The following “Mizuno Wave Rider 18 Review” post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Mizuno. All opinions are my own. #WaveRider18 #FitFluential
I love fall weather. Perfect for runs outside…not too hot/muggy, and not terribly cold (yet) either. I always look forward to weekends when I can get outside and get to sweatin’! Lately, however, I’ve been taking to the treadmill as the sun goes down earlier. By the time I get home from work, it’s already dark…so to the basement I go. I pass the time with episodes of The Blacklist and Modern Family. I’m also looking forward to next week when Top Chef Junior starts up!
Now that I am out of the first trimester of pregnancy, I feel like my energy has gotten back to normal again. Those first weeks didn’t involve a lot of workouts because I was either a- exhausted or b- feeling nauseous. Luckily, both have subsided so I’m trying to get more motivated to get back into the swing of things! Extra motivation for me recently have been these new kicks that showed up on my doorstep!
The Mizuno Wave Rider 18 just became available to purchase at the beginning of the month.
I was super excited a few months back when I had the opportunity to review Mizuno’s new trail running shoe – the Wave Hayate – and now I’m even more pumped to try out their latest running shoe, made for neutral runners (like me!). After trying out two pairs now from Mizuno, I can honestly say I am a fan and would consider breaking my loyalty from my beloved Saucony shoes.
A little about Mizuno Wave Rider 18:
Mizuno adopted the inspirational influence of the Japanese concept of “Hado,” the intrinsic vibrational life force energy that promotes powerful transformations. Hado is executed in the Wave Rider’s sleek, dynamic design relaying the power and kinetic energy of running, harnessing the transformative possibilities of every run.
I love the Wave Rider 18 shoes for a few reasons – first of all, they are GORGEOUS! I’m totally digging with the ombre black to white look. I had never really been a fan of black running shoes so was skeptical when I realized they were black. However, that ombre effect and the teal accents makes it SO fashionable and makes your legs look even longer if you are wearing black leggings. The shoes are also very lightweight and comfortable. I put them on and have been walking 30-45 minutes on the daily and they fit like a dream.
And here’s a little more about the Mizuno Wave Rider 18 from the website:
The new Wave Rider 18 provides the ideal balance of fit and performance, making it the choice for runners seeking a smooth ride in a sleek, lightweight daily running shoe. Mizuno’s patented Wave Technology® delivers maximum responsiveness and a harmonious feel, providing “just enough” support for your run. The Dynamotion® FitTM upper and a modified outsole pattern gives the shoe added durability and an improved underfoot feel.
What is your favorite color for running shoes? I say the brighter the better!
I love these! I have trouble with tennis shoes because I have super high arches, but I got a pair of Mizunos a few years ago that are awesome. I actually need to get a new pair, as mine are getting less comfortable. I’m really tempted to order these, because I love the color!
Mizunos seems to be the brand for you with arch support! Anything that combines function and fashion is a win in my book!
I’ve been dying to get a new pair of ombre ones and I LOVE wave riders. Man, so tempting!
They are so great- fashionable and functional! :-) They also offer two other ombre colors on their website if you are interested!
Get the running in before you start to feel like you are going to pee with every step! ;) Fall is my favorite time to run, too. I love all colors of running shoes except white. An equal opportunist running shoe lover!
Agreed– white running shoes are a magnet for getting dirt and mud and loosing that “newness”!
I’m on the lookout for some new running/workout shoes as well, and I’ve heard great things about Mizunos. Perhaps I’ll need to try them out soon! Most of my athletic shoes have been white in the past, but my latest pair is gray with purple and teal accents. I’m kind of loving all the bright options that are out there now!
I am impressed with the Mizuno brand! Really good shoes…plus they are pretty :-) I always tend to stick with colors on my shoes so that dirt doesn’t show as quickly as white shoes would…but there are so many options out there!