Five Reasons to Rotate Running Shoes



It's all over the internets how much I love Mizuno.  I don't even feel sorry for all the shoe pictures I post on Instagram.  I just freaking love the shoes and the company.  Before I get to the point of this post, which is to tell you how I use all my different models of Mizuno shoes, I wanted to share with you Mizuno's current campaign, just in case you somehow have missed it:

What If Everybody Ran?


Goosebumps, right?  I can speak personally about how running has transformed me...into a woman with self confidence, a woman who loves HERSELF.  It would be amazing to see a world where everybody ran. That Runner's High could probably save a lot of lives.  Mizuno commissioned a statistical analysis to see what changes would occur in a world where there were millions more runners, and the stats are amazing:





I know, it's mind blowing.  
Now, it's been brought to my attention that I have a lot of Mizuno running shoes.  I'm just your average runner, why do I need so many?  The truth is, I probably don't, however, I am 100% positive that rotating shoes is the reason I have made it through 120 days of my Run Streak without any injuries (knock on wood).  So here are my Five Reasons to Rotate Running Shoes (AKA the 5 models I wear):


Wave Creation 15:  I've reviewed these previously, but to refresh your memory, these are my long run shoes.  They are super cushiony and supportive, and keep my feet happy while pounding the pavement for hours at a time.  I also wear my old 13 and 14 models to work where I stand for up to 12 hours at a time.

Wave Rider 17:  These are my in between shoes for runs up to 6-8 miles.  I've really been loving them lately and have thought about trying them for even longer runs once marathon training starts up because I love how light they are.  They hug my feet and I'm super confident in my ability to run brilliantly in them.


Wave Sayonara:  I'm all about speed in these shoes.  They are super light and a great partner for speed work or 5k's.  There is a lot less cushion in these and so while I have a huge shoe-crush on them, I'm wary of using them for longer distances, although I'd love to work up to it.


Wave Enigma 3:  I bought these a year ago on a whim, because the original Wave Enigmas were my first pair of Mizunos.  The cushioning in these is like running on clouds yet they aren't quite as supportive as the Wave Creations in my opinion, so I normally use them for similar distances as the Wave Riders.


Wave Elixir 8:  These were discontinued and replaced by my beloved Wave Sayonaras, but these are my treadmill shoe.  Why?  I have no clue, but I just really like the way they feel on the treadmill.  They are very light and to be honest, I just really love the way they look.

So that's that.  I have mad love for all of my shoes, and I don't see that love fading any time soon!  They get me where I'm going and beyond.

Wednesday April 30th Eats:

Breakfast:  Key Lime Greek yogurt and Kashi Go Lean Crisp and coffee
Snack:  Iced Coffee with soy milk and cinnamon dolce
Lunch:  Salad with chick peas, egg, feta, balsalmic vinaigrette and crackers
Snack:  Grapes, cheese, strawberries
Dinner:  Vegetarian Lentil tacos with avocado and cheese, black beans, rice

Wednesday April 30th Run:



1 mile at 9:32 pace

Do you rotate running shoes?

Are you loyal to one brand of running shoes?

How do you think the world would change If Everybody Ran?