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Moving on from Mizunos

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Jan 2012
11:19am, 5 Jan 2012
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longboat
I'm getting towards the end of my 3rd pair of Mizuno Wave Inspires, and have found them good. Having forgotten to put them in my bag for my lunchtime run, I just popped into the Runners Need near the office - they did not have my size (as they are waiting for the 8's I guess) so was chatting about other shoes/makes.

The lady serving was advising quite strongly against moving away from the Mizuno brand if I am used to it - apparently a number of people struggle to get used to other brands having adjusted to Mizunos - usually knee/ITB problems

Does anyone have any experience or views on this? Sounds a bit odd to me

I always keep (at least) 2 pairs of shoes on the go, so rarely wear the same pair for 2 runs on the trot, which I guess would mitigate it
Jan 2012
11:24am, 5 Jan 2012
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icemaiden
I wear them too and would like to move away because they keep changing the support and I'm not sure the latest version I have is going to work for me.... I liked the 6s but the 7s are a bit hard at the front and high at the back.
Jan 2012
12:46pm, 5 Jan 2012
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longboat
I certainly preferred the 6's - 7's were a bit narrower for me
Jan 2012
12:49pm, 5 Jan 2012
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DeeGee
I had two pairs of Alchemies, but had issues with the width of the toe-box. I was running Nike Triaxes prior to this and have gone back to them without any concerns.
Jan 2012
1:40pm, 5 Jan 2012
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longboat
Thanks DG - I also used the Triax's before, so might see if I can find a cheap pair!
Jan 2012
1:41pm, 5 Jan 2012
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Jon_T
I went from Mizuno Wave to Asics 1150s without any problems, and feel far mor comfortable in the Asics, just breaking in my latest pair (2170)
Jan 2012
4:13pm, 5 Jan 2012
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Autumnleaves
I've had 2 pairs of Mizuno Wave Inspire and they're still my favourite shoe. My current newer pair of shoes are Saucony Pro-Grid - bought because they didn't have my size in Mizuno - I don't find them quite as comfy but I haven't had any other issues. There are lots of good reductions on Mazuno shoes via the web at the moment incidentally.
Jan 2012
4:31pm, 5 Jan 2012
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JohnnyO
I used to wear inspires, but had no problems moving away.
I'll wear anything me.
Jan 2012
4:32pm, 5 Jan 2012
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BigChiefRunningBore
Brooks dude Brooks
Jan 2012
4:38pm, 5 Jan 2012
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ogee
Just ordered my first pair of Hokas!! Clown feet all the way :)

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