The Mizuno wave prophecy is brilliant. I bought my first pair at the end of May 2012 and have covered over 650 miles. I used to suffer from a bad knee and could not run any more than 4 miles at a time. Now I run over 8 miles everyday. They are very comfortable and frankly I am not bothered whether a pair of shoes is good looking. They are pricey though. I reckon I will get another 150 to 200 miles out of it. I have managed to buy (line up) a replacement for £75 on ebay. Brand new and yes a real bargain. I don't run marathons or competitively though with these shoes I reckon I can take on the world! My first trainers were Mizuno budget trainers. Their shoes in my opinion are the best.