Mezamashii is the Japanese word for eye-opening, or brilliant. The Mezamashii Run Project is our
quest to deliver a more brilliant running experience to dedicated runners everywhere.
Runners around the country are provided with a pair of running shoes, free of charge, to take out on their own brilliant run. Mizuno is so confident in their product that they’re leaving the advertising to the consumer. I think it’s an AMAZING concept. Honestly, I’m more apt to purchase a product reviewed by a fellow runner than be influenced by a marketing campaign. I love that they’re letting the shoes do the work for them, and don’t doubt runners across the country will be happily ticking away the miles in their new Mizunos.
They were super light, but didn’t fit as well as I would have liked. Thankfully Mizuno was incredibly understanding and wasted no time helping me order a replacement pair. Since I do still pronate slightly (the inserts I bought help correct that), I ended up with their high-cushioned support shoe: the Wave Nirvana.
And if I’ve learned anything from Ashley, it’s that every pair of running shoes needs a pair of neon laces. Because they make you faster. And I don’t argue with fast.
The Nirvanas feel cushioned, but firm – which I really didn’t think was possible. They hug my feet in all the right places and have plenty of room in the toe box. I’m really excited to take these out this weekend!
I’m ready for my brilliant run.
These shoes were provided to me for free by Mizuno as a part of The Mezamashii Project. I received no further compensation. All thoughts and opinions are my own.