Just after some advice re shoes.
Five or six years ago I was doing quite a bit of running - just for fitness not racing or anything.
I bought some Mizuno Wave Creation shoes from a real running shop and got on very well with them. (At 110 kg something that would deal with the weight was the priority). I had a second pair the following year which continued to suit me well. After that I had some Ascics which although recommended by the same shop I didn't get on with so well.
Anyway, I'm just starting running again and the old pairs are well past it having been on gardening duty for the last few years. I'm not in a position to travel to anywhere with a decent running shop so the internet is my only realistic option for a new pair.
Before I play safe and get another pair of Wave Creations, I was wondering how the Wave Rider or Wave Fortis might compare. Mizuno's chart suggests they have moderate cushioning compared to the Wave Creation having maximum cushioning. The price of the Wave Creations is so high though, even last years are still a lot. I'm not inclined to try any different brands because the Mizuno's fitted me very well before.
Agree with RMcD - wore the Creation successfully until version 9. This introduced the Dynamotion fit which is appalling - I had to stop wearing them as well. If you can get version 8 in your size it's the same midsole and outsole as the 9 but with a 'normal' upper. The 9s have been out for a while though so may be hard to find.
Never worn the Rider, but I understand them to be for the same type of runner but with not quite so much cushioning (i.e. neutral but probably lighter than the Creation target audience).
I've worn a couple of shoes since changing - Nimbus 10 from Asics is a fantastically comfortable shoe but cushioning (although durable) is much softer than the Creations and they don't have so much support. I'm now wearing the Nike Moto 6 which are great. They fit well and have a ride similar to the Creation - they have a Polyurethane heel which gives a 'ping' in the heel rather than the dead feeling you often get with EVA. Designed for neutral runners with a touch of support, they're also alot cheaper at £75 if you pay full price. See internet for cheaper deals.
Saw on an American site that a new Creation is due Dec/Jan that changes the fit and softens the heel slightly (another criticism of the 8/9s was that they were very firm). We'll have to see how they look, but if price is an issue I'm sure they'll be at least as expensive as the current ones.
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