Product Review: Women’s Mizuno Wave Rider 17

2.5 stars out of 5 I've always run in Mizunos, and I probably always will. But this particular Wave Rider generation just isn't doing it for me. I'll start with the positives. I think it's a gorgeous shoe. I love the color combos. It definitely represents Mizuno's line of neutral shoes really well. The strike support is perfect, and gives just enough support where neutral runners need it. Read the entire post [...]

What else can you use your running shoes for?

I'll make this one easy: nothing. Knowing how to care for, and when to replace, your running shoes are often details looked over in the larger running ecosystem of trails, and partners, and weather, and apparel. I've made the mistake myself. We all have at one point or another. No one wakes up one morning and is the perfect runner. You run and you learn. Let me help you by saying that you Read the entire post [...]

Running for retail: Running stores with great Presidents’ Day sales in Atlanta

It's Presidents' Day weekend! And that can only mean one thing: a day off (for most) and great sales! Take advantage of both of those and get out and grab some new apparel, accessories, or even some new shoes! Why not RUN to some sales at running stores in Georgia on your day off? Here's a collection of six great sales in the Metro Atlanta area (most through end of Monday) to help you get a jump Read the entire post [...]

New new shoes!

I'm going to have to start calling this my Mizuno running blog, because that seems to be all I'm blogging about lately. BUT that only reflects how my running chi has been affected lately by my shoe choice. If you read my last post, you know the severity of my pronation issues. Well...Mizuno actually agreed to trade my shoes out. Luck or just a valid issue? You decide. Honestly, it was a $100 purchase Read the entire post [...]

I put some new shoes on…

Behold! The latest addition to my family of Mizunos: the Wave Inspire 6. They replace my Wave Nirvana 5s. They're not being replaced, really. I like to think of it as retirement. They may make an appearance in the yard or on the boat one day. When I worked at a sports store, a lot of people would ask me for shoe suggestions, and I always got the ugly look when I pointed them to the $100 Mizunos Read the entire post [...]

Dare to bare? Barefoot running is the latest fad.

This is an old blog I posted on The Good Foot when I was with my last job. It got a lot of great response, so I figured I'd throw it up on her for archive purposes if not anything else. And, as always, feel free to comment with your two cents! If you read my last post, you understand how important shoes are to the sport. So, you may be surprised to hear that many people don’t believe in running Read the entire post [...]

Shoe-t! Get you some good running shoes.

Just as you wouldn’t put insufficient tires on your car, you shouldn’t make light of what goes on your feet when you run, much less participate in any type of physical activity. Too often, runners/walkers just want to get the job done -- burn those calories and mark it off the calendar -- and are not so concerned with the supporting details. Trust me, taking time to prepare yourself properly will Read the entire post [...]