Thursday, September 15, 2011

bonus round: mizunos

A friend asked me to take pictures of my new running shoes, since I am really only wearing them for running/exercise and she's probably never going to see them in person.  So here's your bonus blog for the day:  Karen's groovy new shoes.  They are called Mizuno Wave Alchemy 10.  Here are pictures from way too many angles (told ya they are ugly):

I found some promo stuff that tells some of the wonder of them: 

Made for over-pronaters, the Mizuno Wave Alchemy 10 road-running shoes for women also feature Wave technology to reduce impact for a better run.

  • Wave technology uses 33% less foam than other models resulting in more durable cushioning, better rebound and an exceptional ride
  • Flexible nylon mesh uppers with synthetic leather overlays move with your feet seamlessly throughout your stride, and are incredibly breathable so your feet stay cool
  • Nylon linings wick moisture away from your feet to keep them dry and cool
  • Updated copolymer midsoles are responsive and lightweight, and offer increased rebound for great momentum at toe-off
  • Mizuno Wave® midsole technology disperses impact uniformly over length/width of midsole, providing unrivaled cushioning and pronation resistance
  • Thermoplastic elastomer in high-impact area of heels absorbs shock and enhances cushioning by resisting compression
  • SmoothRide™ engineering minimizes the rapid acceleration and deceleration of the foot during transition, creating the smoothest ride possible
  • Mizuno Wave Alchemy 10 road-running shoes feature combination solid rubber/blown rubber outsoles for cushioning, flexibility and durability
That's all real nifty and such.  My simple truth:  they feel fabulous on my feet, they dramatically reduce my pain level in my feet and knees, and they are lighter than a dream.  I LOVE 'EM, ugly and all!


  1. So I don't think they are ugly. I actually kind of like them.