Mizuno Wave Rider 14.
The Official Description
Mizuno describes the Wave Rider 14 as a cushioned, flexible shoe that prevents foot fatigue. In fact, they use the word “flex” a lot. The shoe boasts “high-tech flex grooves” and innovative “flex eyelets.” As for the “wave design,” Mizuno claims that it “gives you a springier step while transferring more energy into sheer velocity.” Now who wouldn’t like that?
Who wears it
Neil Saulnier, a 51-year-old carpenter, favours these. The resident of Lower Sackville, N.S., has run for five years and most recently completed the Bermuda Race Weekend, also known as the Bermuda Triangle. The weekend consists of three races over three days: a one-mile, a 10-km and a half-marathon.
Why he likes them
Saulnier says he’s had “good luck” with the Mizunos and describes them as light, almost a minimal shoe. More importantly, wearing them, he experiences no foot pain. Saulnier says he first began running in Mizuno Wave Riders, flirted with some other models, but ultimately returned to them. As much as he loves them, they’re wearing out and, inevitably, will be replaced – with a pair of Wave Riders 15, the newest model. I guess you could say that’s an instance of bringing back flexy.