I didn't even try another pair of Brooks on at the store! In fact, I barely even glanced their way. I gave the Aasics another shot, but we are just not meant for each other. The Nikes I tried were ok, and would probably do just fine. But! But! When I slipped my foot into the Mizunos, I knew this time I was really in love!
That my friends is the Mizuno Wave Inspire 7 and even when my Brooks were new they did not feel as good as the Inspires. They use the 'SmoothRide Engineering', which actually seems to make a difference in how my foot strikes and then kicks off again. Mizuno explains their SmoothRide Engineering like this:
- Smooth, rocking motion throughout your stride
- Increased flexibility
- More power at toe-off
It seriously felt as if there was a supportive cushion between my feet and the ground. I ran in them on Tuesday and can't wait to try them out again. I won't be able to do my distance this weekend, so I will either do it tonight or tomorrow night, and am looking forward to how the new shoes feel for 8 miles!
What shoes are you loving these days?
How soon is too soon before a race to change shoes?