This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Mizuno. The opinions and text are all mine.
I am extremely excited for today’s post! I was recently accepted to be on the Mizuno Wave Enigma 5 campaign through FitFluential. Not only is it an extremely big honor for Mizuno to have wanted me to promote their new shoe, but I was excited to be able to try a new brand of running shoe and broaden my horizons.
I’m all about risks and stepping out of my comfort zones this year both personally and physically, from signing up for my first half marathon, to honing in on my nutrition, so deciding to try a new brand was actually big for me!
Truth: I’m glad I did!
When I opened the lid of the shoe box, a beautiful grey & bright blue pair of Mizunos were looking me right in the eyes. It was love at first sight. I la-la-loved the look of the shoe, from the design to the colors. That’s big for me, especially because I’m not a “bright colors on shoe” girl, so I was nervous if I would like the shoe sent to me. Check, I did!
I instantly slipped my feet into the shoes and what I noticed right away was that they fit differently than any other running shoe in my past has. I go for a pretty minimal shoe, so the extra cushion wasn’t something that I was used to, but, the shoe was comfy and fit like a glove, so I was extremely excited to test run them!
My first run in the Mizuno Wave Enigma 5’s was a quick and short 2 mile HIIT run. I didn’t want to test a new shoe on a long run and be stuck on the road with a shoe that might give me issues, so keeping my first run short and inside at the gym was ideal.
The first few minutes of my run I noticed that my feet didn’t feel as light as they typically do on a run. No worries, it’s just getting acclimated to a new shoe. Within minutes, I no longer noticed it and actually felt super light on my feet! The HIIT workout consisted of a 5 minute warm-up walk, a 5 minute warm-up jog, and then sprints for the next 15 minutes, followed by a 5 minute cool-down run. I finished my workout with a killer shoulder and chest workout, which I had no issues completing in the shoes.
Finishing my run made me extremely excited to continue testing the Wave Enigma 5 in other running environments.
I ultimately wanted to try them for long runs to determine if they’d be a good half marathon training shoe, so I gradually broke the shoe in to test it out. I started with 3 mile runs, and worked my distance up before taking them for 5+ miles.
Love. True love!
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