You’ve picked the race. You’re doing the training. The big day is coming up fast. For some of us, taking part in a race is enough. We are happy to be a part of something bigger than our individual training sessions, to be running alongside hundreds of others and to be enjoying that feeling of camaraderie.
For others though – performance is everything. Personal bests are but a race away, as long as training has been religious and the right kit is worn (and favourable conditions bless the course!).
A race shoe is not for everyone – but for those looking to pull a new PB out of the bag, it is another weapon in the armoury. If it’s something you are considering for your next race then you should look to Mizuno’s Wave Shadow 2. Designed for the competitive runner who wants a light training shoe with a responsive cushioned feel, this trainer is part of the brand’s performance shoe range. Could this be the way to shave seconds from your normal run times.
With Mizuno's integrated DynamotionFit technology, the shoe is tailored to have a glove-like fit. The engineering of the shoe means that it also adapts to your gait cycle, again making it feel personalised.
Key features include U4ic midsole which provides responsive cushioning to weight ratio. The neutral Wave has been placed closer to the midfoot to allow a smoother midfoot strike. And zig-zag grooves in the forefoot provide a responsive toe off and increased grip.
If it’s a PB you are after this autumn, then surely the Wave Shadow 2 must be top of the ‘must have’ list!
For more details visit the Mizuno website.