This post is sponsored by Mizuno Running and FitFluential. All reviews and opinions are my own.
Mizuno Wave Sky #wavesky
With marathon training looming on the horizon, I’ve been thinking a lot about what shoes I wear to become marathon ready. So, when the opportunity to try out a pair of Mizuno Wave Sky running shoes came, the timing was right. I have never tried Mizuno shoes before, so I was excited to give them a go.
The Mizuno Wave Sky is a neutral show with cloudwave (r) technology. It has the most u4icX foam of any shoe that Mizuno makes. They are fairly lightweight, weighing in at 9.3 oz, and have a 10mm drop.
Walking on Clouds Mizuno Wave Sky Review
When they arrived, I couldn’t help but tear open the package and get a sniff of that new shoe smell. Upon looking at them, I noted that they didn’t seem too clunky for a max cushioned shoe. Secondly I noticed that the toe box seemed a little narrow, this worried me as I have a huge bunion on my left foot and need a wider toe box.
The Wave Sky shoes seemed sturdy, but lightweight. I couldn’t wait to lace them up and take them for a spin.
Upon lacing up, the very first thing I noticed was how cushy these shoes are… it was like walking on clouds. Thoughts of how cushioned my feet would feel during the upcoming long runs danced in my head. I headed out for a easy 4 mile run, and enjoyed the cushioning of the shoes. The fit felt like a glove… a very plush glove. The mesh outer allowed some air movement in the shoes, which felt really nice on the hot Houston day.
After mile 2, I noticed that my left foot started hurting… that toe box that I was worried about was squishing my toes. I tried lacing the shoes a little differently to account for my wide forefoot, but it didn’t help enough. These shoes aren’t going to work out for the long run. However, I will be replacing my dog walking shoes with these, so all is not lost.
Don’t let my experience hinder you from trying out the Wave Sky. I really enjoyed the cushioning and the responsiveness that I felt from them, if it wasn’t for my bunion, they’d be in my shoe rotation.