Experinces on the new yellow Mizuno shoe.
The previous two models (blue and red) were great off road shoes so I had no reservation buying the new yellow Mizuno Wave Harrier, even if the colour made my kids laugh.
After only 3 miles the new yellow MWH they were rubbing on the instep. There is stiching in there and a ridge that rubbed my foot. After 19 miles I had a small blister on a toe and a huge one on the instep.
Anyone else getting blisters from this shoe?
I've just worn my new pair of Mizuno Harriers today and I'm over the moon with them.
Straight out of the box for a 15 mile run in the hills this morning. No problems whatsoever. As comfortable as slippers, good grip and enough cushioning for some tarmac running as well. So much better than my Inov-8's.
I'm so impressed I'm going to buy a second pair just in case they discontinue them.
Another positive report from here also. Three long weekend x-country runs completed and comfort & grip felt excellent, not convinced with the cushioning on tarmac, but do try and avoid the hard stuff where possible on weekend long runs.
Like the idea of getting a second pair now... .thanks for the prompt.
I got a blister on my toe too!
Double skin socks for a few runs til they had worn in sorted that out and now I use them most of the time.
Not as good out of the box as Inov-8 though
I can certainly recommend these shoes.
I can only comment on the blue version (few seasons old now) but the fact that I am still racing in them speaks volumes about their durability. I have just completed (and won) the lakeland Trail series wearing these shoes and found them ideal - grippy, light and fast with a low profile for feel and stability. They are quite wide fitting (a feature of mizuno shoes) and they don't 'clog up' with mud like some (Puma trail fox etc). They are lacking in cushioning so not ideal for too much road but they weren't designed for that. (I use the wave ascend in training) They have a little more heel support and are slightly heavier but very cheap to buy right now!
I will definitley be buying wave harrier again.
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