Since the first time I got professionally fitted for running shoes, I have been wearing Mizuno. The Mizuno precision fit test as well as my fitting directed me towards my first pair of Mizuno Wave Inspire 9s. A few hundred miles went by and before I knew it I was purchasing the newest version of the shoes I loved so much, Mizuno Wave Inspire 10. Now here I am again, ready for an upgrade, and Mizuno has me covered with their newest version of my favorite running shoe, Mizuno Wave Inspire 11.
Inspire is not just a name. Runners in need of guidance can look forward to the perfect blend of smooth ride and support.
The Inspire 11′s Double Fan Wave Plate will still provide exceptional protection and support, but the Plate itself is firmer. What that means for you is the Inspire 11 will have that same distinct snap back—call it a rebound effect if you will–that other Inspires, such as the Inspire 9, had. In other words, your transition from heel to toe will be noticeably quicker and more efficient in the Inspire 11.
The toe area of the shoe from where you spring into your next stride—in technical terms, the toe spring–is also improved. For the Inspire 11, we modified the toebox area and reintroduced the optimal toeoff of without giving it a rocker bottom type feel. With the modifications made, the toe off into the next stride is virtually effortless.
Finally, they dialed in the classic Mizuno fit starting with the 3D fit design. They added a bit more midfoot integrity to the upper patterns that locks the foot in and allows the shoe to move as one with the foot. They also changed the Runbird on the side of the shoe from merely being cosmetic to much more functional. By stitching the Runbird onto the 11, it holds the foot in place better from heel strike through toe off. - The Mizuno Shoe Guy
I have been on a few runs with my new shoes so far, and no complaints from me! I am a fan, and love my Mizuno Wave Inspire shoes!