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?
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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.
Posted: 30/11/2008 at 14:32
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.
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Posted: 26/04/2009 at 15:45
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
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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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Posted: 18/07/2010 at 22:24
Brian Cruickshank 2 wrote (see)
I've just worn my new pair of Mizuno Harriers today and I'm over the moon with them. 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.
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've got a pair of the yellow ones too, & are more than satisfied with them
I bought them the day after trying my first fell-race (only a 'CS' catagory) in my road-shoes, & after scaring myself witless dropping down through the woods (the 'Trunce' for anyone in West/South Yorkshire http://undeadmonkey.org.uk/trunce/ )
I knocked almost 5 minutes off my time, at the next race, simply by being more confident on my feet
(they also dry out very quickly -a bonus on the 'Trunce', as there's 3 river crossings in 4 & 1/2 miles
I was very pleased with them for my first 'proper' (up on the Moors) Fell-Race too (the 'Stanbury Splash' .. 7 miles/1200 feet of climbing)
They seemed almost the equal of the Walshes/Inov-8's that most runners were wearing
I did acquiesce & buy a pair of 'Mud-Claw 330s' before my next big fell-race, but I was glad, as it took place in 5" of snow (as well as unfamiliar tracks on part of the Moor)
Having said that, I wore my Mud-Claws for the HolmeMoss Fell-Race (17 miles!/4000 feet of climbing) on Sunday, as a fair bit of the terrain was peat-bog & some scary descents
As stated, the 'W-H' are also pretty good on tarmac, as the tread doesn't deform like Inov-8/Walsh, thus not absorbing energy (they were superb running to work through all the snow of Jan/Feb)
Would I buy another pair of 'W-H'?? YES
Posted: 20/07/2010 at 10:01
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