Mizuno Wave Inspire 2

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Mizuno Wave Inspire 2
Designed for those looking for a well-cushioned structured running shoe.

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Stability shoe with Smoothride engineering and rearfoot cushioning inserts.

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20 user reviews of Mizuno Wave Inspire 2 See all

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had these shoes about 18 months now and covered prob getting on for 500 miles also did my first half marathon in them back in october will be sad to see em go but they are finally starting to feel a bit flat ! Continue reading...
A low-end shoe but still fantastic. Continue reading...
I am very happy with this shoe and would buy another pair. Continue reading...
Something about them still doesn't feel as plush as Kayanos (can't afford) and Omni 5 I'm now wearing Continue reading...
Havd loads of problems with blisters, knees & ankles before I found this shoe. Still get the occasional blister, but everything else is a thing of the past Continue reading...


I'm 40 years old,14 stone/90Kgs, I Over-pronate, I've been running for 18 months, I have Taylor-made Orthotics, I need New running shoes;
Question, Do i go for? - Motion control shoes, Stability shoes with moderate control features, Cushioned (or 'neutral') shoes ? AAARRGH !
Normaly I should go for "Motion control shoes" but as i have orthoses I been told to go for Neutral.
What type do i go for ?
As trainners at £60 to £100 a time & SORE feet, Ankles, Knees etc Too painful!
Please Help.

Posted: 16/08/2006 at 17:24

My pod told me to go for neutral shoes as the orthotics are now doing the work.

Posted: 16/08/2006 at 17:29

Usually, orthotics are made to go in neutral shoes as they should do the job that the motion control element would do. However, it's best to check with whoever made the orthos just in case they were taking the shoes you were wearing at the time into account.

Good news is that neutral shoes are generally cheaper than MC shoes.

Posted: 16/08/2006 at 17:42

I over pronate too and have tailor made orthoses and I still wear Brooks Ariel (female version of the Beast) which is a motion control shoe. Both my physio and podiatrist say its the right shoe for me. Personally, I'd ask your own podiatrist for advice as he knows how severe your pronation is (mine is quite bad apparently).

Posted: 16/08/2006 at 21:08

Thank You all for the Advice, it does make things a little Clearer.

Posted: 19/08/2006 at 19:39

The orthotic will not be able to work properly in a cushioned shoe. Most often the best advice is to go for a Stability shoe as the cushioning will collapse under the orthotic and it will not support the foot as it is meant to

Posted: 19/08/2006 at 20:00

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