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  1. #16
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    Mizunos definitely aren't for everyone. Some love them, some (me!) hate them, but across the line their sole is SUPER stiff. I mean, that hard plastic plate...
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    Quote Originally Posted by OakLeaf View Post
    Mizunos definitely aren't for everyone. Some love them, some (me!) hate them, but across the line their sole is SUPER stiff. I mean, that hard plastic plate...
    I didn't find them very stiff - and now they are almost as twistable as a noodle...but they WERE my first running shoe that were the proper size They seemed fine for indoor running, but I was never really comfortable in them outside. The Brooks, on the other hand, are a very different story. Of course they ARE trail shoes, and likely I was using the Waverunners for broader applications than they were designed.

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    I *love* my Mizunos. But, they are not for trail running. I love them because they are flexy and loose in the toe box (mesh?) and don't annoy my bunion. But, I like and need the support in the heel. They are perfect for me. I wear them at the gym for boot camp and for any outdoor/indoor running I do.
    My trail runners are acutally Merrell light hikers. I've thought about getting trail runners, but they work.
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    Re: Trail Running Shoes

    I do like my Mizunos, they are great for inside work. Too soft for even light walking on anything other than pavement. I don't know what I will eventually replace them with. My LRS says they might last 2 more months- but of course they are in the business of selling shoes

  5. #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by OakLeaf View Post
    Mizunos definitely aren't for everyone. Some love them, some (me!) hate them, but across the line their sole is SUPER stiff. I mean, that hard plastic plate...
    I loved Mizuno trail shoes...until I badly sprained my ankle wearing a pair. At the time I thought that really blocky, hard heel was a good thing, but in hindsight I realize that it caused my foot to teeter-totter off of roots and stumps, instead of absorbing them some. In hindsight I wish I'd had a MUCH more minimal shoe--better sore feet from lumpy bumpy terrain than a permanently FUBARd ankle. I'd love to get back to off-road running, but I may try doing more in something similar to my Nike Frees. I wish they'd make a trail version with some grippier, more lugged outsole.
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