Womens Mizuno Wave Inspire 8 Running Shoe

Women's Mizuno Wave Inspire 8

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Women's MIZUNO WAVE INSPIRE 8 :: Looking for some inspiration? Look no further. Let the women's Mizuno Wave Inspire 8 be your training muse. Get more control in every step thanks to the wider platform and improved wave plate. Added cushioning in heel feels great through every foot strike. And you'll feel more control in the forefoot thanks to the shifted up wave plate. You'll also notice more flexibility thanks to added flex grooves. This cushioned stability shoe feels great from the moment you slide it on. 8.9 ounces

Category Type:

STABILITY [?]
Runners with average arch height looking for a blend of cushioning and support can't go wrong with Stability shoes. Get a smooth transition from heel strike to toe off. Enjoy a well-guided stride and perfect arch support to keep you going for miles. When choosing running shoes, find your perfect fit using this chart. Category types are based on factors like arch height, running habits and body frame.

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Features & Benefits:

  • Forefoot flex controllers: Minimizes energy loss by optimizing flexibility
  • Redesigned heel contact area: Provides a smoother, softer initial contact
  • Refined fit: Lower, more open collar, yet secure heel fit
  • Increased support/slightly wider platform
  • Color Blue/Lime is a limited edition Wave Inspire 8 for the 2011 Osaka Marathon
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Womens Mizuno Wave Inspire 8 Running Shoe
 
4.1

(based on 10 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (7)
  • Breathable (5)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Pronation control (4)
  • Arch support (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road running (5)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        88% 

        (7 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        100% 

        (9 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Arch Type:
      • Average arch (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (4), Gym rat (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (8)

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    4.0

    Good support in a light package

    By Runnergirl

    from Webster, NY

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Pronation Control

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gym

      Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Inspire 8 Running Shoe:

      As a pretty severe over-pronator running about 20-25 miles/week, I had been wearing the Mizuno Alchemy 10, but I decided to try something lighter with the Inspire 8. I added a pair of Super Feet insoles for a little more control. The heel fits well, and the forefoot is wide enough even for my bunions. The foot wrap over the arch took several runs to get laced so it felt comfortable and my foot wasn't sliding around, and I still adjust it before every run. I haven't had the shoe long enough to see if it wears better than the Alchemy (I couldn't get more than 275 miles on them before the outsole would wear out).

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Low Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      2.0

      Disappointing longevity

      By Ballard 107

      from Seattle, WA

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Comfortable

      Cons

      • Wears Out Quickly

      Best Uses

      • Gym

      Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Inspire 8 Running Shoe:

      I bought these shoes in November. They were reasonably comfortable, good stability and cushioning as noted in previous reviews. The mint green colour was interesting but has faded some. I am a light (~115lbs) runner with a fairly easy stride and as such typically get 400 - 500 miles wear out of my shoes. The treads on these were completely worn through after less than 200 miles. Have they substituted less durable materials to improve margins? Who knows. I've since switched to the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 13 which are wearing nicely and great great great. Your move, Mizuno.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • High Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      3.0

      order up asics folks!

      By Run Happy

      from Virginia

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Endurance Training

          Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Inspire 8 Running Shoe:

          Ordered these to avoid having to buy another pair of the horrible Nimbus 14's. Were these a half size larger (wear 7-7.5 in streets, normally 8's in running) I'd keep them. Unfortunately I live in a hilly area and need extra room for running downhill. These are a good 1/2inch or more shorter than my Numbuses of the same size. Going back to Asics.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels half size too small
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          FINALLY FOUND THE LOVE FOR MY FEET

          By HOOLIGANS MOM

          from KEY WEST, FL

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Good Arch Support
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Inspire 8 Running Shoe:

            i HAVE BEEN TRYING TO FIND A RUNNING SHOE THAT WOULD FEEL GOOD AND NOT CAUSE KNEE PAIN. i FINALLY FOUND IT IN THE mIZUNO wAVE iNSPIRE 8

            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • High Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Awesome running sneakers!

            By Run Lady Run

            from Bergen County, NJ

            About Me Gym Rat

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Pavement

              Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Inspire 8 Running Shoe:

              Great, light weight and comfortable. There aren't very attractive but I wanted something light as well as good for street and track running. Needless to say I gave them a shot and have no regrets. If you need something light for your feet but can handle being pounded on then these are good for you.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • Average Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              2.0

              Nice, but not for me

              By Rain

              from Austin, TX

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Poor Arch Support
              • Poor Cushioning
              • Poor Stability
              • Uncomfortable

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Inspire 8 Running Shoe:

              I bought these because I was looking for a lighter shoe that would still give some stability. The shoe I currently run in and ran in before this shoe was/is the Brooks Adrenaline.

              I love the look of these shoes, super lightweight, and they are breathable, and love the color.

              What I didn't like was that it felt like I had to lace and relace to get them tight enough around my foot. Once I did they felt comfortable for the most part. I broke them in with a few 3 mile runs, and they felt ok, I did notice a little heel pain, and I thought it was probably nothing to do with the shoe until I ran a 10k with them...and my heels were SO sore. And I have never experienced heel pain before this shoe ever.

              I think they just weren't the right shoe for me and something about them made me heel strike.

              Sadly had to return them!

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • Average Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Fantastic Shoes!

              By Lindsey

              from Austin, TX

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Good Arch Support
              • Pronation Control

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Inspire 8 Running Shoe:

                  I have extremely flat feet and have gone through numerous pairs of running shoes trying to find some with the right arch support in the right places. Did quite a bit of research before buying a new pair and the Mizuno Inpire 8 got great reviews. I went to the local running shop, tried some on and was instantly sold. I did also buy some arch supports while I was there that I put in the Mizunos (can be bought at [@]) that have helped as well. Since I've gotten these shoes, I've noticed a drastic decrease in my, what is usually regular, arch pain. Tremendous shoes!I wear a 7.5 in all shoes except for running shoes. In those, I always wear an 8 and the Mizuno 8 fit just right, so they run pretty true to the size you usually wear in running shoes.

                   
                  5.0

                  Improvement over the 7s!!

                  By Laurel

                  from New York

                  About Me Gym Rat

                  Pros

                  • Breathable
                  • Comfortable
                  • Cushions Impact
                  • Fast
                  • Pronation Control

                  Cons

                  • VERY bright colors

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Inspire 8 Running Shoe:

                  I bought the Wave Inspire 7's from a local running store (my first pair of Wave Inspires), and then saw that Mizuno had released the Osaka Marathon Wave Inspire 8's, so I decided to order a pair and compare the two. The 8's are DEFINITELY an improvement over the 7's, particularly if you look at the issues people had with the 7's in comparison to previous models. I've never worn the Wave Inspires before now, but based on the complaints I read about the 7's, I would say that the 8's probably go back towards what everyone loved about the 6's and previous models. The 8's have a lower ankle cuff, don't have that weird separated eyelet at the top, and they're just ever-so-slightly more cushioned, particularly in the toes. It's not a big difference, so if you like the cushioning in the 7's, you won't feel that the 8's are too soft. My only minor quibble with these is that the colors are VERY bright! They draw a lot of attention to your feet, and they don't look great if you're just going to kick around town in them with a pair of jeans on. I've heard that Mizuno is having the full release of the 8's in more colors in December 2011, though.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width
                  • Arch Type:
                  • Average Arch
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                   
                  5.0

                  I'm a Mizuno convert! Hot color combo!

                  By Katie F

                  from Canada

                  About Me Gym Rat

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Fast

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Running

                    Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Inspire 8 Running Shoe:

                    This is an AWESOME shoe! I bought it sight unseen after hearing the buzz about it on Runners World and I fell in love with this colorway... it's so hard to find stability shoes in bright colors!

                    I was a bit nervous as the Inspire 7's were "meh" but I love the Elixir 6's but I figured it was worth a try. FABULOUS! I wore them straight out the box with NO issues for a 10 K run, and just took them out for another run today. Good support but lighter than my usual Asics 21XX series.

                    Sizing is the same as the Elixirs for me, which is a 1/2 size bigger than my Asics/Brooks/Nike size.

                    I'm a Mizuno convert... I plan to buy another pair since this color is limited. I can see this being my half-marathon training shoe this year!

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Width:
                    • Feels true to width
                    • Arch Type:
                    • Average Arch
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Back on track Mizuno! 7's disappointing

                    By BTRunner

                    from West Chester, Pa.

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Breathable
                    • Comfortable
                    • Cushions Impact
                    • Durable
                    • Fast
                    • Good Arch Support
                    • Good Traction
                    • Lightweight
                    • Pronation Control

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Womens Mizuno Wave Inspire 8 Running Shoe:

                      The 8 is great. The fit is back. The 7's were an uncomfortable disappointment!Thanks for listening Mizuno. The extra cushioning is awesome!! Will definately buy more of these! The limited edition color does get some conversation. Love them!!!!!

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels true to size
                      • Width:
                      • Feels true to width
                      • Arch Type:
                      • Average Arch
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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