Trail shoes from Mizuno!

By , June 20, 2012 9:07 pm

Sometimes things just fall in to place…

Last week I was asking Abbi for advice on trail shoes. I am thinking about doing a 50K on 9/15 and Abbi is my go-to gal with all my ultra questions! We talked about it and decided I should try some trails with my regular shoes and see if I need more support. Okay. I decided to wait on trail shoes. 

But then Michel contacted me on Thursday and asked if I had heard of the Mizuno Mezamashii Run Project. I was all… huh?! She explained it to me – mezamashii is the Japanese word for brilliant or eye-opening, and Mizuno thinks it describes that fantastic run. They are using this project to put shoes on people’s feet so they can experience that brilliant run – that is how confident they are in their shoes!

I think they are giving away something like 600 pairs, and Michel had a code and signed me up (I think you can still apply on their website). Thanks Michel! I talked to a rep on Friday and my shoes arrived today!

What did I get?

The Men’s Wave Ascend 6 Trail Shoe*!

I can’t wait to try them out. I put them on to walk Data and they feel so “grip-y!” And these came just in time – we are going to check out the site of the potential 50K this Sunday!

It is really cool that Mizuno is doing this. I asked about it on the phone, and the guy said they just want to get people out there in their shoes instead of pay a bunch of money on advertising. Cool idea. 

Have you ever tried trail shoes? 

*My feet are too big for Women’s sizing. 

23 Responses to “Trail shoes from Mizuno!”

  1. bobbi says:

    They contacted me a while ago, but then I never heard anything 🙁

    I freaking love my trail shoes!

  2. Xaarlin says:

    OOH Those are some Pumped Up Kicks! I just applied last week and got an invite monday- Im hoping to try my pumped up kicks out this weekend (Wave Elixir) if they arrive before saturday 🙂

  3. Gingerfoxxx says:

    its not the 50k in rockford, is it??

  4. Melissa says:

    NICE! I actually filled out the form yesterday so maybe (hopefully?) I’ll hear something. I already run in Mizunos and LOVE them so I would love to try their trail shoes as I am in the market for some.

  5. Amy says:

    How cool!!!

  6. abbi says:

    Cool! That worked out perfectly, hopefully they work well on the trails you test out!

  7. J says:

    I also heard about that Mizuno project! I think it sounds really cool. Love your new trail shoes! I like the yellow! Mizuno always has great colors – my husband loves them partially because Mizuno has great colors, and partially because they fit his feet well!

  8. kandi says:

    How cool! I just applied. I really want to do some trail running this summer. Not sure I’m up for 50k but maybe do some trail races this fall.

  9. Erin says:

    Perfect! That’s awesome how well that worked out. I think technically my “barefoot” shoes are supposed to be for trails but I haven’t even run in them on regular paths yet!

  10. Kiersten says:

    I am interested to hear how they work for you. I only tried trail shoes once, when I was training for Antarctica. They totally shredded my feet. The blisters got so bad on one run that I took off my shoes and ran 4 miles home barefoot.

  11. gina says:

    Looks like someone has a shoe fairy!!!!!!!!!!

    Man, a 50k. I heart you!

  12. gina says:

    ps, I love the shoes! You’re feet will look like a flash of fire when you speed by!

  13. Michel says:

    yay!! I’m glad you got yourself a pair!!! yay!

  14. Ian says:

    I filled out the app so hope I get the invite.

    I have one pair of road shoes and 5 pairs of trail shoes:
    2 pairs of Vasque Velocity
    2 pairs of Brooks (one I am testing for them so can’t say more)
    1 old Montrail that now have hex screws for winter only use

    I hope to be at Rock Cut HOBO (although might be NF)

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