I have been a Mizuno fan for a while now. After making my way through pairs of the other brands, I found my Wave Creation 13's and I was sold. The comfort, style and performance of these shoes cannot be matched by competitors, in my opinion.
When I was asked to wear-test these Wave Rider 17's, I was thrilled to try a neutral shoe with a different style. The Wave Rider will be an ideal shoe for a wide variety of runners with just enough cushion for long distance running.
When I opened the package my first reaction was WOW! Love the colors. Very bright and stylish but when it comes to proper running shoes, we must focus on the performance rather than the look :) Pink, yellow and grey! But hang in there if pink is not your color, they offer plenty of color selections and they all look great.
I honestly feel like Mizuno is a step ahead when it comes to style, performance and durability. I was able to PR my 5K Turkey Trot race in these shoes so that definitely helped with my thoughts on the product :) but it was about performance and comfort for me throughout my run. I have now tested them out at least 6 times, on long distance runs, speed work and cross training. They met and exceeded my standards when it comes to shoes, so I would definitely recommend these as a great, neutral running shoe.
These shoes retail at $114.99 and will be released on December 5, 2013.
Be on the lookout at a store near you and if you are looking for a stylish shoe, a great performance product and so much more-I suggest you give the Mizuno Wave Rider 17 a try!
While I received the Mizuno Wave Rider 17 as a sponsored post on behalf of FitFluential LLC, all opinions and thoughts are 100% mine.