Home > Reviews, Running > Mizuno Has My Heart AND My Feet

Mizuno Has My Heart AND My Feet

February 12th, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

When I tried my first pair of Mizuno running shoes this past December, I very quickly fell in love.


They’re so soft and cushiony and like heaven on my feet.

So when Mizuno contacted me to ask if I wanted to try the new Wave Rider 16’s there was no way I was going to say no. I definitely wanted to give them a try!

BUT when I got my shoes they ended up being a half size too big. :(

I quickly emailed my contact and asked if we could do an exchange, but instead of making me send them back they suggested I gift them to a friend and they’d send me a new size for myself. Holy generous!

So now a good friend of mine and I have the newest, coolest, hottest shoes in town:


In addition to being the most comfortable shoes I’ve worn in awhile, this company has stolen my heart with their customer service, too. They have a loyal customer for LIFE!!

This also means I’ve definitely found the shoes I’ll be wearing for the Cleveland 10k. Now all I have to do is find an outfit to match my shoes (just don’t tell J). :)

Has a company ever won you over and/or turned you off just from their customer service??

I was generously gifted these shoes by Mizuno.  They did not ask me to blog about them.  All thoughts and opinions, as always, are my own.
  1. February 12th, 2013 at 21:39 | #1

    Awesome! All if my half and full marathons have been run in Mizunos. Love them!

  2. February 12th, 2013 at 22:05 | #2

    I bought a pair of Wave Rider 15s in that same purple/red color for walking around and general use and they are pretty comfy. (I’m a huge Brooks fan and they feel better on my feet for running.) It’s awesome that Mizuno has treated you so well. I definitely lose a lot of respect for a company when they have bad customer service and I try to stay away from buying their product or services.

  3. Matt
    February 12th, 2013 at 23:09 | #3

    It’s awesome when you find a shoe that just works for you! I recently got another pair of a different brand and will keep buying them. Now I just need to wear them outside and get them dirty … There so nice looking I’ve only worn in the gym!

  4. February 13th, 2013 at 04:41 | #4

    I’ve never tried Mizunos! I just got my first pair of Brooks and I really like them, but I’ll definitely consider Mizunos for my next purchase. Good running shoes are SO necessary!

  5. February 13th, 2013 at 07:45 | #5

    I am running the 10k as well. Don’t beat me too badly. :-P

  6. February 13th, 2013 at 07:52 | #6

    I recently bought a pair of mizunos thinking they would be awesome for running and I would make the switch. However, I have massive blisters all over my heels from trying to wear them. I’m going to try and really break them in and give them a shot still though. They feel comfy and supportive which is what I wanted.

  7. February 13th, 2013 at 08:07 | #7

    if you made the switch from nike, maybe it’s time i do the same…

    the horror!

  8. February 13th, 2013 at 09:07 | #8

    I just switched to Mizuno and love them. My running partner wears them too – we actually joked this morning that we looked like Easter (mine are pink, and hers are that lighter aqua-ish blue).

  9. February 13th, 2013 at 10:33 | #9

    I love my Mizunos. Glad to hear they have such great customer service too!

  10. February 13th, 2013 at 10:37 | #10

    Honestly, I absolutely LOVE Mizuno. The company is more than helpful. I had questions even after I got my first pair and really got into running. So, I called them and the customer service was more than helpful! I seriously love them. I need some new ones now! I’m excited to get a new pair! I need to figure out which ones I want now!

  11. Nancy MacDonald
    February 13th, 2013 at 20:48 | #11

    I switched to Mizuno a few years back. I have tried a few different brands ad these are one of my favorites. I wore the wave rider 11, but they are now discontinued. I like that they are a snug fit shoe across the arch without feeling heavy and big. Good Luck with the 10K. My friend and I will be there too.

  12. February 13th, 2013 at 21:45 | #12

    That is an amazing company! I would be super loyal after that too! I’ve always wanted to try Mizunos. Some day!

  13. February 14th, 2013 at 16:03 | #13

    I actually won a pair of those shoes on a blog a couple years ago – they are so comfortable. I have weird feet – one foot is a size 6.5 and the other is 8! I tell my twin sister I blame her because she probably sat on my smaller foot so it didn’t grow right!

  14. February 20th, 2013 at 03:48 | #14

    I bought a pair of the wave runner 16s a few months ago and I LOVE THEM!

CommentLuv badge