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Mens Mizuno Wave Inspire 3 Running Shoe

Men's Mizuno Wave Inspire 3

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Men's MIZUNO® WAVE® INSPIRE 3 :: Renew your inspiration to run in this lightweight, high-mileage cushioned running shoe. Feet feel great with moderate stability for just the right amount of guidance through each stride. The men's MIZUNO® WAVE® Inspire 3 feels softer and more cushioned than its predecessor. 11.3 ounces

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  • Predecessor Product Type:  Wave Inspire 2
  • Shock Absorption: Heel|VS-1
  • Toebox Width: Wide
  • Shoe Construction: Slip last
  • Midsole Material: Compression molded EVA
  • Outsole Material: Carbon rubber
  • Upper Material: Mesh|Synthetic leather

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1.    Ray C rated this product 5 stars
Mon, July 28,2008:
I'm 6,3, 215 lbs, and flat-footed. I'm a bit surprised by the reviewiers who find this shoe lacking in cushioning. Quite the contrary, compared to the New Balance 725s and Brooks Adrenlines and I have been wearing, the cushioning is absolutely plush, and the wave plate provides stability without the medial side of the shoe feeling like a brick wall. I'm disappointed that the fit on the 4 has changed. I'd better snap up another pair.
2.    Howard rated this product 1 star
Sat, February 09,2008:
No cushion. I have always rotated this shoe with the Alchemy. Both shoes have much LESS cushion in the heel and forefoot. I have been a dedicated Mizuno runner for about 8 years now, but going to try a different brand. Mizuno - wake up. When your feet are killing you after a minimal 6 miler due to lack of shock absorbtion, something is wrong!!!!
3.    FCN413 rated this product 5 stars
Sun, December 16,2007:
I have used 2120 and Adrenaline 6,7. By far the most comfortable and natural feel. I am 195 lbs. and a hard heel striker. I usually wear out the heel before the cushioning goes away. I have 145 miles on this pair with not much wear at all. I have already ordered a second pair.
4.    Daren rated this product 5 stars
Tue, October 16,2007:
Switched to these shoes after wearing the 2110 and Brooks Adrenaline 7. More cushion and support for my 18+ mile long runs. I love this shoe. Nice and room toe box and good weight.
5.    scott rated this product 5 stars
Sat, October 13,2007:
I'm 6'1", 170lbs, narrow heel, wide forefoot, and flat arches. During my 6-8 miles 3 or so days a week on concrete and occasionally sand, I've fallen in love with these shoes. No sore feet or knees, and amazingly, no blisters between the toes. Light and good looking too.
6.    Frank rated this product 5 stars
Tue, October 09,2007:
Best cushion/ stability shoe I have run in. Feels very natural. I have a tendency to wear out the heel quickly so I am curious to see how long they last.
7.    NJ Runner rated this product 5 stars
Sat, September 29,2007:
I switched to this shoe from the Mizuno Wave Alchemy 5 & 6 series (which I used to train and run a marathon). I was looking for a little extra cushioning under the forefoot since most of my training now is on asphalt instead of gravel/dirt. I found this shoe to be a much more comfortable fit than the Alchemy while still providing enough support to keep my pronation under control. Great shoe if you have narrow, bony feet (I am 5'11" and 135 lbs.).
8.    Pete J rated this product 4 stars
Sun, September 02,2007:
To me, this is the best fitting Inspire to date. Im narrow in the heel and have a wide forefoot. The 2 was really snug - even in forefoot. I liked the fit of he original, but it was a little weak on stability. The 3 is slightly more relaxed and also runs longer than previous models, and seems to be on the lighter side of moderate stability. Just what Ive been looking for. I'd give it 5 stars if Mizuno hadn't skimped on the new insole. If youre overpronation branches into the severe zone, you might want to consider an alternative, such as the Adrenaline 7.
9.    King Miler rated this product 3 stars
Fri, August 24,2007:
This shoe has a bit too much cushioning for me and that slows me down a little, but it's pretty light for all its cushioning and heel to toe action is pretty quick. Otherwise, a good shoe. Lasts pretty long too.
10.    Bill rated this product 3 stars
Wed, August 15,2007:
This shoe has a substantially different feel than the Inspire 2. I found it heavier, either real or imagined and thought my runs were much more work with this shoe. Heavy in the heel, my foot strike was or seemed much different. On to trying different shoes, yet again.
11.    Whitney rated this product 1 star
Fri, August 10,2007:
I run 50 miles a week and loved the inspire 2. The Inspire 3 is a Terrible shoe. Feels nothing like the inspire 2 the shape of the sole is changed, The pair I bought is relegated to mowing the lawn, That is as long as I can stand to wear them.
12.    Jim in Seattle rated this product 5 stars
Sun, August 05,2007:
A 65 year-old geezer (6 ft, 160 lbs)I needed a shoe to get me through long training runs without the various pains I've experienced of late. This one is it! Snug and comfortable.
13.    Pete rated this product 5 stars
Wed, July 04,2007:
I used to run in the Alchemy, but Mizuno changed the Alchemy into a motion control shoe. The Inspire is the shoe that the Alchemy used to be, which works perfectly for me (6-0, 175, high arches, narrow heel, wide forefoot).
14.    Jeffrey rated this product 4 stars
Wed, July 04,2007:
Solid shoe. I am 5'10", approx 160 pounds . Run 20-30 miles per week. This "stability" shoe helped with knee and ankle pain that I developed while running in Wave Creation (which was not right shoe for my foot/body type). My recommendation: look and follow guidelines from roadrunner, don't get sucked into hype.
15.    Anonymous rated this product 1 star
Thu, June 28,2007:
this shoe inspires me not to run!!!
16.    JImt4 rated this product 4 stars
Tue, June 26,2007:
Nice Road Shoe and good for distance. Downside absorbs persperation on longer runs +14. Like it better than the 2120 and the Nirvana 2. Very Comfortable.
17.    Mark rated this product 3 stars
Sun, June 17,2007:
The Inspire series gets worse with each new model. I started with the original Inspire and really liked the arch support and tight heel and midfoot fit. The Inspire 2 has a little less of both and now the Inpire three has lost both with the wide toebox. I have a narrow heel and mid-high arch so it's back to the shoe search for me.
18.    jk rated this product 3 stars
Sun, May 27,2007:
Compared to the Wave Inspire 2 it feels more cushioned, more flexible, and has less arch support; it's softer than even the GT2110. Along with the Alchemy and Rider, the Inspire has become less firm, less responsive, and more cushy with each revision lately; IMO losing the characteristic Mizuno feel.
19.    Anonymous rated this product 1 star
Sat, May 26,2007:
this shoe inspires me not to run.
20.    JNess rated this product 5 stars
Thu, May 24,2007:
Indeed, 'Inspire' has a fitting name. I'm a 60+ miles per week guy (5'9" 155 lbs) and the cushioning, along with the snug heal, make this a great shoe for mid-to-high milage crowd. I like these much better than Asics 2120.
21.    TRAG rated this product 5 stars
Wed, May 23,2007:
Finally, a shoe that fits. I am 6' - 170 lbs with no arch. I had been with the Asics DS Trainers and NB 870, but never could hit the high mileage w/o problems. Not anymore. Love the heel fit and light weight - ideal for long runs.
22.    vaponte rated this product 5 stars
Mon, May 21,2007:
I'm 5'8", 165lbs. The shoe for me is excellent. The fit is perfect-wide forefoot with snug heel. Supportive with plenty of cushion. Highly recommended for long distance training.
23.    vacaville rated this product 5 stars
Fri, April 27,2007:
Awesome shoe!
24.    Sun Devil rated this product 5 stars
Thu, April 19,2007:
What an incredible shoe! I have worn the 21__ series from Asics for years but wanted to give Mizuno a shot. This shoe is lighter & transitions better than any Asics. The Inspire is the best stabilty training shoe I have ever owned! Don't overlook this gem of a shoe.
25.    Navy_Runner rated this product 5 stars
Thu, March 29,2007:
After years of running in Asics DS-Trainers I opted for a change. The fit and feel is wonderful, and the arch problems I'd been having the past 10 months are finally gone.
26.    RunDontWalk rated this product 5 stars
Tue, March 27,2007:
Great stability in the heal. Also, ample room in the toe box, which is a priority for my foot (slight bunions). Result is an extremely comfortable ride
27.    runtoglory rated this product 4 stars
Sat, March 24,2007:
Good shoe thats very light and responsive.Would give it 5 stars but the bigger toebox is a slight negative.
28.    DaveNTempe rated this product 4 stars
Fri, February 16,2007:
Moved from the Rider 10 due to that model becoming too wide and less responsive! Although tje Inspire 3 is more medial supportive, I personally found this ride to be sligthtly more cushioned in the forefote and a snuggler fit throughout. Pleased overall after appoximatel 35 miles to date.
29.    Great Lakes HSA rated this product 4 stars
Mon, January 15,2007:
It feels exactly like the Mizuno Wave Inspire 2, but it seems to run truer to size. I took a 12.5 in the Inspire 2, and the 12.5 in the 3 seems just a little bit too big. I will probably return for the 12. The colors/graphics are better, other then that, it feels like the same shoe. I am 6'3, 195.
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