**The following post is sponsored by Mizuno through my partnership with Fit Fluential. As always, all thoughts are my own and I give you my honest opinion.**
Running shoes are the most important accessory for your runs. Without the proper shoes, injuries are sure to occur. But have you ever walked into a running store? Gosh there are so many types of shoes to choose from! It’s always best to ask someone there for help, and get fitted for running shoes.
Through the years, I have found that I run best in lightweight shoes, and ones with support are even better. I was very happy to hear that Miznuo was coming out with the Mizuno WaveRider 18s, a shoe that had both of those, along with a beautiful sleek look, and only weighing 7.8 oz! I have tried numerous other lightweight shoes, and have been disappointed with the lack of support, and my feet feel like they are caving in. With these, my arches feel all the support they need.
I tested these shoes out on a walk, a hike, and multiple runs. They were definitely one of the best shoes I run in. I did notice the first few times I wore them (before completely breaking them in), my toes became slightly tingly, but once I broke them in, they have been great. My only complaint is the shoelaces are very short. I have had trouble double knotting them, which I always have to do for my runs or I’m stopping every two minutes to retie shoes. I’ve never noticed this with other Mizuno shoes, but this would be my one complaint (and I could certainly go buy other shoe laces). Other than that, I have had no problems, and wear them for most of my runs these days! They come in 3 color choices, and retail for $119.99.
And now for a workout to do in some new running shoes
Oh you guys.. there are some days I just don’t want to spend an hour on the treadmill. Actually, let’s be honest, most days I don’t want to. Lately, I’ve been getting great workouts in that focus on speed and challenging myself with HIIT cardio workouts. This is one that leaves you finished in 30 minutes, but feeling like you ran an hour or more! It’s challenging, with the change in time for sprints, along with the recovery. As the sprints get longer, the recovery gets shorter.
Please remember I am not a personal trainer, and the workouts I post work for me but may not always work for you. Consult a doctor before beginning any exercise program. Please take breaks if you need it, and remember to drink water throughout, along with extra after completing.
As always, please let me know if you give it a try and what you think! Remember, you don’t have to spend an hour at the gym to get in a great workout! There are plenty that you can do in less time and feel amazing.
What running shoes do you have?
What did you have for breakfast?
I did receive these shoes and compensation through FitFluential on behalf of Mizuno. I would never lie to you, though, so really, go buy these!