The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Mizuno. Although I was compensated for this review, my love for these shoes is 100% authentic!
I LOVE the Mizuno Wave Rider 18 running shoe.
When it comes to running shoes, I used to be the girl that would just wear ANY shoe that was on sale. Then, I had some serious IT band issues, so I decided to get fitted for a pair of running shoes and was honestly a little bit scared to stray from what I was fitted with. Since I’m not training for my usual fall half marathon right now, and a neutral shoe fits me best I decided to give the Mizuno Wave Rider 18 a try!
The first time I tried them out was actually in a Tabata style cardio group fitness class, and the shoes were great! I honestly felt lighter on my feet and VERY comfortable in the shoes.
The very next morning, I was anxious to take them on a 4 mile run. I ran a course that I had run just a couple of days prior and shave about 20 seconds per minute off of my time…could it be the shoes? I’d like to think so 😉
The shoes feel very supportive around the arch, despite the fact that they are technically a neutral shoe. I have a relatively narrow foot, so many times I kind of feel like my foot is wiggling around in my shoes but not in the Mizuno Wave Rider 18! They feel so cozy and snug (in a good way!) on my foot, which adds to the support factor.
Some Features of the Mizuno Wave Rider 18:
The Mizuno Wave Rider 18 is available for $119.99 in 3 different color options for men and women.
I definitely plan on wearing these in rotation with my other fitness shoes. I find that when I rotate my shoes they last me JUST a little bit longer 🙂
Thanks so much for letting me test out your new shoes, Mizuno!
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I keep hearing about how great Mizuno shoes are. I might look into them for my next pair.
You totally should!! 🙂
I’ve been reading such great reviews about Mizuno’s Wave Rider 18. Thanks for sharing yours as well. It’s always great to hear how one believes the shoe performs well or not.