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Incredible Stability Shoe!
on June 12, 2012
A life-long Nike supporter, I decided to get fitted for a running shoe since I am preparing for the Houston Marathon. I knew that I had flat, narrow feet, but I didn't know that I had a problem with pronation until the salesman watched my running stride. Telling him that my previous shoe was a Nike Vomero 6, I half-expected him to bring out the Vomero 7s. Was I stunned when he fitted me with Mizuno Wave Inspire 8.
The moment I put on these stability shoes I knew I was wearing something special. When I ran with them in the store, my ankles didn't turn, and, in a way, it made my feet feel wider. The one comment the salesman made was that the Wave Inspire takes a little bit longer to adjust to a runner's feet, but after running with them a couple of shorter runs of four and five miles, these shoes paid huge dividends on the long run of 13 miles.
What I experienced on that long run was close to divine. I recognized that the Wave 8's designers understood the needs of long distance runners for the simple fact that the shoes prevented much of the energy from the pavement weakening my legs. As a result of the shoe's technology, I can run longer distances at a faster pace without my legs and feet feeling it afterwards.
I will continue using my Nike Vomeros for my gym workouts, but if you're a long distance runner (or at least trying to be as I am), then I definitely recommend being fitted for a running shoe at your local shoe store. You may be surprised. In my case, I found a wonderful stability shoe in the Mizuno Wave Inspire 8!