Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Mizuno Wave Rider 18 Review + A Workout

The following Mizuno Wave Rider 18 review is sponsored by Mizuno Running on behalf of FitFluential, LLC. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

I have always been a Mizuno fan. When you find a shoe that works for you, stick with it.

I’m a huge fan of two different kinds of Mizunos. The Sayonaras and the Waveriders! I use the wave riders for all my long runs and of course marathons.

When I received the Mizuno Wave Rider 18, I immediately put them on and went for a walk to break them in a bit. It is a neutral shoe and the 18’s got it right. There is just enough cushion for the pushin’. I always buy my running shoe a half size bigger since most races have a bit of downhill and it provides a more comfortable fit.

At first look I fell in love with the design and color! I love the ombre with white/black/florida keys

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These have a perfect amount of cushion while still being light weight thanks to the UFic midosle. Which makes these a great daily running shoe. Every Mizuno pair of shoes usually last me about 250-300 miles before they start to wear. The 18’s are made with such high quality. I’m excited to run with them throughout the winter.

They feature a 12 mm heel to toe drop which makes every run comfortable whether you are running downhill, flat or up hill. If you run with a heel strike these will help you improve your form. The shoe features a 12mm heel-to-toe drop and for women, weigh 7.8 ounces. The Wave Rider 18 has U4ic (pronounced “euphoric”) midsole – meaning that you can get more cushioning at less weight, which is a huge bonus.

The other day at the park with the kids I decided to throw a quick workout together to see how they would do with a little cross training as well.

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It was quick and you can even build up a little sweat with the kids. I did step ups, and bench dips on the stairs and chin ups on the monkey bars!

 

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These would be a great shoe for a whole range of runners. It provides a stable ride from landing to toe-off. It has a wave plate that absorbs a lot of shock that your feet take when running. Most importantly it is a light weight shoe that provides just the perfect amount of support!

I always recommend trying on a running shoe before purchasing. Head into your nearest running store and give these a try!

#realizethepowerwithin #waverider18

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