – man oh man you have tons of very cool clothes in this post!!!!! Love all the pics too! So photogenic!

    I need more support so…. 🙂

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    Sandy says:

    I love the Wave Inspires! They are the only shoes that I wear!

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    Gabrielle says:

    Inspires! I currently wear the Wave Riders….but hope to try out the Inspires as I think they might well be a better fit!

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    Jasanna says:

    I’d love to win the Riders!!

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    Kara Dahl says:

    Love the wave rider 16s and would love to try out the 17s!

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    Christian A. Smith says:

    I would love to win the Riders! I wear the Sayonaras eight now but think that the Riders would provide a lot more support and cushioning for th e amount of running thst I do 🙂

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    Donna says:

    I currently have the Wave Riders, but would definitely try the Wave Inspires. I need more support so the Inspires would be a great fit for me.

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    kathleen hinderlider says:

    I would love a pair of inspire 10s! They are my favorite Mizuno shoe and I’m currently training for my first marathon so I’m going through them quickly! So a free pair would be amazing!!

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    I’ll be honest… I’ve never had a pair of Mizunos! I know… it’s horrible. But, I’ve heard wonderful things about them, and will keep my fingers crossed for this giveaway! I’m a neutral runner… so I’d like the wave riders!

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    steph says:

    omg i musstt have those in white. they are amazing

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    Britton says:

    I would choose the Wave Rider 17!!! Perfect for my long runs during half ironman training that is beginning this week!!!

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    Sarah says:

    Wave Rider 17.

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    Leah says:

    I just tried on both pairs this weekend, and am definitely crushin’ on the Wave Inspires… they’d be awesome for my half marathon training!

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    Zach says:

    I recently tried on the Inspire 9s and thought they were a little tight across the toe box. Does the 10 have the same toe box?

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    Becca N says:

    I probably won’t ever be able to own a pair but if I could I would love to have the Inspires! I tend to need a little more support.

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    Colleen says:

    I would choose the inspires b/c I need support! THANK YOU!!! 🙂

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    Chris Donovan says:

    Wave Rider for me

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    Sara Vieira says:

    Huge fan of Mizuno and everything they put out!

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    Jill P. says:

    Inspires look perfect for a little extra support needed! thanks 🙂

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    Katelin Eckert says:

    I am dying to get my hands on a pair of the Wave Riders!!!

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    Definitely the inspires! I need the support!

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    Kathy O says:

    Definitely the rider. I am neutral!

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    Erin says:

    I have had my eye on the Inspires for a while but haven’t made the splurge yet.

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    Tommy says:

    I’d go with the Wave Inspire 10. I like the extra support on the longer runs and my Inspire 9’s are in need of replacement.

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    Chad says:

    I have been waiting for the Wave Rider 17’s for months, excited they are here!

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    I’m a neutral runner and want to get my hands on the Wave Rider 17’s!!!

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    Haley says:

    The Wave Rider 17s look amazing – I’m more of a neutral runner also. The slate colour is AMAZING, also – nice bonus!

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    I would love to win the Wave Inspires! They are my go to shoe, and after finishing a half marathon training cycle, my pair is due to be replaced.

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    Corey says:

    I love the Wave Riders but am thinking about trying the Inspires for some more support!

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    Kerry HK says:

    I LOVE the Wave Inspire’s as well. They are the ONLY shoe that I’m willing to actually pay full price for!

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    Kris says:

    Would love to try Mizuno’s!!

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    Brianna says:

    I would love to try the Wave Rider 17s! I’m a neutral runner.

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    Annie says:

    Oooh! I’m just imagine how happy I’d be if I won…which is probably the same thing everyone else here is doing! I might have to go for the wave riders.

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    Amy S says:

    I would love to try a pair of Mizuno’s!

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    Jessica says:

    I need some support for my feet! My Mizunos are my PR holding shoe in the half marathon!

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    I think I would go with the Wave Inspire 10. I think I’m more of a supportive runner than a neutral runner.

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    Colleen L says:

    I have a pair of wave sayonaras on the way, and would love a pair of the wave rider 17s to compliment them for my longer runs. I’m a neutral runner and don’t need a ton of support, but ran myself into injury with some very minimalist shoes, so am stepping it back a bit to make sure I have the support I need!

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    Paul says:

    The Inspire 9 is my favourite shoe to date, I would definitely pick the 10’s to try them out!

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    Nicole C. says:

    The Wave Rider 17 would be perfect for me. I need shoes so bad!

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    Kaci L. says:

    I would choose the wave runners since I like a neutral running shoe.

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    Tracy says:

    Wave Inspire 10! I need support.

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    Josette says:

    I would love the Wave Inspire 10! I need motivation to start running again!

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    Lee Butler says:

    I would love the Wave Inspire 10s.

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    catie says:

    I’d choose the Wave Runners since I like a neutral running shoe!

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    trenda t says:

    I would choose the Wave Runners! I need support

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    Randyll says:

    I love the inspires!!

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    Sally says:

    I would love to try the Inspires!!

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    Kristen says:

    I’m a neutral runner. I’d love to try the new wave riders!

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    Sherry says:

    A runner can never have too many shoes!

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    Ame says:

    I’ve wanted to try the wave riders FOREVER!!!

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    Sarah says:

    I need supportive shoes for my high arches! I’ve been cursing my arches all year. Such a pain and so hard to find shoes.

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    MelissaC says:

    I have 2 pair of Wave Inspire 9’s…so I eagerly look forward to the Inspire 10! And maybe in the black or teal…white would get dirty to quick and I would be sad, lol

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    Lauren says:

    I would go for the wave rider 17s- love a neutral shoe.

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    Michelle Thayer says:

    I like the Wave Sayonara!

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    Jamie says:

    I’m wearing the 16s now, so I’d love to try the 17s 🙂

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    lindsey b says:

    I’d choose the wave riders! now that I have custom foot orthotics, I can wear neutral shoes. Otherwise I’d be a support gal like you 🙂

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    Karen says:

    I am lusting for the Wave 17’s!!!

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    Amy says:

    ohhhhi love wave riders! They are one of my top shoes that I use!

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    Ashley says:

    Those look awesome!!

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    Emily says:

    I would definitely have to go with the inspires. I’m on my 2nd pair currently and they are by far my favorite. I’m a stability girl so I LOVE Mizuno not to mention they have the best color selection of shoes.

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    PAM S says:

    I would LOVE a new pair of Inspires!!!!

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    Jacqualyn H. says:

    I currently run in Inspire 8s. Those new Inspires are cute!! I would choose them.

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    Sarah J says:

    I would love to try the wave inspire!

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    Laura S. says:

    I’d love to try some Mizuno’s! I think I’d try the Inspire 10’s!

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    Tyler says:

    The wave riders look awesome!!

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    Amber S. says:

    I would choose the Wave Inspires! My feet need that extra little support 🙂

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    Heather says:

    OOh, I would definitely like a pair of those Inspires! Sexy!

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    marie says:

    I think I’d go for the 10.

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    Steffany R says:

    Neutral runner for sure! Those Wave Rider 17s would fit in quite well to my collection=)

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    Heather says:

    Would love new shoes!!

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    Mandy says:

    I would love to try the inspires! I need a little support 🙂

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    Erica says:

    I love Wave RIders and have been anxiously awaiting the 17’s!

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    Carrie says:

    The inspire! I pile mile after mile every day so the more supportive, the better! No sore days = no missed days.

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    I was running in the Wave Elixirs, but recently switched to a more supportive shoe after some IT band issues. The Wave Inspires look nice and more supportive! I will have to check them out!

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    Christine says:

    would love the wave rider!!

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    Laura L says:

    AHHHHHH I love these!!!! I just recently switched to Mizunos and I’m loving them!

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    I think I’m a more neutral runner so the waver riders would probably be best. i desperately need a new pair of shoes!!

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    Shannon B. says:

    I need more support, I got my mom’s bad feet! :/

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    I would love to try the Inspire!!!

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    Jenn says:

    I wear neutral shoes… I love my pair of Wave Rider 15s, would love to try the 17s!

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    Heather C says:

    I would like to try the Inspire’s!!!

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    Sarah EM says:

    Definitely need the support so the Inspire shoes would be my choice. Love them both and the great colors!

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    Abbie says:

    I love my Wave Riders! Although I’ve been having some tendon pain, so maybe it’s time to try the inspires!

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    Kelly Jo says:

    I would love to try the Wave Riders. I am currently sporting the Elixirs in pink like yours!! But would love to try the Riders!!

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    Kim says:

    I would choose the Wave Riders. I tried to get a pair a few weeks ago but the store was out of my size. Sad panda. 🙁

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    Pam Walker says:

    Love these shoes and yes I am also a support girl. So the Mizuno Wave Inspire 10 fit the bill for my running needs 🙂

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    Amy B says:

    I love the wave riders and would love to try out the 17s

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    Laura P says:

    I would love the new wave riders! I’m a neutral runner, and have the 16’s now.

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    Holly B says:

    I definitely need some support. I’d like to try the wave riders 🙂

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    Deniz says:

    Love, love, love Mizuno!!! Riders are my go to shoe. Dying to try the sayonara.

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    amanda says:

    I LOVE mizuno! If I could add another pair to my collection I would be the happiest girl in the world! neutral runner over here~

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    I run in the 9s now, Id love to try the new ones!

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    Meredith Weisel says:

    I’m a wave inspire addict! 🙂 They have been my go to long distance training shoe since the wave inspire 6’s!! Can’t wait to try the 10’s!

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    Jill says:

    I need the support. I currently have the Inspire 8., but they need replacement!!

  353. 353
    Missy says:

    I definitely need some support and some new shoes!

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    Pam S says:

    Need the support! I’ve only ever worn Asics Nimbus, but would LOVE to try the Mizunos!!

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    Pam says:

    I NEEEEEEED new shoes and would love to try Mizunos!!

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    Pam says:

    I NEEEEED new shoes and would love to try Mizunos!!

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    emmascott says:

    wave 17 look amazing!

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    Kimberly says:

    I would love the riders. I am a neutral girl. These look great.

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    Samantha says:

    I think I would get the wave inspire 10s!

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    Melissa O says:


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    Nick says:

    Either! I need a supportive shoe!

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    Gordon mikula says:

    Love Mizuno, I’d choose the Wave Rider 17

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    Cassie says:

    I would choose the inspires! I pronate like crazy, so the more support the better!

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    Samantha says:

    I think the 10’s would be great!

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    Ashlei S says:

    I like support so the Wave Inspire 10 would be my choice!! What a great giveaway! Thanks!


  1. […] They went well with the Pro Compression sock of the month and new Mizuno Wave Inspire 10 shoes. (Giveaway is still open to win a pair of these fabulous shoes by the way. Check it out here.) […]

  2. […] The Inspires are my favorite long distance training shoe. The only ones I wear for my long runs actually. I love them. I wrote up a little review on the new 10s here. […]

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