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08/08/2002 at 17:00
Mmmmmmmmm Wave Jon ? We shall have to wait and see, I'm sure it would be very popular with everybody named Jon, but outside of that who knows ?
09/08/2002 at 10:01
Global appeal I would have thought!
10/08/2002 at 15:42
I will continue to pester until you say yes!
14/08/2002 at 13:37
Since i started serious running (1997-998) i have been an ASICS stalwart. But my favourite DS Trainer VI is more. The VII just doesn't agree with me. So i'm now looking to MIZUNO, in particular the Wave Precision 3. I want to know if any runner out there is accustomed to these and their view. The right choice is utmost, paramount importance. (background stuff 5'10", 68kg, pb's : 10k 37:16, half 1:19:26, 16mile 1:38, marathon 2:43). I normally alternate between 3 to 4 pairs of the same make & model of shoe for the year. For MIZUNO that means the all important repeat customer for life and for me....happy running and hopefully more pb's.
14/08/2002 at 14:19
I believe the right choice in shoe is of the utmost importance to ther rest of us aswell!
15/08/2002 at 12:08
run 4 your life (interesting name !)

I'm obviously biased in my opinion on the Mizuno shoes but looking at your height, weight and times, then you should enjoy running in the Precision. If you liked it you could then alternate with the Wave Rider or Creation for your longer steadier runs and the Wildwood for your trail runs.

That's my thoughts but I would obviously also like to hear what other people think who I'm sure are doing more miles in them than I can manage at the moment !

Regards
Simon@Mizuno
15/08/2002 at 12:17
But... How is the stability? Doesn't the DS trainer have a medial post?
15/08/2002 at 12:18
PS. Simon in your expert opinion, what do you think a 79kg 6 foot 2 runner with a tendancy to moderately over pronate should wear?
15/08/2002 at 16:22
Jon,

I would recommend a pair of Wave Mercury for the steady running and a pair of Wave Maverick for faster paced and fartleks etc.

Simon@Mizuno
15/08/2002 at 16:30
Do you remember the Cheeky Jon/ Maverick thang? I did try the Merc's, although they didn't agree with me! Hence my suggestion earlier on in this thread. Something with the flexibility of the Mav (which I should thank you again for!) but the stability/ endurance of the Mercs?
15/08/2002 at 16:41
Looking at the recent trainer reviews in RW i see they suggest the Mizuno Wave Precision 3 if you liked the Asics Ds trainer. It is only a suggestion but i would like to thing that RW has the runner's best interest at heart and would not lead us astray. So i'm sure Simon would give unbiased view to a runner, having the best interest of the runner at heart. Or is this whole world driven my money. Would it not be better to give the right info and convert an Asics wearer to Mizuno, in the knowledge that would reap far greater rewards. Serious runners (which i hope i'm right in callimg mysef) are repeat customers, buying 3 to 4 running shoes per year and are a great advert for recommending them to friends.
15/08/2002 at 16:46
Agreed...
15/08/2002 at 17:03
run 4 your life,

Speaking as a runner and ex specialist retail worker, I would never advise a runner to wear a shoe (Mizuno or otherwise) that I do not think would suit them, and judging by the credentials you explained I feel the Mizuno Wave Precision would suit you and your running.

I am obviously mostly qualified to give you all an 'insiders' opinion on the Mizuno range of products as I have worked on the shoes from design through to production, and it is therefore in my best interests to ensure the information I provide is both factual and informative and in the best interest of the runner.

I like to think we build shoes for all runners to enjoy their running at whatever level, as well as providing shoes for international athletes to compete on the world stage, and therefore I hope all runners continue to enjoy injury free running in their chosen footwear. If you decide to convert from Asics to Mizuno then of course I am happy, the reason I listen in and join in on these forums is to understand greater the needs of runners and their misgivings with current products.

I hope you think my advice is as unbiased as an employees of Mizuno could be !

Best Regards
Simon@Mizuno

15/08/2002 at 20:44
to all you out there with a "down" on Mizuno shoes, I'd just like to say I run in nothing else and am as happy as Larry (whoever he might be - does he run?). I am currently using the awesome Wave Rider for normal training runs (sensational comfort and "feel"), the Wave Precision (the best shoe I've ever run in) for speed-work (if it's possible, an even more pleasurable shoe that the Wave Rider), and the Wave Phantom, which took me comfortably to a FLM PB of 2:55 without adverse effects. So thank you Mizuno, for making running so rewarding. I guess everyone has their favourite make of shoe - it's no reason to go trashing other people's choices which might be perfect for them. Every runner is different - otherwise what a boring sport it would be! s.
16/08/2002 at 14:18
Well said Achilles

jenks
18/08/2002 at 23:11
I'm seriously enjoying my Wave Creations. To finish breaking them in I'm taking them to Eurodisney... and if they enjoy that I'll take them to the zoo.
06/09/2002 at 20:16
I've just bought a pair of Wave Riders although I normally wear Asics or Adidas. I hope they meet my expectations. I anticipate running the FLM in 2003 and was going to buy another pair of Asics DS Trainers or DS Lytes for that event (they have served me well so far)- but the Wave Precision seems to be an interesting option. Has anyone had good/ bad effects from the Wave Precision in marathons? RW only seems to have good things to say about them.

Also,as apoint of interest how much does a pair of size 10 Wave Precisions weigh?

Thanks, Phil
07/09/2002 at 08:59
I wore Wave Precisions for the Dublin marathon last year and they worked a treat, though I switched to the Wave Phantoms for FLM 2002 which did feel a bit faster. I now prefer to do most of my training in the Precisions though I have a pair of Wave Riders that I use for recovery and long runs as a precaution. Mizuno shoes do it for me partly because they have some of the lowest heels of any shoes I've tried and that suits my style of running (forefoot striking). They do appear to wear out quicker than other shoes possibly.

The Wave Precision 3 is now even lighter supposedly (RW review says 295g, don't know what size this is for).
07/09/2002 at 12:46
I to tried Mizuno's Alchemy, and despite a good fit was disappointed at how short a life span they had, and I tried 3 pairs. I now run in New Balance 1220S's which have been available for a long time, yet they have never featured in any shoe test report in the magazine, and according to the Runners World site do not even appear to exist. Being on the heavy side, I have run in Brooks Adrenaline and Beast Shoes, Asics MC+, Mizuno Alchemy and others. New Balance's 1220S shoes are the best I have ever run in, giving both support and being more flexible (faster) than other motion control shoes, and as said previously, according to Runners World don't appear to exist ?
16/10/2002 at 15:10
I have Wave Riders - tried a pair of Nike on a training run and they hurt my instep. Will stay with Mizuno - tested and approved.
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