When I started running a year and a half ago, I bought a pair of Saucony shoes based solely on the low price. I didn't want to spend a lot of money on running shoes if I wasn't going to keep running. The shoes fit well and worked fine. So, when I needed a new pair after my first half marathon, I bought another pair of basic Saucony's. Do you see a pattern emerging here? I have only worn Saucony's the entire time I have been a runner, and they have served me pretty well. However, this summer I developed an ankle injury that just won't go away completely. After a great deal of research, I determined that my ankle/calf pain is a result of overpronation. Of course! It makes total sense. I walk on the balls of my feet and constantly wear holes in the big toes of all of my socks. It's only natural that I would run on the insides of my feet as well. So, this time, when I needed new running shoes I looked for a pair that is made for overpronators.
Enter the Mizuno Waves.
I ordered these through Running Warehouse and they were 50% off with free shipping. I paid the same amount for them as I did for my first pair of Sauconys. I spent the past week breaking them in, and I can already tell they are going to make a difference. They support my feet in an entirely different way and I can tell they prevent me from rolling inward as much as I normally do. Let's just hope they continue to support me through half marathon training.