Mushy For Mizuno!

As a Fitfluential Ambassador, I get to work with some amazing companies.

A few months ago, I was given the opportunity to participate in Mizuno’s Mezamashii Project. I applied for the chance to be selected from hundreds of other bloggers. When I got the email saying I had been chosen, I may or may not have forgotten to breath for a few seconds.

So why the sudden onset of hypoxia?

Well, maybe it’s because as part of the Mezamashii Project, I was able to pick out these babies…

Mizuno Wave Creation 13


That’s right! Mizuno has confidence in their line of running shoes, but they also know that a lot of people have their brand loyalties…and THAT is where the Mezamashii Project comes in!

Mezamashii is the Japanese word for eye-opening, or brilliant.

The goal of the project is to provide an “eye-opening”, or “brilliant” running experience for runners everywhere!

Having never owned a pair of Mizuno running shoes before and really always considering myself an “Asics girl”, I figured I was a perfect candidate for this project.

Mizuno Wave Creation 13

I’ll be honest, once I started perusing their website, I was a little overwhelmed by all varieties, but in the end I chose the Wave Creation 13 because well, it was the only “normal” colored one they offered! πŸ˜‰

Mizuno Wave Creation 13

I was super nervous about the size/fit since I’ve never had luck in the past with ordering shoes online, but as soon as I laced them up, I knew they were perfect!

Mizuno Test Run

The next week, I took them out for my first run*

*Their first run ever…my first run in FORever! πŸ˜‰


Mizuno Test Run Done


I don’t know what it was…the fact that I was rocking some snazzy new sneaks or it being 60 degrees and sunny in the middle of November, but the 5K I had intended to run turned out to be one of the greatest FIVE-MILERS I’ve ever had…and I swear I’m not just saying that!

The shoes were perfect. Cushy. Supportive. Light.

I kinda felt like Forrest Gump…until the next day when I realized that stretching after an impromptu five-milerΒ is not only a good idea, but completely and totally NECESSARY!

Since then, I’ve basically been wearing them non-stop…


And I have to say a BIG thank you Mizuno and FitFluential for the opportunity to participate in this “eye-opening” experience because these
are SERIOUSLY my new FAVORITE sneaker!

I was provided with a pair of Mizuno Wave Rider 13 shoes for free for review purposes but ALL of the above opinions are my own.

What is your favorite sneaker?

Have you ever tried Mizunos?

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33 Responses to Mushy For Mizuno!

  1. I’m usually a brooks fan but the Mizunos look and sound great. Julie @PBFingers is big fan! πŸ™‚

  2. Awesome! I’m glad you like your new shoes. I’m a Mizuno fan.

  3. all i run in are mizuno wave riders. i have tried other shoes – none compare. i just keep ordering the same thing online over and over and over and over…

  4. I don’t think I’ve ever tried Mizunos…but that campaign is clever! It’s true – people have “their” brand and it’s hard to break them from that.

  5. Nice run, Speed Racer! I’ve never tried Mozunos. I love my Newtons though wearing th right now!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Thanks girl! Too bad I haven’t had a run that good since then! I think my little knee flare up last week is my body trying to tell me that running is definitely NOT in my future! πŸ™

  6. LOVE Mizunos!!!!!!! (And this is totally a reminder that I still need to do my review of the pair I was sent… ) πŸ˜‰

  7. I’m a Saucony girl, but any shoe that fits YOU and works with your stride is the right one. Awesome job on that impromptu 5 mile run!!

  8. I’m not a runner (I have a back injury so it’s a big no-no for me), but I’ve been looking for some new shoes to walk in. I’ve always been a “Nike girl”, but I really want to try something different. Nike just seems so 1994, ya know? How exciting that you got a free pair of shoes too?!? Opportunities like that always put a huge smile on my face too, and they make me feel as if I really am accomplishing something with the wee blog πŸ™‚

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Omg, yes! I swear Nike’s used to be THE shoe, but it’s almost like they’re antiques now! Lol I’m not much of a runner (I try sometimes, but then my body not-so-kindly reminds me that I am not), but I’ve been LOVING the Mizunos as my go-to shoe for training…and the occasional shopping-marathon! Hey, a girl’s gotta have some good support while she’s burning up some plastic, right? πŸ˜‰

  9. Look at you showing all that leg and using big words like hypoxia. Fancy pants, except the picture you’re not wearing any.
    I’ve never tried these shoes of which you speak, but my sister in law works for Nike so I get a ridiculous discount too good to pass up. Happy Monday.

  10. Yesssss I am obsessed with Mizuno’s!

  11. I have always been an Asics girl too! I actually just bought a new pair, but these guys look great! I would love for my eyes to be “opened” πŸ™‚

  12. I love Sauconys, but I’ve always been curious about Mizunos. So many people love them, so they must be good. Maybe I’ll try them out for my next pair!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Oh girl, you’ll love them! I swear I haven’t heard anything negative from people who’ve tried them out! And with all the different support options they have, it’s easy to find the perfect “fit” πŸ™‚

  13. Sarah says:

    Mizuno’s are THE BEST!! I have been wearing the Mizuno Inspire for the last 4 years. I refuse to wear anything else! I love the look of yours! I’m glad you enjoyed them! πŸ™‚

  14. Angela says:

    are these cheaper than asics?

  15. Robyn :) says:

    I had a pair and really liked them, but now my husband works for Foot Locker and we get a good discount so I prefer to get Nike’s πŸ™‚

  16. I love the review but I live by my Hoka OneOne running shoes! πŸ™‚ They saved my exercise life!

  17. The shoes sound great! Right now I use some Nike shoes, they’re purple and black and they work pretty well for me. πŸ™‚

  18. yay! Wasn’t going on the Mizuno site and getting to pick out ANY shoe you wanted amazing?? I had such a hard time choosing a shoe, and like mine, but wish I had gotten trail-running shoes instead because I’d wear them a lot more. Yours are so pretty! πŸ™‚
    I’m obsessed with Merrell barefoot shoes right now. That’s pretty much all I ever wear! Good thing I have a job that allows me to dress in gym clothes 24-7!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Oh my gosh, it took me like an HOUR to decide! Lol I’ve never tried any of the Merrell’s barefoot shoes before. I love my Vibrams, but I realized that they’re not exactly the best for trails when I stubbed my toe on a tree root the last time I went on a hike! Ouch!

  19. I LOVE Mizunos! I am currently in a bright-pink pair of precisions, but I just purchased a new pair of bright blue wave inspire 8’s (I love colour πŸ™‚ ) So lucky you got them for free! πŸ™‚

  20. Mizunos are my shoes!!! I love mine so much I bought Tony a pair for Christmas and since he’s used them for his runs, no more calf pain for him! Enjoy your new kicks!

  21. oh my goodness!! I love my Mizunos too!! I had to get a support shoe… I have awful flat feet!

  22. I got an invite into the Mezamashii Project as well. I chose the very same shoe as you! Except my Wave Creation 13’s have an orange flare to them! I love my Mizunos! I’ll be doing my own review on them soon!

    My Mizunos

  23. I am so jealous of all y’all and your free Mizunos! I just bought some over Thanksgiving, and I LOVE them. I ran around the store and waffled back and forth between them, and another brand I had heard great things about, but I am so super happy with my choice. They have supported me through many a 10-mile run already, and I feel so sure-footed every time I run.

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Well how about I’m jealous of all your 10 mile runs? My knees just can’t take it. Trade joints with me for a day? πŸ˜‰

  24. This is so cool! Congratulations for getting selected — that’s so exciting! Haha, I love that you wanted “normal-colored” sneakers.

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