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on June 7, 2013
So, I read the reviews before buying these, and was a littler nervous about people saying they were different, but I've been buying the alchemy's for the last 4ish models and I have loved every. single. one. I didn't trust the complainers :)
Sadly, the complainers ended up being right. The Alchemy 12 is a COMPLETELY different shoe from the 11's. The 11's are by far my favorite, best shoe EVER. The 12's are hard. After a couple weeks running with them I developed patellar tendonitis, and my shin splints returned. Not wanting to believe it was the shoe, I kept running in them. Today however, I ran in my old 11's and had zero pain.
Please, please, please, Mizuno, if you're reading this, PLEASE go back to the design of the 11's. I don't want to give up on the alchemy's yet, but until there's a new model I'm going to have to find a different motion control shoe. :/
I still gave it 2 stars because the fit is great, they look good, and I'm sure they work for some people, but not this girls severe over-pronation.