Well, I've bitten the bullet and got a pair of Wave Paradox today (apparently the successor to Wave Alchemy, NOT the Connect mentioned above). If anybody's interested, ask me in a few weeks how they feel.
Just wondering whether anyone has some recent experience of this. I have ran in Wave Alchemy for many happy years, but after ringing Mizuno I just found out they have been discontinued. Nooooooooo! So: either I will buy all the Alchemys that money can buy on the internet, or transition into their new model, the Wave Connect.
So, has anyone made this change, or does anyone know how similar/different the shoes are? Thanks so much!
[apologies if this has been dealt with in another thread]
So - just went to see my GP and I might either have a stress fracture or march fracture in my left foot, or simply a sprain. There's nasty pain and a tiny bit of swelling just above my third or fourth toes which appears to fan out a bit when I walk or (try to) run. An x-ray this afternoon will hopefully tell. All this from a rather lovely 18 miler on the way to a marathon. No hassle on the day of the run, two days after, trouble began and I had to cut a recovery run short.
Anwyay, my doc jollily said that if it is not a fracture, and simply a sprain, then there is no reason not to run on it. Even though it will hurt like a . As he said, pain doesn't necessarily mean damage. So, do people tend to tough it out and just go? I'm quite desperate sticking to my mileage with Berlin coming up, and I've lost 10 days of training already. On the other hand, worsening my problem might mean I won't be able to go at all...
This may then be a little late for you, but the Shuffles are also going under 'clearance', see here for a reasonable £25 for 1GB (mind you this is the UK store). (And honestly : I don't work for them!)
Modjo, the Gen3 Shuffle seems to me to be very runner unfriendly. I've got little faith in any device that puts its controls on a small wire (I remember having these headphones with volume control back in the day and they always, always broke). Plus the Gen 2 is already so tiny. Apple store had a bargain for some recently - I picked up my 2GB version for £35. I tossed out the headphones that come with it as they are rubbish. Since this isn't an option with the Gen 3 as you suggest, I don't see how this would be a runner's friend. But both the Gen1 and 2 well endorsed here. You really can't go wrong with them...
PS I can also report that today's soaking wet long run doesn't seem to have affected it at all. Pounding guitars in the pounding rain, I was a happy man