Mizuno Wave Inspire 7

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Dan79
Reviewed: 06 April 2012

A complete change from the Wave Inspire 6

You can pick them up for around £50 these days. They look quite stylish. Ok for short training runs.
The cushioning required for long runs is just not sufficient. More than 12 miles will leave your feet with bruises.
I ordered a pair of Wave Inspire 6s and these were delivered by mistake. I should have returned them but decided to try them out. Mizuno have completely discontinued the fantastic Wave Inspire 6s and created what is a completely inferior product. Absolute rubbish - do not waste your money!
Score breakdown



Fit:
2.0
Responsiveness:
1.0
Cushioning:
1.0
Comfort:
1.0
Breathability:
3.0
Durability:
1.0
Value:
2.0

Dan79 would not recommend this product
Pedroo22
Reviewed: 16 November 2011

Brilliant shoe, great support and cushioning. Bought after fitting and trial.

Niggly injuries have stopped on my inner left leg due to great support.
No sore knees after running, even increasing distance and regularity of runs has given me no problems.
Since no-one else seems to like them I will get them really cheap soon!
A bit on the pricey side.

They have yellow in them.
Give them a try, my first Mizuno shoes and I am very happy with them.
Score breakdown



Fit:
5.0
Responsiveness:
5.0
Cushioning:
4.0
Comfort:
5.0
Breathability:
5.0
Durability:
4.0
Value:
3.0

Pedroo22 would recommend this product
cheryl collins
Reviewed: 09 October 2011

Changes and not for the better

The trainers are still a good weight for a solid road shoe.
..... but Mizuno have deviated too much from the 5's and 6's. The heel collar sits higher up the achilles and while i've not experienced rub and blisters there like other runners, there is some rub because after 350 miles there is a big piece of missing worn trainer. The wear pattern on the sole is also slightly different to the 6's and has excessive wear on the outside edge of the midsole. Finally I also ended up with some black nails after an Ironman marathon from bumping in the toe box. Never happened in the 5s/6s. Too much deviation from what works.
Too much change
Score breakdown



Fit:
3.0
Responsiveness:
3.0
Cushioning:
4.0
Comfort:
3.0
Breathability:
4.0
Durability:
3.0
Value:
2.0

cheryl collins would not recommend this product
Ben Stevens 3
Reviewed: 13 June 2011

They work wonders. I did a 10k run, and cleared it in under 50 minutes with these shoes for the first time.

*More room for the toes
*Better for people who run on the balls of their feet
*Nice white/yellow combination
*Vents which give your feet oxygen supply
*They are light, but not as light as some other shoes I tried on in fitstuff
*Laces can be trouble, if they come undone during a run

I would reccomend this to anyone with high-arched feet, and who needs comfort for their toes.
Score breakdown



Fit:
4.0
Responsiveness:
4.0
Cushioning:
4.0
Comfort:
5.0
Breathability:
4.0
Durability:
4.0
Value:
5.0

Ben Stevens 3 would recommend this product
WetWeek
Reviewed: 27 April 2011

Beware

Good heel cushion and improved forefoot cushion with more resilient AP+ foam. Stable.
The heel counter is narrower than the 6 and consequently gives me heel blisters.

The very high and tight heel collar cuts deeply under my ankle bone causing severe pain.
My all-time favourite running shoe is the Inspire 6, yet I cannot wear the 7. It is a much changed shoe and is not at all like its predecessor. I went to buy Nirvana 7s but was talked into the Inspire 7s by the shop. Money wasted. I simply cannot wear the 7s, as they cripple me.
Score breakdown



Fit:
1.0
Responsiveness:
3.0
Cushioning:
4.0
Comfort:
1.0
Breathability:
5.0
Durability:
3.0
Value:
1.0

WetWeek would not recommend this product
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